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New “Pedestrian Thoroughfare” Proposed for Lincroft
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Brookdale officials are now accepting bids for a comprehensive series of upgrades that could begin this year on the Lincroft campus. If approved, the project would create a new “Campus Gateway Path” stretching from the Collins Arena to the Performing Arts Center, featuring decorative pavement, new landscaping, ornamental lighting, seating alcoves and a host of […]

English Professor Makes Her Mark as a Poet
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It has been a banner year for Laura McCullough. The 15-year Brookdale English professor and long-time poet recently published her second anthology of essays, Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, through University of Georgia Press, and was selected as a featured artist in this year’s Best American Poetry collection by none other than […]

Brookdale Board Concludes a Busy 2014-15 School Year
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The Brookdale Board of Trustees closed the door this month on one of the most emotional and transformative school years in recent memory, which included a reduction-in-force and a tuition increase alongside the rollout of an unprecedented college-wide reorganization. The board also said goodbye to some familiar faces – including former board chair Brian Butch, […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 9
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Get your lawn chair ready. Brookdale’s widely popular Summer Shakespeare Ensemble will return to the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus July 9 with a two-week run of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” The performances, held Thursday through Sunday from July 9 – 19, are free and open to all. This year’s production, however, also comes […]

More Than 100 Honored at Employee Recognition Ceremony
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On the eve of Commencement, when thousands of students would conclude their journey at Brookdale by accepting their degree, college employees took time out to recognize the faculty, staff and administrators who had helped make it all possible. The 2015 Employee Recognition Ceremony, held May 14 on the Student Life Center patio, honored more than […]

Brookdale Community Celebrates Scholars Day
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Hundreds of employees from every corner of the college came together on May 18 for a day of professional development, team building and personal enrichment during Brookdale’s fourth annual Scholars Day. The event featured 30 employee-led breakout workshops on a wide range of topics, from emerging classroom technologies and the challenges facing minority students to […]

Hundreds Attend 2015 Spring Open House
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More than 500 community members flocked to the Lincroft campus on April 12 for Brookdale’s annual Spring Open House, where they were able connect with faculty and staff from every college division, department and Higher Education Center. The day began with a keynote address from President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who encouraged the attendees to take […]

Brookdale Hosts First Ever Minority Male Initiative
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As part of a collaborative effort to help improve college graduations rates for male students of color, Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth-Ocean County Pan-Hellenic Council hosted the first ever Minority Male Initiative Conference on the college’s Lincroft campus April 10. The conference, open to Brookdale students and community members, offered breakout workshops and an […]

Governance Rolls Out New Operating Structure
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Brookdale’s newly redesigned Governance structure has begun to take shape, with the announcement of new officers for the 2015-16 school year and the rollout of a more holistic, interest-based approach to college issues and concerns. During the March 10 forum in the Student Life Center, current Governance Chair Dara Evans formally announced her successor, Associate […]

Campus Community Talks Safety, Support
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Student Life and Activities‘ Spring Lecture Series continued on March 3 with a guest appearance by Annie Clark, a noted civil rights activist and co-founder of the the advocacy group End Rape On Campus (EROC). Speaking in the Student Life Center during college hour, Clark spoke with Brookdale students, faculty and administrators about the widespread […]

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