Release Date March 11
Khoa Nguyen and Mike Navarro, Phi Theta Kappa students from Brookhaven College, deserve recognition for their scholarly achievements at the regional convention in Round Rock, Texas on March 3-6. Khoa and Mike were selected as All-USA Texas Academic Team members. Mike also received the highly acclaimed Coca Cola Silver Medallion, which comes with a $1,500 scholarship award. For the first time, the Alpha Delta Pi Chapter at the college was elected as the District II Vice President Chapter, and Mike Navarro, chapter president, will represent the members in that capacity. Two other officers, Julia Smith and Sanjay Shrestha, received the Outstanding Officer awards. Sanjay Shrestha was also inducted into the Texas Hall of Honors for Outstanding Members. In addition, Rodger P. Bennett, vice president for academic achievement and student success, was inducted into the CEO Hall of Honors. Also, the chapter received an award certificate for the “Honors-in-Action” project and was recognized as a Five-Star Chapter, the highest level of achievement for a Phi Theta Kappa chapter.
The Brookhaven College career development center’s open house held March 7th was a success with more than 259 students visiting the center in just two hours. In addition to receiving information about the office and a cookie, each student was given an opportunity to request an appointment. Annette Wilson, director of the center, received 73 student requests for appointments to review their résumés and/or discuss career options on an individual basis.
The Early College High School at Brookhaven College “caught the spirit” of the DCCCD Day of Service on February 18th. The members of the senior class participated in service activities in the community. Thirty-five students went to Central Elementary and tutored fourth-graders in preparation for TAKS; 14 helped sort and organize books at the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District’s (CFBISD) used book sale, benefiting the parent-teacher associations across the district as well as the CFBISD Educational Foundation; 11 worked at the Farmers Branch Community Garden; and 10 participated in activities at Mosaic’s Vocational Center.
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