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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 10, 2008

Brookhaven College Bears basketball coach Kevin Hurst and six members of the team received special recognition this week. Sophomore Craig Green was selected as the conference’s “Most Valuable Player” and nominated for “All-American” status. Sophomore Anthony Moore was chosen for “First Team All-Region.” Sophomore Mike Love was tabbed as a “Third Team All-Conference” performer. Sophomores Brett Brittain and Malcolm Greer were named “Honorable Mention All-Conference” players. Coach Hurst, a full-time academic advisor, was selected as “Co-Coach of the Year” for the conference.

Hungry Brookhaven College students and employees have been lining up for custom-made sandwiches at SUBWAY® Restaurant since it opened for business February 27th. The restaurant, located on the second floor of the Student Services Center, is situated inside of the newly refurbished TreeTop Café. The café includes seating for 160 people in multiple and varied seating arrangements from booths to bar stools, is equipped for wireless technology for those who bring along their own laptops, and will soon include a 50-inch plasma television and eight permanently affixed laptop computers. In the first week of operation, Robert and Helen Hudson, owners, were happy to report a resounding popular response with strong sales. The modern design and decor of the refurbishment was selected last year by popular vote of students and employees.

Commemorating Women’s History Month, the college conducted its third annual women’s exposition on March 4th. “Women’s Vision, Women’s Art” focused on art, health, wellness and more. The expo highlighted the talents of local artists and celebrated the contributions of women in our community. The free expo brought together groups representing education, leadership, financial success, safety, peace, fine arts, nutrition, careers and small business.

Dr. Mary Brumbach, vice president for resource and economic development, presented two sessions entitled “Organizing and Evaluating the Development Office” and “The Things They Never Told You When You Took This Job” to the 2008 class of the resource development specialists training program hosted by Richland College. The two-week experience, under the auspices of the Council for Resource Development, provides an overview of resource development in community colleges with a week on model campus and a week in Washington, D.C. Hannah Love, senior administrative assistant in resource and economic development, is participating in the training.

Ninth- and 10th-grade students, faculty and staff of the Early College High School at Brookhaven focused this week on a smooth completion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills testing. Collaboration and planning among Marilyn Lynch, ECHS-college liaison, and Adriana Gomez, principal and dual credit faculty, made it possible for students to comply with state-mandated testing schedules without compromising the students’ college course requirements.



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