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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 22

Employee Success - Congratulations to Marilyn Klocko, nursing professor at Brookhaven College, who will soon be a published author. Her manuscript, titled “Academic Dishonesty in Schools of Nursing: A Review of the Literature,” has been accepted for publication as a major article in the Journal of Nursing Education. The article reviews the problem of cheating in schools of nursing; what, why and how students do it; its prevalence; and what has been effective and ineffective in preventing it. “It was fascinating and enlightening to write,” stated Klocko. A publication date is pending.

Kellie Hickman, senior rehabilitation specialist at Brookhaven College, has passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification.  Hickman completed her master’s degree in counseling at the University of North Texas in 2000.  Last year, she decided to pursue her licensure and began studying for the exam.  Hickman is now eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern; she must accumulate 3,000 hours before she will be fully licensed as a counselor.

Community Engagement - Focused on meeting the immediate and overwhelming need, members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the International Club at Brookhaven College have raised $1,064.55 to donate to the Red Cross to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Cheikhou Diallo, president of both the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the International Club, worked tirelessly with members of the two organizations to make the endeavor a great success. This fundraising effort would not have been possible without the philanthropic spirit of the Brookhaven College community.

Institutional Effectiveness - In April, the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club (Sun Club) donated $60,000 to Brookhaven College to fund the campus’s first solar arrays. Now, the first of those arrays is in place near the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute. On November 18th, Katie Ryan, a representative from the Sun Club, stopped by to take photographs of the new array. A formal dedication is being planned for some time this spring. According to the Sun Club, the 30 photovoltaic panels in the arrays should produce more than 11,000 kWh a year over the 30-year lifespan of the arrays.




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