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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date June 29

Students and community members were tested for HIV and received a special free concert ticket on June 23rd, as Brookhaven College took part in the second annual Hip Hop for HIV campaign. Hip Hop for HIV is a month-long, HIV and AIDS awareness campaign supported by a dozen educational and health care centers throughout Dallas including the DCCCD. Each of the 135 people who were tested received a free ticket, presented by KBFB-FM, Radio 97.9 “The Beat,” to a hip-hop concert on July 12th. A promotions crew for the radio station was at the college during the four-hour testing period encouraging students to get tested.

Jane Rowe, Ph.D., child development professor, was honored by the Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children (DAEYC) at a dinner on June 11th. The annual event brings together leaders in the early childhood development profession to recognize professionals who care for young children. Dr. Rowe received the Pat Kennedy “Educator of the Year Award,” which recognizes an individual in higher education who has had a positive impact in the field of early childhood education. Nominees must have extensive training and/or classroom experience and be involved in DAEYC and other professional community activities. To read the full article, go to

Lisa Ehrich, art professor at Brookhaven College, has pieces on exhibition at the Mary Tomás Studio Gallery. The exhibition, “Organica,” includes pieces from six local artists and opened on June 13th. Professor Ehrich, who also serves as the president of the college’s Faculty Association, contributed sculpture in clay and metal to the show which runs through July 12th. The gallery is in the design district west of downtown Dallas in building 1080 at 1110 Dragon Street.

Monica Taliaferro, Brookhaven College director for marketing and public information, will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2009 American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Convention. As the newly-elected chapter president, Monica will represent the Farmers Branch-Carrollton AAUW chapter at the convention June 26-28th. This year’s convention will focus on “Breaking through Barriers,” reinforcing the AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls. Casting two votes for the chapter of 50 local women, Monica will help decide on controversial topics up for a vote, including whether to open membership to those who do not have a college or university degree. Monica also serves as the co-sponsor of the AAUW student affiliate with Delryn Fleming, professor of speech, a life member of AAUW and former chapter president.



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