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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date March 30

Six Brookhaven College student-athletes participated in the completion of the Marathon Kids program on March 24th. More than 1,000 Dallas area K-5th grade students were at Loos Stadium to run the last 0.2 miles of the marathon they began in October. The children have been running and walking in quarter- to half-mile increments. After completing the lap and a half around the track, the children visited a table where Brookhaven Bears basketball players Joe Williams, Matt Wingo, Justen Overstreet and Mike Brown, as well as Bears volleyball players Robin Wimberly and Christy Wellman, signed autographs. Brookhaven College student-athletes have supported the Marathon Kids program for the past five years as a way to actively participate in the community and to provide positive role models for younger children.

Kevin Sauerwein, a member of the Brookhaven College Saxophone Ensemble program, earned 1st Chair Alto Saxophonist and performed in the Texas All-State Symphonic Band at the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, February 8-11th. A senior from Sachse High School, Sauerwein had to audition at the regional, area and state levels. Hundreds of high school saxophonists from around the state participated in this rigorous process.

Students from Brookhaven College and The University of Texas at Dallas participated in NETWORK Alternative Spring Break by doing yard work and home repair tasks to help senior citizens in Richardson. The students spent two days of their break mowing lawns, pulling weeds, trimming hedges, planting flowers and making exterior home repairs. A recent article in The Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo - Richardson/Lake Highlands/Far North Dallas Edition details the project. To view this article, go to

The Brookhaven College Drama Department applied for and recently received confirmation that it could present a staged reading of 8. The new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk, is about the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial. The trial challenged the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. To have been selected is a major coup and Theatre Brookhaven is looking forward to having this cutting-edge, provocative, history-in-the-making show in its season next year.



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