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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Question of the Month

March Question of the Month

Spring is the time of year when everything re-awakens after winter. From cleaning to planting to lounging (poolside, of course), which activity do you most look forward to each spring?

I look forward to shopping for new clothes and going out on vacation.
Estefania Barrera, department assistant I, Marketing and Public Information

Each spring I eagerly await with my family the return of a pair of mallard ducks who nest in one of our flower beds and have – to date – brought 14 ducklings into the world.
Dr. Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College

Every Spring I look forward to working in my plot at the Farmers Branch Community Garden. I love planting seeds and watching them grow. I currently have lettuce, onion, carrots, tomatoes, beets, sugar snap peas, snow peas, flowers and rosemary growing in my plot.
Sarah Graifemberg, workforce development training specialist, Workforce and Continuing Education

There are many things I look forward to in the world of sports during spring. The NFL Draft and NBA playoffs begin, March Madness gets insane, and the return of baseball arrives. To me, it is much more than just sitting around the couch and watching me it is all about: scouting the next Tom Brady, predicting where the Heat will end up in the playoffs, earning bragging rights when Michigan State wins the NCAA tournament, and going over the Twins bullpen stats. Oh...and ride my bike around Dallas.
Mauricio Luna, department assistant I, Marketing and Public Information

Spring is the month of plantations. First time I tried planting some of the vegetable plants in my backyard. I was prepared to do it even at the end of the winter season. I collected as much different variety of seeds of different plants as I can. After all the seeds were grown in a pot, I planted all those plants in the backyard. I got some Miracle Grow potting mix, and the plants are shooting up as expected. I know that I do not have to buy green beans, long beans, onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers during this summer. I also have some of the berry plants like blue berries, raspberries, and strawberries in that list. I just have to step into my back yard to pluck those from the plants. I did not enjoy much when I was working hard in the back yard, but I am sure I will enjoy when I reap the fruit of my labor during summer.
John Mammen, adjunct faculty, Communications Division

I look forward most to the spring Crappie Spawn on Lake Ray Roberts, hooking up the boat and going out on the lake is great relaxation, but when that two pound barn door Crappie slams my jig I love the anticipation of which one of us will win the battle.
Vincent Price, assistant director, Facility Services

For me, Spring is the best time of year to get outdoors and play some golf. Also, I look forward to the Masters and Byron Nelson golf tournaments.
James Quillen, PC support specialist, Information Technology

All year I look forward to running/walking along the trail near my home. It's a family thing. My husband, puppy and I get out, exercise and enjoy each other’s company under the beautiful spring sky. I also love waking up in the middle of the night to a crack of thunder. It reminds me of Kansas, where I was raised.
Jessica Rawlins, marketing and advertising coordinator, Marketing and Public Information

First day of spring which we call it Nowrouz is the most important day in the year for the Iranian people. We look forward to it by cleaning the house, planting flowers, wearing new cloths, buying lots of Iranian cookies, sending cards, providing gifts, setting special table, and visiting friends and families.

Happy Nowrouz everyone.
Mersedeh Sefidi, adjunct faculty, Mathematics and Science Division

During the springtime, I look forward to the beautiful sunny days and mild temperatures that come our way here in Dallas every March. I am a sucker for a pretty day, so I love to do outdoor things such as watch the sunset over the lake, have picnics in the park and, let's not forget, hang with my friends on the patio at my favorite restaurants in West Village. Bring on the warm sunny days!
Gabrielle Trepagnier, senior career planning specialist, Career Development Center