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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Jan. 12

Marion Douglas, college financial manager, was one Brookhaven College employee who opened his home to several of the college’s international students for the holidays. Aaron Ostrom, Ph.D., executive dean of special programs, worked to find volunteers to help students from China and Egypt enjoy Thanksgiving in America. Marion hosted three Brookhaven College students from China, Korea and Thailand as well as a Richland College student from Jordan at his home for Thanksgiving and said he already looks forward to next year in continuing this tradition with international students.

Parents with children at the Brookhaven College Head Start Center met for a reception and orientation before embarking on their college careers at Brookhaven College. The Greater Texas Foundation donated scholarships totaling more than $5,500, with awards ranging from $200 to $500 for 17 parents to attend college. Marilyn Kolesar-Lynch, associate vice president of career and program resources, helped coordinate the orientation to offer the parents assistance with admissions, advising and financial aid. This is the second set of parents receiving scholarships.

A new publication from the Texas Christian University Press has a Brookhaven College connection. Ed Garcia, English professor, and Jane Roberts Wood, former English professor, both have works of fiction appearing in Literary Dallas. The new anthology is the third in the “literary cities” series. Texas Christian University Press publishes nine to 12 books a year focusing on the history and literature of Texas and the American West. Literary Dallas is one of 10 titles the press is publishing for fall 2009.

The Texas Workforce Commission is awarding a Skills Development Fund Grant to Brookhaven College in partnership with Air System Components Inc. (ASC). The $218,999 grant will fund computer courses, HVAC industry-specific training, and management and skills training for ASC employees mainly through the college’s Workforce and Continuing Education Division. Ronald G. Congleton, commissioner representing Labor for the Texas Workforce Commission, will present the check to Dr. Richard McCrary, executive vice president and chief instructional officer, at a reception on January 22nd.



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