Nobel Prize Comes “Home” to Berea

Berea College installed a Nobel Prize—won by alumnus John Fenn ’37, for his notable work in chemistry—in the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building. Science faculty, students, College officials and family members of the late Dr. Fenn gathered to hear remarks about his development of Electrospray Ionization and its impact on developing life-saving medicines.

New Science Building at Berea College Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, Spoke at Convocation

Berea College officials conducted a dedication ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The new 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses the College’s science disciplines, mathematics and nursing. Nearly 1,000 alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students raised more than $12 million to make the vision for this new facility a reality. Continue reading New Science Building at Berea College Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, Spoke at Convocation

New Science Building at Berea College to be Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, to Speak

Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison

Berea College officials will conduct a dedication ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The new 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses the College’s science disciplines, mathematics and nursing. Continue reading New Science Building at Berea College to be Dedicated; Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut, to Speak

Berea Exceeds $10 Million Campaign Goal for New Science/Health Building

Berea College is proud to announce that it has exceeded its $10 million campaign goal for the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, raising over $12 million in less than two years.  Nearly 1,000 alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students joined together to make the vision a reality. The Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building will be a 125,000-square-foot facility that will house the College’s science disciplines, mathematics and nursing. As we get ready for the dedication on October 20, 2018, we want to share the stories of those who inspired us and whose gifts made the campaign possible. Continue reading Berea Exceeds $10 Million Campaign Goal for New Science/Health Building

See Video of “Topping Out” of Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

View a video and photo gallery from the recent topping out ceremony of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building. To mark the occasion, Berea College trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and representatives from builder Messer Construction gathered on Friday, April 21, to witness the installation of the final beam in the building’s framework. Continue reading See Video of “Topping Out” of Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

The Healing Power of Our Own Bodies

Published originally in the winter 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine

by Julie Sowell

A few years ago, Dr. Rocky Tuan, ’72, an expert in musculoskeletal systems and a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, was asked by doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to help them study a problem affecting soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wounds to their arms and legs weren’t healing properly. “People who have blast injuries have a very high incidence of heterotopic ossification,” says Rocky. ”Bone forms where it’s not supposed to form, particularly after amputation, and we wanted to know why.” The condition causes deformity and pain at the amputation site and makes wearing a prosthesis difficult. Continue reading The Healing Power of Our Own Bodies

Serving American Heroes

Published originally in the winter 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine

by Robert L. Moore, ’13

“The veteran population is a unique group to serve. Their history and experiences are so rich and talking to them is a real pleasure.”

It’s not surprising that Leslie Boyd Long, ’89, became an internal medicine doctor. She grew up with a hospital in the back of her house. Leslie was the only girl and youngest of four children on a farm outside Tollesboro, a small town in Lewis County, Kentucky. Her father James, a veterinarian, kept a clinic at home, and his children assisted him. Continue reading Serving American Heroes