President Lyle Roelofs delivers convocation


President Roelofs, Berea’s ninth president, opens the new academic year with his convocation “Why Berea?” as he shares his ideas about Berea College in the past and in the 21st Century. His convocation will be held in Phelps Stokes Chapel on August 30 at 3 p.m.

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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.