News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date March 8

Brookhaven College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the college’s fifth recognition in the last six years!  Brookhaven College was the only college in the district, and one of only two community colleges in the state, to earn this recognition.  For the 2011-12 academic year, students served more than 8,000 service-learning hours for an impact of more than $175,000.  In only the fall of this academic year, 273 students in 54 classes contributed 3,094 hours at 63 community agencies for an economic impact of more than $67,000.

On March 1st, as part of the celebration of the birth of Dr. Seuss, the Brookhaven College Bears Basketball Team was invited to share a Dr. Seuss story or two, as well as discuss the importance of reading and using their imaginations, with the classes at Cigarroa Elementary School in Dallas.  Freshmen Austin Combs (Waxahachie), Tray Baldwin (Irving) and Fredrick Cruz (Houston) participated in the event.  But Sophomore Daniel Piper (Pineville, LA) was the one whose autograph was most sought!

Three Instrumental Music majors from Brookhaven College earned high rankings in this year’s Texas Community College All-State Symphonic Band.  John Justus was selected as first chair clarinetist from among all who auditioned from community and junior colleges across the state.  Eduardo Garcia was selected as second chair alto saxophonist and Mitchell Hilton was selected as second chair tenor saxophonist.  The students performed in the symphonic band concert at the 2013 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention held in San Antonio, February 13-16th.  Brookhaven College professors Roy Allen Jr., Ricky Reeves, James Sims and Travis Scott performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony to an audience of more than 2,000 music educators and performers at the “President’s Concert” — the featured concert at the convention.

On February 28th, “Poems of Freedom,” the 2013 Brookhaven College African American Read-In, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Performing at the event were Dawn Bishop, Hurshel Burton, Winnie Clarke, Donna Crenshaw, Chris Cyriaque, Janell Edwards, Shirley Lancaster, Edna Love, Ricky Reeves, Bill Sigsbee, Dorell Tolbert, Sheri Van Court and Naomi Stokes-Wesson.  The 2014 Brookhaven College African American Read-In will focus on the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s.


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