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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 21

More than 250 students and employees took the opportunity to hear Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr., DCCCD chancellor, in the performance hall at Brookhaven College on September 16th. The chancellor spoke about leadership and the role of a servant-leader at the Communication Division’s annual Fall Forum of all 10:30 a.m. English classes. Kendra Vaglienti, executive dean for the communications division, and Hurshel Burton, English professor, introduced the chancellor. After Dr. Lassiter spoke about his background, he focused on the moments and choices that led to his progression as a leader.

When the Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team takes on Cedar Valley College on October 15th, the players will have more in mind than just winning. The game also will serve as a rally for breast cancer awareness. The team has partnered with the Side-Out Foundation to host a “Dig Pink” game for breast cancer awareness and education. Admission for the game will be $3, and all proceeds from the event will go to the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer research. Jason Hopkins, head coach, said the team has set a fundraising goal of $1,000. The teams will be wearing pink for the game and all attendees are encouraged to wear pink as well. The Lady Bears, the 2008 Division III National Champions, currently hold an 8-2 record for the season.

For the fifth year, the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform at Brookhaven College in support of scholarship funds for music students. The MSO will be at the college on September 19th for a performance of “Wanderlust.” This year, Inga Kroll, adjunct professor for violin and viola, and Ricky Reeves, humanities and clarinet professor, will be the featured soloists. The performance will feature “Fingal’s Cave” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola” by Max Bruch, “Murder on the Orient Express” by Richard Rodney Bennett, and “Symphony No. 8” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are available at the door for $10-15.

The 9th and 10th grade students at the Early College High School at Brookhaven College, who are currently taught at Ranchview High School, joined their 11th- and 12th-grade school mates last week for the college’s “Welcome Back Party,” sponsored by the Student Life Office. The students were welcomed by Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, as part of a brief presentation in the new Science and Allied Health Building before taking a campus tour and participating in the festivities.



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