Release Date Sept. 10
Though the rain clouds were still looming on September 9th, students and community members turned out in large numbers for the “Fall Career Fair” at Brookhaven College. Companies with positions available throughout the area were at the college searching for potential employees. The semiannual career fair is open to students and the public and allows candidates to speak directly to potential employers. Attendees were encouraged to bring copies of their resumé and dress in business casual attire. Led by Annette Wilson, director of career services, and staff members in the career development center set aside hours in the past week to help students prepare their resumés for the fair. Companies at this year’s fair included the Federal Aviation Administration and Child Care Careers, LLC.
As a harbinger of Constitution Day, September 17, 2010, Ahad Hayaud-Din, government professor, welcomed Dr. Guy Chet, associate professor of history at the University of North Texas, as a guest speaker on September 8th. Chet spoke to students about the “American Revolution and its Impact on the World today.” Unlike most colleges and universities, Brookhaven College is not celebrating the national observance with one event. The government faculty members at the college have a full slate of events planned under the college’s institute for political studies. On September 16th, Dr. Michael Lusztig, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, is scheduled to speak about Constitutional law in Bob Little’s government class. Other events are scheduled after the November elections. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Brookhaven College faculty of the head start center represents one of three centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that will be taking part in a special partnership this year. Frito-Lay employees have adopted the center this year as part of the company’s “As One” initiative to encourage diversity and inclusion. Frito-Lay, based in Dallas, is a key business unit within PepsiCo. The center, along with volunteers from Frito-Lay, had a “Back-to-School Bash” at the end of August. At the event, Frito-Lay character ‘Chester-Cheetah’ helped the volunteers deliver backpacks filled not only with school supplies for the center’s families’ older children, but also filled with supplies for take-home activities for the head start children. The Frito-Lay employees will volunteer at the college, Gannon and Grand Prairie centers throughout the school year.
For the second consecutive year, employees in the student services areas took time on September 10th to attend a mini convocation at Brookhaven College. Most of the employees attended convocation in August during reporting week, but employees in student services positions rarely have an opportunity to leave their offices for the event during the fall’s peak registration period. Last year, Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, delivered his convocation presentation in September for student services personnel, which prompted a repeat performance this year. The mini convocation ensures that employees in student services also are given an opportunity to come together, hear important college information and celebrate the opening of the new academic year.
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