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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date May 13

Rebecca Jimenez, a Brookhaven College student and Rising Star scholar, will be spending her summer break in Washington, DC. Of more than 1,000 students across the country who applied, Rebecca was one of only 34 selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program. She will spend eight weeks on Capitol Hill learning more about the legislative process, gaining work experience, participating in a community service project, and developing leadership skills. In addition to the internship, Rebecca recently received news that she has received a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas for the fall to study neuroscience. Maintaining excellent grades and participating in numerous student clubs, she still finds time to work part-time for the outreach and recruitment department, and share her experiences at the college with visiting middle and high school students.

Hundreds of students gathered at Loos Field House for the 2011 commencement ceremonies for Brookhaven College on May 12th. Daniel Marold, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), gave the invocation, and Bianca Teniente, senior executive officer of the SGA, offered the student remarks. Christi Carter, Minnie Stevens Piper nominee and program director for radiologic sciences, gave the commencement address. With professors and staff members cheering along with students’ friends and family, hundreds of students were recognized for completing their degree, certificates and awards.

Employees from across the mathematics and science division coordinated the first Brookhaven College “Science Invitational Challenge” on May 6th for the students at the early college high school. Students at all levels of the high school competed in science challenges, and winners earned award medallions. Don Welsh, instructional lab coordinator, was the mastermind in the science department behind the event, and professors and staff within the division worked to put the challenge together and served as judges for the competition. Doris Rousey, executive dean of mathematics and science division, said, “To see all those young people so engaged and excited about science encourages me about their future interest.”

The Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI) was the host site for training sessions for Wallace International and a special group of students they brought half-way around the world for geographic information systems training. The four-day intensive program was created for a group from Nigeria. Wallace chose the EMGI at Brookhaven College as the best location for this program, which was developed for the Department of Petroleum Resources, a Nigerian government agency.




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