Release Date Aug. 20
Students in the Brookhaven College Associate Degree Nursing Program continue their tradition of outstanding performance. The latest report from the Texas State Board of Nursing for the third quarter shows that the college’s nursing students had a 100 percent pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam. The 16 students who took the NCLEX-RN in the third quarter, April 1st to June 30th, all passed on their first attempt. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, extended his congratulations to the students, Dr. Mark Meyer, dean of nursing, and the college staff in nursing, sciences, support courses and student services for the excellent results sustained by the nursing program students.
The Dallas Art Dealer Association (DADA) blog includes an article devoted to artwork by Francisco Alvarado, an art student at Brookhaven College. Alvarado is one of two students selected by the art faculty members for the DADA’s Edith Baker Scholarship exhibition and competition. His selected piece, Sonrisa, which means “smile” in Spanish, will be part of the exhibition at the Irving Art Center, September 4th-October 3rd. A jury comprised of DADA gallery owners will select the scholarship recipient. The winner will be announced at the exhibition reception September 24th, and will receive a $4,000 scholarship and an internship and mentorship with a DADA member gallery of their choice. Read the full feature on the DADA blog at http://dada25.tumblr.com/.
Outside of the teaching he does in Brookhaven College classrooms, Dr. Gustavo Tolosa, professor of music, also shares his talents with children who are critically ill. An article in The Dallas Morning News’ Briefing on August 12th highlighted the work he does through the “Musical Angels” program he founded. Since March, Tolosa has been offering individual piano lessons on an electric keyboard to children at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and next month he will begin group lessons at Our Children’s House at Baylor. As a father of two daughters, a pianist, and a music teacher, Tolosa launched “Musical Angels” to bring music to the children in the hospital he drives past each day on his way to work. The lessons for the children go far beyond “Old MacDonald,” and have taught Tolosa to value life and good health far more than he ever expected, he said.
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