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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date April 8

Michael Navarro, a student at Brookhaven College, has been selected as one of 50 “Silver Scholars” in the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. Navarro will receive a $1,250 stipend and a special medallion. Gold, silver and bronze scholars are all listed in a special advertisement in an April issue of USA TODAY. Community colleges may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process. The team program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Students from Brookhaven College will soon be leaving for an experience with outer space. Brandi Arledge, Martin Flores, Mohamed Hassan, Christopher Jung, Sameer Lakhani, Christina Townsend and Lauren Wollmershauser were accepted into the NASA Community College Aerospace Program. This program combines online learning with a hands-on project in engineering, interacting and working with the NASA engineers, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Students selected for the program have shown an interest or aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science.

As president of Brookhaven College’s student government, Daniel Marold has introduced special guests at speaking events, led discussions with college administrators at student forums, and served throughout the year as a student representative on college committees. It was no surprise to those who know him that he was selected as the college’s Amidon-Beauchamp Student Leader of the Year. He and his family, along with Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president; Oscar Lopez, vice president for enrollment management and student success; Yasaman Contractor, assistant director of student life and student government advisor; Andrew Deibert, service-learning coordinator; and Ghada Mohesene, Student Life department assistant, all attended the banquet on April 1st honoring all the district’s student leaders.

Throughout the month of April, students and the larger community at Brookhaven College will have a special opportunity thanks to an innovative artist-in-residency through the School of the Arts. The music and dance departments will be hosting a residency with Ko Thi Dance Company. Ko Thi is a Milwaukee-based African dance company that will be sharing in events on campus through April 17th. Lectures, demonstrations, master-classes in dance and music, and outreach events at Booker T. Washington High School are just part of the company’s schedule. In addition, Ko-Thi will be the featured guest at the Dancers’ Theatre Spring Concert, April 15-17th.



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