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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Aug. 4

Friends, family and faculty will gather August 2nd to celebrate the graduation of 33 new nursing graduates at Brookhaven College during a traditional pinning ceremony. Brenda Routh, nursing professor, will welcome the families and Sue McLelland, nursing professor, will deliver the keynote address. Each graduate took an opportunity to share thanks with family, friends, instructors, and classmates by adding a message in the event’s program.

Two Brookhaven College employees will complete their third year of training at the 56th Annual College Business Management Institute. Rebecca Bellamy, college purchasing coordinator, and Steve Hughes, assistant director of the Business Office, are completing their training at this year’s institute July 27th-August 1st in Lexington, Kentucky. Marion Douglas, college financial manager, is completing his second year. The training is sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers, SACUBO. A certificate is awarded to participants who complete three years of study at the CBMI. The institute offers an intensive course of study in business and financial management for administrators of colleges and universities. More than 700 business officers and administrators from 32 states and territories participated in 2006, representing hundreds of colleges and universities of every size and description.

Brookhaven College has been selected to receive a MetLife Home Health Care Grant. The grant totaling $25,000 will create and enhance the Workforce and Continuing Education Division’s health care training program. A team of employees from several departments at the college worked together to develop this grant. Hannah Love, Ngoc Troung, Susana Ruelas, Marilyn Lynch, Vernon Hawkins and Juanita Z. Flint pulled together the information and resources to support the grant application. The grant will support new courses, beginning winter 2008 or spring 2009, that will train students in home health care and hospice services as part of a certification program. An additional component of the grant program will offer training to care-givers in conjunction with local faith-based organizations.

At the end of summer, the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute staff will have trained 375 science teachers who instruct in 3rd- through 9th-grades between May 27th and September 1st. The teachers come from a variety of venues, and represent two Outdoor Learning Centers, three independent school districts, two educational service centers, as well as “public” offerings. Reviews and evaluations have been excellent.




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