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Women’s Soccer Team Receives Championship Rings
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Officials and dignitaries from across the state came together on June 9 to recognize the historic achievements of Brookdale’s 2014 women’s soccer team, which became the only squad in college history to win back-to-back national championships with an NJCAA Division III title win last fall. Brookdale President Maureen Murphy, Director of Athletics Shawn Noël and deans […]

Brookdale Wins Big in “Charity Challenge”
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Dozens of Brookdale employees, alumni and community members came together this spring to support the Brookdale Foundation in the Ocean First Charity Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition held among organizations in Monmouth and Ocean counties. While top honors went to three extremely worthy local nonprofits, the Foundation was able to raise more than $5,700 for […]

Brookdale Recognizes ESL Class of 2015
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For the students in Brookdale’s free, noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) program, education is much more than a path to a better career. According to ESL instructor Susan George, it is an opportunity to step out of the shadows. “Most of our students, in their work and their everyday life, they are used […]

Foundation Scholarship Ball Raises Nearly $100,000
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It takes a village to help a student earn a college degree, and on May 29 the Monmouth County “village” came together at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country in Farmingdale to raise thousands of dollars in support of that mission. Hundreds of community members, elected officials and Brookdale employees broke out their suits, cocktail […]

Five Graduate from KACH at Brookdale
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Five extraordinary students capped off years of hard work and achievement on May 21 by graduating from Keep Achieving (Kach) at Brookdale, a rigorous continuing education program sponsored by the college and the Arc of Monmouth. The program, now in its fourth year, offers select students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend college, hone […]

Brookdale, Monmouth Medical Open New Training Lab
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Brookdale has partnered with Monmouth Medical Center to open a new patient care technician (PCT) training lab at the Long Branch Higher Education Center. The lab, featuring professional-grade equipment and tools donated by Monmouth Medical personnel, will serve as a training center for Brookdale students and help fill employment vacancies at the hospital. Students who […]

Student Groups Put “Fun” in Fundraiser
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As part of a year-long effort to build a much needed water well for a village in Rwanda, four Brookdale student groups came together on May 17 to host a Color Fun Run and Walk on the Vonage campus in Holmdel. The event, which douses runners and walkers in multicolored neon powder as they round […]

Brookdale Hires New Vice President for Learning
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Brookdale Community College officials have selected Matthew Reed, Ph.D., as the college’s new vice president for learning. Reed, current vice president for academic affairs at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts, previously served as a dean with the County College of Morris in Randolph and DeVry University in North Brunswick. A native of Rochester, New York, […]

Nursing Graduates Honored at 2015 Pinning Ceremony
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Nearly 60 Brookdale nursing graduates received their ceremonial nursing pins on May 18 during an official ceremony in the Collins Arena. Surrounded by a large crowd of friends and family members, the graduates capped off two years of hard work and sleepless nights with a well deserved moment of celebration. Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy […]

Softball Players Celebrate Belated Commencement
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While their classmates were walking in the 2015 Commencement ceremony on May 15, Alexandra Clayton and Courtney Semkewyc were halfway across the country, battling for a national softball championship. After taking fifth place in the Division III three tournament, Clayton and Semkewyc returned on May 18 to accept their associate degrees in a special ceremony […]

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