Student and Alumni Success Stories

Alumni Spotlight: Rebekah Easton-Hogg ’00

If you find yourself walking through the doors of Nightingale Behavioral Health, at 210 N Broadway St., Berea, KY., you’ll instantly be greeted by an array of lush plants to your left and a smiling face waiting to check you …

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Alumni Spotlight: Kat Moses ’12

If you walk into the newly redesigned and renamed bell hooks center* on any given day, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll run into a bright and smiling face, even behind the mask, welcoming you to come on in. That …

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Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Arthur ’16

For the past two years, Caroline Arthur has been acting as the Director of Alumni Relations for the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences. She first got a taste of what she refers to as the “triangle” of work …

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Alumni Spotlight: Kenny Holbrook ’20

Kenneth (Kenny) Holbrook never expected to find himself back on a farm after he left his family home in eastern KY for a degree in Nursing. Don’t get him wrong, there are numerous fond memories Kenny has of growing up …

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All Four Berean Finalists Accepted by JET Program

Originally written and posted by Jeff Richey on April 2, 2020: https://www.berea.edu/ast/2020/04/02/all-four-berean-finalists-accepted-by-jet-program/

Every year, a handful of Berea seniors and graduates apply for the highly competitive Japan Exchange …

By Jeff Richey
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Student Spotlight: Diana Hernandez ’22

Diana Hernandez is a senior at Berea College pursing a major in biology. Influenced by a high school teacher’s enthusiasm for science, that passion became Diana’s own. Berea’s Free Tuition Promise called to Diana, as she remembers her parents saying, …

By Hannia Amaro-Zambrano
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Alumni Spotlight: Daniela Pirela ’20

Daniela Pirela graduated in May of 2020 with a BA in Communications and a minor in French. When asked why she chose to major in Communications, Pirela replied, “I think that words have power.” She continued, “I’ve been writing since …

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Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Freeman ’03

Christopher Freeman graduated from Berea College in 2003 with his BA in History and set off to Louisiana. Over his four years, Christopher found himself with multiple labor and TA positions, each one acting as a stepping stone for what …

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Alumni Spotlight: Hannah Malyuk ’21

Hannah Malyuk graduated in May of 2021 after finishing her nursing degree and is getting ready to work in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) as a part of the nationally renowned nursing team at the Children’s National Medical Center …

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Alumni Spotlight: Colby Bigham ’21

Colby Bigham graduated in 2021 majoring in English and minoring in creative writing and Appalachian studies. Having worked as a part of the Writing Resources team all four years, Colby is more than well acquainted with writing and has it …

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