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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 24

Sarah Terry, Brookhaven College volleyball middle hitter, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Volleyball Division III “Player of the Week” for all games played August 30th through September 5th. Terry, a native of Garland, helped her team to a 4-2 record for the past six matches. Over the week, Terry finished with 67 kills, six blocks and 21 digs. She is a returning American Volleyball Coaches Association and NJCAA 1st team All-American and has been named to the college’s Lady Bears Invitational All-Tournament Team. The two losses for the Lady Bears came from the games against Seminole State (division I).

Brookhaven College is honored to have four of its students chosen as recipients of the 2010-2011 LeCroy Scholarship. The scholarship program honors students for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Each scholar receives up to $4,000; $1,000 per semester, with a maximum of four semesters, to attend any one of the DCCCD seven colleges. Saile Estrada and Ana Juarez are the two new scholars to earn the award. Estrada majors in sociology and has a 4.0 grade point average. During her first semester at the college she became actively involved in the college’s Student Government Association and is a Six-Star Leadership member. Ana Juarez plans to become a civil engineer. She follows in the footsteps of her two older sisters who were both LeCroy scholars. Along with the new scholarship winners, the college is home campus to two students first awarded the scholarship last year. Melody Sadjadi, nursing student, and Hannah Smith, business student, are returning LeCroy scholars.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra traveled to Brookhaven College for the seventh consecutive year to combine its talents with Octavio Gutierrez, music professor, as piano soloist along with the college Chorale Society and the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church sanctuary choir. The performance included Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op. 8; Christopher Tucker’s piece written specifically for the MSO, Cement 13; and William Grant Still’s Joyous Symphony No. 1, The Afro-American. The event supported scholarship funds for students in the School of the Arts music department. The Choral Society, now under the direction of Melody Gamblin-Bullock, choral professor, was formed in 1986 and includes more than 40 auditioned singers and performs frequently throughout the community.

Each year the faculty members in the Brookhaven College School of the Arts display their works in a public exhibition. This year’s art faculty exhibition opens at the Forum Gallery October 6th and continues through October 27th. Exhibiting faculty include Betsy Belcher, Chris Blackhurst, Barbara Brault, Jim Burton, Du Chau, Chong Keun Chu, Kandice Davis, Lisa Ehrich, Shelley Hampe, Nick Hutchings, Natalie Macellaio, Susan Mollet, Tesa Morin, Lisa Nersesova, David Newman, Michael O’Keefe, Chancellor Page, Julie Shipp, Marina Shterenberg, Rebecca Swann, Don Taylor, Erik Tosten, Sarah Williams, Mary Kathryn Wimberly, and Marla Ziegler. The pieces highlight the range of the studio art curriculum at the college and exemplify the instructor’s level of professional practice. The “Faculty Gallery Talk” is scheduled on October 13th at noon in the Forum Gallery.



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