Alumni

We are proud of our Berea College physics alumni. We want to stay connected with you — in fact, we would like to have information for all of the alumni of the department. How can you help? Send us your information, of course. What have you been doing since you graduated?

We would like to highlight the accomplishment of Sam Hurst, 1947 physics graduate.


From Bell county in Southeast Kentucky, Sam Hurst grew up fascinated by science. He enrolled to Berea College and worked with physics professor Waldemar Noll who encouraged him to pursue his passion for electronics. An inventor, he held more than 30 patents. Along the way, he invented the first touch screen. You can read more about his time at Berea and his fascinating life here.

Below is a list of names of the alumni who have graduated with a B.A. degree in physics from Berea College. If you want to add yourself to the list, send an email to tracy_hodge@berea.edu .

1925-1929

Doris E. Hicks (1925), J. J. Coop (1928), Albert F. Phillips (1928), Ross Spangler (1928), Horace Trent (1928),

1930-1939

Ruth Barbie (1930), Edward Cooper (1930), Sam McCluer (1930), Virgil Hall (1931), Norman Dodson (1932), Paul Kalavski (1933), Samuel J. Combs (1933), Marvin Vance (1933), Luther C. Kelley (1933), Charles Burcham (1935), Thomas Lovette (1935), Walter Pickelsimer (1935), James Randolph (1935), Wm. Frank Davis (1936), Pryse Haddix (1936), Harry Ramey (1936), George Hamilton (1937), Samuel Herman Johnson (1937), Ivan Lantz (1937), Herbert Monroe (1937), Ernestine Stewart (1937), Earl Tye (1937), Charles Bright (1938), Harvey Lance (1938), Carlton Miller (1938), Seldon Morgan (1938), Arvil Ward (1938), Walter Webb (1938), Charles Williams (1938), Larry Morgan (1938), Milton Humphreys (1938), Charles Proctor (1939), Charles Brooks (1939), Earmon Hunt (1939), Harold Flanary (1939), John Newby (1939),

1940-1949

George Scherrer (1940), Ralph Eugene Wyatt (1940), William Nickell (1940), William N. Hurley (1940), Allen Kilgore (1941), Andrew Bratcher (1941), Jess Burden (1941), Julius Singleton (1941), Kenneth Smith (1941), George Jenkins (1943), James Watson (1943), John Looney (1943), Victor Scherrer (1943), Wm. Blackburn (1943), Dewey Moore (1944), Harold Shoemaker (1944), Paul A. Fletcher (1944), Thomas Hubbard (1944), William Steinberger (1944), Margaret Frye (1945), LigeTatone (1946), B. L. Glenn (1946), Eugene Barber (1947), G. Sam Hurst (1947), Richard A. Comer (1947), Richard Petitt (1948), W. Eugene Bulman (1948), Frank Maystorovich (1949), Fritz Watson (1949), Jose M. Rubio-Lopes (1949), Clyde S. Bensey (1949), Nobu Yokogawa (1949),

1950-1959

Andre Rieben (1951), Claude Beverly (1951), Donald Murphy (1951), Foster Burgess (1951), John Auxier (1951), Richard Parker (1951), E. E. Moore (1952), Jesse Hoffman (1952), Robert Sevy (1952), Robert Slocum (1952), Bishop Spangler (1953), Clarence Padgett (1953), Jean Horsch (1953), Mack Breazeale (1953), Norman Mirbach (1953), Priidu Kiive (1953), Gordon Hamilton (1954), Kenneth Hubbard (1954), Man-Chong Wong (1954), Samuel Hung (1954), Vitaly Danczenko (1954), Cecil Nanney (1955), George Ball (1955), James E. Hyden (1955), John Paul Newcomer (1955), Barlow Newbolt (1956), David Zook (1956), James Gaines (1956), Robert Peercy (1956), Snowden Eisenhour (1956), Thomas Holladay (1956), Bill Peninger (1957), Bob Raines (1958), Curtis Cox (1958), David Tennant (1958), Denver Wm. Jones (1958), M. Gay Payne (1958), Marth Zoellers (1958), Mitchell Osteen (1958), (1958), Randall Stephens (1958), Richard Campbell (1958), Shirley D. Bailes (1958), Sidney Lockhart (1958), James Colvard (1958), Tunis Jr. Robbins (1958), Allen Frank (1959), Cleo Williams (1959), Delno Ausmus (1959), Donald Forester (1959), Eugene Purcell (1959), Jae Kynng (Jack) Hyun (1959),

