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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Feb. 19

Members of the Brookhaven College Student Government Association (SGA) spent two weeks selling snacks and Valentine treats in the lobby of the Student Services Center. In that time, officers and members were able to raise $2,000 in support of two causes they had selected to support. A donation of $1,000 will go to the Red Cross to aid in Haiti relief efforts and $1,300 will go to help pay for cancer treatments of an instructor at the Brookhaven College Head Start Center. The additional $300 was raised during the fall semester for the instructor. “I am extremely proud of student government’s hard work and dedication toward these two great causes,” said Yasaman Contractor, assistant director of the Student Life Office and SGA advisor.

Parents of students at Thomas Jefferson High School visited Brookhaven College on February 9th to learn about college opportunities for themselves and their children. In addition to the “College 101” information, the twenty (20) parents participated in a sample of an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class taught by Sam Govea, interim dean of social sciences and distance learning, and Christy Whetstone, ESOL instructor. Student volunteers, Arturo Moncada, Karen Cruz, Serafin Guzman, Johathan Ricado, Jessica Rodriguez, and Gustavo Rodriguez, took the parents on a tour and participated in a speakers’ panel about why they went to college. Monica Pauken, outreach and recruitment coordinator, arranged the visit through the Dallas Concilio and worked closely with Texas Woman’s University to fund the transportation to the event. Suzette Vaquera-Constantine, outreach and recruitment coordinator, also helped with the event.

A Brookhaven College student was making news in Grand Rapid, Michigan last week as part of the “Professional Bull Riders” tour. A story in The Grand Rapids Press on February 11th highlighted the talents of Rocky Johnson, bull rider and business student. Johnson competed in the SuperBull Series over last weekend, but spends much of his time as a full-time student at Brookhaven College working toward a business degree. He’s ranked 57th in the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division. Grand Rapids is the sixth of 11 stops on the series, which is the world’s oldest professional bull-riding circuit that spawned the Professional Bull Riders. You can read the full article online at the following link.



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