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Brookdale Comes Together for Spring Convocation 2014

Brookdale President Dr. Murphy addressed the college’s faculty, staff and administrators about the necessity of adapting to today’s demographic, economic and political realities during the spring semester convocation on Tuesday, January 21. Dr. Murphy pointed to such factors as a decline in college-age students, a change in the population’s ethnic makeup, a decline in per […]

Paralegal Program Voted One of Three Best in the State

Brookdale Community College has been named the state’s third Best Paralegal Education Provider in the New Jersey Law Journal’s The Best of 2013 survey (see related release). The award is based upon voting by the journal’s 30,000 readers, 70 percent of whom are practicing attorneys. Brookdale was the only community college to make the list, […]

Nursing Program Graduates Receive Pins

Fifty-two nursing students received their nurse’s pin on Monday, January 6 during the Nursing Pinning Ceremony for members of the Fall 2013 graduating class. The ceremony marked the culmination of years of study, hard work, and enduring commitment by each of the graduates and celebrated the successful completion of a “rigorous and challenging program,” said […]

Brookdale and Neptune Sign PECHS Agreement

Jason Jones, president of the Neptune Township Board of Education, presented Brookdale President Maureen Murphy with a surprise gift at Thursday night’s Board of Trustees meeting. The gift, a statue of the Roman god Neptune, signifies the unique partnership between Brookdale and Neptune High School in creating Poseidon Early College High School (PECHS). The miniature […]

Brookdale Professor Wins National Cybersecurity Award

Mike Qaissaunee, a professor in the department of engineering and technology at Brookdale Community College, was among 13 in the country selected to receive a “People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity 2013” award from the SANS Institute. The SANS Institute is a cooperative research and education institution for security training and certification. Qaissaunee was […]

Anti-Stress Week Goes to the Therapy Dogs

Final exam stress is going to the dogs. Literally. Seven therapy dogs from Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs visited the Bankier Library on Thursday, December 12, to help students take a break from the stress of exams as part of “anti-stress week”. “Anti-Stress Week” offers students various programs and events to help them unwind and relax in preparation for […]

Students ‘Speak Out’ on Disability Services

Addressing concerns surrounding disability services on campus, the Student Life Board hosted an open Speak Out conference on Thursday, December 4, in the Student Life Center. College students, along with concerned faculty and alumni, filled the audience discussing what they feel the college needs to improve in order to reach the goal of accessibility for […]

Foundation Awarded $50,000 Donation from OceanFirst

Brookdale Community College President, Dr. Maureen Murphy, and Tim Zeiss, executive director of foundation and alumni affairs, received a $50,000 donation from the OceanFirst Foundation for the Brookdale Foundation’s “Building Minds, Building Futures” scholarship fund. The donation funded 50 $1,000 scholarships for Brookdale students who graduated high school in 2013 and enrolled at Brookdale beginning […]

Brookdale’s Children Parade to Celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday

What has moving themed floats, inflatable character balloons and ends with a visit from the North Pole?  Brookdale’s very own Thanksgiving Day Parade. Though it doesn’t travel down Broadway, to the parents and family members of the children enrolled in Brookdale’s Children’s Learning Center, it may be just as exciting. Due to the weather, this […]

Brookdale Welcomes Two New Board Members

William Dalton of Interlaken and Joseph DiBella of Howell Township were sworn in Nov. 21 as the newest members of the college’s board of trustees. While both men bring to the position a wealth of experience in business and community service work, they have something else in common:  a love of education. Dalton, a retired […]

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