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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Aug. 3

Three editors for the Brookhaven Courier student newspaper - Kristin McKenzie, editor in chief; Shaunte Allen and Will Lawrence, layout editors - along with Larie Engles, student newspaper advisor, attended the Associated Collegiate Press Summer Workshop in Minneapolis, Minn., July 22-25th. Each student took short courses on Thursday in newsroom management for editors, print newspaper design and web site management. Friday and Saturday they attended breakout sessions and heard keynote speakers from employees of a daily newspaper in Minneapolis. The workshop took place on the University of Minnesota campus.

“Choices Leadership Upward Bound,” a college preparatory program for high school students funded by the U.S. Department of Education, recently completed another successful six-week summer enrichment program at Brookhaven College. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, had the opportunity to speak with the students who attended classes in biology, chemistry, English, Spanish, geometry, algebra, leadership training, cultural awareness and career development. Students in the program were from Thomas Jefferson and North Dallas high schools and traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for college tour.

Carrie Schweitzer, assistant to the president, took part in some professional development that served to refresh her creativity and help under-represented students prepare their college essays. She served as a writing coach, July 16th-19th, at College Summit’s summer program for rising high school seniors at Regis University at Denver, Colorado. College Summit is a national nonprofit organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates so that all students graduate career and college-ready. The programs, held on college campuses throughout the summer, give students a step up on college preparation through college counseling and financial aid sessions and intensive preparation of their application essays.

Sandy Wyche, executive dean, business studies division, attended the National Conference for Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention, sponsored by Noel-Levitz, on July 21st-23rd in San Antonio. The conference focused on strategies, new technologies, and campus programs that attendees can adapt to their own institution. Also from the Business Studies Division, Dr. John Neal, journalism professor, traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida, July 20th-23rd, for a Multimedia Journalism for College Educators seminar at the Poynter Institute. The seminar provided hands-on training in the basic tools of multimedia journalism, as well as instruction in the technical resources available and adapting content for different platforms. The training also covered the use of multimedia in the classroom for instruction. Faculty and staff members of the journalism program at the college are hoping to expand the use of video and pod cast in the online version of the Brookhaven Courier, the student newspaper.



Editor's note: for interviews, photo opportunities and media support, please contact Meridith Danforth, assistant director for marketing and public information, 972-860-4823, or the Marketing and Public Information Office, 972-860-4700, main number, After hours, please call the college Police Department and ask them to contact the media liaison on duty. To receive news updates via e-mail from Brookhaven College, please send an e-mail to with your name and e-mail address for text-only news items.

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