Release Date July 14
The Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce scholarship winners were announced at R. L. Turner High School ’s Senior Walk prior to graduation. Scholarships worth $1,000 were given to six students, three of whom recently enrolled at Brookhaven College . Jonathan Martinez, Hannah Smith and Andrea Gonzales all plan to attend this fall. Of the additional winners, Carlos Aranda plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington ; Jenny Taylor plans to attend the University of Arkansas ; and Joyce Yee plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin . Scholarship recipients were interviewed and selected by members of the chamber’s Education Committee.
Chief of Police Dave Reagan and members of the Brookhaven College Police Department hosted a class July 8-9 in the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). More than 20 law enforcement officers from the DCCCD and the City of Farmers Branch participated in the 16-hour training. The goal of the ALERRT program is to teach law enforcement officers, specifically the first responders, to safely and effectively respond to, address, and stop an active shooter. Since 2002, more than 10,000 first responding patrol officers have been trained through the ALERRT Active Shooter program. ALERRT has been awarded more than $7 million in federal and state funds to bring this rapid response training to frontline officers across Texas and the nation. The program is a partnership project of Texas State University-San Marcos, the City of San Marcos, Texas and Hays County , Texas , and is made possible in part through funding from the Texas Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Department of Homeland Security Office of Grants and Training. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Grants and Training has certified the ALERRT program and made it available to all states through the certified state sponsored catalog. Chief Reagan said his staff will continue to train and practice lessons learned from ALERRT every two months with other law enforcement officials from the District and area police departments.
The Art Department of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts will finish this year’s successful series of Summer Art Workshops with Viscosity Monotype, July 9-23. Clint Cline, visiting artist, will concentrate on the principles on this type of print making. Cline is a professor of printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder . Don Taylor, art professor at Brookhaven College School of the Arts, is the instructor for the course. The Summer Art Workshops Program has brought five other artists to the college for a series of intensive programs in printmaking, drawing, art metals, sculpture and photography.
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