Release Date May 16
Student and Employee Success - Brookhaven College’s Alpha Delta Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama; it was presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service (U.S. federal government agency). Brookhaven College PTK members completed more than 1,000 hours of community service at the college and off-campus. This year, the chapter began a new tradition to honor Brookhaven College professors for their dedication to teaching and student service; members nominated several professors for the Outstanding Professor Award. Sheri Van Court, English for speakers of other languages professor and club advisor, stated that after extensive committee work, chapter members voted and Charlie Warnberg, English professor, was selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Professor Award.
Employee Success - Brookhaven College Art Department staff has been active in its professional development and exposing students to the broader community of professional artists at a number of conferences. Art faculty Lisa Ehrich, Susan Mollet, and James Tingey, and art student Amy Titus, participated in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Art faculty David Newman participated in the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) (Printmaking) Conference in San Francisco, CA, serving as professional development mentor to five SGCI members and exhibiting in the “Bridges” exhibition. Brookhaven College art students, Ken Rajspis and Anita Thurmond, also participated in the conference.
For the 12th year, Roy Allen, Jr., professor of music at Brookhaven College, has been invited to be an adjudicator at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) on May 24 and 26, in connection with the University Interscholastic League. The TSSEC is the culmination of contests throughout the state. This year, it will bring together more than 20,000 high school music students who have received superior ratings at the regional level. Approximately a hundred college/university music professors are selected nationwide to judge the contest.
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