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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 26

Disadvantaged college students in the Dallas area have a new team fighting for them in an area of great importance - higher education. The Brookhaven College Outreach Services Office has teamed up with the International Student Foundation (ISF) to provide orphaned and aged-out foster children mentorship and scholarships to further their education. ISF’s mission is to provide scholarships, and mentoring and leadership training for select foster care and orphaned students. The college will identify various staff members in student services as points of contact for students referred by ISF as a way to build a network of support for these students on campus. Julie Hanson, school alliances coordinator, said the staff members who have been asked to participate have all been very supportive.

Despite bad weather, almost 300 guests, employees and students attended the grand opening of the new Science and Allied Health Building at Brookhaven College. A brief ceremony included thanks to all those who worked to bring the building into being, plus thanks from Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr., chancellor, and Bob Ferguson, DCCCD trustee, to name just a few. All the lab spaces highlighting the amazing array of medical equipment for nursing, radiologic sciences and emergency medicine were open with students sharing their skills and obvious enjoyment of the new space. Visitors also had a chance to see the DNA sequencer and scores of other equipment in the newly outfitted chemistry and biology labs.

Theatre Brookhaven has set the stage for its winter performance with “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” opening this week. Directed by Darise Error, theater professor, the classic tale is adapted from the 1950 C.S. Lewis novel, which follows the Pevensie children as they venture into a fantastical world filled with mythical creatures and evil queens. For these special performances, children under 12 are free. Performances continue October 29th-31st at 8:00 p.m., with matinee showings October 25th and November 1st at 2:30 p.m.

Setting the stage for the Halloween season, Sonja Guinn, records management analyst, has opened a haunted house in the copy center at Brookhaven College. Beginning last week, Sonja and a group of “fright-loving” students and fellow employees, James O’Brien, Jason Sickles, Mary Smith, Mark Frances, Walter Hannah, Jose Ramirez, Katie Jones and Drew Lambert, have been scaring students and employees alike at the “Horror Manor,” as workloads allow. They’ve built a maze of cobwebs with shredded black sheeting and lots of scary props, and will give a treat to those brave enough to make it to the end. Richard McCrary, interim president, was one of the first to take the haunted tour.



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