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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 27

The Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team has been chosen as the top ranked Division III team in the country for the fourth consecutive week by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The team is currently undefeated in conference play with a 7-0 record. Freshman Callie Martin, setter, is ranked ninth in the nation for assists per game and freshman Katie Schlup, outside hitter, ranks 10th in the nation with 3.27 kills per game.

About 150 Dallas Independent School District students from Seagoville, Thomas Jefferson, and W. T. White high schools will go to college for one day to experience college life while exploring career opportunities. As part of the Minds in Motion program, the students will visit Brookhaven College on Friday, October 31st. Students will attend career cluster workshops with 19 faculty members presenting information focused in health, computers, business and automotive, education or the arts. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform during the opening session. Minds in Motion is a college readiness and preparation program sponsored the Dallas ISD/DCCCD Majority to Minority Scholarship Program. Parents also can attend the program and receive information about the college admission process, financial aid and the Majority to Minority scholarship. The visit to Brookhaven College is being coordinated by Jean Kaplan, college director, school alliance and institutional outreach, Greg Rife and Suzette Vaquera-Constantine, outreach and recruitment coordinators.

Rebecca García, M.A., Spanish professor, won an EMMY Award for her part in a special program called “Nuevos Amigos #1: Introduction” in the category for Children/Youth Teen - Program/Special. The video program uses fun interaction to teach Spanish to English-speaking students in the Dallas Independent School District. “Senorita García” appears in the show sharing her knowledge of Spanish with children. The 6th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards ceremony, part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was conducted October 18th in Houston.

The winter issue of Temple University ’s alumni newsletter, Tyler Gestures, features Chong Chu, Brookhaven College art professor, in the spotlight. The semi-annual alumni newsletter for Temple University ’s Tyler School of Art is mailed to approximately 8,000 alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. The article highlights Professor Chu’s talent as an artist and teacher as well as his work in the community designing the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s rail station at Royal Lane. You can find the PDF online at



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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.

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