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Published originally in the Spring 2011 issue of Berea College Magazine
by Deb McIntyre, ’11
Chris Miller, associate director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and College curator, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the fall 2011 semester. This fellowship will allow him to travel to IvanoFrankivsk, Ukraine, in the Carpathian mountain range to explore Appalachian parallels. He will research how “material culture is used to construct and portray highlander identity.” Comparative regional scholarship is considered to be on the leading edge of contemporary Appalachian studies. Chris has pursued similar studies in the past.
Tags: Appalachia, Appalachian Studies, fulbright fellowship
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.