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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 2

The Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball Team is once again headed to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship Tournament.  The team had an undefeated conference season entering the Metro Athletic Conference Tournament held October 26-27th.  The Lady Bears won the tournament, earning a place atop the NJCAA national poll, and will now travel to Rochester, MN to compete in the National Championship Tournament, November 16-17th.

From a runner dressed as Spiderman to a pair dressed as Queen Elizabeth and King Philip, the Spooky Trot held at Brookhaven College on October 31st attracted more than 115 participants.  Vikki Ethington, Brookhaven College police officer, coordinated the 5K run/walk to support Phi Theta Kappa’s campus food pantry.  The “entry fee” was five nonperishable food items; items were also donated by employees who did not participate in the race.  At the end of the day, more than 700 pounds of food had been donated!  Ethington gathered prizes from local businesses, solicited volunteers and cheered the participants at the finish line.  In addition to prizes for the top runners, awards for best, funniest, most outrageous, and scariest costumes were presented.  Local restaurants and businesses donated prizes ranging from free lunches to $50 gift cards.

Just in time for the election, the Basement Gallery at Brookhaven College is presenting a collection of presidential photographs spanning from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush.  On October 25th, the Brookhaven College Photography Club had a reception for “Behind the Scenes:  Candid Moments & ‘Exclusive Access’ — Late 20th Century Presidential Politics,” a collection of photographs by Phil Huber.  Huber is currently a student at Brookhaven College, but his decades-long career as a photojournalist has taken him from United Press International, to The Dallas Morning News, to Sports Illustrated and Newsweek.  Dozens of visitors stopped to view the exhibition at its opening, which included an informal gallery talk by Huber.  The show will run through November 20th.

A final drive to meet goals for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) at Brookhaven College added a touch of jazz on October 31st.  The SECC Committee coordinated the event and arranged for a concert featuring one of Brookhaven College’s Jazz Ensembles.  Music instructor Freddie Jones and students Mihaela Leonte, Simone Pellizzi, Estelle Florey-Carter, Lane White, Lee Herrera, Robby White and Troy Richardson volunteered to entertain employees with an afternoon concert.  In addition to taking pledge forms, the committee opened the concert to anyone interested in hearing the music and took donations from all comers.



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