Release Date Oct. 26
The Student Veterans Organization at Brookhaven College had its first meeting on October 18th. There were 16 students in attendance — a good turnout for a club just getting started. Monique Jameison, Brookhaven College Veterans Affairs coordinator and club sponsor, said the camaraderie was immediately evident. She said the attendees were encouraged to find fellow soldiers who could relate to the transition from military to civilian life. Club officers were selected, times for monthly gatherings were set and the group agreed to take part in the college’s Veterans Day celebration. The group also mentioned several community outreach programs they would like to engage and social opportunities they would enjoy, and they exchanged valuable resources for their transitions.
The staff of the Brookhaven Courier, Brookhaven College’s student newspaper, brought home 15 awards from the Texas Community College Journalism Association 2012 Fall Convention held at Southern Methodist University on October 12th, surpassing last year’s award count of 11. Following is a list of award winners: First Place: Obed Manuel - Feature Writing. Second Place: Adriana Salazar - News Photo (live competition); Jordan Wylie - Design and Layout (live competition); Amy Price - Picture Page/Panel and News Photo; and Diana AbouSaleh - Sports Feature. Third Place: Stephanie Spaete Ball - News Writing; Kurt Hyde - Feature; Lukas Allison - Cartoon; and Brookhaven Courier staff - General Excellence. The staff also received honorable mentions for Feature Writing, Feature Photo, Column, In-depth/Investigative News, and Cartoon.
On November 12th, Metrocrest area mayors will make a special appearance at Brookhaven College for a panel discussion with students and the public. The event, sponsored by Brookhaven College’s Institute for Political Studies, will be themed “Politics, Planning and Opportunities.” Mayors Todd Meier of Addison, Matthew Marchant of Carrollton and Bill Glancy of Farmers Branch will be discussing a variety of local, current political topics, such as urban renewal projects and the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway expansion, and the Brookhaven College relationship. The mayors are also expected to take questions from audience members.
Early College High School at Brookhaven College
Students at the Early College High School at Brookhaven College earned a mention in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD e-mail newsletter. The newsletter mentioned the students’ exhibition, “Photo Essays: Experiments in Visual Literacy.” The exhibit grew out of an assignment Nancy Barlow gave her English and History Learning Community class that focused on the similarities between visual and written composition. Students were asked to take a photograph, describe and explain it, exploring meanings and connections the photo evoked. Daniel Rodrigue, Brookhaven College Journalism and Photography professor, gave a lecture to the class on the composition of photographs. The student exhibition ran October 11th-23rd in the Basement Gallery at Brookhaven College; it will be moved to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Administration Building for another show.
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