Berea Student McQueen Publishes Book, Serves as Role Model

Kenneth McQueenKenneth McQueen, ’17, is headed in one direction―up! And he’s is pointing others in that direction by serving as a role model for others.

During his youth in Birmingham, Alabama, McQueen saw few black professionals, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his ambition of getting a good education to prepare him for law school.

While a student, McQueen has self-published his first book, The Only Way to Go Is Up, which recounts stories about people whose success came by holding positive perspectives and being disciplined to make sacrifices for long-term outcomes.

McQueen is a role model and mentor to younger students at Berea and he uses his book to help teach a freshman class of African American males realize their potential.

You can read more about McQueen in a feature article published recently by the Birmingham Times newspaper at: http://www.birminghamtimes.com/2017/01/wenonah-high-school-grad-is-author-mentor-world-traveler-and-hes-only-21-years-old/