It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of sad news about the sudden death of Joshua Grooms, a student from West Union, Ohio. At this time, family members have been notified and other details are still being processed. When other pertinent information becomes available, it will be shared in a timely manner. Continue reading Sad News to Share →
Anne Cobb Smith Weatherford, former first lady of Berea College and widow of Willis D. Weatherford, Jr., died in Black Mountain, North Carolina, Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016.
Many will recall that when Willis Weatherford became the 6th president of Berea College in 1967, Anne Weatherford became an integral part of the community, endearing herself to faculty, staff, and students alike with her gentle manner and soft-spoken words as she lived out the two great commandments enunciated by Jesus: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind….and you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:37-40). Continue reading Bereans Mourn the Passing of Former First Lady, Anne Weatherford →
“Yes! A Tribute to Michelle Tooley” by Berea fiber artist Ann Butwell (’87) is on display until April 30 in the Pross Gallery at Union Church. The works in this art exhibit are all about Dr. Michelle Tooley – a beloved Berea College professor who died in 2015 after a two-year struggle with melanoma. The show commemorates Tooley’s life, death, legacy of social justice and her friendship. Tooley taught at Berea College from 2003 to 2015, where she was the Eli Lilly Chair of Religion, Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of the Peace and Social Justice Studies Program. The gallery, located on the lowest level of the modern wing of the building, is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, Wednesday evenings and Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Continue reading Tribute to Beloved Berea College Professor Now on Exhibit →
Bereans mourn the passing of William Ronald Ballew, one of the first two African American students to “re-integrate” Berea in the post-Day Law era. His funeral service is today, September 30, 2014, in Riverside California. Continue reading Remembering William Ronald Ballew, Re-integration Pioneer →
Noted philanthropist and volunteer, Kate Ireland passed away at her home at Foshalee Plantation in northern Florida on Feb. 15, 2011. She was 80 years old. A memorial service will be held in Thomasville, Georgia, at All Saints Episcopal Church on Friday, March 4, at 4 p.m. Continue reading ”Professional Volunteer” and Berea College Friend Kate Ireland Dies →
Dorothy Tredennick, 96, of Berea died on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. A professor at Berea College for 41 years, she was known for her work as an art historian, an inspiring teacher and her life-long commitment to peace and justice. Continue reading Berea College Mourns the Loss of Dorothy Tredennick →