News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Oct. 25

Student Success - Paul Landon, Brookhaven College photography student, was the big winner of the State Fair of Texas Photo Contest this year. Another Brookhaven College photography student, Kathy Tran, was the Readers’ Choice winner for the first week of the contest, receiving more than 300 votes.

Community Engagement - On October 19th, approximately 75 students and employees of Brookhaven College enjoyed an afternoon in the community and marched in the W.T. White High School Homecoming Parade. This marked the 20th anniversary of the parade, which is a big community event in North Dallas. Brookhaven College Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator Suzette Vaquera-Constantine organized the Brookhaven College contingent, who proudly donned their green gear, carried signs, threw candy to the crowd and showed off their school spirit. W.T. White dual credit students were front and center, leading the group and carrying the Brookhaven College banner. Student life clubs along with members of academic departments and athletic teams also took part in the parade. The group was most impressive; Brookhaven College was selected as the “Best Walking Group!”

Brookhaven College Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator Daffne Bennett recently organized a program at the college for 55 Latina girls from Dallas area high schools through the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. This professional women’s organization mentors Latina high school girls, encouraging them to attend college, and provides information about college and careers. Brookhaven College’s Doris Rousey, executive dean of the Mathematics and Science Division, and Adrienne McGuire, humanities professor, participated by telling the students about their backgrounds and experiences. A panel of Brookhaven College students discussed their routes to college and then took the girls on a tour of the school.

Institutional Effectiveness - The Brookhaven College Psychology Department held the first lecture in its Put Some Snap in Your Synapse series. On October 16th, more than 70 students and employees listened as Bill Sigsbee, Brookhaven College psychology professor, discussed the development of morality in “How Moral is Your Judgment?”  The second event also featured a Brookhaven College psychology professor, Mike Garza, who discussed “The Psychology of Luck” with more than 130 students. Future topics include “The Mind of a Terrorist” (November 7th) and “The Healing of Humor” (November 21st).


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