Release Date Dec. 9
Recently, two radiologic science graduates from Brookhaven College were recognized by the North Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (NTSRT) as being among the “Top 25 Technologists” in the area. Shelli Boge and John-Paul Leonard Jr. graduated from the program in August 2006. Boge works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Allen and Leonard works at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The awardees were honored at a NTSRT luncheon in November. Other former Brookhaven College graduates who have earned this honor include Janet Benton, Kim Theiu, Dirk Snow and Ying Sung.
This week, the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team was ranked sixth in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s division polls. The team was also ranked ninth in division statistics for their defensive average, giving up an average of 62 points per game. The team’s offensive average, scoring 84.4 points per game, placed them fourteenth. Alec Heffler is ranked fifteenth in the nation as a field goal percentage leader for three-point shots with a 48 percent average.
The Wisconsin Campus Compact has awarded a mini-grant to the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Brookhaven College. The grant will fund activities for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21st. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. Andrew Deibert, Brookhaven College service learning coordinator, said that volunteers would participate using the Collegiate Challenge model, which utilizes student creativity, teamwork abilities and resourcefulness. Volunteers will come to campus on the day of the event without knowing their service project. They will be broken into teams and will then have to pool resources and work together to meet the community-identified needs.
The Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI) at Brookhaven College was in the news last week for its support of Educating the Educators. During the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching 2011 (CAST), 16 teachers took a tour of gas drilling sites around the Metroplex coordinated by the EMGI and the Dallas Society of Petroleum Engineers. The tour provided teachers an opportunity to explore a science field they rarely have a chance to see. All of the EMGI staff pitched in for the event, which started at the institute and included a two-hour class on the basics of gas drilling, the hydraulic fracturing process and the history of the Barnett Shale. An article about this event can be viewed at http://flowermoundleader.com/articles/2011/11/29/flower_mound_leader/news/034.txt.
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