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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 30

Ina Bostick, emergency medical services student, was recognized in the March Volunteer Spotlight for the Dallas Chapter of the Red Cross. She is the team leader for the Dallas West Disaster Action Team and assistant coordinator for Disaster Health Services. In addition to the Red Cross, Ina volunteers at Trinity Medical Center and with the Farmers Branch Citizens Fire Academy Association. This mother of three is also a full-time student working toward her paramedicine degree.

A former Brookhaven College student has moved on to play basketball at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas. This would be less unusual if the student were not 30 years old. Anthony Moore was featured in an article in the Wichita Falls Times-Record News online on March 14th, just as the MSU team was beginning the NCAA Division II South Central Regional tournament. Moore started college in his 20s, after several years out of school, when one day he and a cousin discovered the school had a basketball team. On the team, he took a turn at almost every position and finished as No. 1 in the school’s history in both rebounds and steal. He is now earning a degree at MSU, studying sports management and kinesiology. You can read his story at http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2009/mar/14/no-headline---nick_time_sat_3-14/.

Over the course of several hours, dozens of Brookhaven College students had the chance to find out what it felt to drive drunk, and they did it in the lobby of the student services center. College police officers coordinated with several outside agencies, a safety event titled “A Pact to IMPACT: Coming Together for Change.” Bart Scott, police corporal, gave a presentation focusing on personal safety. Professionals Encouraging Educational Reform Statewide brought their AWARE III DUI/DWI simulator. A full-sized car that offers a virtual, drunk-driving experience for students so that, while they are completely sober, they can feel the effects alcohol has on their ability to drive. The Dallas County Auto Theft Task Force, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, MADD, and Farmers Branch Fire Department were just some of the other entities who attended to offer useful information to students and employees.

Clarice McCoy, accounting professor, received an e-mail from one of her students thanking her for making the course platform and materials thorough and informative in her online course. “Everything was nicely laid out and everything had a purpose. Pedagogically speaking, it was beautifully done!” The compliment meant something a bit different as the student is also a professor who has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.




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