Hello, my name is Austin Brown. I am a junior from Mount Vernon, Kentucky. I am majoring in Business Administration major with a focus in Accounting. I serve as a Dana Mentor and as a student member of the convocation committee. I first learned about Berea as a high school student, and over time I fell in love with the campus. What set Berea apart from other colleges was the small campus environment, the quality of education its students receives, and the fact that it’s very close to home.
I have grown exponentially as a person and a student at Berea, as I have been opened up to many new experiences I wouldn’t have anywhere else. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, and studying politics. After graduating from Berea, I may attend graduate school in search of a higher degree before taking the CPA exam and working for an accounting firm.
My name is Nicole Itumba. I am a junior Mathematics major minoring in Peace and Social Justice. I am originally from The Democratic Republic of Congo, but am now a resident of San Antonio, Texas.
After graduation I want to go to law school, then later on become an actuarial scientist with the combination of my mathematics and law degrees. I chose mathematics as my major not only because I am so passionate about it, but also because it defines who I am. I am a brave and intelligent women. I want people around me to be aware that mathematics is not only for men, but also for women.
The skills that I bring to the table include: a positive attitude, problem solving abilities, and the ability to learn and accept new skills. I am looking forward to improving my ability to work with a team.
In Memoriam: Dzhoana “Joana” Ivanova and Enkhjin “Eny” Enkhbold
Two Berea College students, Dzhoana “Joana” Ivanova and Enkhjin “Eny” Enkhbold were tragically taken from the Berea community after a car accident on the evening of Friday, October 27th, 2017. Both Eny and Joana worked in the Academic Vice President’s Office.
Dzhoana “Joana” Ivanova was born and raised in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. In 2014, she moved to Kentucky and began attending Berea College. Beginning in 2015, she joined the team in the Academic Vice President’s Office as Administrative Associate. She was a senior working toward her degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, she was planning to enter graduate studies. Dzhoana will always be remembered for her infectious laughter and her contributions to the larger Berea community. Her light will be missed.
Enkhjin “Eny” Enkhbold came to Berea College in 2014 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. That same year, she began working in the Academic Vice President’s Office as an Office Associate. She a senior who was majoring in psychology, and had hopes of pursuing graduate studies after this May. Eny will be remembered for her smile and her hard work ethic. Her presence will be missed. Below is the short biographical statement Eny wrote for our webpage:
“Hello! My name is Enkhjin Enkhbold (Eny). I am a senior at Berea College majoring in psychology. I am from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I love being outdoors, studying psychology, doing research on human behavior and attitudes, exploring, and getting engaged in adventurous activities. I came here as an international student with a passionate heart and a bright mind looking at my future with a smile. Berea College has offered me an excessive education that enlarged the passion of mine, developed my skills, and gave me new worldviews. I would like to extend my education and enter graduate programs in clinical psychology after my graduation from Berea College.”