The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently recognized the Berea College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter, the second-highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and who demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Suzanne Birner, assistant professor at Berea College, was awarded the Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Dr. Birner competed with 167 applicants, many from R1 institutions (doctoral universities with the highest level of research activity). The $5,000 grant award is matched by each applicant’s institution.
Berea College students and a Berea alumna were among the individuals and groups who received Earth Day awards from the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission in recognition of significant contributions to environmental protection. Continue reading Berea College Students and Alums Honored for Earth Day 2015 →
A Berea College student and a supervising employee have been recognized by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA). Kelly Grenier, a graduating senior (May 2015), has been selected as the recipient of the “MASEA Student Employee of the Year for the State of Kentucky.” Larky Crawford, of the Berea College art department, is the recipient of the first ever “MASEA Student Employment Supervisor of the Year for the State of Kentucky.” Continue reading Two from Berea College Get Top Honors in Kentucky →
The Alpha Sigma Chi chapter at Berea College was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be honored at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference, held in Chicago in late July. Continue reading Berea College Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Awards →
Berea College graduate, Hong Zhang Durandal, has won the Young Entrepreneur award from the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards for Eastern and Southern Kentucky. While still a student at Berea College, Durandal founded an energy-saving consulting company called Energy Hunters. Since graduation he has been diligently working to grow his business and received recognition on Monday from the state of Kentucky. Continue reading Berea College Graduate Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award →