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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 8, 2007

Seven Brookhaven College athletes participated in the kickoff of local Marathon Kids Program on September 29th at Loos Field in Addison . Marathon Kids is an 11-year-old, nationally recognized, incremental school-based fitness program designed to promote fitness and wellness in elementary-age children. More than 1,000 school children, kindergarten through fifth-grade, ran the first 0.2 miles of the 26.2-mile marathon that they will complete during the school year. After completing one and a half laps around the track, the children visited a table to meet Brookhaven College soccer players Kayla Koenig, Melissa Markham and Susan Baldwin, who signed autographs. Also participating from the Bears’ basketball team were Craig Green, Kerry Gee, Malcolm Greer and Anthony Moore. The event was a great way for Brookhaven College students to actively participate in the community while providing positive role models for elementary school children. Program sponsors were Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, The Moody Foundation, Whole Foods Market, The Meadows Foundation, Run On, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. For more information, the web site is www.MarathonKids.org . This community outreach event was coordinated by Coach Kevin Hurst, who is also a full-time academic advisor.

Students from Obadiah Knight Elementary School in Dallas won a visit to Brookhaven College as a school contest prize. The students had to interview their teacher about his/her college experience and then create a poster based on the interview. Julie Hanson, school outreach coordinator, planned a special college experience and tour for the winners, classes of first- and fourth-graders. Lisa Ann Miller, Angela Shoultz, and Jay Fraser, staff members of the Career Development Center , talked about career paths and opportunities and led the students through a drawing exercise about what they want to be when they grow up. The students then made a mini-movie on the computer in a visual communications workshop led by Wes Smith, adjunct professor.

Chong Chu, art professor and Brookhaven College alumnus, is the recipient of the 2007 Bridging Business Award from the Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce. Chu was recognized for bridging the arts communities between the United States and Korea through his design of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Royal Lane Station. His design of the station includes two permanent windscreens, the fence, and the canopy’s architecture. The Royal Lane Station is located in Dallas ’ Asian Trade District and “clearly demonstrates his artistic ability in communicating to the Western world about Asian art. Its design transforms imagination to reality, and links the arts with business as DART connects citizens in North Texas . Chu will receive his award at the banquet on October 10th.

The North Texas Radiologic Technologist Society has selected Christie Carter, MSRS, RT(R), radiologic technology professor at Brookhaven College , as one of the 25 top technologists in the North Texas area. The award will be presented at a luncheon November 10th. Carter has been the lead faculty member for the college’s Radiologic Science Program since it began in 2004, and is the second in the college’s program to be awarded this honor. The college also commends Professor Carter for her lead role in the writing of “Digital Radiography and PACS,” a new 256-page textbook, co-written with Beth Veale, BSRS, MEd, RT(R) (QM), which will be released by Elseveier Publishing on October 15th. PACS is the acronym for picture archiving and communication systems. For more information about the new book, you may visit the following online address http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780323044448 .

 




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