Release Date June 30
Deanie Martin, senior accountant at Brookhaven College, traveled to Waco for the Texas Association of Community College Business Officers 2008 Conference. This year’s theme was “Business on the Brazos,” and Martin said it was an enlightening event. At the conference, which was focused on information for college business officers, Martin gathered agency updates from THECB, the Legislative Budget Board, the State Auditors Office, and other valuable resources. David Baime, vice president of government relations for the American Association of Community Colleges, delivered his Washington Report during the first general session. Deanie attended sessions featuring accounting updates and purchasing panels, where the topic of purchasing cards, or P-Cards, were discussed. She also attended a session on sustainability, where she gained a simple definition offered by the presenter, “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future.”
Brookhaven College was mentioned in a recent publication of Parenting.com, an online magazine, and The Dallas Morning News. “Handling Label-Conscious Kids” at Parenting.com had expert advice from Johnny Castro, professor of child development. The article focused on how to limit a child’s obsession with fashion labels. Find his three top tips at http://www.parenting.com/article/Child/Behavior/Handling-Label-Conscious-Kids. The college also made the papers in a recent article in The Dallas Morning News focusing on “College Camps for Kids.” The feature discussed how local colleges and universities are offering ‘fun-yet-educational” programs for children. The Brookhaven College Summer Youth Program includes programming that lets children start creating their own video games, explore astronaut training at the University of North Texas, and learn about crime scene investigation techniques at the University of Texas at Dallas.
A Brookhaven College sophomore, Vanessa Tapia, has been selected as president of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC). Tapia studies public policy at the college Brookhaven and has taken an active role in student government since she first arrived. She is the current president of the Brookhaven Student Government Association, earned the Professional Support Staff Association scholarship and recognition as the Brookhaven College Student Leader of the Year. She is the first Texas student selected to be president of the ASACC. Tapia was one of several candidates interviewed in a process that matches students with executive roles for the association. She hopes to bring a new perspective to the ASACC student leadership, and work with advisors and other student leaders to increase student involvement.
Through July 11th, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) exhibits “Academia: Pushing the Boundary.” The exhibit features the remarkable works of a group of scholars who are living, teaching and producing art in North Texas, including several from Brookhaven College. Works from 21 professors in the Brookhaven College School of the Arts are being exhibited, along with works from faculty at University of Texas in Arlington, and teachers at Sofia Art Academy. David Newman, art gallery director at Brookhaven College, contributed his talents as adjunct curator for the works of the School of the Arts faculty. Liliana Bloch, director pro tem stated, “The MAC is honored about the opportunity to have together three outstanding institutions deeply involved not only in contemporary art instruction, but the personal challenge of further evolving as an artist and a scholar.”
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