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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Feb. 5

A training grant awarded to Brookhaven College and the Jefferson Physicians Group is focused on adding and improving jobs. Information about the grant will be presented to the DCCCD Board of Trustees at the March meeting for approval. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the Skills Development Fund grant totaling $370,279 earlier this week. The college will provide training focused on medical coding, accounting, accounts payable/receivable, coding certification, customer service, scheduling, and computer systems for a medical practice. Jefferson’s group is a medical consortium of 49 medical offices. This is the second time that the college and Jefferson have partnered for a TWC grant. In 2006, the college received more than $550,000 in skills development dollars to offer more than 32,000 hours of training to the group’s medical consortium.

Brookhaven College’s Office of Student Life is presenting “Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas of WWII” in the student services center throughout February. The display is a traveling exhibit from Humanities Texas in Austin, based on the U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project. It includes photographs of Latino and Latina WWII veterans taken during and after the war, as well as oral histories and reflections of their experiences. Though the college wanted to have the display for Hispanic Heritage month in September, Joy Arndt, director of student life, said this was the only time the college could have the exhibition for a full month. Humanities Texas, formerly the Texas Council for the Humanities, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It conducts and supports public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines. For an online glimpse of the exhibition, please click on the following link: http://humanitiestexas.org/exhibits/list/imagesofvalor/index.php.

Employees of Brookhaven College’s Mathematics and Science Division, led by Doris Rousey, executive dean, kicked off their Biology Lecture Series for spring by presenting the biology and geology of paradise. Guest speakers from North Lake and Eastfield college’s Hawaiian Field Studies Program shared their insights into the paradise of botanical rarities, explosive geological features and themes of evolution, adaptation, conservation and extinction. On Feb. 5, in the new Science and Allied Health Building, students had the opportunity to look through the islands as a window into biological and geological processes that tell the story of life on earth. The lecture series will continue later in the semester with an examination of marine conservation and sustainability with Ione Hunt von Herbing, Ph.D., from the University of North Texas, and H. Gill-King, Ph.D., DABFA, Brookhaven College professor of microbiology, will discuss what bones can tell us about the dead.




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