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Brookdale’s First Fulbright Scholar Sharpens Teaching Skills

Mariana Grassi’s love of teaching was evident as a little girl growing up in Brazil, where she used to “teach” her younger friends using a whiteboard in her home.  Today, she teaches college students at Brookdale, where she is the institution’s first Fulbright Scholar. Grassi, a recent graduate of the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, […]

On-the-Spot Academic Help at the Bankier Library

Move over, stacks of reference materials. Make way for the Learning Commons. It’s not your grandmother’s library anymore. The academic library, once just a place to find information, is evolving into a place where students also receive assistance using that information, as academic libraries move toward a new model that includes expanded services and broad […]

Brookdale Foundation Golf Outing Raises Nearly $52,000

The Brookdale Community College Foundation held its 34th annual Education Open Golf Tournament on September 19, raising nearly $52,000 for the “Building Minds, Building Futures” scholarship fund. A host of sponsors, golfers, auction donors and volunteers came together in support of the fund, which will now be able to provide over $325,000 in scholarships to […]

CeLIBration Brings Good Times to Bankier Library

It’s not always that one finds students drinking smoothies under a tiki hut and singing karaoke in the library.  During the Fourth Annual CeLIBration held at Brookdale’s Bankier Library Sept. 18, however, it was commonplace—along with students tossing beanbags, playing rounds of Pictionary and engaging in cup flipping games. “We wanted it to be more […]

American Flag Flown in Appreciation of Donations

An American flag flown over Camp Leatherneck, a United States Army base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, last June and dedicated to Brookdale Community College in appreciation for donations to its soldiers was presented to President Maureen Murphy Sept. 24. The flag was presented along with a certificate of thanks by Nancy O’Shea, Brookdale’s Testing Services […]

Involvement Fair Draws Hundreds of Brookdale Students

An estimated 700 students visited the Warner Student Life Center on September 12 for the annual Involvement Fair, where they were able to browse booths representing more than 40 different Brookdale clubs and organizations. In addition to receiving information, food and giveaways, students were able to speak with members and officers to find out which […]

Inaugural TEDx Navesink Conference Hosted at Brookdale

It was standing-room-only at Brookdale’s Performing Arts Center on Sept. 20, 2013, when the first ever TEDx Navesink conference opened its doors in Lincroft. The event, an independently organized offshoot of the internationally popular TED Talks, brought some of central New Jersey’s best and brightest minds together with internationally renowned thinkers, innovators, artists and professionals. […]

Fall Convocation Kicks Off New School Year

Brookdale faculty, administration, and staff gathered in the Collins Arena Tuesday, September 3, for the Fall 2013 Convocation. Following an introduction of new staff and an address by President Maureen Murphy, attendees participated in a jig saw activity where they learned more about 10 college initiatives. These include the President’s Jubilee Commission, the new Canvas […]

Exploring Manhattan’s Alphabet City

An intriguing end-of-summer Outreach, Business, and Community Development (OBCD) program found Brookdale Tour and Talkers exploring Manhattan’s Alphabet City. The Walking tour, led by NYC guide Jared Goldstein, covered this lesser-known section of NYC – parts made infamous by the Broadway show Rent, the Thompson Square Park Riots, and many gritty movies including Mixed Blood […]

Students Attend Honors Program Orientation

New and returning students enrolled in the Brookdale Community College Honors Program were welcomed  by Dr. Maureen Murphy, president; Dr. Dianna Phillips, executive vice president of academic services; program co-chairs Dr. Laura Neitzel and Jonathan Moschberger;  and a variety of academic deans, counselors, and faculty at an Honors Orientation held Aug. 27 in Larrision Hall. […]

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