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Berea faculty, alum join Red Cross chapter board

June 29: Three Berea College faculty members and an alumnus were elected to the Board of Directors of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the American Red Cross during the chapter’s annual meeting.

Berea faculty members join the board of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the American Red Cross.

These new members are Dr. Mark Roselli, assistant professor of Economics and Business; Carol Kirby, assistant professor of Nursing; and Daniel Huck, William R. Gruver Chair of Leadership Studies and associate professor of General Studies.

Berea College alumnus Lowell Sellards, ’04, also became a member. Sellards graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Berea College President Larry Shinn was contacted by the local Red Cross chapter to recommend a member for the chapter’s board. Three faculty members volunteered in response to an email from Shinn to the college faculty.

“When we started the process, we didn’t intend to have three Berea College representatives,” said Katy Sulfridge, the chapter’s executive director.

“But throughout the selection process, we felt that each member would bring unique perspectives that would fit in with the mission of the American Red Cross, and it was decided to ask all three to become members.”

Sulfridge, who is a 2003 Berea College graduate, said in a press release that the addition of the new members will be “extremely beneficial” to the chapter.

The American Red Cross is a non-governmental charitable organization that shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters. It supplies nearly half of the nation's donated blood, teaches lifesaving skills, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families.

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