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Students’ Voices–The Numbers are in! BC’s 2016/2017 Campus Scorecard…

The 2016/2017 campus scorecard is in. The Pinnacle reached out to students in a two step process through surveys and questionnaires. Below is what a good representation of Berea students participants said. About 100% of student participants indicated that they would like to see more transparency with the trustee affairs and meetings concerning the college in form transcript reports from ... Read More »

New Identification Card, a Profit Driven Policy?

By Derby Chukwudi On December 15th, a correspondence from the Public Safety Department announced an unprecedented change to students’ ID card replacement to BC community, “All Berea College IDs will be processed through Public Safety. That includes all new students and staff as well as any replacements. With this transition we will no longer be charging students the $15 fee ... Read More »

Terror, Brothel, Romance, Resilience… in RUINED!

BC’s Theatre Laboratory presents “Ruined,” which is scheduled to open 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 through the 21 at the Berea College Jelkyl Theatre. An evocative production directed by Professor Adanma Barton, “Ruined” is a spice of comfort and uncomfortable subjects that cannot be avoided, but must be told. Inspired by “Mother Courage and Her Children,” a play written by ... Read More »

Stigma and Mental Health Care Among College Students

By Talia Floyd Senior News Writer Mental health is one of the most important and dismissed elements of leading a healthy lifestyle. However a persistent myth that serious mental health crises, including suicide, come without warning. A myth that is propagated by a combination of sources including media. However this myth stems from the inability to identify warning signs rather ... Read More »

Farewell, Dear Friends

  Joshua Don Grooms, ‘18 West Union, Ohio. October 20, 1995 through August 18, 2016 Conor Andrew Sharp, ‘19 Kingsport, TN, October 10, 1997 through November 4, 2016       “May His peace be with you till we meet again Till we reach that distant shore And we’ll shed a tear no more May He give you strength to ... Read More »

The Great Conversations

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer Once a year when Berea Alums return to their Alma Mater to reconnect with the new generation of Berea College. Great Conversations is a dress for success networking event where alums and current Berea students have dinner together and network with one another. This year’s event was the 4th Great Conversation and nine outstanding alums ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Marcus Epps Discusses Helping Students Succeed

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Marcus T. Epps is the new Coordinator of Learning Assistance and Tutoring Service from Buffalo NY. Epps job involves helping tutors & TA’s understand that impacting the success of other students involves much more than being a “good” student themselves. The Pinnacle had an opportunity for a Q and A with Epps. Marcus T. Epps, the ... Read More »

Rev. John G. Fee inducted into the National Abolitionist Hall Of Fame

By Derby Chukwudi Senior News Writer   On October 22nd, 2016 the National Abolitionist Hall Of Fame (NAHOF) celebrated four new inductees including Rev. John G. Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Professor and Director Berea College Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, and President Lyle Roelofs, nominated Rev. Fee for induction into ... Read More »

Berea College-Motley Fool Investment Club gets to work

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer   The Berea College-Motley Fool Investment Club (BC-MF) is a place where students, faculty and staff can learn about investing and broaden their interest in the financial markets. BC-MF Investment Club is part of the broader campus wide Financial Literacy effort. As in any group especially one that finances take center stage, transparency and accountability ... Read More »

Berea Students at Startup Weekend!

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer On October 14 -16 five Berea College students participated in the semi-annual Startup weekend held at Bellarmine University in Louisville. The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies. They form teams around those ... Read More »

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