News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date May 23

Community Engagement - On May 16-17, the Global Elementary Model United Nations session was held at Brookhaven College for the seventh consecutive year. Elementary and middle school students from across Texas (mainly) came together to role-play as international United Nations representatives in committees and General Assembly. Along with their teachers and parents/observers, 336 student delegates participated in committee meetings representing their countries. While most were from Texas, there were a few students from as far away as Moscow and Istanbul. Students and their teachers work hard throughout the year to learn about different countries, cultures, and international relationships to prepare for this two-day event.

Student Success - On May 15, Brookhaven College held commencement ceremonies where almost 900 students could have crossed the stage to receive their associate degrees, an increase of approximately a hundred students over last year. While only about 400 degree and certificate candidates participated, there was a huge crowd of family members and friends filling the stands of Loos Field House in Addison for the commencement. The Early College High School at Brookhaven College had one of its largest groups of students (69) earning their associate degrees prior to receiving their high school diplomas. In addition to those who earned degrees, 211 students completed various programs for certificates and 53 students earned skills awards.

The Brookhaven College Art Department presented awards to students in the 2014 Juried Art Student Exhibition at a reception on April 30. Juror Sally Packard, director of the School of Art at Texas Christian University, selected 127 artworks for the exhibition from 463 entries. Juror awards went to: Grant Foreman (first place) for his work in metals, Kandinsky’s Teapot; Hong Hee Kwon (second place) for an oil on canvas, In Lieu Of; and Shua Kwon (third place) for an untitled intaglio print. Six honorable mentions were awarded for a variety of pieces in media across the full spectrum of the School of the Arts comprehensive curriculum. Brookhaven College full-time art faculty and staff selected 20 artworks from 16 students for purchase awards, to make the selected pieces part of the Brookhaven College Permanent Art Collection.


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