Categories: News, Programs and Initiatives
Prospective high school seniors from areas far and wide were welcomed to Berea College for a weekend of peer-to-peer networking, meeting faculty and staff, and touring Berea’s campus.
Students attended sessions about campus life and the typical day of a Mountaineer led by volunteer student speakers.
The annual Unity Banquet allowed current Berea students to share their stories of success. One of those students, Glenis Redmond who is an award-winning poet, shared many of her poems focused on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Carter G. Woodson Diversity Weekend allowed for prospective students to get a glimpse into the lives of Berea College minority students. Minority groups were not the focus though, as the weekend recognized diversity, but included it in the Berean way of life.
Tags: Black History, Carter G. Woodson, diversity, Equality
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 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 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.