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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Jan. 7

Three programs have come together to start a new tradition at Brookhaven College. Each semester, the staff and students in the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office, the Counseling Center and Veterans Affairs (VA) Office nominate employees for an “Extra-Mile” award. DSS recognized Charlie Warnberg, adjunct professor, for his proactive assistance with specific students. Brenda Routh, nursing professor, was recognized by the counseling center for actively promoting services to her students in the nursing program. Bill Sigsbee, ESOL professor, also earned an award for welcoming counselors into his classroom and referring students to the center. Kim Montes, financial aid specialist, was honored with the VA award for her work in training Bobby Nieman to take over serving our veterans, and working tremendously long hours in order to accomplish what she does, both here at the college and throughout the district. The awardees were presented a certificate of appreciation in December.

On January 10th, the Brookhaven College School of the Arts will open its spring gallery season with two artists and their work on paper. Jürgen Strunck exhibits relief prints, noted for their luminous color. Bryce Lafferty exhibits mixed media paper works. The exhibits will be located in the Forum Gallery until February 3rd and is free and open to the public. A reception for the artists is scheduled on January 14th from 6-8 p.m.



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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.