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Students Recognized at 12th Annual KGHS/KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes talked with a student from Sayre School in Fayette County at the 12th Annual Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington on April 25. The event was hosted by the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (KY NEED) project.

More than 100 Kentucky students and teachers were recognized at the 12th Annual Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington on April 25 hosted by the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (KY NEED) project. Continue reading Students Recognized at 12th Annual KGHS/KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon

Nine Kentucky Schools Receive Transportation Grants Through Kentucky State Parks Foundation

Students from nine more Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.

The KSPF’s “Inside Out Education” initiative allows schools to seek the grants that enable students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park. Continue reading Nine Kentucky Schools Receive Transportation Grants Through Kentucky State Parks Foundation

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

Madison Southern High School Student Receives $1,000 Scholarship

Seth Anderson, a 2019 graduate of Madison Southern in Berea, was recently awarded a $1,000 WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship®. Anderson, who is a WoodmenLife member, submitted an application highlighting his high school grades, activities and volunteerism, as well as an essay on patriotism.

In addition to academics, Seth, the son of Kevin and Lucy Anderson, is active in extracurricular activities including Future Farmers of America, Envirothon team, the shooting and trap team and the superintendent task force. He is also involved in Day of Hope and Continue reading Madison Southern High School Student Receives $1,000 Scholarship

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