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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 22

The Brookhaven Courier has been nominated for an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award for two-year colleges. The Pacemaker award recognizes excellence in coverage and content, quality of writing and editing, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, and photography, art and graphics. The award has been the highest honor available to ACP members for more than 70 years and today is considered one of the most prestigious awards in collegiate journalism. This is the second year the Brookhaven College student newspaper has been nominated. The newspaper staff includes Scott Figuerola, editor; Nadia Galindo, managing editor; Chris Vivero, photo editor; Samantha Nickel, layout editor, and Kristin McKenzie, copy editor. Larie Engles is the manager of student publications.

The latest paramedic class members had a perfect pass rate on their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic (NREMT-P) exam. Richard Campbell, emergency medicine professor, taught all the students in the program’s latest class who received a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the NREMT-P exams. The students’ success is just the latest in outstanding testing and completion rates in the college’s allied health programs.

Monica Wenthold has been nominated as the Brookhaven College representative in the next class of the North Texas Community College's Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy (CLARA). Wenthold is the senior executive assistant to Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean of the Health and Human Services Division. This is the eighth year of this program. CLARA is focused on rising administrators early in their careers; employees wanting to develop their leadership skills and expand their professional networks; long-time administrators wanting a refreshing dose of renewal and revitalization; and faculty members interested in knowing more about administration and administrative leadership.

Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education, was selected to participate in the Lakin Institute. The institute is sponsored by the Presidents’ Roundtable of the National Council on Black American Affairs, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community College. It is focused on training and promoting potential African American community college presidents who have served in senior leadership positions in community colleges, universities or corporations and are qualified for the presidency by their educational and experiential backgrounds.



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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..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.