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BC's Rosolina Bags Book Money

Graduating senior Rachel Rosolina was recently awarded a Dingman Book Award for achievements at Berea. Rosolina received a one hundred dollar gift certificate to a bookstore of her choice for her work in upholding Berea's Learning, Labor, and Service creed.

Rachel Rosolina

Rosolina was nominated by Dr. Stephen Bolster, who has worked with Rosolina for three and a half year in the Concert Choir and two and a half in the Chamber Singers. Dr. Bolster said that Rosolina "has a passion to serve others and benefit humankind, and puts that passion into action."

Since August, 2003, Rosolina has worked with the One-on-One Tutoring for Students as Program Manager. She has also been the only student representative to the Service-Learning Advisory Committee as a volunteer, and Rosolina also visits service learning conferences around the nation as a representative of Berea College.

Rosolina is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society), as well as the Fleur de Lis. She was also a recipient of the National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Rosolina was also presented with several other awards at the Academic Awards banquet last month. These awards included the Emily Ann Smith Scholarship, the Mary Macauley Smith Memorial Scholarship, the Paul Vernon Kreider Jr. Award, and the Seabury Award.

The Dingman Book Award was named after Helen Dingman, a professor of Sociology at Berea College. She is known for establishing the college's Opportunity School Program. Before coming to Berea, Dingman worked for the Presbyterian Home Missionary Board in Harlan County, as well as the the Tenant Union in Arkansas. She also served as secretary of the Council of the Southern Mountains.

Individual or groups of students may be nominated by their peers, professors, or any of the college staff. Nominations must show how students are effecting Berea's Learning, Labor, and Service program through their accomplishments and achievements.

Nominations may be sent at any time to Jim Strand via email address, jim_strand@berea.edu.

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