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Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey; Moorish Influence on World History

Moorish by Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey/The Pinnacle Newspaper

By Derby Chukwudi                          Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey is an author and Associate Professor of the African and African-American Studies at Berea College. Berea, KY. Pimienta-Bey holds a B.A in History from Gettysburg College, an M.A. in History from Shippensburg University, and a PhD in African American Studies (interdisciplinary) from Temple University. Pimienta-Bey’s doctoral focus (concentration) combined the fields of ... Read More »

Berea College Prof. and writer in residence Crystal Wilkinson, Named 2016 Winner of “Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.”

Crystal Wilkinson, Berea College.

By Derby Chukwudi            Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Wilkinson was brought up in her grandparents’ farm at Indian Creek, Kentucky. Wilkinson earned a journalism degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. Although “Birds of Opulence” is Wilkinson’s first novel, many of her works have garnered critical acclaim, including but not limited to “Blackberries, Blackberries,” a collection of short stories–a 2002 ... Read More »

Differences unified through Dance

By Derby Chukwudi Nashwa Cahill, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Berea College, Kentucky, USA.   Pinnacle: What made you choose Berea College? Cahill: My Husband Richard Cahill was offered a job as the Director of International Education and a history professor. We were impressed by the mission of Berea College and decided to make Berea our home. ... Read More »

Congratulations to EPG Cohort ‘14

Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG)/The Pinnacle Newspaper

Front row (from the left): Breanna Lawson, Kevin Cuartas, Evelyn (Evy) Perler-Tomboly, Anna Heremes, Alexyss Lindsey, Admiral Blaney, Julia Roberts, Samantha Drew;Back row (from the left): Yabsira Ayele, Anna Keller, Makayla Allison, Azis Toktobaev, Matthew Schwartz, Isai Sanchez, Rodney Kimbangur; Not pictured: Kayla Barbour, Zakary Sholtz, R’Mon  Harvell, Puspa Kafley, Andrea Dwelly. The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program ... Read More »

Faculty Spotlight-Dr. Lauren McKee

By Derby Chukwudi Dr. Lauren McKee, Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Berea College            Dr. Lauren McKee is the Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies. A significant resource in the community, McKee is also the instructor for the Model African Union for this semester. With the current issues concerning immigration and executive orders signed by ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight-Monica Jones

By Derby Chukwudi Jones shares her perspective as a woman in the Workforce            As the new academic year begins, for so many people in this country, the future is not certain, but hope is still in the air. Women have been faced with challenges in different arenas of life and despite their persistence to overcome these challenges, the struggle ... Read More »

Senior Spotlight

Boubacar Cherif, '17/BC-Pinnacle

By Derby Chukwudi Senior News Writer The Fall semester is coming to an end, and many students can use a motivation to persevere through. Boubacar Cherif, “17, shares what keeps him motivated during his time in Berea with the Pinnacle. Pinnacle: What would you like to tell our readers about yourself? Boubacar: I reside in Alabama but was born in ... 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 »

Men’s Soccer defeated Eureka — Senior Night


Men’s Soccer — On Sunday, October 16, the Mountaineers defeated Eureka on Senior Night in a 4-1 victory. The following Seniors were presented with their jerseys; Million Beshah ’17, number 10, from Atlanta, GA; JD Nolte ’17, number 14, from Hartford, KY; Wesley Saintilnord ’17, number 7, from Quanaminthe, Haiti; Caleb Congrove ’17, number 2, from Chillicothe, Ohio;    & Josiah ... Read More »

Women’s Tennis — The Mountaineers came out victorious against Maryville College


Women’s Tennis — On October 16, The Mountaineers came out victorious against Maryville College (Tenn.) with a 7-2 Win. Members from left to right: Coach Johann SaintJohn, Marah Zeidan ’18, Erin Goodpastor ’19, Alicia Bedoya ’18, Ashley Ferrell ’19, Taylor Moyers ’18, Trinity Goodman ’17 and Bria Williams ’17 Read More »

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