Release Date June 16
For the fourth year in a row, the Corporation for National and Community Service, CNCS, has selected Brookhaven College for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Brookhaven College was the only college in the district, and one of only three community colleges in the state, to earn this recognition.
Started in 2006, the President’s Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The most recent award recognizes, in part, the college’s efforts for healthy living and nutrition through a grant of the No Child Left Inside Act. The grant supports service-learning initiatives by enrolling students in nutrition and early childhood education classes in order to provide age-appropriate nutritional support.
Andrew Deibert, Student Life program service specialist, organized the printing of a cookbook with recipes provided by Brookhaven Head Start Center parents. A student made healthy modifications to the recipes and placed them in the cookbook.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for the honor roll again,” said Oscar Lopez, vice president for student services and enrollment management. “As an institution, we are dedicated to service-learning and engaging with our local community, and this honor just adds to the commitment we already have to this process.”
Brookhaven College has a long history of service to the North Dallas, Carrollton and Farmers Branch areas. In 2008, the college was recognized for helping youth from disadvantaged circumstances, providing programs that lower school dropout rates and prepare students for college. Brookhaven Counts and Brookhaven Reads – programs where college students tutor kindergarten through ninth-grade students in math and reading – accounted for more than 33,000 service hours in seven years.
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