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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Aug. 27, 2007

Brookhaven College congratulates C-Shift Paramedic Class 15. The results from the National Registry-Paramedic Exam are official and the Brookhaven College students' pass rate on the first attempt at the exam is 89 percent. The students were completers of Professor Richard Campbell's course in emergency medical services. The national statistics for the exam for 2006 show an overall 62 percent pass-rate on the first attempt. The pass rate for the state of Texas is higher at 68 percent.

Starbucks Coffee Company© stores are holding a book drive to support the new Brookhaven College Head Start Center. At six different locations near the college, Starbucks will be accepting book donations for the lending library at the center. The drive began Aug. 20 and will continue through Sept. 20. The stores are at Preston Road and Forest Lane, Preston Road and Royal Lane, Inwood Road and Willow Lane, LBJ Freeway and Montfort Drive, Forest Lane and Webb Chapel Drive and the store located in the Dallas Galleria.

Czarina Reyes and Russell Simmons, mathematics professors at Brookhaven College, were selected by Nikita Patterson, Texas Instruments higher education specialist, to participate on the 2007-2008 Texas Instruments Community College Mathematics Advisory Panel. The panel includes a total of eight mathematics faculty members who teach at various community colleges located throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. The panel will meet four times a year to provide insight about teaching issues and technology integration within community college mathematics classrooms. In addition, the panel will discuss current issues/trends that are occurring within mathematics education at community colleges.

During "First Week Back" festivities Brookhaven College employees gathered Aug. 23rd at Convocation in the Performance Hall for a celebration and review of the past year's accomplishments. Dr. Sharon L. Blackman, president, led the college through a photo-review of employee successes and achievements including employee graduations from district programs. Special guest keynote speaker, Belle S. Wheelan, Ph.D., president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in Decatur, Ga., and Dr. Blackman addressed the college with remarks about "Building Bridges, Building Community" that focused on future goals and college benchmarks. Employees later gathered for the "Fourth Annual Grilling for Greenbacks" barbecue luncheon and Facilities Services' popular "Pico de Gallo" sale in the Commons Courtyard. The fundraiser benefits the Brookhaven College Employee Emergency Fund and is coordinated by the staff members of the college's Human Resources Office.

Employees of Brookhaven College and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Early College High School at Brookhaven, along with new and returning ECHS students participated this week in leadership development activities at Sky Ranch in Van, Texas. Developed by iLEAD©, Institute of Leadership Effectiveness And Development, the learning activities were part of the second session in a series focused on student success. All 11 instructors, the principal and counselor of the ECHS were joined by Greg Hernandez, physical education professor; Dr. Alexander Holdbrook, computer information systems professor; and, ECHS liaison Marilyn K. Lynch, associate vice president for career and program resources. Activities included low and high ropes, zip, pole and pendulum experiences along with other team-building activities for the students.

 

 




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