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News Note

Release Date March 21

Community Engagement - On March 6th, the Head Start Center at Brookhaven College hosted a celebration for the 25th anniversary of Head Start of Greater Dallas. Dr. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, spoke briefly about the college’s history with the organization. The Head Start Center at the college has served nearly a thousand children in its six years of operation, and almost a hundred Head Start “parents” have attended the college.

Employee Success - Brookhaven College had the honor of hosting this year’s DCCCD Employee Awards Gala on February 28th at the Marriott Quorum hotel in Addison. At the event, location awardees are recognized and district award winners are announced. Dr. Thom Chesney, president of Brookhaven College, served as emcee and host. Congratulations to all the awardees! The college would also like to express its gratitude to all those involved in planning the event and selecting the location and district awardees, and to those whose commitment to leadership, service, excellence in teaching, innovation and accomplishments in supporting student success make the awards such an honor.

Institutional Effectiveness - To recognize the generosity and support of Mr. Ellison Miles to Brookhaven College and the DCCCD, a brief ceremony was held on February 25th to unveil plaques denoting the Ellison Miles Building on the college’s campus. Last year, the DCCCD Board of Trustees approved a request from the college to name a building in Miles’ memory. The Ellison Miles Building now bears two markers noting the new name of the building (outside) and the legacy of Miles’ many financial contributions (inside).

On March 6th, Ronny Congleton, commissioner representing labor, Texas Workforce Commission, made the official presentation of a $477,181 Skills Development Fund grant to Brookhaven College. The grant represents a partnership involving the college, General Aluminum Company of Texas and Maxim Integrated Products, to provide customized training for 87 new hires and 423 incumbent staff members. Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce training and continuing education at Brookhaven College, welcomed the commissioner and local officials, along with representatives from the two companies to the ceremony and celebration.




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