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Students Left ‘Dazed and Confused’ by Hypnotist Sailesh
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The award-winning hypnotist known simply as Sailesh entertained attendees while leaving a handful of volunteers in a stupor as part of the Spring 2017 Laugh at Lunch series on Feb. 28 in the Student Life Center. While most students were content dining on free pizza and refreshments, nearly a dozen brave Brookdalians volunteered to join in […]

NJ Community College Students Save Big on Tuition
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While community colleges have long been known as an affordable starting point for aspiring students, a new report finds that New Jersey’s community colleges provide the biggest potential cost savings in the nation. According to a recent study of federal tuition data by StudentLoanHero.com, New Jersey students who complete their first two years at a community college […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘Women in STEM’ Panel Discussion
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To celebrate National Engineers Week, six members of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the Women of AT&T visited Brookdale on Feb. 21 to share their personal experiences and answer questions about working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dozens of students packed into Brookdale’s Student Life Center for the panel discussion, sponsored by Brookdale’s Physics and […]

Award Winning Poets Kick Off 2017 Writers Series
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Acclaimed poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann came together on Feb. 20 to host a free reading of their work and talk with Brookdale students during the launch of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, running through April 17 on the Lincroft campus. Joseph, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and author of the acclaimed 2016 book Driving […]

Scholarships, Support Offered to Minority Male Students
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More than a dozen area professionals and community leaders came together to provide career advice, guidance and academic support to local minority students during the third annual Minority Male Initiative Conference, held Feb. 17 at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” was co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County […]

Students Find ‘Puppy Love’ on Valentine’s Day
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Usually, no pets are allowed in a library. But on Feb. 14, five furry visitors broke that rule by setting up camp in Brookdale’s Bankier Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To comfort and delight students on the sometimes difficult holiday, library staff teamed up with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs to host a visit by five friendly canines. […]

Brookdale Announces 32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
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Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions made by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2017
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After nearly 50 years, the Brookdale Athletics program has generated more than its share of heartwarming, inspirational stories. From legendary coaches and record-shattering players to more personal, less heralded tales of triumph and resilience, the Jersey Blues legacy is as storied as it is revered. On Feb. 10, hundreds of former players, coaches, administrators and supporters […]

32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
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Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the dinner […]

Brookdale Launches ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative
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It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams, citing sources in MLA format, keeping up with coursework for five different classes – all while balancing responsibilities at home and, for many, at an off-campus job as well. Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to […]

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