Release Date Dec. 17
Nineteen students in the Brookhaven Choral Society, conducted by Melody Gamblin-Bullock, professor of music, performed a special concert at St. Paul United Methodist Church in the Dallas Arts District on December 4th. The group sang “Songs of Mary.” Following the concert, students in the college’s Vivacé Madrigal Ensemble performed music in the lobby of the Meyerson Symphony Center as a pre-concert feature before the Dallas Symphony Pops Marvin Hamlish concert that evening.
Visitors from Odessa College in Odessa, Texas arrived December 14th to take a tour of Brookhaven College’s renovated garage and classroom bays of the automotive technology department and the new building for workforce and continuing education. Vernon Hawkins, associate vice president for workforce training and continuing education, coordinated the visit for Dr. Gregory D. Williams, Odessa College president, along with almost 20 other administrators and faculty members also from Odessa. Sandy Wyche, executive dean of the business studies division, led the group on a tour of the automotive technology area with assistance from Susie Coffman and Narvia McDaniel from the division’s office, Ralph Downey, lab technician, and John Gattis, senior equipment coordinator. Dr. Williams said he and his delegation were very impressed with the facilities and that they might come for another visit before getting their own building project underway, Dean Wyche said.
At the annual holiday party, Brookhaven College employees brought covered dishes and gathered for fun and food on December 9th. One part of the event that serves a broader purpose is the annual “white elephant sale” coordinated by Argie Landa, human resources specialist. Employees brought in wrapped items to donate for the sale. Without a clue on what might be inside, those interested paid $1 to buy the item of his or her choice. The sale raised $113 to support the Faculty Association’s Student Emergency Book Fund Project, coordinated by Nancy Barlow, professor of English. The art giveaway, a holiday-party staple, raised $925 for the Adjunct Art Faculty Staff Development Fund this year. Contributors to the fund had their names entered into a drawing for an original art piece created by one of the School of the Arts’ instructors. Nancy Muldoon, art student, won “Cracking,” the metal wall sculpture by Natalie Macellaio, instructional associate, and Lois Wagenseil, librarian II, won “Inside the Archive: The Gaze 2010,” a print by David Newman, gallery coordinator. The fine art professors offer $200 grants to adjunct faculty members for professional development with the funds that are raised each year.
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