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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Read-in Spotlights African-American Literature

Read-in Spotlights African-American Literature

Brookhaven College paid tribute to the poets of the Harlem renaissance at the annual African-American Read-in Feb. 2.

A crowd of approximately 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Performance Hall as participants recited passages from the works of African-American poets. Based on the theme “Drop Me Off in Harlem,” the well rehearsed program featured dozens of poems, including "What is Africa to Me?," "The Weary Blues," "Creation," "My House" and "Dreams."

Thanks to all those who participated in the event:

Event Organizers

Kendra Vaglienti, executive dean, Communications Division
Hazel Carlos, English professor


Chris Cyriaque, world languages professor
Dawn Bishop, assistant to the vice president, Business Services
Ricky Reeves, humanities professor
Carol Grinage, communications professor
Edleeca Thompson, humanities professor
Amy Monroy, communications adjunct professor
Oslynn Williams, graphic designer II, Marketing and Public Information
Dorell Tolbert, circulation assistant, Learning Resource Center
Donna Crenshaw, instructional associate, Communications Division
Hurshel Burton, English professor
Shirley Lancaster, planning and organizational learning specialist, Professional Development
Rhonda Bitner, communications professor
Sheri Van Court, ESOL professor
Darise Error, theater professor
Marilyn Moye, department assistant III, Business Services
Dr. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president


Dominique Clemon
Carol Williams
Nissa Butler
Naddeah Clinton
Denetra Jacobs
Rae Hall
Cierra Hernandez
Jasmin Felton