Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Coordinator of ALI@Berea. I’m Thom Price, and I’ve been a member of the Berea College community for several decades, first as a student, and now an employee.
I’m known as the Gondola Guy, because I used to build them in Venice, Italy. I received the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, in 1996, for my project to spend a year in Venice, studying gondola building. I ended up spending 11 years there, running a boatyard for five of those.
I moved back to Berea, in 2007, with my husband, Paolo, who works at Eastern Kentucky University, and I’ve been helping with the logistics for the Brushy Fork Annual Institute, which takes place on our campus every fall, so I was excited to have the opportunity to do the same for the Archives Leadership Institute.
I look forward to meeting the 2016 cohort of Archive Leaders, and making sure that their time at Berea is full of engaging and enjoyable experiences. Please feel free to contact me about any questions you may have about the Institute.