Contributed: $12,281,927
Last Updated: July 2018
Campaign Goal: $10,000,000

The Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building is the next vital step in ensuring Berea students receive a world-class education worthy of their unlimited potential. Support and leadership from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff for this historic project has been truly inspiring, and on behalf of the generations of students who will benefit from this generosity, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for all that you do to strengthen Berea’s mission. We are eager to see the new space’s transformative impact on STEM curriculum, student engagement, research capacity, and outreach to local communities and the entire region. Please join us at the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building on October 20 for the official dedication starting at 10 a.m. More information is available by contacting Kristin Dalessio at

- Lyle D. RoelofsPresident, Berea College

View the day’s schedule of events

  • Student Profile

    Tyller Culliver ’17

    “Berea teaches you not to give up, it says, ‘Don’t give up because people care about you! We care about you in this way, that way, and this way.’ I don’t think at another school we would know how people believe in us, and how much farther we can go when we have that support!”

    Chemistry Major
  • Student Profile

    Tatiana Mikhailova ’16

    “I plan to pursue biomedical research, but I am still deciding whether to pursue a medical degree or Ph.D. Both of them can let you do research but a medical degree will also help you see patients.”

    Chemistry Major
  • Student Profile

    Jazmin Escamilla ’18

    “I spent almost my entire 4 years of high school trying to figure out how I would be able to have a better life for myself, and I knew that education would be the way to do that.”

    Biology Major
  • Donor Profile

    Dr. James “Jimmy” Dean ’66

    Dr. James Dean gives back by opening the door to lives of service for others.

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