Release Date June 25
On April 11th, the City of Farmers Branch “Leader in Training” program brought 25 middle school students and adult sponsors to Brookhaven College. The students were given tips on preparing themselves for college by Rebecca Jimenez, a current student who also attended the same elementary and middle school as many of the participating students. Rebecca answered specific questions about college programs, and encouraged the students to take advantage of future academic opportunities at the college, such as dual credit classes. The visit included a tour of the entire campus, culminating with a stop at the nursing department’s laboratories to see a demonstration of medical techniques taught in the associate degree nursing program. The program is open to Farmers Branch residents ages 13 through 15 who want to have fun, build friendships, and earn community service hours during the summer months.
On June 19th, Dr. John Neal, professor of journalism and visual communications at Brookhaven College, gave a presentation at the Visual Communication Conference, also called VISCOM24, at the Turnbull Center of the University of Oregon at Portland. Neal’s presentation, titled “There’s a 3-D App for That: Stereoscopic Photography on the iPhone,” was part of the conference session about new technologies in visual communication. VISCOM24 is a non-affiliated gathering of scholars and practitioners in any aspect of the visual communication field and it features presentations that range from traditional research methodologies to cutting-edge ideas in everything from new technologies to cultural issues to visual aesthetics.
On June 22nd, Sandy A. Wyche, executive dean of business studies division at Brookhaven College, spoke to a group of Dallas TexPrep students. The students are participating in the Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program. The Pre-freshman Engineering Program is a national program with an emphasis on increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Wyche shared information about his own background, including his background in math, work experience, and stories about his mentors. He also displayed posters, which showed the various types of jobs that require someone with a mathematics degree. He ended his talk by emphasizing that no matter what degree you earn, it is important to be able to communicate and work with others in your job.
Plans for next year’s celebration of the DCCCD’s 21st Annual Dia de la Familia outreach event are underway at Brookhaven College. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, appointed Jean Kaplan, director for institutional outreach, and Monica Taliaferro, director for marketing and public information, co-chairs for this event. The team will meet with Perla Molina, director for outreach and recruitment, throughout the coming year to plan the event that incorporates food, entertainment, and educational information sessions for the whole family.
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