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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Oct. 19

October 1st-5th was National Tutor Week, and, this year, the tutors at Brookhaven College received a special thank you.  Tutoring and Lab Coordinators Donna Crenshaw, Rosalind Lang-Overall and Margaret Riley put together a lunch to show the tutors how much they are appreciated.  More than 40 tutors received certificates of thanks for their work.  Brookhaven College President Dr. Thom Chesney spoke at the event and shared his own experiences about tutoring peers as an undergraduate and graduate student.  The tutors were also given the opportunity for professional development, with sessions in study skills, learning disabilities and diversity.

On October 16th, the presidential race was on the minds of more than a few students because they stayed late for the first ever Brookhaven College Debate Watch.  More than 120 students, employees and community members gathered in the Student Services Center to hear the presidential candidates answer questions from audience members in the “town hall” debate at Hofstra University.  Each attendee was provided a list of questions to spur discussion about the debate.  Brookhaven College’s Institute for Political Studies, Student Government Association, and Student Leadership Institute sponsored the event.

Brookhaven College hosted a DREAMers workshop on October 16th.  The event was part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations and focused on students who would be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  The Badmus Law Firm facilitated the event and spoke with 45 students, offering advice on qualifying and applying for the deferral.

The dispatch office for the Brookhaven College Police Department was audited in August by the Criminal Justice Information System through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The auditor checked the system security for the college’s connection to the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, the status of all Police Department members having access to that system, and ensuring all policies required by the FBI and Texas DPS regarding that system were in place.  The Brookhaven College Police Department passed the audit with no problem; the next audit should be conducted within the next 24-36 months.



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