New York Times Opinion Page Publishes Piece by Berea Junior Paola Benefo


Paola BenefoPaola Benefo, a Junior DACA student, wrote about the deportation of her parents―who are from Ghana―and the emotional effect that has had on her. Paola’s essay was published in the Opinion Page of the New York Times. Read the full article.

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Tags: DACA, New York Times, Students

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.