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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date April 29

Approximately $18,000 in scholarships was awarded at the annual student scholarship reception for Brookhaven College on April 17th. Family and friends attended the awards presentation as 61 students received scholarships in a wide variety of programs; some earned merit scholarships in their programs of study and others earned scholarships based on their need and accomplishments. Some of the scholarships are funded through private endowments from local companies and individuals and college clubs and associations fund other scholarships. Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, welcomed everyone to the event and Marilyn K. Lynch, vice president for career and program resources, acted as emcee. Christi Carter, radiologic sciences professor, and Lisa Ehrich, fine art professor, presented the scholarships. Special thanks go to Edna Love, senior administrative assistant, for all the work she did to prepare for the event.

Brookhaven College music students presented three different performances for the Chair Academy Conference that took place in Dallas, March 22nd-25th. The saxophone quartets, directed by music professor Roy Allen, Jr., included Greg Newton, James Ramsey, Alex Silver, Kevin Sauerwein, David Janes, Sarah Pickett, Nick Galanos and Chris Partridge. The guitar ensemble included Lynn Irving, Donna Roberts, Rolly Mireles, Sam Govea, Leslie Enlow, and Michael Kokkinakis, and is directed by adjunct music professor Carlos Pezzimenti. The jazz combo also performed and is directed by adjunct music professor Freddie Jones. The conference was co-hosted by the DCCCD.

On April 8-10th, Brookhaven College saxophone students and professors attended and performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference on the campus of Sam Houston State University. The conference included saxophone students and faculty from top-tier music departments at four-year colleges and universities from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Louisiana, so Brookhaven College stood out as the only community college represented. The Brookhaven College students performed in three different saxophone quartets and were the only student groups that performed world premiere pieces – written specifically for them. Gilbert Trythall and Kristin Elliot Baker, adjunct music professors; Douglas Cornell, adjunct humanities professor; and one of the saxophone students, Greg Newton from Hebron High School wrote the compositions that were performed. Of the 12 saxophonists, who performed, nine are high school students who have been offered substantial scholarships to Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Christian University, and Baylor, Trinity, Howard, Stanford, Yale and Harvard universities; either to major in music or to contribute to the music programs at these institutions while pursuing other academic areas. Roy Allen Jr., saxophone professor, along with alumni Nick Galanos, Courtney Kuhn, Ethan Galvin and Ryan Arvo performed either solos or chamber recitals at the conference as well.

On April 27th, David J. Hoeinghaus, Ph.D., the final guest in the Brookhaven College Science Lecture Series continued the series with details about his studies in Brazil. “Effects of Altered Hydrology and Biodiversity Loss on Ecosystem Function in Tropical Floodplain Rivers” was the full topic for his lecture. Hoeinghaus is an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Texas, researching community ecology, food webs, ecosystem ecology and conservation biology. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University. Andrea Bailey, instructional learning lab coordinator for biology, has been the driving force behind the successful science series, which has included speakers covering topics as varied as forensics and fish ecology.




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