News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date Jan. 31

Institutional Effectiveness - The Performance Hall at Brookhaven College was filled to capacity for Wes Moore, author of the college’s Open Book selection this year, The Other Wes Moore. The book tells the story of two different boys with the same name, from strikingly similar childhood challenges, who grew to follow very different paths. Moore spoke about his experience in coming to understand the other Wes Moore, the way education shaped his life and affected the lives of others in the story, and the difference and disconnect between potential and expectation in the two lives. He answered insightful questions from the students, such as: Would he ever trade places for just a day with the “other Wes Moore?” After the presentation, the author signed copies of his book for students and employees (who have enjoyed sharing the story).

Employee Success - Sylvia Wise, coordinator for continuing education and workforce development at Brookhaven College, will be busy this year off campus with two new community committee appointments. She has been invited by Gail Chandler, director of citizenship communications and community relations for Texas Instruments, to represent Brookhaven College on the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.  In addition to discussing issues surrounding education in our area, the committee supports and promotes programs and services of the area’s educational institutions.  Wise has also been invited to represent Brookhaven College on the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee by Allison Cook, economic development manager for the City of Farmers Branch. Her role in promoting the college’s corporate training fits the committee mission well: to develop programs that will help retain businesses, support programs to attract new businesses and enhance the opportunity for all businesses to succeed in Farmers Branch. Cook serves as chair of the chamber’s Economic Development Committee.


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