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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Dec. 3, 2007

A former Brookhaven College student, Micaela Johnson, is currently wearing the crown as Miss Nebraska . Micaela started her college career at Brookhaven College , while getting her start on her acting career as a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. Johnson was a full-time student and one of the youngest members of the famous cheerleading squad at the same time. She was featured on the KPTM local news station in Omaha , Nebraska on a feature called “Heartland Proud.” The clip is online at , under the “Headed for Stardom” segment.

After winning the Metro Athletic Conference Championship, the Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball team traveled to Rochester , Minnesota on November 16th and 17th for the National Junior College Athletic Association, Division III National tournament. The team took third place and three players, Katie Jager, Kendra Braswe, and Danielle Sneed, were named to the All-Tournament Team. This is the fourth consecutive trip to nationals for the team.

“Inspecting Carol,” a Christmas comedy, is the current production by Theatre Brookhaven, with shows November 29th-Dec. 9th. Michael Clack directs the production as it follows the story of a theater company preparing for their performance of “A Christmas Carol,” but they face a threat from the National Endowment (NEA) of the Arts to withdraw funding. The NEA feels the show has a “significant artistic deficit,” but physical comedy and great characters combine to make the production a treat for the audience

The Advising and Counseling Center welcomed a team from the National ACademic ADvising Association, often called NACADA, November 28th-30th. The team is reviewing the college’s entire registration process and assessing the processes for admissions, orientation, assessment, advising and financial aid/tuition payment, and student identification cards. The college will receive a written report that highlights the college’s strengths and opportunities for improvements. The team’s visit was made possible through grant funds from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count.

Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College Principal Adriana Gomez and Marilyn K. Lynch, associate vice president for careers and program renewal, presented to Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (CFBISD) eighth-grade parents this past Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These sessions followed recruiting presentations about ECHS to eight grade students at all five CFBISD middle schools last week. This effort was part of a district-wide focus on providing information about the various opportunities available to rising ninth-graders. ECHS student application packets are due by December 14th, and students for next year’s freshman class will be announced by February 14, 2008 .




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