Published originally in the Summer 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine
Eleven V-12/V-5 alumni attended the 2010 reunion at Berea College. The World War II-era U.S. Navy training program at Berea offered preliminary training to officer candidates from July 1943 to October 1945. Of 789 V-12 enrollees, 40 returned to Berea to complete degrees after the war.
On Friday, June 4, a banquet was held at Boone Tavern in their honor. Saturday events included a memorial service at Union Church and a luncheon at the home of College President Larry Shinn and his wife Nancy.
The V-12/V-5 Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to two Berea students. One award is given to an American for outstanding leadership and citizenship, while the other goes to an international student for contributions to brotherhood and international understanding on campus. Andrew Tolliver, ’11, of Berea, Kentucky and Florence Anyabuonwu, ’11, of Nigeria, were the spring 2010 recipients.