The Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building will allow Berea College to bring back and advance programs that have a special connection to our region.
Geology, for example, will return to the College—an academic program especially meaningful in the Appalachian region where real-world study and applications are immediately available and critical to creating sustainable economic and environmental systems.
Archeology will also share space with geology in the new building in order to utilize the great learning laboratory of the College’s 9,000-acre forest, an area rich in artifacts from cultures that predate European settlements.
Coal, natural gas and energy issues all play a huge role in Appalachia. By bringing the Geology program back to Berea College in an interdisciplinary atmosphere, we will offer great new career opportunities for Berea students and equip them to take part in solving the economic and environmental challenges of our region’s natural resources.”
— Lyle D. Roelofs
President, Berea College