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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 15

Brookhaven College’s student newspaper, the Brookhaven Courier, earned 12 awards at the division II level for journalism excellence at the 2010 Texas Community College Journalism Association Convention. Special congratulations go to Erin Russell, editor-in-chief, who was awarded first place in the live contest for copy editing at the convention. Christian Morales earned first place in the cartoon category and third for a sports action photograph. Second place awards went to the newspaper’s website and the editorial staff for editorial writing. Honorable mention awards went to the Courier staff for general excellence; to Kristin McKenzie for sports news and feature writing; Alina Castillo for feature photo; to Erin Russell for feature writing; to Kristin McKenzie and Charlie Mills for picture page with a panel; and to the entire staff for headline writing.

The Lady Bears volleyball team at Brookhaven College played a “Dig Pink.” This is the second annual event for the team in support of breast cancer research. The Bears are the top-ranked team in the nation again this year, and they beat Clarendon College in two matches of straight sets. The team charged for admission to the game and sold candles made especially for the match by volleyball player Brandi Barber’s parents, Sterling City Candle Company. The team foreswore their team colors for pink in honor of the game.

On October 13th, the Criminal Justice Program at Brookhaven College welcomed special guest speaker Lee Dotson, special agent in the United States Secret Service. With more than 25 years in law enforcement, Dotson’s experience has taken him from an assignment working with the City of London to the Vice Presidential Protective Division. He has conducted protective advances throughout the U.S., Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, and Oman.

New professors at Brookhaven College recently were recognized for completing the Vision of Excellence (VOE) program; Tina Aguilar, Melody Gamblin-Bullock, John Mammen, Rebecca Personett and Mark Skorick each received a certificate and a medallion of recognition. VOE offers support and training to new instructors throughout the district.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.