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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Feb. 24

On January 29th, the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) at Brookhaven College received two new six-speed transmission units for use in training students. According to Stephen Herd, Brookhaven College automotive instructor, these transmissions are valued at more than $3,500. As the technology in vehicles changes, the training needs for students who will be servicing these vehicles change as well, so it is vitally important that the program keep up with current technology. The transmissions were donated by General Motors for use in ASEP training facilities. Business partnerships such as this with General Motors (which began more than 30 years ago) and the college’s partnership with Raytheon (that has facilitated training for 12 years), help support Brookhaven College’s ability to offer the latest training to its students.

Taking the fear out of the financial aid process was just one of the goals for the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College Free Application for Federal Student Aid Night on February 15th. Staff from the college’s Financial Aid Office helped ECHS students and their parents complete the financial aid application. John Wells, Brookhaven College director of Financial Aid, gave a very informative presentation of general tips, with examples from the application process. Financial Aid Advisors Forrest Wilbur, Alacia Edwards and Yomaira Arredondo worked one-on-one with students and their families to help them complete the application online. Financial Aid staff continued helping until everyone had completed their application. Twenty-six ECHS seniors were able to complete, or almost complete, their forms that night.

Last week, Joe Monroy, academic advisor at Brookhaven College, played host to representatives from Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI). On February 16th, Jonle Sedar and Mayi Hidalgo of CPI visited Spanish classes and encouraged students to take part in a full-immersion, study-abroad experience at CPI’s Costa Rica institute. CPI is a partner language school. Students studying at CPI can earn college credit for Spanish through the school’s Multinational Academic Program (MAP) at numerous locations around the world. MAP differs from instructor-led travel experiences by allowing students to make their own travel arrangements, setting dates to travel abroad at their own convenience.




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