News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Jan. 18

On January 15th, the Brookhaven College Art Department hosted seven, all-day, workshop-format classes for high school students from Coppell, Creekview, Newman Smith, Ranchview and R. L. Turner high schools, enabling 113 students to experience college-level instruction in the visual arts.  Brookhaven College faculty/administrator conducted the various classes:  Chong Chu - figure painting; Lisa Ehrich and Susan Mollet - ceramics; Nick Hutchings - still life drawing; Don Taylor - printmaking; Natalie Macellaio - art metals; David Newman - digital media; and Marla Ziegler - figure drawing.

City leaders from Addison, Carrollton and Farmers Branch discussed the broadly positive economic outlook for the region at the January meeting of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.  The Metrocrest is experiencing higher-than-expected retail, residential and industrial occupancy rates; new hotel and hospital construction; and expansion of several local companies.  Brookhaven College President Dr. Thom Chesney, who serves on the committee, shared a progress report on the college’s new vision and strategic plan gathered from a series of college and public meetings.  Attendees expressed an interest in the vision of “Brookhaven College 2018,” which is expected to invigorate the school’s role in economic development and community engagement.


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