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Famed Sculptor Returns to Brookdale

In a career spanning more than four decades, sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg is arguably most famous for crafting the iconic “Rocky” statue, which sits near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During a series of talks on the Lincroft campus on Oct. 12, however, the artist reminisced on his lesser-known beginnings as one […]

Brookdale VP Named CFO of the Year

Brookdale Community College Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Maureen Lawrence has been named the 2015 Nonprofit CFO of the Year by business news organization NJBIZ. Lawrence, of Howell, was selected from a pool of five finalists for the award, which was presented during an Oct. 9 award ceremony at the Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset. […]

Brookdale Hosts 2015 Math Lab Day

For students in need of extra help with math-related coursework, the Brookdale Math Lab has long been a resource that Brookdalians can count on. On Oct. 8, the college community was treated to a festive reminder of that fact during the center’s annual Math Lab Day celebration, held on the second floor of the MAS […]

County Groups Recognize Brookdale Volunteers

For nearly 50 years, Brookdale Community College has gone above and beyond the traditional role of a county college. From free arts events and job training programs to affordable summer camps, academic workshops and charitable donation drives, Brookdale has sought to serve as a resource for all residents of Monmouth County, regardless of age, background […]

Brookdale Professor Wins Statewide Achievement Award

The accolades continue to pile up for Brookdale mathematics professor Linda Wang. After being named 2013 Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and earning a 2014 Barringer Award from the Brookdale Alumni Association, Wang was honored on Sept. 29 by the New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, which […]

Award-Winning Poets Speak at Brookdale
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A capacity crowd of students, faculty and community members packed into the Student Life Center on Oct. 5 for the kickoff of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, featuring acclaimed poets Ilyse Kusnetz and Michael Broek. The award-winning wordsmiths read selections from their latest works and spoke with the audience about the various themes, personal histories […]

Brookdale Moves to “Foundational Skills” Model

Brookdale employees voted overwhelmingly on Oct. 6 to do away with the term “basic skills” in favor of “Foundational Studies,” which will now be used to refer to all developmental coursework in reading, writing and mathematics at the college. The change, which was ratified during the October Governance Forum in the Student Life Center in […]

Brookdale Faculty, Students Support “Women’s Weekend”
Brookdale nursing students perform blood pressure checks on the Asbury Park boardwalk during "Women's Weekend."

Radiologic technology instructor Kathleen Taggart joined dozens of Brookdale faculty and students in hosting the first annual “Women’s Weekend” in Asbury Park on Sept. 18 and 19. The event offered entertainment, educational seminars and other programming throughout the weekend, drawing hundreds of local residents while raising money for Mary’s Place By the Sea, an Ocean […]

Students Carve Into the Halloween Season

Brookdale’s Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA) kicked off this year’s slate of Halloween-themed programs with the annual Pumpkin Carving and Painting contest, held in the Student Life Center on Oct. 1. Dozens of students came by to choose the perfect gourd and turn it into a work of art – or a work […]

Frangela Kicks Off 2015 “Laugh at Lunch” Series

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2015 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to a rowdy start on Sept. 29 when L.A.-based comedy duo Frangela took over the Student Life Center. Frangela, featuring comediennes Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, are best known for their appearances on the VH1 comedy show “Best Week Ever,” […]

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