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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date July 22

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Brookhaven College is receiving a donation from the Benevolent, Patriotic Order (BPO) of DOES of the United States of America, Plano-Richardson Drove. The drove is donating funds, in memory of one of their members, to offset some of the tuition costs for a student in need. The $260 scholarship, in memory of Nancy Mallette, will help a nursing student pay for tuition this fall. Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean for the health and human services division, was contact earlier this month about the donation. The BPO DOES is a national organization that promotes charitable works and works in harmony with the Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks.

Jean Kaplan, director of outreach at Brookhaven College, spoke to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch (CFB) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on July 20th. She and Daphne Bennett, outreach coordinator, were invited to speak at the group’s monthly luncheon to share information about the college and district’s enrollment, retention and graduation rates for Hispanic students. The CFB Hispanic Chamber is a relatively new organization. Founded just three or four years ago, the group is still growing and is looking for ways to connect to the college and the services it offers the community. Heriberto Moncibais, chamber chairman, said that the group was very pleased with the presentation.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

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