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Release Date July 18

Student Success - Nick Bostick and Erin Alexis Goldman, journalism students at Brookhaven College, will be spending July 18-20 at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Each year, only 10 students are selected nationwide to participate in the Young Spurs writing contest; this is determined based on a biographical piece written by each student. Bostick wrote a piece about a Colorado newspaper man, Dean Coombs, who still uses a Linotype press to produce his weekly paper. Goldman’s work was about Rhett Miller and the Old 97’s. Both students and Brookhaven College Journalism Professor Daniel Rodrigue received complimentary registration for the nationally renowned conference. The students will have the opportunity to participate in an all-day workshop to refine their work before it is published in The Dallas Morning News, a partner in the competition. Bostick and Goldman are the seventh students from Rodrigue’s program to have their work selected for the contest.

Employee Success - Marilyn Lynch, associate vice president for development at Brookhaven College, recently completed a Principles and Techniques of Fundraising course. This internationally acclaimed signature course is supported by research and is conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The course is the first in a series required to earn the school’s Certificate in Fund Raising Management, indicating skill development for fundraising leadership. This additional training for Lynch is one part of the college’s efforts to augment resources through sponsored funding, grants, private funding, and partnerships. The evolving Development Office will also add alumni relations to its programming in the fall.

Institutional Effectiveness - On July 8, students participating in the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) at Brookhaven College had the chance to learn with new technology. The 64 students learned about volcanoes from Brookhaven College instructional associate Jerry Bartz with the help of the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute’s new Ideum Presenter 55, a wall-mounted touchscreen display. “Volcanoes: A Life-giving Force” showed how volcanic eruptions affect the Earth. This interactive geospatial technology activity was embraced by all of the TexPREP students.




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