Labor Awards

Berea College Student Employee of the Year Award

Awarded for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. Students who receive this award are also eligible for recognition on the state, regional, and national levels.

Building Care Award

Awarded by the Housekeeping Division to recognize workers in a building that exhibits a high level of cleanliness and quality of work for the enjoyment of the campus community.

Danforth Creative Effort Prizes

Provides annual prizes to honor students whose products of imagination and effort have a lasting legacy beyond their college careers.

Raymond B. Drukker Memorial Award for Library Service

Awarded each year in honor of Dr. Raymond B. Drukker and is presented to two outstanding student workers in the College’s Hutchins Library.

The Wilson and Ellen Best Evans “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.”

Awarded annually to two seniors who not only do the job very well, but also perform extra duties that make the work environment more enjoyable and productive for colleagues and customers.

Food Service Special Award

Awarded on the basis of efficiency and commitment to duty, plus concern and feeling for both fellow workers and those being served.

Clara Bell Hall Crafts Award

Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional academic and artistic talent while contributing to the Student Crafts Program.

Richard T. Hougen Hotel Management Award

Annual recognition by the Boone Tavern Hotel staff to honor outstanding hotel employees.

Gladys Jameson Accompanist Award

Awarded annually in memory of Gladys Jameson to recognize the most valuable student accompanist.

Outstanding Labor Supervisor of the Year

Awarded by selection from campus student nominations to an outstanding supervisor in the Labor Program.

Photography Contest

Awarded by the Labor Program Office to encourage students to identify a visual representation of the work done by our students.

William R. Ramsay Award

This award recognizes a first-year student who enthusiastically embraces the Labor Program as an integral component of Berea’s mission and whose work demonstrates great potential for the future.

Margaret G. Rogers Nursing Award

Awarded annually to a nursing student who has demonstrated excellence in labor.

Anna Mae and Phyllis Shumaker Labor Award

Awarded to a senior student for outstanding performance of office duties.

Sarah Fuller Smith Prize Loom

Awarded to the student who is selected by the weaving department instructor as the best student weaver. The award provides a loom for the student to build upon his or her weaving skills.

Julia and Norbert Stammer Appalachian Service Award

Awarded annually to a student who has rendered outstanding service to Appalachia in a labor assignment at the Appalachian Center, Students for Appalachia, or the Appalachian Museum.

Dr. Russell I. Todd Award

Awarded annually to honor a student for the most constructive use of leisure time.

Volunteer Service Award

Awarded annually to a nominated member of the community who has made exceptional contributions of time and effort to Berea College students and the Labor Program.