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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 20

Students on the fall 2008 Voter Registration team were recognized as the Brookhaven College Service-Learning “Students of the Month” for September. The team members, students enrolled in Professor Ahad Hayaud-Din’s government course, include Omar Roberts, Dipesh Gautaum, Doris Reyes, Megan Murchison, Adam Railsback, Emily Railsback, Alok Upadhaya, Will Tucker, Sasha Marchant, Rahish Gil, June Wardrup and Elisha Karki. In approximately one month, these students registered more than 500 students and other individuals to vote.

The Texas Association of Environmental Educators (TAEE) has honored Brookhaven College’s Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI). The TAEE presented the Environmental Recognition Award, the group’s highest honor, to the EMGI at the association’s fall conference in Austin, October 11th. The award honors the EMGI’s sustained educational outreach led by Diane Brownlee, director of the institute. The TAEE gives the award to honor the ongoing nature of programs, collaboration with community organizations, applicability to other locations and situations, innovation in the program, and length of time and number of people in the program.

October exhibitions at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts galleries include works by the varied and talented faculty members in the college’s art department and an exhibition by Dallas artist Susan Barnett. The annual faculty exhibition is an opportunity to see the breadth of professional practices the college art faculty brings to the classroom. The art faculty exhibition is in the forum gallery. Faculty members in this annual exhibition are: Betsy Belcher, Chris Blackhurst, Barbara Brault, Jim Burton, Du Chau, Chong Chu, Kandace Davis, Lisa Ehrich, Elisabeth Hurtado, Sara Luxen, Corey Johnson, Natalie Macellaio, Rick Maxwell, Margaret McDowell, Cynthia Mills, Susan Mollet, David Newman, Michael O’Keefe, Chancellor Page, Rebecca Swann, Lianne Krueger Sullivan, Don Taylor, Erik Tosten, Dave Van Ness, Jeff Yerger and Marla Ziegler. Art faculty members will discuss their work in an informal gathering in the gallery on October 22nd from noon to 1:30 p.m.

At the invitation of Dr. Herlinda Glasscock, president of North Lake College, a group of Brookhaven College administrators visited North Lake College’s new North Campus October 13 th. Dr. Marco Hinojosa, executive director of the North Center, conducted a tour of the facilities after a discussion about the possibility of North Lake College home-hosting courses or certificates from approved Brookhaven College programs in areas such as emergency medical services, the medical front office program and geospatial technology. Drs. Glasscock and McCrary agreed to share information about two substantive SACS changes recently filed by Brookhaven College. Possible cooperative programming also was discussed along with agreement upon the continuation of a joint marketing publication featuring unique and common programs of the two colleges. Others in attendance from North Lake College were Paul Kelemen, vice president of community and economic development; Liz Cornelius, coordinator of evening and weekend education for the North Campus; Teresa Isbell, director, institutional research; and Candace Castillo, vice president of planning and development. Attending from Brookhaven College were Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce and continuing education; Marilyn Lynch, associate vice president for career and program resources; Teri Walker, dean, planning, research and institutional effectiveness; Carrie Schweitzer, assistant to the president; Terri Edrich, executive director, human resources and professional development; and Monica Taliaferro, college director, marketing and public information.



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