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The Impact of Race and Identity in our Nation and the World

Professor Hettie Williams, a Lecturer of African American History at Monmouth University and a Ph.D. Candidate at Drew University, spoke to Brookdale students on March 5, about race and identity in the United States, how it has impacted American history, and how it continues to do so with the election and re-election of President Barack […]

Brookdale Students Earn Invitation to Compete in State Finals of New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge

Four Brookdale Community College students are among the 104 finalists in a statewide technology competition hosted by Governor Chris Christie and the Secretary of Higher Education. Dubbed the “New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge,” the event will take place Saturday, March 23 at Brookdale, and will be administered by the Cyber Aces Foundation. The four Brookdale […]

Dead Man Walking Author Speaks to Students, Community

“When you awaken to injustice you have to resist it,” is the belief that motivates Sister Helen Prejean as she fights for the abolition of the death penalty in America. Prejean, the author of the book Dead Man Walking, spoke to an audience of more than 500 students and community members at Brookdale last month […]

Paralegal Grad Works to Cure Title Defects

I’m Deborah Wankel, a survivor of domestic violence and I got my new start at Brookdale Community College. For a very long time, I worked at a job that was extremely mundane and increasingly fulfilling. I longed for a career change and always had an interest in the elements of the legal field but was […]

Criminal Law Class Meets with NJ State Police

Criminal Justice Professor Barbara Gonos invited NJ State Police Detective Edward Rufolo to speak to her Criminal Law class. Outside of his professional duties as a detective, Rufolo has developed a guide to assist officers in preparing criminal complaints. Students from Gonos’ class learned the importance of writing accurate reports. Rufolo also shared the value […]

PTK Encourages Students to ‘Commit to Complete’

In this vastly competitive global economy, college students face a professional world with  fewer job opportunities, intense competition, and limited job security. Despite these challenges, community college students who complete their associate degrees before transferring or entering the job market a have a competitive advantage, and members of Alpha Pi Theta, Brookdale Community College’s chapter […]

Technical Guru Speaks to Students about Careers

Voice recognition technology expert Dr. Susan Boyce recently spoke with members of the Computer Science and Women in Engineering Science and Technology clubs to share her professional story with its members at a recent club meeting. This event is the first of many to be co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and […]

You Can Be Part of The Big Read

Join us in The Big Read, an initiative to inspire citizens, young and older, to read and discuss a single book and participate in a myriad of activities throughout Monmouth County. This spring, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines will take center stage as individuals, classes, book clubs, libraries, and arts agencies come […]

Dean Honored with Distinguished College Administrator Award

Richard Pfeffer, Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs at Brookdale Community College, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) prestigious Distinguished College Administrator Award. Internationally, only 25 college administrators who are nominated by their PTK chapters are selected for this distinction. This nomination, which is a student essay submission, highlights the exceptional […]

Taikoza: A Traditional Japanese Experience

The thunderous boom of the Taiko drums, the magical sounds of the shakuhachi and fue flutes, and the beautiful tones of the Koto stringed instrument resonated throughout the Student Life Center on Tuesday, February 12, as the Taikoza Drummers performed at this month’s Student Life and Activities Live@Lunch event. Marco Lienhard, artistic director of Taikoza, […]

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