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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 16

For the ninth year, the Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball Team traveled to Rochester, MN to compete in the Division III National Championship Tournament, after claiming the National Junior College Athletic Association Region V Championship against Eastfield College last month.  Dozens of employees and students sent the team off with good luck wishes before the November 9-10th competition at the University Center Rochester Regional Sports Center.  The Lady Bears fought their way into the final match and gave it their all; they walked away placing second in the championship match, with Rock Valley College securing the first place title.  Brookhaven College finished the season with a 21-15 record.

On November 3rd, more than 150 seventh- and eighth-grade girls, along with some parents and teachers, had the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers at “Reach for the Stars.”  For 23 years, the Farmers Branch/Carrollton branch of the American Association of University Women has hosted this event at Brookhaven College.  This year, there were 14 different workshops offered, with 5 coordinated by faculty and staff members from the college:  Claire Bambrough, Dusty Girard, Christi Carter, Alex Stadthagen and Brandy Baker.  Anahita Sidhwa, Brookhaven College Astronomy professor, is a driving force behind the event, but dozens of departments donate time and effort to ensure the girls enjoy their day on campus.

On November 2nd, hundreds of pink tents sprang up on the grounds of Brookhaven College for the first night of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.  Thousands of walkers came together at the campsite each evening of the walk for food and shelter, as well as entertainment.  This year, one of the college’s own, Melody Guerra Landa (cashier), walked the 60 miles.  Dawn Bishop, assistant to the vice president of Business Services, leads the Brookhaven College committee in planning for the event that requires the assistance of police, facilities services and several others at the college.  Student and employee volunteers, ranging from the baseball team to the college president, cheered on the walkers as they arrived, and helped carry bags and set up tents.

A dozen offices at Brookhaven College proudly “wore” their thanks and appreciation for veterans proudly this year by taking part in a door-decorating contest sponsored by the Office of Student Life.  The Radiologic Sciences Department won for best overall decoration for their “door,” which actually spanned almost 20 feet, covering 6 glass panels that enclose its suite of offices.  At the Veterans Day Celebration, Lt. Col. Richard Kaiser was the guest speaker.  Student and military veteran Giovanny Martinez acted as master of ceremonies, and Kellie Hickman, Brookhaven College rehabilitation specialist, sang the national anthem and “Hero.”  The college Vocal Jazz Ensemble, led by Sue Cruse, Music faculty, provided entertainment during the post-ceremony reception.



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