Release Date May 7
Sara Lundsteen, Brookhaven College student, won first place in a national “Daughters of the American Revolution” music composition contest. Her entry, “American’s Heritage Remembered: A Personal Perspective,” was the unanimous choice of the judges in the vocal category. Sara is a senior adult, who has participated in the students 50+ program as well as music and art courses since 2002. The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on July 8th. A number of Sara’s instructors helped in this venture: Kris Elliott, music theory and composition instructor, and Susan Wyatt, voice instructor, along with Charlie Warnberger, department assistant in the music department, who recorded the CD.
Employees from across the campus of Brookhaven College gathered for a reception for a number of college retirees. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, welcomed friends and supervisors to recognize colleagues for service to the college. Oscar Lopez, vice president for enrollment management and student success, acknowledged Bob Burchfield, former director of the financial aid office, for his service at Brookhaven College and at other locations throughout the district. Lynne Levesque, director of athletics, offered a special gift to Karen Donaldson, division secretary, for her work as an outstanding “support” person for athletics. Pat Byars, professor in business office systems and support, applauded the years of service that Gloria Macklin gave to students as an instructional associate. Mary Jo Henry, instructional associate and faculty member for history, was a charter member of the college staff and Dr. John Williams, psychology professor, shared some of her personal history at the college.
The final spring performances for Theatre Brookhaven end this week with four one-act plays from two of the century’s most important playwrights. Darise Error directs “Act Without Words” and “Rockaby” by Samuel Beckett. Terry McCracken directs Neil Simon’s “Visitors from Chicago” and “The Man on the Floor.” Two dramas and two comedies balance the evening of one-act plays. Final shows are May 7-8 at 8 p.m., and May 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the School of the Arts Arena Theatre.
On April 23-25, Brookhaven College was represented at the 2010 Annual State Convention of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Houston. Monica Taliaferro, marketing and public information director, addressed the members of the convention with her presentation called “Partnering with Colleges and Universities.” The presentation was focused on ways that AAUW members from across Texas can reach out to colleges in their hometowns to start student affiliate organizations to benefit students, and colleges and universities through the mission of AAUW, and to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Monica is the 2009-2010 Farmers Branch-Carrollton AAUW branch president and also serves with Delryn Fleming, English and speech professor, as the Brookhaven College sponsor of the AAUW Student Affiliate Organization. May 17th, branch members and student affiliates will gather at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute for a light supper to celebrate Brookhaven College graduates and “nearly graduates” -- those lacking only one semester to graduate or transfer to a university. During the event, new officers will be installed and $3,500 in scholarships will be awarded.
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