Release Date Oct. 4
Student Success - The Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball team recently held a mini food drive in response to an urgent need issued by the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). The team will be playing out of town on October 5th and unable to volunteer on the college’s service day, so Coach Jason Hopkins made alternate arrangements. The team gathered two very large boxes of food to donate and the members volunteered on September 28th at the new NTFB Dan Morton Distribution Center to sort through 5,120 potatoes!
Community Engagement - The Brookhaven College Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement fall Service Agency Fair was held September 18th, with 26 agencies represented and an estimated attendance of 430. This semester, to expand the scope of the fair, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Coordinator Andrew Deibert worked with the chairperson of the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), so that additional agencies could participate. The fair also included specific agencies focused on making an impact in the community in ways relative to the theme of this year’s Open Book Project. Brookhaven College’s common reader is The Other Wes Moore and the theme is “Each Life is a Choice, Not a Stereotype.”
Employee Success - Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean of health and human services at Brookhaven College, has been nominated to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC). The UEAC represents public and private higher education institutions across the state of Texas. Its members work together to solve problems and generate ideas to improve undergraduate education throughout the state in a way that reflects the goals of Texas’ higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015.
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