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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

DALLAS - The Brookhaven College's Head Start Center had a reception and orientation for 17 parents who will begin taking courses at Brookhaven College this spring. The Greater Texas Foundation donated funds while the Head Start Center was under construction to support higher education opportunities for parents with children who would be attending the facility located at Brookhaven College.

This spring semester, 17 parents will receive scholarship funds totaling more than $5,500, with awards ranging between $200-500. Students will be enrolling in both credit and noncredit programs; some are taking English for Speakers of Other Languages courses. This is the second set of parents receiving scholarships. In the fall, there were only four students who received scholarships and the 17 students this semester represent a 500 percent increase in participation.

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. The parents have advisors and a financial aid specialist assisting them throughout the process.

“We are so proud of these parents, who are part of the community and have a connection at the college through their children’s attendance at the center,” said Lynch. “It is an honor to be able to offer this opportunity and service, and we appreciate that they’ve entrusted Brookhaven College with their education.”

Brookhaven College serves the northwest part of Dallas County with student-focused educational programs. Whether you need a review of your skills before beginning college-level work, short-term training to enter the workforce right away, or undergraduate courses on your way to an advanced degree, the college offers high quality, convenient and affordable classes to help you meet your educational goals. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. For additional information about the college and its programs, call 972-860-4700.



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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.

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