Berea College President Delivers First Convocation

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs will present his first convocation titled “Community and Commitments” on August 29 at 4 p.m. in Seabury Arena.

** View this convocation live online. **

The convocation will feature brief remarks by Roelofs, followed by a faculty member, staff member, student, alumnus and the Student Government Association president. Campus musical groups will also perform.

First-year students, seniors, faculty and staff will gather in the atrium beforehand and process into the arena together.

Local community members are invited.

The theme “Community and Commitments” typifies Roelofs’ presidency. Appointed on July 1, 2012, as Berea’s ninth president, Roelofs has focused his early presidency on bolstering the campus community, strengthening ties between the local community and the college, and more fully engaging alumni.

Other convocations at Berea College this academic year include:

See the full schedule of convocations. All convocation are free and open to the public.

Since its inception, Berea College has made lectures and performing arts convocations available without charge to the campus community and the public. If you wish to contribute to the endowment fund for convocations, please contact the Development Office at C.P.O. 2216, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404-2216, or call 859-985-3005.

Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Tags: Community and Commitments, Dr. Lyle Roelofs, Seabury Center

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.