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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 7

The Brookhaven College Bears volleyball team started the season with the number one ranking from the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III pre-season poll. The team members proved worth the high ranking with wins at their season opening tournament August 28th and 29th. The Lady Bears defeated Ranger College, Paris College, Western Texas College and Hill College to win the Lady Bears Invitational. The trophy stayed home this year. Way to start the season!

Johnny Castro, child development professor, presented a workshop on professionalism for child care staff at the “Annual Child Care Summer Sizzler” at the World Trade Center on August 29th. The event is presented by ChildCareGroup each year and brings together education and training professionals with child-care center owners, director and staff members for a full day of training. The topics ranged from childhood literacy and health issues to business and professional support for center directors.

Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president of Brookhaven College, and Monica Taliaferro, director of marketing and public information, attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) On the Road event on September 3rd. The guest speaker was Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., HACU president. The association represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) where Hispanics constitute 25 percent or more of the total enrollment at either the graduate or undergraduate level, or both, and associate member institutions where Hispanics comprise a minimum of 10 percent or 1,000 of the total enrollment.

The first week of fall semester activities for juniors and seniors of the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College culminated in Friday assemblies designed to ensure each student is “off to a great start.” Presentations by Brenda Dalton, dean of student success, Anne Darrouzet, ECHS academic advisor, Pam Geisinger-Sandy, ECHS counselor; Rosie Oliveira, new ECHS principal, and Marilyn K. Lynch, Brookhaven College liaison to ECHS, included information about student support services, academic planning, important dates, activity plans and other success strategies.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

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