Release Date June 14
Student Success and Community Engagement - Students at Brookhaven College donated more than $87,000 in time to 68 agencies during the spring semester. Andrew Deibert, Brookhaven College service-learning and civic engagement coordinator, compiled a summary of the service hours completed for the semester and came up with just less than 4,000 hours. Though the number of students who participated decreased slightly from spring 2012, the number of hours for which the students volunteered (3,955) increased by 739.
Community Engagement - Marilyn Lynch, Brookhaven College associate vice president for career and program resources, delivered the commencement address at the Dallas Can Academy - Carrollton/ Farmers Branch (C/FB) graduation ceremony held at Webb Chapel Church of Christ in Farmers Branch. The mission of the Dallas Can Academies is to provide the highest quality education to all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence. Lynch related the dance steps - both forward and back - of the cha-cha-cha - as to what students would face in their lives: the forward and back steps and the cha - Challenges, cha - Chances, and cha - Change. More than 300 family members and supporters joined the 38 graduates and academy staff for the celebration. Brookhaven College works closely with Dallas Can Academy - C/FB; many of those who graduated will be attending Brookhaven, North Lake and El Centro colleges in the fall.Employee Success - Exhibitions by Brookhaven College Art Department faculty members are now open in the college galleries. Showings by Chancellor Page and Chong Chu will be on display through August 3rd. Both Page and Chu are former Brookhaven College students. Page is exhibiting in the Forum Gallery with works in digital images, painting and drawing. He is an adjunct art professor teaching art appreciation, painting and drawing courses. Chu is showing sculpture, paintings and drawings in the Studio Gallery. He is an art professor teaching two-dimensional design, painting and drawing courses. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
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