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Brookdale Students Honored as Best in NJ

Honor students Brian Nowak and Nicholas Sakowski were among three dozen exceptional students honored at an official reception in Trenton on May 7 as members of this year’s New Jersey All-State Academic Team. Nowak, of Manalapan, and Sakowski, of Aberdeen, were selected for the prestigious annual honor by the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges, […]

Dozens Honored at 2015 Gold Star Awards

Nearly 200 students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered in the Student Life Center on May 7 for the 2015 Gold Star Awards, presented by the Brookdale Student Life Board (SLB). The awards, said SLB President Kevin Przystawski, are given annually to Brookdale community members who make significant contributions to college life and epitomize the college’s […]

Design Students Win National Service Award

Besting bachelor’s and master’s degree programs across the country, students in Brookdale’s interior design program received a prestigious honor this semester from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). On April 16 the Brookdale Interior Design Student Association received the IIDA’s 2015 Campus Center Award for Excellence in Community Activities, recognizing their recent volunteer work with […]

Three Honored at 30th Annual Barringer Awards

Three Brookdale employees were honored on May 1 for their outstanding achievements both in and out of the classroom during the 30th Annual Barringer Awards dinner in Belmar. Biology Professor James Crowder, history Professor Jess Le Vine and college accounting specialist Helen Vota joined a long line of prestigious Brookdalians to receive the award, which […]

Hundreds Recognized for Earning Brookdale Scholarships

Approximately 210 of the more than 500 students who received Brookdale scholarships this academic year gathered in the Student Life Center on March 25 for the 2015 Scholarship Reception. Surrounded by loved ones, college staff and the volunteers and donors who made their scholarships possible, the students were presented with an official certificate and personally […]

30th Annual Wilbur Ray Community Service Award Winners

Steven Craig Bogard Craig Bogard and his wife Lynn Ann grew up in New Mexico and attended Eastern New Mexico University. In his senior year of college, Craig was deeply influenced by the writings of British author and Cambridge Professor C.S. Lewis and decided to change his major from pre-medicine to religious studies. He graduated […]

Brookdale Athletics Hall Of Fame Class of 2015

Bill Hill Baseball | 1978-79 Bill Hill earned honorable mention All-American honors as an outfielder at Brookdale Community College in 1979 and was drafted by the New York Mets as an outfielder in the 16th round that same spring. After Brookdale, Hill went on to play football at Rutgers University under head coach Frank Burns. […]

Six Students Win “Big Read” Essay Contest

Brookdale students and their family members joined college faculty and members of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) on Jan. 30 for the grand finale of this year’s Big Read initiative. The program, which began last fall, promoted literacy and reading in Monmouth County by encouraging all community members to read […]

Brookdale Testing Services Manager Receives Award

For the third consecutive year, Brookdale Testing Services Manager Nancy O’Shea has been honored by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) for helping to promote excellence at college testing centers across the country. As a volunteer with the NCTA’s Test Center Certification Committee, O’Shea has mentored testing centers and helped them to apply for NCTA […]

Two Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships

Brookdale students Gina Diener and Edgar Eslava have punched their ticket to a rewarding spring semester, becoming two of only 800 undergraduates nationwide to win the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Award. The scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides money for students seeking to expand […]

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