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Brookdale Alum Puts Skills to Work in Panama

It was the summer of 2013, and Ocean Township resident Hunter Koperweis was looking for an opportunity to travel before officially enrolling at Brookdale the following fall. He had heard of a ten-day study abroad program in Brazil, led by Brookdale faculty and the college’s International Education Center, and decided to give it a shot. […]

Brookdale Board Recognizes Outgoing Trustees

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy joined the Brookdale Board of Trustees on June 21 in recognizing three former board members for their contributions to the college community. Outgoing graduate trustee Paul Geissler, 2014-15 graduate trustee James McConnell and former board member David Flaherty received some well deserved praise from the trustees and board chair Carl […]

Brookdale Alumni Host Career Program for Students

Five former Brookdalians returned to campus on May 5 for the Brookdale Alumni Association’s new Career Connections initiative, speaking with current students and offering advice about transferring, job searches, internships, professional development and the importance of networking. The panelists included: Michael Arnone, director of sales and marketing for St. James Point in Grand Cayman; James […]

Three Honored at 31st Annual Barringer Awards

Three Brookdale employees received one of the college’s highest honors on May 6 at the 31st annual Barringer Awards Ceremony, held at the Riverside Pavillion in Belmar. English Professor Roseanne Alvarez, associate speech Professor Howard Miller and Business and Social Science Institute administrator Joan Rudinski joined a pantheon of outstanding Brookdalians in receiving the prestigious […]

Hundreds Honored at 2016 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

Nearly 200 students were honored on March 24 during Brookdale’s annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony in the Collins Arena. The students, some of the nearly 500 who received academic scholarships through the Brookdale Foundation for the 2015-16 school year, were joined at the ceremony by Brookdale administrators, trustees, friends, family and many of the donors who […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2016

While the Brookdale Athletics Hall of Fame was created to honor and remember the greatest players, coaches and administrators in Jersey Blues history, this year’s induction ceremony – held Feb. 12 at the Sheraton in Eatontown – created some memorable moments of its own. There was former Jersey Blues basketball star Miguel Rodriguez, who refused […]

Brookdale STEM Grads Succeed Outside the Classroom

For Brookdale alumni Colin Mahns and Laura Ostar, community college was a wise choice. The recent Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grads took advantage of two unique training programs sponsored at Brookdale by the National Science Foundation (NSF), gaining valuable hands-on experience that has paid significant dividends both in and out of the classroom. […]

Brookdale Culinary Alum Achieves the “Impossible”

For the second time this year, Culinary Education Center (CEC) alumna Emily Chapman took top honors on the Food Network competition program “Chopped,” defeating celebrity chef Robert Irvine and winning $40,000 in an episode airing on Nov. 12. The program, titled “Chopped: Impossible,” was a tournament of champions featuring 12 previous “Chopped” winners. Chapman, a 27-year-old […]

Professional Training Alumni Honored by County

County and state officials joined Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy in honoring five inspiring Brookdale success stories during the 23rd annual Monmouth County Workforce Development Board (WDB) Alumni Awards, held Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The ceremony, which recognizes high-achieving Monmouth County residents who complete professional training programs offered through the county’s […]

Alumna to Teach in Malaysia Under Fulbright Grant

In 2009, Bridget O’Neill made the seemingly simple decision to save money on college by completing her first two years at Brookdale. Unbeknownst to her, O’Neill was taking the first step on an educational and professional journey that would take her from student to teacher to international advocate; from incoming freshman to Fulbright award winner. […]

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