Berea Recognized in Kentucky House of Representatives
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In its February sessions, the Kentucky House of Representatives takes time during Black History Month to recognize groups or individuals who have made a positive impact on the African American community. R. Travis Brenda, the Kentucky representative for District 71 and a Berea College alumnus, recognized Berea from the House floor for the College’s many historic efforts for racial equality.
A delegation from Berea College, including Alicestyne Turley, director, Carter G. Woodson Center and assistant professor; Kim D. Brown, associate vice president, Marketing and Communications; Virgil Burnside, vice president, Student Life; Jackie Collier, associate vice president, Alumni Relations; and Tim Jordan, media relations manager, attended the Frankfort session and viewed Rep. Brenda’s presentation from the gallery. Following the session, Rep. Brenda assembled the Berea delegation along with other representatives and legislative staff who are Berea alumni or have Berea connections (such as Daniel Thomas, the House doorkeeper, who attended Lincoln Institute) to take a photo at the Speaker’s desk at the front of the House chamber.
Read a copy of the full text of Rep. Brenda’s remarks.