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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 22

The National Junior College Athletic Association took note of a record set by a Brookhaven College Lady Bear last week. Sarah Terry, sophomore and middle hitter for the college volleyball team, hit her 1,000th career kill against Cedar Valley College on October 14th. This is not the only school record she has broken. Sarah played on the 2009 national championship team, which holds the number one national ranking with a 31-5 record and the program’s best start in school history. For more information on Sarah’s history with the team and the next record she hopes to break go to the NJCAA website at

The art of one Brookhaven College student is now on display for what could be thousands. Jose Ramirez, art student, has created a mural on Ross Avenue under Central Expressway that is meant to serve as a gateway to the Arts District. The mural is part of a beautification project taken on by a group from Bryan Place. Bryan Place is the 30-year-old neighborhood on the southeast corner of Ross and Central, and a group from there won $20,000 in grants last year to clean-up and beautify the Ross Avenue underpass. The group’s commitment spurred the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs to renew plans for public art at the underpass, and public calls for artist input is expected soon for other projects in the area. To read the full article, go to

Sylvia Wise, coordinator of continuing education and workforce development at Brookhaven College, co-presented at the annual National Council for Continuing Education & Training Conference in Miami, Florida. She presented “Contract Training: What’s Working? What’s Not?” with Konley Kelley, assistant dean of corporate and workforce development at Richland College. The presentation focused on best practices for contract training at each of the colleges and emphasized the collaborative relationship between all of the colleges. Sylvia told the audience about the importance of the colleges’ relationships with the local chambers. She also shared that the new workforce and continuing education building provides opportunity to host classes for clients and various business events.

Carrie Schweitzer, assistant to the president, attended the national meeting of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in Denver on October 10-12. Along with DCCCD colleagues Mary Jo Dondlinger, director of institutional effectiveness at Richland College, and Peggy Sindelar, special assistant to the president at North Lake College, she presented a session entitled “Same Goal, Different Models: Leading Sustainability in Different Colleges in a Multi-College District.”



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