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Famous Berea College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 13.7k views25 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Carter G. Woodson1

    Carter G. Woodson

    Journalist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 75 (1875-1950)

    BirthplaceNew Canton, Virginia

    Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author,...  more
  • John Fenn2

    John Fenn


    AgeDec. at 93 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Bennett Fenn (June 15, 1917 – December 10, 2010) was an American research professor of...  more
  • Muse Watson3


    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana, United States of America

    Muse Watson (born July 20, 1948) is an American stage and screen actor. He became known for...  more
  • Juanita M. Kreps4

    Juanita M. Kreps

    Clara Juanita Morris Kreps (January 11, 1921 – July 5, 2010) was an American government...  more
  • 5

    Harriette Simpson Arnow

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1908-1986)


    Harriette Simpson Arnow (July 7, 1908 – March 22, 1986) was an American novelist, who lived in...  more
  • Esfandiar Lohrasbpour6
    Since joining INVESCO in 1998, Esfandiar Lohrasbpour has led investments in AccountNow,...  more
  • 7


    BirthplaceCampbellsville, Kentucky, United States of America

    John Mitchel Owen Carney, known as Bam Carney (born September 30, 1969), is the Republican...  more
  • John Gregg Fee8

    John Gregg Fee

    John Gregg Fee (September 9, 1816 – January 11, 1901) was an abolitionist, minister and...  more
  • 9

    Billy Edd Wheeler

    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceWest Virginia

    Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler (born December 9, 1932, Boone County, West Virginia, United States)...  more
  • Jack Roush10

    Jack Roush



    BirthplaceCovington, Kentucky, United States of America

    Jack Roush (born John Earnest Roush on April 19, 1942) is the founder, CEO, and co-owner of...  more
  • 11

    Homer Ledford

    Homer C. Ledford (September 26, 1927 – December 11, 2006) was an instrument maker and...  more
  • 12

    Leonard W. Roberts

    Leonard W. Roberts (January 28, 1912 - April 29, 1983) was an early folklorist, professor, and...  more
  • 13

    Tharon Musser

    Lighting designer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1925-2009)

    BirthplaceRoanoke, Virginia

    Tharon Musser (January 8, 1925 – April 19, 2009) was an American lighting designer who worked...  more
  • 14

    Thomas W. Phillips

    Thomas W. Phillips (born 1943) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States...  more
  • 15

    AgeDec. at 90 (1852-1942)

    BirthplaceFrankfort, Kentucky

    Julia Britton Hooks (May 4, 1852 – March 10, 1942), known as the "Angel of Beale Street," was...  more
  • 16

    Robert G. Lawson

    Professor, Author



    Robert "Bob" G. Lawson is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Kentucky,...  more
  • 17

    Helen Maynor Scheirbeck

    Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (August 21, 1935 – December 19, 2010) was a Native American educator...  more
  • 18

    W. Robert Parks

    William Robert Parks (October 13, 1915 – July 13, 2003) was the 11th president of Iowa State...  more
  • 19

    Robert R. Blake

    Robert R. Blake (January 21, 1918 – June 20, 2004) was an American management theoretician. He...  more
  • 20

    Beatrice Hatcher

  • 21

    Don S.S. Goodloe

    Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe (June 2, 1878 – September 2, 1959), born in the Lowell community,...  more
  • 22

    C.E. Morgan

    C. E. Morgan (born 1976) is an American author. She was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize...  more
  • 23

    Bob Warming

    Bob Warming is an American soccer coach who presently coaches the men's soccer program at the...  more
  • 24

    James Thindwa

    James Thindwa is a community organizer in the Chicago, Illinois area. He heads Chicago Jobs...  more
  • 25

    Joan Mitchell