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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 15

Rainy skies dampened the students but not everyone’s spirit at Brookhaven College ’s Welcome Back Party on September 9th. Most had time to enjoy a barbecue lunch and visit one of the informational tables for the student clubs before the rain hit. The caricature artist and temporary tattoo areas were set under cover and students lined up for their chance to have a little fun at this annual back-to-school event. The staff of the student programs and resources office coordinated the many aspects of the event. Even through the rain, the music had at least a few students dancing in the courtyard.

Brookhaven College gathered for a reception September 10th to say farewell, but not goodbye, to Mary Brumbach, Ph.D., former vice president for resource and economic development, who recently moved to the District Development Office in August. The farewell reception at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute provided an opportunity for Dr. Brumbach’s friends and colleagues at Brookhaven College to honor her and pay respect for her service and hard work. Dr. Brumbach has spent more than 35 years serving the district, with 27 years at Brookhaven College . Dr. Richard D. McCrary, executive vice president and chief instructional officer, commended Dr. Brumbach for the millions of dollars in grants and donations that she raised for the college.

Dr. Richard D. McCrary, executive vice president and chief instructional officer, accepted a special certificate from the North Texas Community College Consortium on Friday, September 5th. The certificate was presented in recognition of Brookhaven College ’s 30th Anniversary. Jesse Jones, executive director of the NTCCC, presented the certificate at the consortium’s Fall Leadership Convocation at Collin County Community College .

Shane Baxter and Matthew Whitten, automotive technology professors, achieved the “Ford ASSET Performance to Standards” goals for the third year in a row. The Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) Program has standards requiring specific levels of operational, performance and certification achievement. The ASSET standards require all faculty in the program to be up to date in all Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) and Automotive Service Excellence, ASE, certification. Ford STST is the exclusive training required by Ford Motor Company for technicians at Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers. The ASSET program will receive $4,000 for meeting these standards.

Ninth-graders of the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College, attending Ranchview High School this year, spent a day at Brookhaven College September 9th to get a tour of the campus, meet other ECHS students and to learn more about their coming years in the ECHS. They began their day participating in an interactive information session about the college, the various services offered, and the Core Curriculum, followed by a team-building exercise that revealed much about why they chose ECHS, their goals, their fears, and their questions. They ended the day by joining students and employees at the annual Welcome Back Party.



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