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Adrien Cuellar-McGuire earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts in art history from Southern Methodist University and has been teaching humanities at Brookhaven College since 1997. She chairs the Department of Humanities and currently teaches HUMA 1302, HUMA 1315, and HUMA 2323 and ARTS 1301 for the Art Department. She has developed several online classes for humanities and enjoys teaching both in class and online.
She serves on many college committees but especially enjoys being actively involved with the Early College High School Success Team. During the Summer of 2014, she took a group of students on a field trip to Italy and looks forward to doing that again in the future.
Ricky Reeves earned his Bachelor of Music from East Texas State University and Master of Music from Southern Methodist University. He has been teaching clarinet and music in the Dallas area since 1982 and has been adjudicator/clinician for several area band contests and festivals in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. He is a member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association, TMEA.
Mr. Reeves is also a full-time instructor at Brookhaven College, where his duties include teaching humanities (in all formats including lecture, lab, video-based and online) and music appreciation. He taught humanities as an adjunct faculty member prior to being appointed Visiting Scholar, and has served as a full-time faculty member since 2002. Mr. Reeves serves on several committees at Brookhaven College, including the Arts Advisory Committee. His professional affiliations include membership in the Community College Humanities Association, CCHA.
In addition to his duties at Brookhaven College, Mr. Reeves is a member of America's Premiere Wind Band, The Dallas Winds and has recorded some 15-18 CDs with that group. He has been a member of the Texas Wind Symphony and has performed with the Dallas-based chamber ensemble Voices of Change. Mr. Reeves' other performance affiliations include the Mesquite Symphony, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Garland Summer Musicals, Plano Repertory Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's
Passion (Southwest Premiere), Garland Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Arlington Symphony and the Dr. Larry T-Byrd Gordon and The Music People Luv Show Band, performing for local and national celebrities.
Edleeca Thompson earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history and studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. She then pursued a Master of Fine Arts in studio art at the University of North Texas with a major in ceramics and a minor in photography.
After working as curator of exhibitions and collections at the African American Museum in Dallas, she pursued a Master of Arts in art history at Southern Methodist University. She has served on local, state and national fine arts panels, has curated local and national exhibitions, and has presented exhibitions of her own work in photography and ceramics.
Ms. Thompson began her college teaching career in the DCCCD system as a photography instructor at Mountain View College in 1991 and has taught both art appreciation and art history courses for Eastfield College, Collin College, Texas A&M University Commerce and the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently a full-time humanities faculty member, she helped to develop the online and lecture courses Mexico - A Cultural Perspective; New Technologies and Human Behavior; and African Diaspora in the Americas. She is also currently enrolled in the humanities doctoral program at the University of Texas at Dallas and recently received a Texas Curatorial Grant from UTD to assist with research for the Dallas Museum of Art's African art reinstallation project. In her spare time, she takes French horn and classical guitar lessons at Brookhaven.