Alumni from Foundation, Knapp Hall and Academy schools reunite on campus 50 years after closing
In October, we welcomed back our beloved Bereans from Foundation, Academy and Knapp Hall for their biennial reunion, this year marking the 50th anniversary of the closing of Foundation School. The Foundation Reunion Committee, in collaboration with Alumni Relations, voted in November to begin holding this reunion annually, starting in 2019. Save-the-date for Foundation Reunion 2019, scheduled Oct. 4-6! VIEW A GALLERY of images from Foundation 2018, take a quick survey and read more about the history of these three schools.
This fall, we're welcoming back our beloved Bereans from Foundation, Academy and Knapp Hall for their biennial reunion. In 2006, Foundation alumni celebrated their first reunion on Berea's campus and in 2008, Academy and Knapp Hall alumni joined them. Since then, alumni from all three schools return to campus every two year to get together, reminisce and celebrate their time at Berea College.
Academy was founded 1892 to educate grades 9-12 and eventually became Foundation School. Knapp Hall was created to provide training for teachers where they taught Berea's elementary school students. In 1968, Foundation was closed and merged with the town's independent school. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of Foundation. Today, the Knapp Hall building continues to house the Education Studies program for Berea College students. Read more about the history of these schools.
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Friday, Oct. 5
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Relations Office
Tour of Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building
Tour of Deep Green Residence Hall
Meet in the front of Deep Green Residence Hall across the street from James Hall
Tour of Knapp Hall & Reception
Meet in the Navy V-12 Lounge area in the Alumni Building
5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Evening at “The Hangout”
Activities Room, Alumni Building
(Tickets are $15. Complete registration to attend this event.)*
Come eat, play ping pong, and dance the night away
Saturday, October 6
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Alumni Relations Office
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Reunion Class Photos
Union Church Front Steps (Rain site: CPO steps in Woods-Penn)
CLASS PHOTO SCHEDULE
9:00 – 9:15 Academy
9:15 – 9:30 Knapp Hall
9:30 – 10:00 Foundation 1940s
10:00 – 10:30 Foundation 1950s
10:30 – 11:00 Foundation 1960s
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Baird Lounge, Alumni Building
(Tickets are $17. Complete registration to attend this event.)*
Lunch catered by Berea College Dining Services. There will be a time of remembering and honoring our deceased classmates.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Fairchild Lawn (Rain site: Baird Lounge, Alumni Building)
All the Foundation, Academy and Knapp Hall alumni and guests are invited to enjoy ice cream and friendship.
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Boone Tavern Lobby
Meet classmates from Foundation, Academy and Knapp Hall.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Boone Tavern, Bowling Dining Room
Tickets are $27. Complete registration to attend this event.*
Sunday, October 7
Alumni Worship Service
Fellowship with your classmates at one of Rev. John G. Fee's churches — Union Church or First Christian Church — or a Berea church or your choosing.
*Changes to Kentucky tax law (HB 487) effective July 1, 2018 requires a 6 percent sales tax on fees paid for admission to various events and venues. Ticket prices include the new tax.