News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date April 4

Student Success - Participants in the Brookhaven College Students 50+ Education Program took a trip to observe Emeritus College at the University of North Texas in Denton. Students learned about the free program offerings as well as travel and social opportunities. Both programs keep adults age 50+ intellectually stimulated and physically active. In October, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Community Affairs guided the Brookhaven College group, showing different modes of public transportation available and transit system options to more learning experiences and higher education.

The Brookhaven College Saxophone Studio combined forces with the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Saxophone Studio to perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 20th-23rd. Three Brookhaven College students, Grace Chen, David Janes, and Eduardo Garcia, along with TWU graduate student and Brookhaven alumnus Nicholas Galanos, and TWU graduate student Matt Sawyer performed under the direction of Brookhaven College Music Professor Roy Allen Jr. Brookhaven College was the only junior/community college to have a proposal accepted for the students to perform at the conference. The ensemble performed two world premieres: “Droste Dance” by Greg Newton and “Sidewalk” by Garrett Wingfield. Both compositions were commissioned and dedicated to Allen and the saxophone program. Newton and Wingfield are Brookhaven College alumni.

Community Engagement and Employee Success - More than 70 students and approximately a dozen employees dug, planted, and mulched as part of Brookhaven College’s Second Annual Arbor Day Observance on March 28th. The celebration was also an all-college service project to conclude the college’s 35th anniversary celebration. Landscape maintenance contractor Greener Pastures worked with Tommy Gallegos, Brookhaven College director of facilities services, to provide trees and shrubs for the two entrances to the campus. Students and staff planted hundreds of drought-tolerant grasses, sages, and yaupon hollies, and Greener Pastures staff added more than 50 trees. Volunteers enjoyed a hot dog lunch sponsored by Oncor Electric Delivery and Atmos Energy.

Student and Employee Success - On March 20th, students and employees were treated to a taste of Brookhaven College talent at The Windmill release party in the college Performance Hall. The spring 2014 edition of the Brookhaven College zine showcases art, photography, poetry, and prose created by students and employees. The event featured poetry and prose readings and a raffle of displayed art and photography, all accompanied by the guitar and vocals of John Calvin, Brookhaven College alumnus. Daniel Rodrigue, journalism professor at Brookhaven College, recognized the hard work of the editorial staff of the Brookhaven Courier (student newspaper), including Maddox Price, editor-in-chief, and Nicholas Bostick, managing editor, in the production of The Windmill publication.


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