News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Aug. 2

Employee Success/Community Engagement - Dr. Thom Chesney, president of Brookhaven College, recently recorded four audio podcasts for the American Council on Education (ACE) Spectrum Executive Leadership Program. The invited topics were Entrepreneurial Ventures, Work Life Balance, Leading Beyond the Campus, and Public/Private Partnerships. The ACE Spectrum Program is designed to further diversify the senior leadership ranks of U.S. higher education by preparing diverse senior-level administrators from underrepresented groups to be strong candidates for presidencies and chancellorships in the near term. Chesney also serves as a program advisor and mentor to several administrators on the presidential pathway.

Employee Success - Brookhaven College’s Sherry Lowery, visiting scholar in computer information technology, and Michael Bailey, visiting scholar in mathematics, have been selected to join the DCCCD STEM Institute as Faculty Fellows for 2013-14. The Faculty Fellows program selects professors in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics to mentor STEM Scholars. Faculty Fellows create a personalized mentoring plan for each STEM Scholar and meet with these students regularly through workshops, seminars and individual meetings. Lowery and Bailey will join Brookhaven College faculty members Charles Cadenhead and Claire Bambrough to mentor students working to earn a degree in the STEM fields. The DCCCD STEM Institute selected 21 Faculty Fellows for 2013-14.

Community Engagement - The monthly meeting of Community Together came to Brookhaven College for lunch on June 25th. DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson, senior adult student advisor at Brookhaven College, hosted the event.  Mark Meyer, dean of nursing, gave attendees a tour of emergency medical services, radiology and nursing facilities (in the Science and Allied Health Building), described the programs offered, and answered questions. Community Together is a loosely knit group of staff members, volunteers, board directors and supporters of nonprofit organizations serving Addison, Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Dallas.

Early College High School at Brookhaven College
On June 20th, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch (C-FB) ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Michael Arreola as principal of the Early College High School at Brookhaven College for the 2013-14 school year. Prior to this appointment, he served as assistant principal at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. Arreola has worked in C-FB ISD for eight years as a student teacher, teacher, coach, administrative intern and assistant principal.


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