1960-1969

Davis Cox (1960), John R., Jr. (1960), Nelson Saudefur (1960), Robert N. Compton (1960), Blue Eagle Wooldridge (1961), Bobby E. Wood (1961), Frank Bradley (1961), James Edgar Parks (1961), John A. Zook (1961), Nina Crabtree Cornett (1961), Paul S. Peercy (1961), Smith T. Powell, III (1961), Ted Thompson (1961), Ronald Reed (1961), Hobert D. Singleton (1962), Melvin W. Sutphin (1962), Omer Jack Barrier (1962), Orville Branham (1962), Rhonda Watson (1962), T. Randall Almarode (1962), Dexter Wm. Morgan (1963), Donald Shupe (1963), Leonard Neubert (1963), Martha Carol Roberts (1963), Philip West (1963), Richard Pollard (1963), Siryoon Chon (1963), Todd Harrington Repass (1963), Donald J. Cowden (1963), John Logan Dellinger (1963), Arthur Edward Abney (1964), James H. Kirkland (1964), Jones Charles Greer (1964), Lowell Lewis Murray (1964), Raleigh F. Johnson, Jr. (1964), Richard E. Shupe (1964), Wendell Lee Wright (1964), Frederick Coston Beddingfield, Jr. (1964), John Allen Pennycuff (1964), David L. Blue (1965), Charles D. Spencer (1965), Howard C. Baker (1965), Lewis R. Barber (1965), Ronald Mosley (1965), Ronald R. Proffitt (1965), T. Conley Powell (1965), Edward Sears (1965), Franklin R. Gould (1965), William R. Conley (1965), Dr. Kenneth Crase (1966), Clifton Ray Barrier (1967), Douglas Arthur Hicks (1967), Alfred Larry Boulware (1967), James David Evans (1967), James Julian Alexander (1967), Earnest Gary Raines (1968), Laurence Grossman (1968), Walter J. Olin (1968), William E. Farthing (1968), Aubrey Lee Kiser (1969), David Litton (1969), Peter Rogers (1969), Russell Stamper (1969),

1970-1979

Jerry Denzil Cook, Jr. (1970), John Ronald Frazier (1970), Arnold Macklin Fouts (1970), Bruce Ivar Hovey (1970), Charles Stephen Davidson (1970), David Mark Hershberger (1970), George III Peters (1970), James Robert Turner (1970), Joseph Lawton Cochran (1970), Randall Wayne Thorpe (1970), Richard Earl Smith (1970), Chang Whan Choi (1971), Harold Levern Blayney (1971), Peter Kudsoe Aidoo (1972), William Weir (1972), Robert J. Grossman (1973), Stathis Amarantides (1973), William T. Cochran (1973), Yu-Pang Yeow (1973), Douglas E. Miracle (1973), Cheng Kiong Saw (1974), Samuel Shin-Wai Chiu (1974), Fidelis Ovuworie (1974), Larry Ray Fields (1974), Sherri Alice Johnson (1975), Yu Fai (Savio) Kwan (1975), Afkham-Ebrahimi Shahriar (1975), Kin Wah Chau (1976), Odell Wilson (1976), Mohammad Yarmohammadi (1977), Man Chung Dominic Leung (1978), Peter John Kiteck (1978), Jesse Robert Maupin (1979), Yong Wah Kim (1979),

