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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 26

Ina Bostick has been selected as Brookhaven College’s Amidon-Beauchamp Student Leader of the Year. She will attend the district’s award ceremony on Friday. Ina also has been nominated for the All Texas Academic Team. Honorees are nominated by their respective colleges and selected by Phi Theta Kappa. Nominees are evaluated on their academic achievement, community service, leadership and expression. She was the college’s recipient of the 2010 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment award in community service and received the President’s Gold Volunteer Service award from the Red Cross for more than 500 volunteer hours. Ina is a full-time student who plans to major in paramedicine, has a 3.5 grade point average and is an all-star member of Brookhaven’s Student Leadership Institute.

Rick Maxwell, art professor and co-dean of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts, served as a juror for the O’Donnell Foundation “Young Masters Exhibition” at the Dallas Museum of Art this year. More than 280 entries were submitted, but only 42 works were selected for the final exhibit. Advanced placement studio art students from two Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD high schools are among the participants. The exhibition was created more than 12 years ago to recognize outstanding artistic expression in students in the Dallas-area advanced placement arts incentive program. The exhibit is available for public review through April 18th in the Concourse Gallery of the museum.

Nine officers and members from Brookhaven College represented the Alpha Delta Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in the Texas Regional Conference held at North Harris College in Houston, Texas, March 11th-14th. The group was accompanied by Sheri Van Court, their advisor and ESOL professor. The college’s Alpha Delta Pi Chapter shone above many other chapters as the recipient of some outstanding awards, especially the Pinnacle award and the Texas Top Chapter award. Kim Smith, vice president of scholarship, and Andrea Pinto, vice president of fellowship, were honored as distinguished members. Andrea Pinto was inducted into the Hall of Honors for outstanding members and officers.

A former student from Brookhaven College was selected to share his transfer experience on the web site Originally from Tanzania, Zahir Poonawala had been in the United States about six years when he began his higher education at Brookhaven College. Zahir now majors in business administration at The University of Texas at Dallas. He started at a community college because it was affordable and he understood the benefits of transferring with the DCCCD core curriculum. Before he transferred, he visited UT Dallas several times to talk to students and believes his visits were among the best things he did when considering where to continue his education. was created by the University of Texas System in partnership with the Texas A&M University System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges. The site is meant to increase the number of students transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions.



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