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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Question of the Month

June Question of the Month

Which song title best describes you/your life/your motto? Explain.

I think the song that best describes my mentality is "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against, mainly because even when people have problems in their life, we should all look forward. Just keep on keepin' on by appreciating the small things along with the greater picture which is life.
Estefania Barrerra, department assistant I, Marketing and Public Information

Song title: "Defying Gravity" (from the Broadway musical Wicked)
Thom Chesney, president, Brookhaven College

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller. One of my favorite quotes of all time which leads me to my song title. It will be really difficult to choose one song title that encapsulates me completely. If I had to choose one now, the song title that best represents me would be "Pictures of You" by The Cure. It represents my love for photography, which reminds me once in while to simply STOP! Stop and take a moment... Stop and notice the details or even stop to take a breath. Within all those stops there is a photograph waiting to happen.
Manuel Estrella, senior information systems manager, Information Technology

Favorite song: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" by Mel Carter
Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean, Health and Human Services Division

I'd say "All You Need is Love." Besides the sentiment, Beatles songs make me smile!
Jean Kaplan, college director of school alliance and community outreach

The song tittle that describes me the most is "Float On" by Modest Mouse. The song itself has been one my favorite songs growing up and I think the message has made more of significance to me throughout the years. It simply reflects (to me) the human factor in all of us: that no one is clearly perfect, and that if we make mistakes or something bad happens in our lives, we should just move on, or like the song would say, "float on okay." It is actually a very relaxing song and enjoyable (especially if you are into this legit thing called Indie music). The main trait I often see in me, that I could compare to the song tittle (and the song) would be that off a soothing, untroubled humility. Such trait, that I feel has made me accept and forgive the harsh, unforeseen occurrences of this world.
Mauricio Luna, department assistant I, Marketing and Public Information

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack -- Dance has always been a big part of my life, and though it has taken a back seat to marriage and career, it will always have a special place in my heart. Figuratively speaking, I hope to always see the bright side of every situation, and when faced with the decision to give up or dance (keep going)...I want to dance.
Jessica Rawlins, marketing and advertising coordinator, Marketing and Public Information

The song that describes my life is "If You're Happy and You Know It!" I'm happy I have a family. I'm happy I have friends. I'm happy to live in this beautiful world. I'm happy I have a job. I'm happy to be alive!
Debi Whitley, administrative assistant II, President's Office