Release Date June 27
Student Success - Ibrahim Kamara, student at Brookhaven College, has been awarded the 2014 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes students who have faced and overcome adversity. Kamara has persevered in his education despite his father’s death, civil war, the threat of blindness, and numerous interruptions in his education. He will join three Kramp Scholarship recipients who are returning to Brookhaven College - Ruth Clason, Ana Immerso, and Kathy Tran. Also, Brookhaven College students, Djangoran Famie and Marcellino Estrello, will receive one-time Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarship grants, which they will use toward school expenses.
For two weeks (June 4-18), piggy banks around Brookhaven College were taking donations to “Sack Summer Hunger.” Metrocrest Services reached out to Andrew Deibert, service-learning and civic engagement coordinator at Brookhaven College, for assistance to help cover an unexpected increase in participants in the program - from 600 children two summers ago to an estimated 1,600 this year. Employees collected $500, which will supply 12 children with nutritious food for 9 weeks (while school is not in session). These students receive reduced-price or free lunch benefits during the school year and would possibly go without during the summer if it were not for the Sack Summer Hunger program.
The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) held a meeting in the Ellison Miles Building at Brookhaven College, June 24-25. Leaders from the national organization, which advocates on issues relating to Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers, met with regional NHCOA leadership as well as nonprofit and community groups that work hands-on with community centers and other nonprofit organizations which focus on services for Hispanic seniors. The group reflected on policies and practices that are working well and, also, on local issues and concerns for which leadership could advocate at the national level. The group expressed it would like to hold numerous future events at Brookhaven College, including regional planning meetings, community outreach, and training opportunities.
This year’s Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) at Brookhaven College started on June 16 with 63 students participating in their first or second year of the Program. TexPREP provides a challenging academic program designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for advanced studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Staffs of numerous departments work to coordinate and prepare for the Program; this is the fifth year that Brookhaven College has hosted TexPREP.
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