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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date June 1

Daniel Piper and Justen Overstreet, Brookhaven College Bears Basketball Team members, were featured guests at Cabell Elementary School Field Day. The two young men, along with Brookhaven College Athletic Program Coordinator and Basketball Coach Kevin Hurst, mingled with the students and staff and then, participated in a friendly game of basketball where Piper and Overstreet assisted the fourth and fifth graders in defeating the faculty/staff team. Once again, the young men did an outstanding job of representing Brookhaven College and being involved in the community.

A number of news-making students will be attending Brookhaven College in the fall. At, Claire Rodgers, senior at Plano West Senior High School, had one of the top collections at the fashion collections runway show for Fashion Design II students. Rodgers plans to attend Brookhaven College and then transfer to either the Fashion Institute of Technology or The University of Texas. The May 15th edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted that Ty Davis, salutatorian from Yantis High School, will be attending Brookhaven College. Davis plans to study criminal justice and play basketball.

Vernon L. Hawkins, Brookhaven College associate vice president for Workforce and Continuing Education, has been elected North Region Representative for the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education (TACE). He will serve on its 11-member board of directors, primarily keeping his fellow board members informed of issues, successes and other items related to the members and member institutions of the northern region of Texas. He will preside over a regional meeting each year and will also serve as the TACE representative to the Texas Council of College Instructional Leaders and Texas Association of College Technical Educators Conference Planning Committees. Hawkins actually began serving on the board when he was appointed in December to complete the unexpired term of his predecessor. TACE is the primary statewide, professional organization for continuing and workforce education, community service and corporate training.

Early College High School at Brookhaven College
The senior class of the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College enjoyed a flurry of activities before the year concluded. At commencement on May 10th, 22 of the 44 seniors received associate degrees. The students also enjoyed their senior prom on May 12th at The Victoria Restaurant in Farmers Branch. A senior awards assembly on May 21st included recognition of Texas Scholars and the awarding of scholarships by representatives of local universities and civic organizations, as the entire ECHS student body, parents and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District administrators and board members applauded. Twenty-three seniors were awarded scholarships totaling more than $467,900.



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