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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 4

With a perfect 10-0 Metro Athletic Conference record, the Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team will be competing in the National Championships November 11-12th. Currently, the team is ranked second by the National Junior College Athletic Association, and team member Megan Muncy is ranked fourth in assists per set. This will be the team’s seventh trip to Rochester, MN for the tournament. Head Coach Jason Hopkins has led the Brookhaven College volleyball team to the national title four times in the last seven years.

Despite rain and a cold front, 20 students from Christopher Malvik’s paramedic class at Brookhaven College spent more than two hours outside — at night — practicing extrication procedures. Once each semester, a wrecked car is brought to the college campus and students use tools, such as the Jaws of Life, to gain an understanding of what is required to remove an accident victim from a car. The extrication lab is most often held during the day, so this night exercise offered students a different perspective on what their future careers will require. Support and supervision was provided by the Farmers Branch Fire Department. Brookhaven College paramedicine professor Richard Campbell was on shift with the fire department for the exercise. Because of the high winds, CareFlight was not able to take part in the exercise.

Three consecutive exhibitions in the Forum and Studio galleries at Brookhaven College will feature the course work of Art Department students. The current show, “Studio Art Classes 1,” includes work in two- and three-dimensional design, drawing, life drawing and art metals. November 16-25th, “Studio Art Classes 2” will showcase work in ceramics, digital media, photography, printmaking and watercolor. The final exhibition, “Studio Art Classes 3,” from December 1st-8th, will feature painting and sculpture. Students are required to submit one work from each of their studio art classes, an experience that prepares them for exhibiting in a professional gallery, according to David Newman, Brookhaven College gallery director.

It has been a labor of love for more than a year, but the Memorial Garden at Brookhaven College official dedication took place on October 27th. The Memorial Garden honors those college employees who have passed away. Family members and friends from across the District came to the event and viewed the first public display of the print and digital scrapbooks that were created to complement the garden. Months were spent pouring through the Brookhaven College photo archives and gathering pictures from family members for the scrapbooks. Many pages include photographs that family members had never seen. Brookhaven College President Dr. Thom Chesney welcomed all the attendees and shared part of the vision for this place for reflection. The entire project — from choosing the artist to design the space to building the scrapbooks — was overseen by the Memorial Garden Committee, which includes: Lauri Collins, Brenda Dalton, Terri Edrich, Lisa Ehrich, Sarah Graifemberg, Jamie Jenkins, Edna Love, Natalie Macellaio, Gary McKnight, Cynthia Mills, Vincent Price, Bill Sigsbee, Carrie Schweitzer, DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson, Jamileh Stroman and John Williams.



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