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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 1

The Brookhaven Bears Volleyball team opened its season ranked as second in the National Junior College Athletic Association polls. The team took second in the college’s invitational tournament, narrowly losing the final in a tie-breaker game against Hill College. The team defeated teams from Vernon College and Tyler Junior College, both wins were against Division I programs. Tyler came into the match ranked 17th nationally in Division I. The Bears have a 5-1 match record and a phenomenal 17-5 set record over Division I schools. The Lady Bears soccer team also had a big win with the defeat of the Division 1 team from Bossier Parish Community College on August 27th.

More than 100 new and returning adjunct faculty members attended this year’s Adjunct Faculty Colloquium on August 21st at Brookhaven College’s Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute. Linda Lee, director of professional development, welcomed those in attendance and Dr. Sharon L. Blackman, college president, addressed the faculty members and administrators about transitions and her new role beginning September 1st at the District Office as senior associate vice chancellor of educational affairs and district chief workforce and retention officer. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, soon-to-be executive vice president and chief instructional officer; Rodger Bennett, executive dean, and Delryn Fleming, English and speech faculty member, gave a presentation focusing on learning outcomes for students and the college’s current program to develop and assess learning outcomes in all courses. Erin Lewis, planning and organizational specialist, and Kamilla Safaryan, information specialist for Professional Development Office, coordinated volunteers, meals and the materials for the event.

Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College students and their families attended special welcome-back sessions on August 16th and 18th in anticipation of the new school year. Separate sessions were conducted for students in the ninth, 10th and 11th grades. ECHS staff and college liaison Marilyn K. Lynch, assistant vice president for career and program resources, discussed the changes for the new school year and provided information necessary for a successful year. Students in the ECHS eleventh grade will continue to be incorporated into college courses at the Brookhaven College campus. The ninth- and 10th-grade students in the program will attend their courses at Ranchview High School.



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