Student and Alumni Success Stories

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
Hannia Amaro-Zambrano Peer Consultant 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 …

By Rowan Swift
Rowan Swift Peer Consultant Rowan Swift
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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 …

By Rowan Swift
Rowan Swift Peer Consultant Rowan Swift
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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 …

By Rowan Swift
Rowan Swift Peer Consultant Rowan Swift
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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 …

By Rowan Swift
Rowan Swift Peer Consultant Rowan Swift
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A Day in the Life: Derby Chukwudi ’19

Derby is a JP Morgan Chase & Co Wealth Management Analyst: Watch Video

By Amelia Gardiner
Amelia Gardiner Coordinator of Career Development Amelia Gardiner
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A Day in the Life: Jamie Warfield ’08

Jamie Warfield is the Director of Recruiting at Waffle House: Watch Video

By Amelia Gardiner
Amelia Gardiner Coordinator of Career Development Amelia Gardiner
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A Day in the Life: Erica Berejnoi ’16

Erica Berejnoi recently earned her PhD in Sustainability and is pursing her entrepreneurial passion connecting spirituality, sustainability, mindfulness, and gratitude: Watch Video

By Amelia Gardiner
Amelia Gardiner Coordinator of Career Development Amelia Gardiner
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A Day in the Life: Dylan Hunziker ’14

Dylan is a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State: Watch Video

By Amelia Gardiner
Amelia Gardiner Coordinator of Career Development Amelia Gardiner
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A Day in the Life: Jim Ramsay ’82

Jim Ramsay is the VP of Global Operations at TMS Global: Watch Video

By Amelia Gardiner
Amelia Gardiner Coordinator of Career Development Amelia Gardiner
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