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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date June 22

The students in the 30th graduating class of the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) at Brookhaven College celebrated their success at an invitation-only dinner on June 21st at Sundance Square in Fort Worth. The graduates were joined by their families, General Motors representatives, dealership personnel, and college faculty and administrators for the celebration. Co-sponsored by General Motors, this event highlights the important partnership between the college and industry along with the crucial role of personal support families provide in student success. With a 10-year graduation rate of 70 percent, the success of the GM ASEP at Brookhaven College proves the importance of each of these relationships, and this event serves to acknowledge the contributions of those involved.

Two new exhibitions in the long-running Faculty Project series recently opened at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts galleries and will run through July 3rd. Julie Shipp Colbert’s paintings are being shown in the Forum Gallery, while Mary Kathryn Wimberly’s photography exhibit is on display in the Studio Gallery. Colbert has been a drawing teacher in the Brookhaven College School of the Arts since 2009. Exhibiting regularly in the region, she is represented by the Joan Grona Gallery in San Antonio. Wimberly teaches photography for the Brookhaven College School of the Arts and exhibits regularly in the region, as well as across the globe. Her work was presented at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in the cities of Medellín and Leticia and was featured at Nexus, a South American exhibit. Receptions for both artists were held June 21st.

Early College High School at Brookhaven College
The Early College High School at Brookhaven College completed its two-week Freshman “Boot Camp” for the full complement of 72 incoming ninth-grade students who are entering the program this fall. This two-week orientation included completion of the admission application, tours of the campus (conducted by current juniors and seniors), sessions on college expectations, ACCUPLACER tests review and introductory study skills development. The camp concluded with the administration of the ACCUPLACER tests.




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