Release Date April 27
Responding to an immediate need he observed in his Government classes, Ahad Hayaud-Din added an extra event to the Institute for Political Science calendar. On April 18th, more than 160 Brookhaven College students and employees gathered together to hear a discussion regarding the Trayvon Martin case. Panel members included Brookhaven College professors Hazel Carlos, Ahad Hayaud-Din, Greg Jacobs, Bob Little, Jerrod Scott and Mark Skorick; Capt. John Klingensmith of the college Police Department; and journalism student Obed Manuel. Each shared his/her unique perspective of the case.
Congratulations to Visual Communications student Irving Bolanos for his winning entry in the Brookhaven College Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) logo contest. Out of approximately a dozen entries, the QEP Committee selected Bolanos’ design, which focuses on the recently selected slogan for the QEP, “Reading the App for Life.” More than 200 entries were submitted in the slogan contest, and the winning slogan was submitted by Brookhaven College administrative assistant Martha Leeper.
More than 50 employers from local and national companies and organizations participated in the Spring Career Fair at Brookhaven College on April 19th. The college ended up turning away employers this year because there was no more space for tables. Annette Wilson, director of the Brookhaven College Career Development Center, stated that the employers were very pleased with the turnout for the event. Student Theresa “Teri” Short attended the fair and, in addition to getting job leads, was the recipient of a $300 scholarship.
Rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants of the Healthy Family Day event held at Brookhaven College on April 20th. Twenty students of Andrew Deibert’s (Brookhaven College Service-Learning and Civic Engagement coordinator) volunteered to plan and work the event, which focused on the theme of Healthy Family Day — The Importance of Living a Healthy Lifestyle. The event was funded in part by a Youth Service America and UnitedHealth HEROES grant and was part of Global Youth Service Day. Town North YMCA and the college’s Career Development Center sponsored a bounce house and kids activities; My Fit Foods provided food samples; and health-centered agencies provided a variety of materials and information. The highlight of the afternoon came when Latin music began playing from the sound system for a group lesson from ZumbaDallas.
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