A Graduation Unlike Any Other

Berea College and our students got a nice shout-out from EKU’s President Michael Benson who commented in a Huffington Post blog today. He shares his impressions after witnessing the moving and memorable speech by Naomi Judd, the incredibly powerful scenes of students receiving their degrees—without a mountain of debt–and the pride shown by the faculty, labor supervisors and family members cheering Berea’s graduates at this milestone of their transformative educational experience. Read the full article on the Huffington Post blog.

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Tags: College Affordability, graduation, Students

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.