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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 21

Members of the Brookhaven College Lady Bears soccer team again swept the “Players of the Week” for September 12th in the National Junior College Athletic Association.  Katrina Harrington, forward from Prescott High School in Arizona, led the way for Lady Bears victories in matches with Southwestern Adventist University and Northeast Texas Community College.  Cristina Lopez was named Division III Goalie of the Week.  This is Lopez’ second week at the top spot.  She denied all shots on goal in the two shutouts and looks to maintain her perfect record this week.

Gracing the cover of the current edition of The North Texan (University of North Texas (UNT) alumni magazine) is Brookhaven College graduate Danielli Costa.  Costa earned her Associate in Sciences degree with an Emphasis in Mathematics in 2009.  She went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics at UNT last year, and has returned to Brookhaven College’s service area to teach mathematics at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.  Sam Govea, Brookhaven College executive dean for the Social Science Division, stated he remembered the first time Costa arrived at the Multicultural Center six years ago, “wide-eyed, but eager to get going on her career.”  To view the full article, go to http://northtexan.unt.edu/content/shaping-future.

The Brookhaven College Students 50+ Education Program saw its largest crowd yet at its fourth annual “Get a Running Start on the Fall Semester” event this summer.  Senior adults between the ages of 50 and 90 stopped by to socialize, learn more about the program’s fall courses and register, according to DeBorah Whaley-Stephenson, senior adult student advisor and event coordinator.  The Brookhaven College Students 50+ Education Program and the Active Adult Students club organized this event.

Andrew Deibert, Service Learning and Community Engagement coordinator at Brookhaven College, contributed to an article in the September 7th edition of Community College Times.  The American Association of Community Colleges’ federal funding — totaling $5.5 million over 18 years — came to a close recently, ending its service-learning initiatives through the Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning project.  Deibert shared the experiences of two former students who found careers as part of the Brookhaven College Horizon-funded project that focused on childhood obesity.  Blending a career and civic component in service learning helped the students find work at the local YMCA when the project ended.  The entire article can be viewed at http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/AACC-completes-years-of-service-learning.aspx.




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