Release Date Jan. 17
Community Engagement - Students from Creekview, Newman Smith, Ranchview and R. L. Turner high schools participated in workshops at Brookhaven College on January 14th; the Art Department hosted 131 students for a full day of classes. Susan Mollet, Brookhaven College instructional associate, coordinated the event and facilitated the ceramics workshop. Other workshops were conducted by Chong Chu (painting); Sandra Douglas (printmaking); Lisa Ehrich (drawing); Natalie Macellaio and James Tingey (sculpture); David Newman (digital photography); and Marla Ziegler (installation). Three Brookhaven College art majors assisted at the workshops: Christopher Alexander, Nicholas Gonzalez and Jackson Napier.
Employee Success - Brookhaven College came together to celebrate the college’s employee excellence awardees, whose leadership, innovation and commitment to students and service were recognized on January 17th. The annual Emerald Awards was hosted by Marilyn Lynch, a charter employee, and Suzette Vaquera-Constantine, an employee who is a charter student; the ceremony highlighted the college’s 35th anniversary. In addition to congratulating the award winners, the college thanked employees for their years of dedicated service. Charter employees still working at the college had an anniversary photograph taken after the celebration, a traditional part of the anniversary celebrations that recognizes the rich institutional legacy these employees provide.Institutional Effectiveness - Brookhaven College has received confirmation that the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized it as a Tree Campus USA college. Brookhaven College is only the 10th college/university in Texas to receive this designation. Being recognized as a Tree Campus USA college acknowledges the school’s commitment of resources to protect and enhance its urban forest and raise awareness of the importance of trees to the college - and to the planet. The application process, which involved the work of students and employees across the campus, took more than eight months to complete.
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