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News Note

Release Date Jan. 24

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce has selected Brookhaven College as a finalist for the 2013 Business of the Year Award. Each year, the chamber selects a business in the Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Addison region that exemplifies high business standards and is a “true community partner.” The letter from the chamber notes “the strong partnerships Brookhaven College has built with the chamber as well as other vital organizations in our community.” Award finalists will be recognized and the winner will be announced at the chamber’s annual awards banquet on February 28th.

Brookhaven College Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement hosted the 3rd annual MLK Day Challenge on January 20th as a way to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through service to the community.  Following the keynote address delivered by Carter Bedford, director of Richland College’s Office of Student Life, 63 participants from Brookhaven, North Lake and Richland colleges started on their challenges. The group was split into teams to take on seven different challenges.  Participants worked with numerous community partners, including CitySquare, The Family Place, Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center, Rainbow Days and The Senior Source.  Brookhaven College’s MLK Day/Semester of Service events are supported with funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, administered by Campus Compact; its mission is to “educate students for civic and social responsibility.” Photographs and details of the challenges may be viewed at


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