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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date July 28

Brookhaven College students and visitors from the local community took the opportunity to meet with more than 40 employers at the college’s third Bilingual Job Fair on July 23rd. This year the fair was sponsored by Al Día, the Belo Corp.-owned Spanish-language newspaper. The annual event brought together the resources of the college’s Career Development Center and Workforce and Continuing Education Division to showcase college programs to participants as well. Employers from national, local, and large and small businesses were looking for candidates for bilingual and non-bilingual positions.

Everyone is invited to relax in the grass and enjoy the summer dance festival of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Dancers’ Theatre. For more than 25 years, the summer festival has given dancers and choreographers a chance to sharpen their skills. Aided by professional instructors and choreographers, these talented dancers have immersed themselves in the world of choreography, creating new and exciting works for the summer festival. The summer dance festival will entertain audiences with a free outdoor performance on August 1-3 at 8:30 p.m. in the International Courtyard.

The Fun Factor Committee at Brookhaven College coordinated a summer get-together for employees at a local restaurant. The evening was set to include karaoke and a live band for those who were interested in staying later. Joy Bailey, program director for workforce and continuing education, brought the balloons to mark the table and more than a dozen employees gathered to sing their hearts out. The Fun Factor Committee works year-round to provide community building among employees through events and projects.

Mark A. Meyer, Ph.D., newly appointed dean of health occupations/nursing at Brookhaven College, will have an article appearing in the August issue of the Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The article is titled “Motivators for HIV Infection among Mexican-American Gay Men,” and is based in part on his doctoral dissertation work. Meyer earned his doctorate in nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in June. The manuscript article examines cultural factors in the Latino community that might place Latino gay men at risk for HIV infection. In addition to the journal article, Meyer recently contributed information to an article that appeared in The Dallas Morning News, June 29th edition, which focused on the evolution of the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. To view the article, go to http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-AIDSnurses_29emp.ART0.State.Edition1.4d48bb1.html.




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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

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