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News at Brookhaven College

For Release Through Feb. 15

ground breaking

DALLAS – Brookhaven College will have a community forum and groundbreaking for its new Science and Allied Health Building on Feb. 15. The forum, open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. in the college’s Performance Hall.

Members of the community, guests and employees are invited to see a 45-minute bond program update and then walk to the north side of Building K for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Remarks will be delivered by Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr., chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Dr. Sharon L. Blackman, president of Brookhaven College, and others. Everyone is invited to attend a collegewide luncheon back in the Performance Hall Lobby after the ceremonies are completed.

The new building is one of three new and expanded facilities supported by the citizens of Dallas County in a May 2004 bond election. The new building will be home to the college’s allied health programs as well as new facilities for chemistry and biology programs. The new structure will add more than 140,000 square feet to the campus which will include new general use and multimedia classrooms, wet and dry labs, lecture halls, computer labs, X-ray rooms, ICU and nursing units, employee offices, and commons areas to support those programs. Adjacent to the Science and Allied Health Building, a new parking lot section will be added providing approximately 350 parking spaces.

Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch. For additional information regarding the DCCCD and Brookhaven College bond program projects, go to



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.