Release Date Sept. 6
Student Success - The Open Book Project at Brookhaven College kicked off events for this year on September 4th with a presentation of President Barack Obama’s commencement address at Morehouse College. This year’s selection for the common reader is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. It is the story of two men who shared the same name and some common background, but their fates differed widely, with one becoming a Rhodes Scholar and the other being sentenced to life in prison. Hurshel Burton, Brookhaven College English professor, welcomed more than a hundred students and employees who wanted to find out more about the book and hear what the president had to say about their responsibilities as future role models. President Obama’s address fit well with the Open Book theme, which focuses on the importance of choices made in life.
Employee Success - There is a good chance that Kathleen Long, mathematics professor at Brookhaven College, was the first Piper Professor nominee to ever have an actual piper at the award announcement. Brookhaven College Police Officer Aaron Denn, who plays the bagpipes, treated a small crowd of employees to a quick song as they waited for this year’s Excellence in Teaching awardee to be announced. Brookhaven College’s Jim Dudlo, history professor, and Lois Ames, nursing professor, were also nominated for the award.
Institutional Effectiveness - Brookhaven College kicked off the celebration of its 35th anniversary with an All-college Day on August 22nd. DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Wright Lassiter was the special guest at Convocation, where he reflected on his time in the district, his relationship with the college and his vision for its future. Activities included department meetings and professional development sessions, as well as college-wide conversations about values. Through a yearlong process, employees identified service, learning, diversity, integrity and excellence as core values for the college. All-college Day conversations began the process of crafting values statements to personalize, refine meaning and set out a path for putting these values into action in meaningful and continuous ways.
Editor's note: for interviews, photo opportunities and media support, please contact Meridith Danforth, assistant director for marketing and public information, 972-860-4823, or the Marketing and Public Information Office, 972-860-4700, main number, bhcInfo@dcccd.edu. After hours, please call the college Police Department and ask them to contact the media liaison on duty. To receive news updates via e-mail from Brookhaven College, please send an e-mail to bhcNewsList@dcccd.edu with your name and e-mail address for text-only news items.
Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..
Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.
The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.
Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.