Berea College Awards Three Alumni with Special Recognition

Three Berea College alumni received awards during the College’s recent Summer Reunion. Awardees include Larry Woods, Alumni Loyalty Award; Robert Auerbach, Distinguished Alumnus Award; and Ann Beard Grundy, Distinguished Alumna Award.

Larry Woods

Larry Woods

Woods, a 1975 alumnus of Berea’s agriculture program, actively serves his Alma Mater in various capacities. He held terms on Berea’s Alumni Executive Council for seven years and is a past president of the Council. Woods was class reunion chair for his 35th and 40th reunions at Berea. He also assists with   helping fellow alumni return to campus. Continue reading Berea College Awards Three Alumni with Special Recognition

Alumni Reminisce and Reconnect at Summer Reunion 2016

Laughs at picnicNearly 500 alumni from far and wide gathered this past weekend at the annual Berea College Summer Reunion.

The weekend’s festivities began with a reception for members of the Great Commitments Society, which recognizes alumni who have included Berea College in their estate plans to help the College carry out its Great Commitments (https://www.berea.edu/about/mission/). Family members of deceased donors whose names are being added to the Legacy Wall in Fee Glade on campus also were recognized. Continue reading Alumni Reminisce and Reconnect at Summer Reunion 2016

Alums To Gather, Three Bereans To Receive Special Recognition

The annual Berea College Summer Reunion will take place June 10–12, 2016. Alumni celebrating special reunions include the classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1986.

Three individuals will be recognized with special awards at a ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Baird Lounge in the Alumni Building. Dr. Miles Hayes ’57 will be presented the Distinguished Alumni Award. Janie Adams Frazier ’72 will receive the Alumni Loyalty Award, and Fred Baker will be presented with an Honorary Alumnus Award. The award presentations will be preceded by a “State of the College” address by President Lyle Roelofs. Continue reading Alums To Gather, Three Bereans To Receive Special Recognition

Sailors Still Making a Difference

Published originally in the Summer 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine

Eleven V-12/V-5 alumni attended the 2010 reunion at Berea College. The World War II-era U.S. Navy training program at Berea offered preliminary training to officer candidates from July 1943 to October 1945. Of 789 V-12 enrollees, 40 returned to Berea to complete degrees after the war. Continue reading Sailors Still Making a Difference

Award Recipients Honored During Summer Reunion 2014

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

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

Berea College honors “distinguished” and “honorary” alumni during Summer Reunion

During Berea College’s summer reunion in June three alumni and one honorary alumnus were honored by the college.

Terry Allebaugh

Terry Allebaugh

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