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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 10

Six student government officers from Brookhaven College traveled to Washington, D.C. for the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) National Student Advocacy, Leadership and Citizenship Conference, October 25th-28th. Vanessa Tapia, Brookhaven College Student Government Association president, also serves as ASACC president. The conference included general sessions, keynote speakers, workshops and forums designed to educate the student participants on the major issues critical to community colleges. Accompanying the group were Oscar Lopez, vice president of student services and enrollment management, and Yasaman Contractor, coordinator of student programs and resources and student government association sponsor. While in the capitol city, the students met with congressional staffers from Representative Kenny Marchant’s office. Lopez also coordinated a trip for the students to meet with staff from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Representatives from AACC met with the students and discussed the programs and services they offer the nation’s community colleges, as well as what legislative initiatives they will be presenting to the new Congress.

The latest report from the Board of Nurse Examiners continues to support the excellent training and education from the Brookhaven College Nursing Program. From July 1st to September 30th, twenty college nursing students took the NCLEX-RN exam and all twenty passed. The program continues to maintain its 100 percent pass rate, since its beginnings in 2004.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) selected Carl Hamm, a Brookhaven College graduate from the Radiologic Science Program, as the first R.T. Hero. The ASRT asked managers for nominations “of those on their staff who had made a difference to a patient, their place of work or their community.” Hamm, who currently works at Mary Shiels Hospital in Dallas, was nominated by his supervisor because of his positive attitude, work ethic and excellent service to physicians and patients. The magazine will continue to highlight individuals each fall in recognition of national Radiologic Technology Week.

Teams from the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College and Brookhaven College recently attended a two-day ECHS professional development training in San Antonio sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Wendy Minjares, ECHS AVID teacher, and Adrien Cuellar-McGuire, professor of cultural studies in Brookhaven College’s School of the Arts, were involved in the instructional coaches’ strand, while Adriana Gomez, ECHS principal, and Marilyn Lynch, associate vice president of career and program resources, participated in the principal’s/higher ed partners’ sessions. Ongoing professional development is provided to early college high schools and their college partners on a periodic basis in a continuing effort to advance the implementation of instructional strategies and supporting administrative processes that lead to student success.



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