Release Date April 9
On March 25th-27th in Philadelphia, seven Brookhaven College art students participated in the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference along with Don Taylor, art professor, and David Newman, adjunct faculty and gallery director. The students who attended are Francisco Alvarado, Sheryl David, Nicole Dane, Evan Davis, Brian Hauser, Sean Morgan and Kenneth Rajspis. All of the printmaking students attending the conference presented portfolios of their work for review and critique, and participated in the conference exchange portfolio. Newman curated a portfolio of prints for exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts that included 12 college and university printmaking faculty. He also is one of 40 artists selected for the Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition currently in the college Forum Gallery. The group also was able to attend the Philagrafika International Printmaking Festival while in Philadelphia. Four students, Alvarado, Davis, Hauser and Morgan, collaborated in the execution of an edition of large-scale prints for the Tower of Babble project. This 30-foot high, three-dimensional print construction was exhibited in the Philadelphia Print Center as a part of Philagrafika, a triennial international series of exhibitions and events presenting contemporary work in print media.
On March 19th-21st, the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) conducted its 80th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in partnership with the North Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists at Brookhaven College. Classified as an outstanding success by the evaluations collected, this was the first time the organizations have conducted their meeting at a college instead of a hotel. More than 425 registrants, 12 schools, 12 radiology vendors, and three professional societies were represented. Radiologic technologists from across Texas met for three days in five buildings, including the new science and allied health building, to earn their required annual continuing education units. Christi Carter, director of the radiologic sciences department, said they received many compliments on the facilities, and the staff and students. Valerie Martin, professor of radiologic technology and member of the TSRT board of directors, served as co-chair of the event with Professor Carter. Approximately 30 college students volunteered each day during their spring break to take classes in the symposium and serve as hosts for the visiting radiologic technology professionals.
On March 31st in Dallas, Lauri Collins, Brookhaven College visual communications professor, and Ngoc Truong, instructional designer, co-presented a session, entitled “Successful Collaborations: Program Development with an Edge,” at the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE) Conference. Lauri and Ngoc shared the college’s experience in integrating skill standards into two visual communications awards: Web Design and Development Level-2 Certificate and Communication Design AAS Degree. There also were discussions on incentive funding to integrate skill standards into the curriculum and state-wide recognition from the Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB). Graduates’ exit credentials from these two TSSB-recognized awards can now include the TSSB seal documenting that graduates have acquired the skills and knowledge deemed necessary to be successful in the workplace. Lauri and Ngoc emphasized how positive and worthwhile the experience was and encouraged audience members to get involved, emphasizing that skill standards integration benefits students, employers, and community and technical colleges.
On April 3rd, Brookhaven College was the host site for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic Exam. Administered by the National Registry Boards, this test determines eligibility for a state’s paramedic license. Eighteen Brookhaven College students took the exam along with four others from other schools. The college has hosted the exam since the college’s Emergency Medical Services Program opened just three years ago, and counts 388 students who have taken the tests. Each year instructors in the Paramedicine Program conduct the actual testing stations, while the National Registry representative oversees the test.
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