Symerdar Baskin was awarded the Honorary Alumna Award and Andrew Baskin received the Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit at Homecoming 2021.
Photo: Crystal Wylie ’05
The Berea College Alumni Association presented Andrew Baskin with the Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit during this year’s Black Student Union Pageant. Baskin’s wife, Symerdar, was presented with an Honorary Alumna Award.
Andrew Baskin was raised in Alcoa, Tenn., and came to Berea as a student in 1968. He majored in history and graduated in 1972 with enough hours for a double major in Black studies. In 1975, he earned a master’s degree in history at Virginia Tech University and went on to teach at Ferrum College in Virginia.
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Each year during Homecoming Bereans are recognized for their professional accomplishments, contributions to the community and commitments to the mission of Berea College. This year, Jim Gaines ’56 received the Distinguished Alumnus award and Sharyn Mitchel FD ’65 BC ’69 received the Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit. Recipients were honored at the Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception at 6 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Boone Tavern Events Center. Continue reading Two Alumni Awards Presented at Berea College Homecoming →
Three Berea College alumni will be recognized with special awards during this year’s Summer Reunion. The Rodney C. Bussey Award of Special Merit will be presented to Virgil Burnside ’74 and Jackie Grisby Burnside ’74. The Berea Alumni Loyalty Award will be presented to Peter S. Thoms ’55. These three alumni will be celebrated during the Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception at 10 a.m., Sat., June 15 in the Boone Tavern Event Center. RSVP to attend the Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception here.
Each year the Berea College Alumni Association recognizes achievements of alumni with considerations given to professional accomplishments and service to their alma mater.
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Each year during Homecoming Bereans are recognized for their professional accomplishments, contributions to the community and commitments to the mission of Berea College. This year, Larry Allen ’78 and Jack Roush ’64 will receive Distinguished Alumnus awards. Silas House, published author and member of the College teaching faculty, will be presented an Honorary Alumnus Award. Recipients will be honored at the Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception at 6 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Boone Tavern Events Center. Continue reading Three Alumni Awards to be Presented at Berea College Homecoming →
Jim Branscome ’68 and Lavoyed Hudgins received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Honorary Alumnus Award, respectively. Continue reading Alumni Awards Presented During Berea College Summer Reunion →
Bereans Achieving Honors
(Published originally in the Winter 2015 issue of Berea College Magazine.)
Dr. Sumit Ganguly, ’77
President Dr. Lyle Roelofs and Dr. Sumit Ganguly
Distinguished Alumnus Award
When Sumit Ganguly arrived at Berea College in 1973, he decided to major in English. However, thanks to the influence of Professor Gary Sykes, he picked political science as a second major, a decision that shaped much of his professional career. Continue reading Award Recipients Honored During Summer Reunion 2014 →
Many alumni, members of the administration, staff, and faculty members already know Roberta Pearl Larew-Allison (‘42). Everyone who has ever spoken to this amazing alumna knows, immediately, how dear Berea is to her. Continue reading A Trailblazer, True: Honoring the Work of Roberta Pearl Larew (’42) →
Two psychologists, the president of the Global Research Group, a pathologist, and a reverend were recipients of Berea College’s 2011 alumni awards. The awards, given by the Alumni Association, recognize the accomplishments of alumni in their professional lives as well as their service to the college. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen field and applied the principles fostered at Berea to enrich the lives of others. The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is given to alumni during or prior to their twentieth class reunion year, and whose achievements in career, public service and volunteer activities are worthy of recognition. The Alumni Loyalty Award is given to alumni who have rendered outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Berea College. The Honorary Alumnus Award is given to non-alumni in recognition of their outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Berea College. These awards were given during Berea College’s 2011 homecoming weekend. Continue reading Berea College Honors Five Alumni →
During Berea College’s summer reunion in June three alumni and one honorary alumnus were honored by the college.
Terry Lee Allebaugh, ‘81, a long-time advocate for providing services to the homeless, and Dr. Wallace Campbell, ‘66, a former dean at Alice Lloyd College and Pikeville College, received Distinguished Alumni awards for their notable accomplishments after graduating from Berea. Frances Rogers, ‘66, received the Alumni Loyalty award for being a loyal financial supporter and ambassador for the college. Retired music professor Robert J. Lewis received the Honorary Alumnus award for his dedication to teaching students at Berea for more than 50 years. Continue reading Berea College honors “distinguished” and “honorary” alumni during Summer Reunion →