Release Date Dec. 20
Employee Success - Winners of the annual art drawing (to support the adjunct art instructors development fund) were announced at Brookhaven College’s holiday party. Chong Chu and Lisa Ehrich, Brookhaven College art professors, each donated a piece for the drawing. Students and employees could donate to the fund and have a chance to win Chu’s drawing or Ehrich’s ceramic basket. The winners of the drawing are two art students: Kenya Diaz and Larry Spencer. Interestingly, each is a student of the instructor who created the piece she/he won! The drawing raised $620, which will allow the Brookhaven College Art Department to offer three adjunct art instructors a grant of $200 each for staff development.
Institutional Effectiveness - Brookhaven College has submitted its application for becoming a Tree Campus USA college. Tree Campus USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program that recognizes college and university campuses for effective management of their trees. The application requires the development of a cross-functional campus tree advisory committee, a tree care plan, observance of Arbor Day and a dedicated annual budget for tree care. There is also a required component for service learning. Students in the Brookhaven College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program created a visualization of the campus’s tree canopy with the three landscape zones of the campus. Another GIS class used field measurements to collect data for a tree inventory.
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