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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Jan. 21

Six students who graduated from the Brookhaven College Early College High School (ECHS) and Brookhaven College in May 2010 made an hour-long presentation for current ECHS juniors and seniors on January 7th and for current freshmen and sophomores on January 14th. Current full-time university students Mayra Garcia, Heriberto Godinez, Griselda Rios, Blanca Sanchez (The University of Texas at Arlington); Arturo Gonzalez (University of Texas at Dallas); and Jessica Rodriguez (The University of North Texas), volunteered to share their university experiences from a fresh, “real” perspective. Their candid, inspiring messages were about the university environment and how it differs from that at Brookhaven College; the degree each is pursuing; how the advisors help them; how they must communicate; a description of their fall experience; and what they will do differently this spring. Also shared was information about university living accommodations and challenges in commuting, how their experiences at ECHS prepared them for the university, and what they would have done differently at ECHS to be better prepared. They gave advice to help the ECHS juniors and seniors get ready for life after Brookhaven College including similarities and differences in their study habits, talking about their classes, relationships with professors, class size and tutorial help available. These new graduates, who are already “giving back” to current ECHS students, have set a wonderful precedent for the future, said Marilyn K. Lynch, ECHS liaison and associate vice president for career and program resources.



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