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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 30

On September 22nd, more than 300 attendees stepped up to the tables and spoke with potential employers at the Brookhaven College Fall Career Fair. There were 44 businesses recruiting at the event sponsored by the Texas Army National Guard. Annette Wilson, director of the Brookhaven College Career Development Center (CDC), said everyone seemed pleased with the turnout. One of the employers commented that he was leaving a little early because of the number of résumés he had collected and that he had spoken with individuals he was already considering for job offers. The CDC offers a $300 tuition scholarship to a student or community member who registers and participates in the fair. This year, Brookhaven College student George Rincon was the scholarship awardee.

On October 1st, the Brookhaven College basketball team and the Physical Education and Athletics Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Don Cockrell Alumni Basketball Game. Cockrell spent 25 years working in the tool/equipment room at the college, but he loved being involved with all the sports teams. In his memory, current and alumni basketball team members play this game to support his second love, animals. Don Cockrell was a big supporter of no-kill animal shelters. Last year, the team raised almost $500 in donations to support Operation Kindness. Brookhaven College Coach Kevin Hurst said his hope is that by combining Cockrell's love for student athletes, athletics and animals, the department can honor a very deserving, well-loved man and member of the Brookhaven College family. The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team added their own efforts to raising funds as well with a three-day bake sale on the campus.

An art exhibition featuring work from former Brookhaven College student Richard Langbert will run from October 1-31st. The walls of Molly’s Gallery in Stuart, FL will display works from a number of artists, including Langbert's wearable art. A trip to Santa Fe, NM first sparked his interest in silver jewelry. In the years that followed, he took classes at Brookhaven and Richland colleges and produced pieces that he entered in juried art shows. Langbert has sold pieces at galleries and museums, and his work has been exhibited at the Arts Council of Martin County, the Armory Art Center and numerous galleries.

Doris Rousey, Brookhaven College executive dean for mathematics and science, and Sandy Wyche, Brookhaven College executive dean for business studies, recently completed training at the Academy for Leadership and Development. The training, developed by The Chair Academy, is a year-long program that includes two week-long, onsite training sessions at the Maricopa Community Colleges District in Mesa, AZ. It is a practicum experience implementing a professional development plan designed to apply the leadership skills learned in the training, and a coaching program. Some of the topics covered include strategic planning, leading and managing change, cultural competence, talent management and the role of the organizational leader. Participants in the program must be nominated and selected by their colleges.



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