1980-1989

Fender Leo Allison (1980), William Alvert Lozier (1980), Kevin Richardson (1981), Reginald Vincent Thomas (1981), Abdur Rais (1982), David Schofield (1982), Oben Besong (1983), Shu (Ming Ming) Chang (1983), Sudipa Mitra (1983), Brad Bishop (1984), David Wright (1984), Kevin Huffman (1984), Joe McIlwain (1984), Betty Peters Day (1985), Jeff Adkins (1985), Kathi York (1985), O' Neil Arnold (1985), Priti Desai (1985), Robert Singleton (1985), Anthony Wooten (1986), Walter Oldendorf, Jr. (1986), Asnake Hailegiorghis (1987), Hans C. Mendoza (1987), Jon Christian Saderholm (1987), Jamal Mahmud Choudhry (1987), Alton LeRoy Harkcom (1988), Gary Wayne Brown (1988), Gregory Scott Hisel (1988), Joseph Howard Carabetta, Jr. (1988), Kelemework Yimam (1988), Philip Sinan Saran (1988), Steven Max White (1988), C. Ballah Varney (1989), Granger W. Hickman (1989), Jonathan Wayne Wallace (1989), William Henry Suters, III (1989),

1990-1999

Billy Wayne Dobbs (1990), Bradley Everett Shutes (1990), Carol Spann Galloway (1990), James Wray (1990), Mark David Suder (1990), Shabbir Murtaza (Apollo) Mian (1990), Son Hoang Vo Evans (1990), Dharshana B. Desilva (1991), Jerry Lee Wise (1991), John Lawrence Emmons (1991), Ronald Lynn Conley (1991), Sheeny Xian Liu (1991), Brian William Schworm (1992), Danny R. Fields (1992), Farzaneh S. Zaerpoor (1992), Kiwhan Chung (1992), Koorosh Zaerpoor (1992), Menelaos Nicholaos Karamichalis (1992), Thomas Wayne Powers (1992), Timoth Lee Anderson (1992), Bereket H. Berhane (1993), Donald Duane Bolen (1993), Ivaylo Stoyanov Zlatev (1993), Jordan Christopher Leonard (1993), Kimberly Ann Radford (1993), Michael Robert Papantonakis (1993), Thomas Minton Barber (1993), Joy M. Nduna (1993), Michael Wesley Brown (1993), Rhonda Faye Anglin (1994), Joseph Arthur We (1994), Chris J. Langley (1995), James Dean Martin (1995), Linda Awiti Opundo (1995), Rustin Gordon Jackson (1995), William Travis Keeton (1995), Jan Kemetko (1996), Timothy A. Willis (1996), Andrew Miles Glenn (1997), Benjamin Kirk Perry (1997), Ariel Drogin (1998), Matthew Perkins (1998), Ahmet Er (1999), Juraj Topolancik (1999),

2000-2009

Timothy L. Brown (2001), Emmanuel D. Pillai (2002), Berhane Temelso (2002), Kevin Williams (2002), Andrew J. Wagers (2002), Elisha D. Feger (2003), Lydia G. Longstreth (2003), Robert D. Peterson (2003), Jack E. Reynolds (2003), Fredrick J. White (2003), Michael T. Samuel (2003), Jacquelyn Hostler (2004), Peterkin Quagraine (2005), Samuel B. McClure (2005), Jason Lambert (2006), Michaela Conley (2006), Ni Ji (2007), Patrick Mono (2007), Kannatassen Appavoo (2008), Shiblee Barua (2008), Brad Steele (2009), Matthew Bailey (2009), David Gilmour (2009),

2010-2019

Brandon Brown (2010), Mohammed Humed Yusuf (2010), Tenzin Ngodup (2010), Jimmy Rop (2010), Ramesh Adhikari (2011), Theint Theint, William "Dean" Norris (2011), Emily Worinkeng (2011), Hodari-Sadiki James (2012), Christopher Yaluma (2012), Tommy Boykin (2013), Tyler Vanover (2013), Antonio Bill (2013), Rohan Isaac (2013), Mackenzie Endres (2014), Fidel Tewolde (2014), Danielle Schaper (2014)