News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Dec. 6

Student Success - The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) recognized Kathy Tran, Brookhaven journalism student, with an advertising award. She received third place in the House Ad Category for an ad she created for The Courier. The competition put her up against two- and four-year schools from all over the country. The ACP is the oldest and largest national organization for student journalists.

Community Engagement and Student Success - When Erum Shaikh, social science adjunct instructor, taught her three government classes about social policy, she presented a request from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals about a program they were supporting called "Socks for Soldiers." The program provides new socks for veterans at the Dallas VA Hospital. The request for service resonated with the classes discussing social policy, and they worked together to collect 312 pairs of socks.

Employee and Student Success - The Brookhaven Counseling Center won a STAR Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 22 for the SkillsShops program. There were 50 nominations for the award from among the state's two- and four-year colleges and universities with eight finalists and just three award winners. The Star Award recognizes exceptional contributions toward meeting one of the Closing the Gaps by 2015 goals and requires nominees to demonstrate the program's success through data. Programs must meet the goals to close the gaps in student participation, student success, academic excellence and research.

Student Success - A former Brookhaven student made it on the radio on November 16. Joy Tipping talked about Dallas when she was on "A Prairie Home Companion." The radio program, hosted by Garrison Keillor, was presented live from the Fair Park Music Hall. Joy, now a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News, was a reporter for the Brookhaven campus newspaper in the 1980s.


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