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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Jan. 14, 2008

Brookhaven College hosted the College Steps workshop, co-sponsored by the Dallas Independent School District and the DCCCD, for 240 sixth-grade DISD parents and students on December 15th. The students in the program have been identified by their schools as potentially college-bound and first generation college students. The parents and students must both agree to participate. The parent workshops covered “College 101,” including workshops by Julie Hanson, school alliance coordinator, on financial aid and Dianne Duck, workforce and continuing education program coordinator, on continuing education. The student workshops included college-related games and a tour. Tours were conducted by Greg Rife, school alliance associate; Cynthia Cortez, work-study student; Jean Kaplan, college director of school alliance and institutional outreach; and Suzette Constantine, Brookhaven College graduate, DISD parent and PTA president.

The Geospatial Technology Program at Brookhaven College is making an international impression with other spatial technology educators. Malcolm McInerney, immediate past-president of the South Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and geography coordinator at Findon High School in Adelaide , Australia , is touring spatial technology programs around the world. He visited the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute and met with Scott Sires, geotechnology professor, in October 2007. McInerney recently included information about his travels in his project report, highlighting the great resources and the number courses for GIS available at the EMGI. You can read his full report at http://spatialworlds.blogspot.com/2007/10/brookhaven-college-geosptial-technology.html .

Adjunct faculty and administrators gathered this week at the Brookhaven College Adjunct Faculty Reception to celebrate the longevity of many of their professors and award winners. Patti Johnson, adjunct professor in developmental reading, was selected as this year’s Excellence in Teaching awardee and was honored at the event. Heather Sayre, adjunct professor in English for Speakers of Other Languages, was recognized for her selection as Workforce and Continuing Education Instructor of the Year. A number of professors were honored for their length of service, including two who have reached 80 semesters teaching at the college.




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