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Brookdale Police Department Receives NJSACOP Accreditation
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The Brookdale Police Department has officially been accredited through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). The designation, awarded to a select group of police departments throughout New Jersey, recognizes law enforcement agencies that adopt, implement and uphold the highest standards for professional excellence. Following an intensive, 18-month self-study and more than […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises $1,600 for Food Pantries
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The “recipe” for Brookdale’s annual Empty Bowls program is a simple one: take some delicious soup, add in dozens of hand-made ceramic bowls, sprinkle on some prize giveaways, and mix it all together with a spirit of charitable giving. The result is one of the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection’s (EVC) longest running initiatives, which raises […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘STEM Challenge’ for Girl Scouts
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Years ago, when Laura Ostar first met with a guidance counselor to switch her major to engineering, she was politely told that she “didn’t look like an engineer.” Despite coming from a long line of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals – including a grandmother who had helped put a man on the moon […]

County, Trustees Recognize Brookdale Faculty and Staff
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Nearly two dozen Brookdale faculty and staff members received some well deserved praise on April 19, as the Brookdale Board of Trustees voted to approve 12 faculty promotions, grant tenure to five instructors, and recognize six professional staff members for their outstanding performance in 2015-16. The program, held during the board’s monthly public meeting in […]

Brookdale President Elected to National Advocacy Board
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Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy group for the nation’s nearly 1,200 two-year institutions. Beginning on July 1, Murphy will join 31 community college presidents and chief executives from across the country for a three-year […]

Student Workers Celebrated During Annual Luncheon
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Brookdale students and advisors were recognized for their hard work and contributions to the campus community during the 2016 Student Worker Celebration, held in the Student Life Center on April 14. The event, hosted by the office of Career and Leadership Development, featured an array of activities including awards, raffles and a complimentary lunch. Sarah McElroy, […]

Brookdale International Center Goes ‘Inside Islam’
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More than 100 students, employees and local residents came together in the Student Life Center on April 14 for a screening and discussion of the documentary Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The program, cosponsored by Brookdale’s International Education Center, the Global Citizenship Project, Student Life & Activities and the Monmouth Center for World […]

Students Shine at 2016 Achievement Showcase
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From classroom to campus to community, Brookdale students have a knack for making an impact on the world around them. This year’s Student Achievement Showcase, held April 14 in the Student Life Center, featured dozens of Brookdalians were able to build, create and achieve amazing things during the 2015-16 school year. From the STEM Institute, […]

Veterans Club Raises Flag in Freehold
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The Brookdale Veterans Club joined a team of college administrators and members of the armed services on April 8 to christen a newly installed flagpole at the Freehold campus. The ceremony – which featured Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy; executive dean of HEC and Communiverstiy Anita Voogt; director of student services Dr. Stephen Curto; Veterans […]

Brookdale Student Named to All-USA Academic Team
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Brookdale student Sameerah Wahab has been named one of the top 20 two-year college students in the nation as a member of the 2016 All-USA Community College Academic Team. The annual honor recognizes students who display an outstanding combination of academic achievement and community service. Wahab, of Howell, will receive a $5,000 scholarship and was […]

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