News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date March 1

Four players from this year’s Brookhaven College Bears Basketball Team have been selected for National Junior College Athletic Association All-Conference honors.  Sophomore Daniel Piper from Pineville, LA was selected to Second Team All-Conference, and freshman Austin Combs from Waxahachie was named to Third Team All-Conference.  Team members Trey Baldwin from Irving and LaShawn Waters from Leesville, LA were selected to Honorable Mention All-Conference.

The spring Earth Science Fair at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (BCGI) was a huge hit.  More museums took part this year and over 1,400 people came out to view the exhibits, listen to speakers and learn.  On February 23rd-24th, the Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum, The University of Texas at Arlington, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Dallas Paleontological Society, Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, Exploration Nation, Dallas Firefighters, Arlington Archosaur Site and others hosted exhibitor booths at the fair.  Among the attendees, 361 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts completed a Mobile Noble Planetarium program and attended one of nine short presentations to earn a BCGI STEM patch.

Students in the various academies at Thomas Jefferson High School, such as the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and Academy of Finance, participated in a Career Camp for the Future in January/February.  Annette Wilson, Brookhaven College director of Career Services, provided students information and ideas about job interviews, professionalism, appropriate dress, etc. to help them plan their future careers.  The presentations served about 700 students over five weeks. Representatives from the high school stated that the camps “made a tremendous impact on our students and their futures.”

The CARE Team at Brookhaven College was featured in the Community College Times on February 21st.  The article discusses the impetus for the team’s creation and examines the work done by team members in the past year to help students who are in distress.  Brookhaven College’s Oscar Lopez, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services, and Beverly Neu Menassa, assistant dean of Student Support Services, were interviewed for the article.  The story brings national attention to the college’s commitment to student and employee safety and success.  To view the article, go to


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