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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 24, 2008

Ten students and one advisor from Brookhaven College’s Alpha Delta Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa attended the organization’s 2008 Texas Regional Convention in Fort Worth, March 13-16.  In recognition of outstanding merit and achievement in a number of areas, the chapter received four award certificates, including the Scholarship Hallmark, Chapter of Service, Pinnacle Chapter and Five Star Level awards.  Chapter officers, Amber Valentine, treasurer and Anil Patel, webmaster, were presented plaques recognizing their induction into the 2007-2008 Phi Theta Kappa District II Hall of Honor for their embodiment and promotion of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service within the chapter.  In recognition of outstanding service to the chapter and the organization, three representatives from Brookhaven College received medals and were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa--Texas Region Hall of Honor at the awards gala:  Dr. Sharon L. Blackman, college president, received the Chief Executive Officer award, DeAnna Golsan, chapter president, received the Distinguished Chapter President award, and Dr. Aaron Ostrom, executive dean for special programs, received the Distinguished Chapter Advisor award.

For the third year, the Division 1 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Dallas Mavericks will be at Brookhaven College .  Games begin Friday night, March 20th, and the tournament continues to Sunday morning, March 23.  Teams traveled from British Columbia, Toronto and Milwaukee to play against the Dallas team. The games are free for the public to come and enjoy. 

Brookhaven College ’s Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute will be the host site April 12-14 for the 2008 Texas Envirothon , a three-day academic, extracurricular environmental and natural resource education program, and competition of the Texas Associate of Environmental Educators.  The college will welcome 250 high school students from across the state for the event.  The competitors will be evaluating the environment to answer questions relating to “Recreational Impacts on Natural Resources.”  Teams of five students will work together to answer questions focusing on aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current environmental issue.  The winner will go on to attend the National Envirothon this summer.  

Delryn Fleming, English professor, has been invited to be a presenter at the ACCUPLACER National Conference that will be held this June in Fort Lauderdale , Florida .  Delryn was part of a group that worked on a project to recalibrate the WritePlacer.  The College Board is coordinating the event and invited Delryn to present at the conference due to her input on the critical thinking section of the test.



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