Berea College Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

Diane Artist Wallace, Miriam (Mim) R. Pride and Ken Koh have been elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees. Their new terms will begin July 1, 2018.

Diane Artist Wallace

Diane Wallace

Wallace is an independent contract editor for Kinesis-Cem, a market research company with which she has worked since 2007. Much of her career has been associated with the Social Security Administration (SSA). She also was district manager for the SSA in Montana from 2001 to 2007. Previously, Wallace served as program manager for programmatic training at the SSA’s Office of Training headquarters in Maryland, a production coordinator for the SSA’s Distance Learning Training Studio in Georgia, a systems coordinator for SSA in Alabama, and various technical and claims representative positions for the SSA in Kentucky and Alabama. Continue reading Berea College Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

Michael D. Flowers Named Berea College Trustee

Portrait of Michael D. Flowers

Michael D. Flowers, P.E., has been elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees at the Board’s January meeting. His term will begin immediately. Flowers recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Bridge Company, whose projects include a significant proportion of the world’s large bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. He was appointed to a six-year term to begin immediately. Continue reading Michael D. Flowers Named Berea College Trustee

Mid-Year Graduates Recognized in Ceremony at Berea College

Mid-year Graduation 2016M. Elizabeth Culbreth, former Director of the Office of Administrative Appeals for the United States Department of Labor, spoke at the Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Continue reading Mid-Year Graduates Recognized in Ceremony at Berea College

Alumna Elizabeth Culbreth to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

Elizabeth CulbrethM. Elizabeth Culbreth, former Director of the Office of Administrative Appeals for the United States Department of Labor, will speak at the Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. The ceremony will be streamed at: https://livestream.com/accounts/5135608/events/6654941 Continue reading Alumna Elizabeth Culbreth to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

Two Berea Alumni Named College Trustees

Rocky S. Tuan and Betty H. Olinger were elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees at the Board’s April meeting. Both are alumni of Berea College.

Dr. Rocky Tuan

Dr. Rocky Tuan

Dr. Tuan, of Pittsburgh, PA, is the Founding Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also serves as the Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, with a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering. Continue reading Two Berea Alumni Named College Trustees

Nana Lampton Named Berea College Trustee

Nana Lampton elected to Berea College Board of Trustees.

Nana Lampton elected to Berea College Board of Trustees.

Nana Lampton, chairman and chief executive officer of American Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky (American Life) and of Hardscuffle, Inc., its holding company, has been elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees at the Board’s recent meeting. Each Trustee is elected for a six-year term. Continue reading Nana Lampton Named Berea College Trustee

Alex Haley: Inspiring, Governing, Trailblazing and Leading by Example

As a pioneer in interracial education, particularly in the South, Berea College has focused on racial equality from its inception. Egalitarianism has not been limited to the classrooms, but has been a part of the College’s leadership and governance, too, with African-Americans serving as Trustees of Berea from the 1800s to the present. Continue reading Alex Haley: Inspiring, Governing, Trailblazing and Leading by Example

INSPIRED BY BEREA: An Honorary Trustee’s Passion for Higher Education

PUBLISHED ORIGINALLY IN THE WINTER/SPRING 2012 ISSUE OF BEREA COLLEGE MAGAZINE

Lindsay Roe, ’14

Elissa May Plattner is a teacher by profession, but a learner by nature. At an early age, she began learning about higher education, growing to appreciate the value of academics. As a result, Elissa May has dedicated her life to inspiring students. She first discovered her love of learning in Berea, when she was 10 years old. Continue reading INSPIRED BY BEREA: An Honorary Trustee’s Passion for Higher Education

Three New Trustees Elected

Published originally in the Summer 2010 issue of Berea College Magazine

In June, Berea College elected three new trustees to six-year terms.

Attorney Tyler S. Thompson, ’83, is a senior partner with the Louisville firm of Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd, Kinney & Wilt. Thompson, who was an alumni trustee from 2003-’09, earned his bachelor’s at Berea College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Louisville School of Law. He is an often-honored attorney who is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only organization limited to 100 U.S. lawyers. Continue reading Three New Trustees Elected

Alumnus Elton White to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

R. Elton White, a 1965 graduate and former president of global technology company NCR Corporation, will address Berea College seniors about “Success in a Changing World” at the Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates on Sunday, December 13. The event will be held in Phelps Stokes Chapel to recognize students who are expected to complete degree requirements at the end of January 2016. The ceremony will be available for live viewing online at: https://livestream.com/accounts/5135608/events/4518873. Continue reading Alumnus Elton White to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

Berea College Elects Two Alumni to Board of Trustees

Vicki Allums

Vicki E. Allums

Vicki E. Allums is a senior attorney with legal and policy experience in the government and non-profit sectors practicing in the areas of domestic and international intellectual property, international trade, technology, e-commerce, information security, and cyber law. She has represented the United States in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations and at conferences and training programs in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Continue reading Berea College Elects Two Alumni to Board of Trustees

Berea College Elects Two Trustees

The Rev. Anne Bonnyman, retired rector of Trinity Church in Boston, and Charles D. Crowe, president and chief executive officer of LeGacy Resource Consulting Corporation in Oak Ridge, Tenn., were elected to Berea College’s board of trustees during the board’s May 2014 meeting. Both were appointed to six-year terms to begin July 1. Continue reading Berea College Elects Two Trustees

Berea College to Move Forward with “Qualified Historic Site License” for Boone Tavern

The Berea College Board of Trustees has authorized the college administration to move forward with an application for a “Qualified Historic Site License” that would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. After the Board of Trustees carefully considered the action for more than a year, the final decision took place during the board meeting on February 21 and 22, and followed an extensive process in which the college’s administration received input and opinions from faculty, staff, students, local officials, community leaders and citizens on the subject. We did not choose to survey our complete alumni community, because we do not have a means of doing that systematically, but we do have quite a number of alumni who are faculty and staff at the College.  Those alumni who are employed by the College responded to the survey with the same level of support for moving forward with alcohol sales at Boone Tavern, as non-alumni who work at the College. The survey showed strong overall support for moving forward, but of course not unanimity, because this is an issue on which reasonable people do not find ready agreement. Continue reading Berea College to Move Forward with “Qualified Historic Site License” for Boone Tavern

Board of Trustees Decision on Boone Tavern

The Berea College Board of Trustees has authorized the college administration to move forward with an application for a “Qualified Historic Site License” that would permit the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. This action took place during the board meeting on February 21 and 22, and follows an extensive process in which the college’s administration received input and opinions from faculty, staff, students, community leaders and citizens on the subject. Continue reading Board of Trustees Decision on Boone Tavern

Robert Hawks Elected to Board of Trustees

Robert F. Hawks, vice president for advancement at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia, the largest independent, college preparatory day school in the continental United States, was elected to Berea College’s board of trustees during the board’s May 2012 meeting. Hawks was appointed to a six-year term to begin July 1. Continue reading Robert Hawks Elected to Board of Trustees

Berea College Elects New Trustee

Scott Caldwell, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer with Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organization, was elected to Berea College’s board of trustees during the board’s February 2012 meeting. Caldwell was appointed to a six-year term to begin immediately. Continue reading Berea College Elects New Trustee