News at Brookhaven College

News Note

Release Date July 25

Community Engagement/Institutional Effectiveness - On July 22, Brookhaven Trail officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the pedestrian bridge connecting the north side of the Brookhaven College campus with Vitruvian Park, a residential and commercial development in Addison.  The Trail, which represents a partnership effort among Brookhaven College, the City of Farmers Branch, the Town of Addison, Dallas County, and the North Texas Council of Governments, was completed weeks ahead of schedule. Dr. Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College; Bob Ferguson, trustee, DCCCD; Bob Phelps, mayor, City of Farmers Branch; Todd Meier, mayor, Town of Addison; Alberta Blair, director, Dallas County Public Works; and Mike Cantrell, Dallas County Commissioner - District 2, all spoke about the partnership that brought an idea to fruition. The hike and bike trail connects Vitruvian Park with the Farmers Branch trail system at Rosser Road.

Employee Success - Brookhaven College’s Shani Suber, writing professor, and Jameelah Ra’oof, computer information technology professor, took part in a panel discussion at the DCCCD Technology Summer Institute on June 20. The Institute was designed to engage instructors and staff in interactive ways to teach 21st century learners. The panel discussed “K-12: Use of Technology and Applications that Prepare Students for Higher Education and the Workforce.” Suber shared two of her favorite tools, Padlet and Evernote; audience feedback noted that it was great to hear about the products and the professor’s experiences.

Michael Dennehy, Ed.D., associate vice president of planning, research, and institutional effectiveness at Brookhaven College, attended the 10th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, July 18-20. Sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, the Conference draws an international group of professional writers and students focused on developing their writing and storytelling craft.  Dennehy attended, in part, because of his love of reading, but also to improve his research writing skills. This year’s conference featured speakers and presentations by award-winning authors from the fields of physics, biology, ecology, technology, medicine, politics, and psychology, who shared their insights, methods, challenges, and inspirational stories with participants.


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