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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date July 20

The Student Services Center at Brookhaven College was packed with people on July 15th for the fourth annual Bilingual Job Fair. Even with the poor economy, 18 companies committed to attend the fair in search of both bilingual and non-bilingual applicants. Both national and local businesses, large and small, were represented. The job fair was sponsored by Al Día, a twice weekly publication of The Dallas Morning News printed in Spanish.

An incoming freshman at Brookhaven College was featured in a recent article in the Plano Star Courier. Jake Todd, Plano senior graduate, signed to play with the Brookhaven College baseball team. His accomplishment is a more significant moment than expected, as Todd suffered a stroke at birth that limits him to playing with just one arm. Todd said he plans on pitching for Brookhaven for two or three years before possibly signing on at the University of Texas-Tyler. Clark Penfold, Brookhaven College baseball coach, said, “He always has the right attitude in everything he does.”

Brookhaven College is just one of the agencies contributing support to free summer programming for children in northwest Dallas. The Baptist Standard published an article on July 9th focusing on a local church working with Buckner International to offer the free activities. More than 125 children had signed up to participate even before the programming started. The summer programming at Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana will include fun, physical wellness and spiritual programs for children ages three to 19. Girls in Motion is supplying part of the personnel and programming with students from Brookhaven College, SMU and UNT acting as mentors for the girls. Julie Hanson, outreach and recruitment coordinator, has organized the Brookhaven College Girls in Motion efforts for several years. To read the full article, go to

At the Dallas Geological Society meeting on June 23rd, Julie Pollard received the Patty Holyfield Award for Excellence in Geoscience Teaching. Brookhaven College has a connection with the Patty Holyfield Award, having for several years been one of the sponsors through the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute. The annual award recognizes a North Texas K-12 teacher for using creativity in teaching science and includes a $5,000 gift for the teacher’s personal use. Julie Pollard also has a Brookhaven College connection; she took her first geology course with Professor Susan Maxey at Brookhaven College, and after just two weeks changed her major from English to geology.



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