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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date June 22

A recent article in The Dallas Morning News recognized a particular graduate from Brookhaven College for all he has accomplished in a very short time. Mamadou Diallo came to the United States from Senegal only three years ago. He learned English in a year, earned membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and served as the vice president of student government. Diallo also was selected as “Outstanding Student of the Year” for 2008-2009 and earned a 4.0 grade-point average before graduating this year. He has been accepted at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University. To read the full article, go to http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-topgrad_04met.ART.West.Edition1.510d12a.html.

An agreement was signed on June 17th that will allow international students to acquire proficiency of English skills through college-level instruction in the Brookhaven College Intensive English Program. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, met with Yong B. An, president, and Dr. David Choe, vice president and program director of Osee Global Education (OGE), to sign the agreement. The college’s Intensive English Program is a comprehensive academic program designed for international students whose primary language is not English. Osee Global Education founded in 2008 in Dallas, primarily focuses on English education overseas, TESOL certificate program and global leadership development through a series of strategic relationships and partnerships in the United States.

Brookhaven College will take a stand against HIV and AIDS June 23rd, when it serves as an official HIV testing site for the second Annual Dallas Hip Hop for HIV event. Beginning June 12th, the awareness campaign aims to educate the community about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, while locations across Dallas serve as official HIV testing sites. The MLK, Jr. Family Clinic will bring its mobile unit for on-campus testing at Brookhaven College. Those tested will receive one free ticket to the campaign concert presented by KBFB 97.9-FM Radio, The Beat, on July 12th at the Palladium Ballroom. More than 1.2 million people live with HIV/AIDS and the most impact continues to be prevalent in the African American and Hispanic communities. In the third quarter of 2008, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Dallas reported 402 new HIV cases and 366 new AIDS cases with 43 percent African American and 29 percent Hispanic. Globally, more than 16 million people have died of AIDS and more than 16,000 people become newly infected each day.




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