Release Date Oct. 5
Baseball coaches from two states selected four Brookhaven College student athletes to participate in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. The event provides the top players in Texas and New Mexico the opportunity to showcase their skills before scouts from four-year universities and professional baseball teams. Brookhaven College pitchers Ryan Flynn and Justin Rhea, first baseman Tyler Edwards, and catcher Matt Stein played very well and represented the program and college in an outstanding manor, according to Brookhaven College Baseball Coach Brandon Rains. In addition to being outstanding athletes, they are all excellent students.
On October 1st, the Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball Team played its fourth annual Dig Pink matchup against Cedar Valley College. The Dig Pink game raises funds for The Side-Out Foundation, which supports breast cancer research. Including this year’s funds, the team has contributed more than $5,000 to the organization. In addition to accepting donations at the game, a bake sale was held that brought in more than $360. The team received some extra support this year from Brookhaven College President Dr. Thom Chesney who promised a one-dollar donation for every fan who attended the game wearing pink. Director of Student Life Brian Borski, along with his staff, made sure every fan was at least wearing a pink sticker. A total of 235 fans “jammed the gym” for the game!
Approximately 375 Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff looking for ways to get involved in community service attended the biannual Service Agency Fair on September 18th. With 31 agencies participating, Andrew Deibert, Service Learning and Civic Engagement Services coordinator, commented, “Our fair has grown by 11 agencies since last semester. That growth will provide more options for students, faculty and staff as they look for ways to engage our community.” For the 2011-12 school year, 650 service-learning students contributed 8,000 hours of service, which provided a $175,000 economic impact in the community.
This year’s Fall Career Fair at Brookhaven College was a big success. More than 50 local and national companies participated in the event. Interest from the local community was especially strong. The Career Development Center encourages student participation at the fair by offering those who register an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a scholarship. This year, Continuing Education student Lynda Washington will be receiving an additional $300 in scholarship funds to help pay for her Physical Therapy Aide training!
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