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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Berea College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Berea College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Berea College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Berea College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Berea College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Berea College.

This list features John Fenn, Muse Watson and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Berea College?” and “Which celebrities are Berea College alumni?”

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Carter G. Woodson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first ...more

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John Fenn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Chemist John Bennett Fenn was an American research professor of analytical chemistry who was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. Fenn shared half of the award with Koichi Tanaka for ...more

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Muse Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Actor Muse Watson is an American stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles as Charles Westmoreland on the Fox television series Prison Break and Mike Franks in NCIS.

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Juanita M. Kreps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Juanita M. Kreps Juanita Morris Kreps was an American government official and businesswoman. She served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from January 23, 1977 until October 31, 1979, under President ...more

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Harriette Simpson Arnow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Novelist, Writer Harriette Arnow was an American novelist, who lived in Kentucky and Michigan. Arnow has been called an expert on the people of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but she herself loved cities ...more

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Esfandiar Lohrasbpour is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Since joining INVESCO in 1998, Esfandiar Lohrasbpour has led investments in AccountNow, Cortina, ConSentry, Touchdown Technologies, Chelsio, Omneon, ONI Systems, Resonext and Sigmatel. He is a ...more

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Teacher John Mitchel Owen Carney, known as Bam Carney, is the Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from District 51, Carney succeeded the retiring Republican Representative Russ ...more

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John Gregg Fee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
John Gregg Fee John Gregg Fee was an abolitionist, minister and educator, the founder of the town of Berea, Kentucky, and Berea College, the first in the U.S. South with interracial and coeducational ...more

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Billy Edd Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Playwright Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler is an American songwriter, performer, writer, and visual artist. His songs include Jackson The Rev. Mr. Black, Desert Pete, Anne, High Flyin' Bird, The ...more

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Jack Roush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Jack Roush Engineer Jack Roush is the founder, CEO, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, and is Chairman of the Board of Roush Enterprises. Roush Enterprises ...more

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Homer Ledford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Homer Ledford Homer C. Ledford was an instrument maker and bluegrass musician from Kentucky who specialized in making dulcimers. Born in Alpine, Tennessee, he started building instruments at an early age. ...more

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Leonard W. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Leonard W. Roberts Leonard W. Roberts was an early folklorist, professor, and publisher. Roberts was born in Floyd County, Kentucky to Lewis Jackson and Rhoda Jane Roberts. He graduated from Berea College before ...more

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Tharon Musser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Lighting designer Tharon Musser was an American lighting designer who worked on more than 150 Broadway productions. She was termed the "Dean of American Lighting Designers" and is considered one of the ...more

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Thomas W. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Thomas W. Phillips Thomas W. Phillips is a Senior United States District Judge. Born in Oneida, Tennessee, Phillips received a B.A. from Berea College in 1965, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1969, ...more

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Julia Britton Hooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Pianist Julia Britton Hooks was a musician and educator whose work with youth, the elderly and indigent was highly respected in her family's home state of Kentucky and in Memphis, Tennessee, where she ...more

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Robert G. Lawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Robert G. Lawson Professor, Author, Law professor Robert "Bob" G. Lawson is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Kentucky, United States.

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Helen Maynor Scheirbeck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Helen Maynor Scheirbeck Helen Maynor Scheirbeck was a Native American educator and activist. Born in Pembroke, North Carolina, she was Assistant Director for Public Programs at the Smithsonian Institution National ...more

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W. Robert Parks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
W. Robert Parks William Robert Parks was the 11th president of Iowa State University, and the first social scientist to become president of the university.

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Robert R. Blake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Robert R. Blake Dr. Robert R. Blake was an American management theoretician. He did pioneer work the field of organizational dynamics. Together with Jane S. Mouton, he developed the Managerial Grid Model, which ...more

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Beatrice Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Beatrice Hatcher

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Don S.S. Goodloe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Don S.S. Goodloe Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe, born in the Lowell community, near Paint Lick, Kentucky, was a black teacher who became a pioneer for racial integration in the Unitarian church. He was the first ...more

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C.E. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
C.E. Morgan C. E. Morgan is an American author born in 1976. The author of the novel All the Living, she was a recipient of the National Book Foundations 5 under 35 award and a 2010 Lannan Literary ...more

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Bob Warming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
Bob Warming Coach Bob Warming is the head men's soccer coach at Penn State University, a job he's occupied since May 24, 2010. He was most recently the head soccer coach at Creighton University, where he coached ...more

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James Thindwa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
James Thindwa James Thindwa is a community organizer in the Chicago, Illinois area. He heads Chicago Jobs with Justice where he organizes for workers rights. He was born to Malawian parents in Zimbabwe. ...more

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Joan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Berea College Alumni
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