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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 25

Brookhaven College made the news when the Lady Bear’s volleyball team had Robin Wimberly, Whitney High School senior volleyball player, sign a letter of intent on March 2nd. Wimberly was named most valuable player on the all-district team for District 15-2A, following the Lady Wildcats’ successful 2010 season. The college’s Lady Bears volleyball team has captured division III national championship titles for 2004, 2005 and 2009. They were national semi-finalists in 2006 and 2007, as well as Metro Athletic Conference champions for seven consecutive seasons from 2004 through 2010. Robin, who will join the team this fall, is the daughter of Ronny and Andrea Wimberly of Whitney, Texas. To view the article in the Lake Whitney local newspaper, go to

Several students from the English 1302 classes of Patricia Dodd, Ph.D., visited Southern Methodist University for a screening of “Invisible Children,” a documentary depicting the work of a group that seeks to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers. Rachel Davies, one of the students, expressed her reaction to the film, “It moved me to tears multiple times and was very informative. I had no idea that the war had gone on there for 25 years! The images of the “night commuter” children crowded into the center of the city with no blankets or other comforts were so sad.” Dr. Dodd works with “Humanitarian Hands,” a Dallas-based nonprofit organization devoted to the development of impoverished communities in Africa, and offered the screening of the documentary as extra credit for her students.

Brookhaven College welcomed the return of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) for its annual meeting March 11-12th. There were 390 radiology professionals who attended the two-day event, which was co-sponsored by the North Texas Radiological Technology Society (NTRTS), the TSRT, and the college. Technologists, physicians, vendors and educators attended the event. Valerie Martin, clinical coordinator in the radiologic sciences program at the college, made the keynote speech and was recognized as the Wade L. Hoots Lecture honoree. Norm Burgess, adjunct professor, was a presenter and was honored with a lifetime membership to the TSRT. Life memberships are selected by the TSRT board and presented to the recognized individual who has rendered unusual service to TSRT. Christie Carter, program coordinator for radiological sciences, also was recognized for her work within the NTRTS and for her work in the professional arena as an inductee into the Edna M. Elliot Technologist Hall of Fame.

The Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI) is receiving a donation of $9,000 from the Pioneer Natural Resources (PNR). The donation will be used to provide upgrades to both the Boonesville and Spindletop auditoriums. PNR is a stakeholder partner in the EMGI and has participated in the EMGI Industry Advisory Council since 2003. The donation will fund new computers and monitors for the podiums in the auditorium spaces. In the last three years, the PNR has upgraded and replaced the technology in the auditoriums. Diane Brownlee, director of the EMGI, said that the donations from PNR have reached more than $34,000.



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