Release Date April 5
Student Success — Five Brookhaven College students will be “taking off” for NASA later this month as part of the Texas Community College Aerospace Scholars program. Rocio Allen, Ceilia Harris, Martin Medina, Omar Roa and Joshua Smith successfully completed a rigorous STEM space project, which was submitted to NASA for review. They, along with other DCCCD students, will spend three days in Houston at the Johnson Space Center working hands-on with NASA engineers and scientists on their projects.
Mary Schoals, Brookhaven College photography student, has gained her first gallery experience with a showing at the college. Brookhaven College Journalism Professor Daniel Rodrigue asked her to share her photos from a recent trip to Washington, DC. “Forward on Climate: Inside the Clean Energy for America Rally” features photographs taken on the road, around the Capitol and at the rally to protest the building of the Keystone Pipeline. Though Schoals started taking pictures around the age of 10, this is the first time she has exhibited and presented her photos in a public setting.
Community Engagement — Three Brookhaven College student athletes participated in the completion of the Marathon Kids program on March 23rd. Marathon Kids is a program designed to promote fitness and wellness in elementary age children. More than a thousand children came to Loos Stadium to run the last 0.2 mile of the 26.2-mile marathon each child completed over the school year. After completing the final part of their marathon, the children visited a table where members of the Brookhaven College Bears Basketball Team — Austin Combs (Waxahachie), Tray Baldwin (Irving) and Fredrick Cruz (Houston) — signed autographs for all.
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