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SIX BEREA COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD

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Six Berea College students—Sophia Winkowitsch, Deshontanae Davis, Joy Leis, Simeon Huff, Manuela Hincapie Vidal and Tyler Goins—have been awarded national study abroad scholarships. They are part of a select group of undergraduates across the U.S. chosen to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study overseas during the Fall 2018 term. These students will complete their coursework in various countries, including Ireland, Spain, Thailand, Chile, Malaysia and Australia. Continue reading SIX BEREA COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD

Berea College Student Receives Freeman-ASIA Scholarship for Study Abroad

Jesse Paul

The Berea College Center for International Education (CIE) announced that Berea College student Jesse Paul has received the prestigious Freeman-ASIA Award for education abroad purposes during the fall2018 semester. Paul, a junior Asian Studies major from Boone, Kentucky, plans to study in China.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students. The program strives to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents Continue reading Berea College Student Receives Freeman-ASIA Scholarship for Study Abroad

Berea College Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

Berea College Trustees Elected

­­­Diane Artist Wallace, Miriam (Mim) R. Pride and Ken Koh have been elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees.

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 Continue reading Berea College Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

Hillbilly Documentary Film to Debut, Berea College Faculty Featured

Hillbilly, a new documentary film that explores the historical basis of cultural stereotypes about people from Appalachia in film and television, is scheduled to make its worldwide debut at the Nashville Film Festival on May 19, 2018.

The film’s two directors, Ashley York and Sally Rubin, both with Appalachian roots, interviewed Berea faculty, including Chad Berry, bell hooks and Silas House. Other Bereans connected with the film are musician and alumnus Sam Gleaves, and Sam Cole, who is the associate producer of the film. Continue reading Hillbilly Documentary Film to Debut, Berea College Faculty Featured

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Earl Lewis to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Earl Lewis

Dr. Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will speak at Berea College’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony, May 6 at 2 p.m.

A noted social historian, Lewis has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan. During his career he has championed the importance of diversifying the academy, enhancing graduate education, re-visioning the liberal arts, exploring the role of digital tools for learning and connecting universities to their communities. Continue reading Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Earl Lewis to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Berea College Alumni Receives ‘President’s Lifetime Achievement Award’

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, 1979 Berea College graduate, has received the ‘President’s Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of his commitment to volunteerism on behalf of the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump. Now, more than ever, our country relies on volunteers investing their time and talent to resolve the most pressing issues of our time. Thomas Smith said, “It is such an incredible honor to be recognized.” Continue reading Berea College Alumni Receives ‘President’s Lifetime Achievement Award’

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Extends Grant to Berea College, Supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund (Jacksonville, Fla.) has awarded a grant to Berea College to extend the Jessie Ball duPont Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latino Male Academic Success. The grant of $54,060 supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative, a program to enhance first-to-second-year retention and encourage a sense of belonging among Latino male students at the College. Continue reading Jessie Ball duPont Fund Extends Grant to Berea College, Supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative

Berea College Concert Choir to Perform Annual Spring Concert

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their annual spring concert in Gray Auditorium Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free performance. The choirs are conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster and will feature several student conductors. Lindsay Clavere will accompany on the piano. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Perform Annual Spring Concert

“Three Women” to Discuss being African-American and Growing up in Appalachia

Three Berea Women—Monica Jones, Dr. Alicestyne Turley, and Crystal Wilkinson—will be the featured speakers at the Berea College Appalachian Lecture on Thursday Apr. 5 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This roundtable discussion will focus on what it was like being African American and growing up in Appalachia. Continue reading “Three Women” to Discuss being African-American and Growing up in Appalachia