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Eight Honored at 31st Annual Wilbur Ray Dinner

It was a night to recognize the unsung heroes of Monmouth County, while raising money to support the students who may one day take their place. The 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner, held March 11 at the Sheraton Eatontown hotel, honored eight local professionals, community leaders, volunteers and activists for their often unheralded work […]

‘Care for Rare’ Campaign Raises Thousands

It began with a simple idea: Brookdale career services representative Jill Donovan wanted to recognize global Rare Disease Day with a day-long program at the college on Feb. 29. Donovan, whose five-year-old daughter Grace was born with the rare metabolic disorder galactosemia, decided to raise awareness and research funding for the disorder by offering employees […]

Original Freedom Rider Speaks at Brookdale

This year’s Jacob Needle Lecture in History featured original Freedom Rider and core civil rights leader Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. Dr. Lafayette’s Feb. 23 presentation, titled “Your Life: A Celebration of Peace & Social Justice Yesterday and Today,” centered on his personal experiences fighting for racial equality and justice in the deep south in the […]

Brookdalians Honored at 2016 Spinnaker Awards

Brookdale assistant English Professor Dina Long and former vice president of development, community and government relations Dr. Webster Trammell were honored last month during the 24th annual Spinnaker Awards, hosted by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Long, who has served as mayor of Sea Bright since 2012, received the 2016 Spinnaker Award for […]

Brookdale Hosts Second ‘Minority Male Initiative’

Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council joined a team of industry professionals and dozens of local students on the Lincroft campus Feb. 19 for the second annual Minority Male Initiative conference. The event, titled “Finding a Career That Suits You,” paired high school seniors and Brookdale students with established professionals in four separate […]

Dr. Robert Rechnitz Meets With Poseidon Students

Monmouth County arts and education patron Dr. Robert Rechnitz met with second-year students in the Poseidon Early College High School program in Neptune on Feb. 11, taking time to discuss their educational goals and their experience in the unique program. Dr. Rechnitz and his wife Joan, co-founders of the Two River Theater in Red Bank, […]

Minority Male Initiative Conference Returns Feb. 19

Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council will join forces once again on Feb. 19 to offer guidance, support and unique opportunities to college-age, male minority students. The second annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Student Life Center, is free and open to local high school seniors and current […]

31st Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners

Eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 11 during the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Brookdale President Nominated for AACC Board

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy is one of a select group of higher education executives nominated to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the premier advocacy organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year institutions across the U.S. The 2016 slate of nominees includes 18 community college presidents and chief […]

FBI, Genocide Survivor Discuss Human Rights in U.S.

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) welcomed a panel of experienced Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Rwandan genocide survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana on Feb. 4 to discuss how students and community members can take an active role in identifying human rights violations in the U.S. The program began with each […]

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