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New Identification Card, a Profit Driven Policy?

Berea Collge Photo by Taylor Brown for The Pinnacle Newspaper

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 »

Farewell, Dear Friends

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  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 endure Till we ... Read More »

The Great Conversations

Eugeniu Prodan’17, Esfandiar Lohrashpour ‘74, and Gyanu Karki’19 at the Great Conversations--BC Alumni Weekend

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

Marcus T. Epps, the Coordinator of Academic Coaching & Tutor Training at Berea College

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

Mrs. Grace Sears, wife of Dr. Richard Sears, the author of several books about Rev. John G. Fee. Dr. at the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame.
Photo by Prof. Jackie Burnside

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

BC-MF investment Club/Pinnacle

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 chukwudid@berea.edu 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 »

Tia Davis – from Berea College student to Professorship!


By Kiara Hunt News Writer huntk@berea.edu The Department of Theatre’s 2016/2017 academic year’s visiting Professor is Professor Tia Davis ’11. Davis is currently teaching courses in the department of theatre in place of Professor Adanma Barton and Dr. Deborah Martin, both on sabbatical leave this academic year. Not long ago, Davis was a student, and now she is a professor ... Read More »

Berea College Lady Mountaineers celebrated win against Johnson University Royals of Knoxville, TN


On Saturday October 1 2016 at a home game, Berea College Lady Mountaineers celebrated their 3-0 win against Johnson University Royals of Knoxville, TN Read More »

Safe Place by Student’s Chaplains


By Derby Chukwudi News Writer chukwudid@berea.edu BC’s Student Chaplains create a safe place to relax Chill and Chat, and A Place to Pause. These two events are held throughout the week at different times in the Draper and Fairchild building respectively. Berea College has a strong Campus Christian Center which includes its students to help build the spirituality of the ... Read More »

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