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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date April 27

Shelby Bishop, Brookhaven College and Southern Methodist University student, had a paper accepted for presentation at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in September. Shelby will be graduating from the college this semester and has received a full tuition scholarship to SMU. The American Political Science Association is a professional association of political science students and scholars in the United States. She originally wrote the paper, focused on the relationship between piracy and civil conflict in the Gulf of Aden, for a class but Dr. Chelsea Brown, SMU political science professor, recommended she send it on to the conference. Shelby refined the paper for submission, co-authoring the final piece with Dr. Brown. It is very impressive for a student, especially an undergraduate student to have a paper received at this level said Bob Little, Shelby’s political science professor at Brookhaven College.

Each year Brookhaven College gives thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students. This year was no different, forty-eight (48) students received more than $14,000 in scholarship funds at the April 19th event. This year was no different. The awards recognized outstanding students in each of the instructional divisions, and many endowed scholarships were awarded to those studying in specific fields. Interim President Richard McCrary, Ed.D., assisted by professors Dr. John Neal and Lisa Ehrich, presented many of the awards with approximately 100 employees, family and community leaders looking on in support of the students. The reception was generously sponsored by Town North Bank, carrying on its support of the event since 1994. The successful celebration was coordinated by the office of Marilyn K. Lynch, associate vice president for career and program resources.

Approximately 50 geology students served as volunteers at Paddlemania on April 18th, as part of Brookhaven College’s 30 Days of Service. Paddlemania benefits Senior Adult Services of Carrollton with a timed 5K fun run and the Dragonboat races on the Trinity River. Susan Maxey, geology professor, worked with a group of her students last year to do yard work, painting and fence repair for local senior citizens to help keep their properties within city code compliance. This year, her students’ volunteer efforts will continue to benefit local senior citizens while also acquainting them with the Trinity River.

A group of science, nursing, radiologic technology and emergency medicine staff and faculty members got a sneak peak at the new Science and Allied Health Building. Representatives from the architectural firm and construction company showed off the lab and classroom spaces on the second floor and the oval lecture hall, as well as some of the paint and tile work that has been completed on the first floor. This was their first time to see the offices and classrooms.



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