News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date May 17

Student Success — The Brookhaven College Art Department presented awards to students in the 2013 Juried Art Student Exhibition, May 8th.  Juror Greg Metz, senior lecturer in visual arts at The University of Texas at Dallas, selected 97 artworks from 495 entries for the exhibition.  He awarded Virginia Robertson first place for her painting, “Return to Room F 114.”  Second place went to Oscar Chacon for his painting, “Ruidoso, New Mexico”; third place was awarded to Amy Titus for her ceramic mixed media piece.  Tori Baker, Jennifer Brandon, Dan Markham and Kenneth Rajspis each won an honorable mention.  The full-time employees of the Brookhaven College Art Department also selected 11 pieces for purchase.

Kathy Tran, freshman at Brookhaven College, studies marketing and is putting what she learns to good work.  She is creative multimedia director for the Brookhaven Courier (student newspaper); official costume keeper for the Brookhaven College Bears; president of the Photography Club; and a soon-to-be summer intern for Richardson ISD’s Excellence in Education Foundation.  Tran learned of this internship — which was originally posted for a college junior or senior — from the job board in the Brookhaven College Career Development Center.  She was selected for the position as a result of her impressive resumé.  The internship is made possible through the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program.

Employee Success — Dr. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, was in Washington, DC on May 10th to take part in a Presidential Roundtable at the American Council on Education (ACE).  The meeting, titled “Presidents:  Caught in the Middle,” focused on issues of governance on campus.  Topics, such as interpreting between faculty and governing boards and balancing institutional aspirations with social needs and fiscal accountability, were discussed by a group of college and university presidents.  ACE holds these events to explore pressing higher education issues, with the conversations forming the basis of widely disseminated essays for campus administrators, trustees and other audiences.


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