News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Oct. 11

Student Success - On October 5th, 69 students and employees from Brookhaven College traveled to the North Texas Food Bank to contribute to the community. The group sorted and packaged 720 boxes of food weighing 15,800 pounds, which translates to a total of 13,200 meals.  In addition to the volunteer hours, students in several government classes taught by Erum Shaikh raised $300 that they donated.  According to the food bank, each dollar contributed equals three meals, so the total meals contributed for the day topped 14,100!

Brookhaven Courier staff members were big winners at the Texas Community College Journalism Association 2013 Fall Convention held at Texas Woman’s University on October 4th.  In the live contests (taking place at the convention), Kathy Tran won first place for Feature Photo and Adriana Salazar won third place for News Photo. Honorable Mentions went to Scott Mitchell for Feature Photo and Brigitte Zumaya for News Photo. Additional awards for previous publications were won by Kathy Tran - first place for Feature Photo and third place for Advertising; Jordan Wiley took third place for Layout and Design; and Scott Mitchell earned an Honorable Mention for In-depth Investigative News Story. The staff also earned third place for Headline Writing, Website and Overall General Excellence Newspaper.

Employee Success - Brookhaven College’s Marilyn Kolesar-Lynch, associate vice president for career and resource development, and Meridith Danforth, assistant director for marketing and public information, attended the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference for Community College Advancement in San Diego, CA, October 2nd-4th. CASE is education’s leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related activities. Brookhaven College is preparing to take a more active role in development, and the CASE conference was a first step in creating a strategic plan for this initiative.


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