See Video of “Topping Out” of Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

View a video and photo gallery from the recent topping out ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building. To mark the occasion, Berea College trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and representatives from builder Messer Construction gathered on Friday, April 21, to witness the installation of the final beam in the building’s framework. The structure’s final beam, which had been signed by donors and supporters of the project, and decorated with an American flag and Berea College pennants, was lifted by a crane and maneuvered into position atop the building. The event marked another milestone in the campaign for the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building, which builds upon the college’s long tradition of providing its students with outstanding educational opportunities and facilities. This new academic building is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018.

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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.