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NJDCF Commissioner Visits Brookdale Displaced Homemaker Program

Members of Brookdale’s Displaced Homemaker Services (DHS) program were able to share their stories with some of the state’s top officials June 13 when New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Dr. Allison Blake visited the Higher Education Center in Long Branch. Blake toured the center with Jacqueline Sanchez-Perez, assistant director of the […]

Brookdale Counselors Focus on ‘Mental Health First Aid’

As local residents and families continue to deal with stresses related to superstorm Sandy, Brookdale Community College’s Department of Advising and Counseling is hoping to make a difference. Department members completed an eight-hour training program in Mental Health First Aid during this year’s annual spring professional development retreat, held on June 3 and 4. Facilitated […]

Brookdale Honors Adult Basic Education Class of 2014

Whether they started their lives in South America, Asia, Europe or right here in Monmouth County, the students in Brookdale’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program all carry the same dream: to build a better life. On June 11 more than 150 of those students were honored for taking a significant step toward their goals. The […]

Brookdale Athletes Sweep NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete Of The Year Awards

Brookdale athletes Maclane Smoke and Bobbie Boehler have been named the male and female Scholar-Athletes of the Year by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA).  This marks the first time in the award’s 22-year history that one college has swept both categories. Boehler, a softball player, earned first-team All-American honors at […]

Brookdale Discusses Partnership with Pan-Hellenic Council

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy and Dr. Webster Trammell, Brookdale’s Vice President of Development, Community and Governmental Relations, met with members of the Monmouth-Ocean County Pan-Hellenic Council (MOCPHC) June 5 to discuss a potential partnership centered on student retention at the college. Council President Kenneth Morgan and council members Rodney O’Neal, John W. Dorsey, Barnetta […]

D-Day Vets Honored During 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Five of the bravest men in New Jersey were honored June 6 for helping to turn the tide of World War II – and change the course of history – during the D-Day invasion in 1944. On the 70th anniversary of the harrowing military assault, Brookdale’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution […]

Brookdale Successfully Transitions To Canvas System

After more than a year of extensive training and workshops involving hundreds of college employees, Brookdale has officially adopted Canvas, a new online learning management system (LMS). More interactive and intuitive than Angel, the college’s previous LMS, Canvas is optimized for the 21st century. Students can now access grades, due dates and other information through […]

Students Help Displaced Sandy Victims Feel at Home

For those who remain displaced nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy, home can sometimes feel very far away. Throughout the past few months, three teams of Brookdale interior design students and members of the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) have tried to fix that. On June 4, the students and the AHA wrapped up their innovative […]

Brookdale Welcomes First Class at Poseidon Early College High School

For 25 local high school freshmen, college starts now. Brookdale Community College and the Neptune Township School District (NTSD) officially welcomed in the inaugural class of the Poseidon Early College High School (PECHS) during a formal reception at Neptune High School on June 2. The joint program allows first-generation college students the opportunity to earn […]

Jim McConnell Sworn in as Graduate Trustee

Jim McConnell, a 2014 graduate of the Brookdale Honors Program, was sworn in as the 2014-2015 graduate trustee last month. He replaces 2013-2014 trustee Zach Eisenberg. The graduate trustee is the student voice on the board.  The seat is filled annually through student elections.  A business and social science major, McConnell said he has been […]

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