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BEREA NAMED ONE OF THE BEST 385 COLLEGES IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S 2020 GUIDE

The Princeton Review has once again included Berea College in its just-released publication of The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition.

Berea is nationally recognized for its high-quality education and its distinctive labor program, which hires every admitted student to help operate the school. Berea is also known for its Tuition Promise Scholarship that covers the $44,100 annual tuition cost for every student. That is particularly meaningful for Berea’s students since most come from families making an average of $29,000 and are the first in their families to attend college.

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Berea College Nursing Program Named No. 1 Best Value in Kentucky

Berea College has been ranked by Nursing Explorer as the best-value RN program, taking the No. 1 spot out of 39 programs ranked in Kentucky. The annual ranking is made after reviewing data from more than 3,000 U.S. nursing schools. The ranking is based on information from governmental organizations, institutional information from the Department of Education and accreditation information from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

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Berea College Science Building Gains LEED Green Building Gold and FSC Certifications

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

Berea College announced that the newly-built Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building (MAC) has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification and full project certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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Berea Among Top 5 Elite and Affordable Universities in U.S.

Question: What do Harvard, Duke, Stanford, Princeton and Berea have in common? Answer:  They were all named as the top five elite universities that also are the most affordable for low-income families.

Skyler Lucci, CEO of HeyTutor, says that with need-blind admissions and generous financial aid programs, “America’s most elite universities are also the most affordable for low-income families while also providing an excellent education.” Berea College is among the top 5.

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Berea College to Host Open House at Woodworking School at Pine Croft

Berea College invites the public to an open house at the Woodworking School at Pine Croft, Saturday, July 13, from 10am-1pm. The open house event will provide information about the upcoming classes and an opportunity to meet the staff. Andy Glenn, Berea College’s director of Woodcraft and the head of the Woodworking School at Pine Croft, will demonstrate woodworking techniques and be available for questions during the event.

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Lexington Clinic Partners with Berea College

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Lexington Clinic is pleased to announce Berea College has signed a multi-year, exclusive population health and premier provider network agreement with Lexington Clinic.

With this agreement, approximately 1,200-1,300 members will become covered and gain affordable access to all Lexington Clinic offices and associate practices under Lexington Clinic’s award-winning population health program. In addition, Lexington Clinic will also provide on-site services, specifically designed to care for the needs of that population. Continue reading Lexington Clinic Partners with Berea College

Emmanuel A. Tuffuor Elected to Berea College Board of Trustees

Emmanuel A. Tuffuor

Emmanuel A. Tuffuor, CPA, was elected to serve on the Berea College Board of Trustees on April 13, 2019. His six-year term will run through June 30, 2025.

Tuffuor is the Head of Private Equity Business Development for the Americas and Global Head of Tax for Apex Fund Services, where his responsibilities include expanding the private equity fund administration business in the Americas as well as developing a comprehensive tax strategy to serve existing and future clients. Continue reading Emmanuel A. Tuffuor Elected to Berea College Board of Trustees

George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

George Ella Lyon – photo credit Ann W. Olson

George Ella Lyon, Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2015-16, will speak at Berea College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, May 5 at 2 p.m.

An American author and poet, Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages. Her teaching takes the form of workshops, conferences and author visits to as many as 40 schools a year. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women’s Writers Conference. Continue reading George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Shyeila Bowers

Shyeila “Shy” Bowers, a junior at Berea College, is one of 262 students named as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2019-2020 by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization advancing the public purposes of higher education.

“Shy is a hard-working and positive student leader and undergraduate scholar,” said Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “She uses her community-building approaches to promote dialogue and action to address pressing social issues.” Continue reading Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

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The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers—conducted by Stephen Bolster and accompanied on piano by Yuri Kim—will present their annual spring at Berea’s Union Church on Palm Sunday, on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

The program is titled “Joy Ascending.” The first section, in Latin, begins with Kyrie settings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Rheinberger, followed by a Lenten piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, entitled Unicornis captivator, in honor of the Liturgical Season. The first section of the program ends with the Quatre motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens, unaccompanied pieces by Maurice Duruflé, performed by the Chamber Singers. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards

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Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center has announced the winners of the “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” award for essays about how Appalachians thrive in the places they call home.

The submitted essays focus on the authors’ compelling life stories and illustrate the challenges of coming of age, working and living in the realities of family and community. Continue reading Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards