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‘Empty Bowls’ Raises $1,600 for Food Pantries

The “recipe” for Brookdale’s annual Empty Bowls program is a simple one: take some delicious soup, add in dozens of hand-made ceramic bowls, sprinkle on some prize giveaways, and mix it all together with a spirit of charitable giving. The result is one of the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection’s (EVC) longest running initiatives, which raises […]

County, Trustees Recognize Brookdale Faculty and Staff

Nearly two dozen Brookdale faculty and staff members received some well deserved praise on April 19, as the Brookdale Board of Trustees voted to approve 12 faculty promotions, grant tenure to five instructors, and recognize six professional staff members for their outstanding performance in 2015-16. The program, held during the board’s monthly public meeting in […]

Brookdale President Elected to National Advocacy Board

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy group for the nation’s nearly 1,200 two-year institutions. Beginning on July 1, Murphy will join 31 community college presidents and chief executives from across the country for a three-year […]

Brookdale VP Named Aspen Presidential Fellow

Brookdale’s Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed is one of a select group of educators from across the nation to be awarded the inaugural Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC, announced on April 7 that Reed will be one […]

Bo Scannapieco Records 1,000th Win

Already a three-time hall of famer and the winningest softball coach in National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Division III history, Brookdale Community College coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco has once again etched his name in the record books. On April 2, Scannapieco became the first NJCAA Division III softball coach to break the 1,000 win […]

Coach Bo Closes in on 1,000 Wins

Already a three-time hall of famer and the winningest softball coach in NJCAA Division III history, Brookdale Jersey Blues coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco is once again on the verge of greatness. As of March 28, Coach Bo is only two wins away from one of the rarest and most significant coaching milestones in all of […]

Brookdale to Host “Day of Dialogue” on March 22

Brookdale’s month-long celebration of Women’s History Month will conclude on March 22 with a college-wide “Day of Dialogue” program, held during college hour in the Student Life Center. The event, sponsored by Brookdale’s Women in Learning and Leadership Program (WILL @Brookdale) in partnership with the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is designed […]

‘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 […]

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 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 […]

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