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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date June 23

Members of the Brookhaven Choral Society were invited to sing at the Hot Springs Music Festival, in Hot Springs, Ark., on June 8th. This is only the third time a Dallas-area choral ensemble has been invited to participate in this prestigious festival. The choir, directed by Melody Gamblin-Bullock, professor of music, performed The Creation, by Franz Joseph Haydn. The annual festival, June 1-14, brings together more than 250 international musicians in the historic spa resort of Hot Springs National Park.

Brookhaven College hosted the Support Services Symposium for the disabled on June 17th, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Easter Seals. The event provided an array of information about community resources for elderly and disabled persons. Barbara Dotson, coordinator of special populations at Brookhaven College, recruited American Sign Language interpreters for the event, and DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson, senior adult student advisor, provided refreshments.

Brookhaven College employees took advantage of the opportunity to ask their questions at a Human Resources Forum on June 16th. The forum was presented as part of the college’s ModernThink survey action plan, and facilitated by Denys Blell, vice chancellor, and Luis Camacho, associate vice chancellor for human and organizational development. Employees asked questions on topics ranging from compensation to opportunities for advancement, and specifics about district job descriptions. Bob Smith, president of the Professional Support Staff Association, made introductions and Linda Lee, director for professional development, and Terri Edrich, executive director for human resources, made the arrangements necessary for this informative opportunity for employees.

Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education, met recently with members of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce and Greg Vaughn, president; Tracy Eubanks, president of MAPSCO Holdings, Inc. and the chamber’s education committee chair; and Wendy Wong-Majors, vice chairman of Capital One Bank and chair of the chamber’s community and economic development committee. The meeting was about how the college and the chamber might expand its existing relationship. The chamber members agreed to notify its members of training and economic development opportunities with the college, host a customer survey to ascertain its member training needs, participate in inter-company marketing efforts, and act as a supportive resource for the college as new companies move to the area.




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