Release Date June 13
Community Engagement - On June 11, Dr. Thom Chesney, president of Brookhaven College, joined other Metroplex civic leaders, public servants, and active Army personnel for an information and planning luncheon with Major General Allen W. Batschelet, commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Several higher education topics were covered, including college readiness, associate-to-baccalaureate degree pathways and concurrent enrollment, and academic support services along with the diverse portfolio of tuition assistance programs available to veterans and their families. Brookhaven College’s career and technical education degree and certificate programs were noted as particularly well aligned with jobs within the United States military.
More than 1,900 participants walked the Brookhaven College trail to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on May 31. The Foundation’s Great Strides walk began at Vitruvian Park in Addison (just north of the college); participants made use of the new trail and its connection to the Brookhaven College trail. This was the first year for the walk to be hosted by Vitruvian; the event was a big success, setting records for attendance/participation.
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