An Alumnus in the News


Beloved Bereans,

I have learned that Randy Johnson, a 1991 Berea alumnus, is one of the plaintiffs in the civil rights case concerning marriage equality argued earlier today before the U.S. Supreme Court.  There are two links to Randy’s story below.  I want to affirm Randy putting his convictions into action.  After all, Berea’s motto applies to all peoples of the earth, encouraging all of us to live out our commitments through civic engagement.

With warm regards,

Pr. Roelofs


Coverage via Huffington Post

Coverage via PBS NewsHour

Categories: News, People, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: alumni, Commitment, Equality

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 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, earning 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.