Release Date Nov. 12, 2007
The Farmers Branch/Carrollton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) conducted its 17th annual “Reach for the Stars Mathematics and Science Conference” November 3rd at Brookhaven College with the assistance of more than 30 college students and staff volunteers. Organizers reported that the all-day program reached capacity this year with a record 261 seventh- and eighth-grade girls attending from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Each year the conference highlights career opportunities through workshops presented by women professionals working in math and science. Kristine Kahanek, meteorologist, CBS TV-11, was the keynote speaker this year and challenged the young women to set realistic goals and map a course for success. Dr. Richard McCrary, interim vice president for learning and student success, was present to accept a plaque from the AAUW Chapter President, Dr. Julie Moore, commending the college for its annual support with a “2007 SuperNova Award.”
The fifth annual celebration of national Geospatial Information Systems Day took place November 9th at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute. More than 200 middle and high school students from Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Dallas independent school districts attended the event that highlights the uses and usefulness of geographic information systems. Scott Sires, Susan Maxey Molly Andies, Noresh Kumar and Dusty Girar, all math and science professors, along with partners from the Denton County 4H Club and the University of North Texas, coordinated a series of demonstrations and activities for the students.
Brookhaven College hosted the North Texas Regional P-16 Council on November 8th. The meeting, conducted at the Head Start Center, featured a presentation by Dewey Brooks of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding Expectations for Regional P-16 Councils; a presentation by Judith Allen, Director of Programs, Communities in Schools-Dallas; and a Brookhaven College Early College High School (ECHS) panel discussion including Anita Jackson, Director of the Head Start Center; Adriana Gomez, ECHS principal; Denise Davis, UNT ECHS Initiative Project Director; and Marilyn K. Lynch, Associate Vice President and Early College High School Liaison. The council meeting concluded with a site visit of ECHS.
Dr. Mary Brumbach, vice president for resource and economic development, participated in the 41st Annual Conference of the Council for Resource Development in Washington , D.C. , October 31-November 3, along with Hannah Love, senior administrative assistant. The council is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges and focused on “Many Visions, One Mission ” for this year’s conference. Dr. Brumbach was a keynote presenter and panelist for the Master’s Track for advanced development officers as well as a presenter for the Certified Fundraising Executive Program. She currently serves as a trustee director of the organization.
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