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Students Find ‘Puppy Love’ on Valentine’s Day
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Usually, no pets are allowed in a library. But on Feb. 14, five furry visitors broke that rule by setting up camp in Brookdale’s Bankier Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To comfort and delight students on the sometimes difficult holiday, library staff teamed up with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs to host a visit by five friendly canines. […]

Brookdale Announces 32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
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Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions made by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2017
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After nearly 50 years, the Brookdale Athletics program has generated more than its share of heartwarming, inspirational stories. From legendary coaches and record-shattering players to more personal, less heralded tales of triumph and resilience, the Jersey Blues legacy is as storied as it is revered. On Feb. 10, hundreds of former players, coaches, administrators and supporters […]

Brookdale Launches ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative
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It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams, citing sources in MLA format, keeping up with coursework for five different classes – all while balancing responsibilities at home and, for many, at an off-campus job as well. Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
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Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]

Remembrance Day Program Tackles Tough Questions
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Are there limits to forgiveness? Do victims have the responsibility to overcome injustice and rise above resentment, or are there some crimes that can never be forgotten? These and other difficult questions were at the heart of a special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) […]

Students Laugh at Lunch with Renowned Magician Ran’D Shine
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Ran’D Shine, recently named the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Magician of the Year, helped kicked off the Spring Semester ‘Laugh at Lunch’ series on Jan. 26 with a magic show in the Student Life Center.  Close to 100 students and faculty filled the Navesink rooms to see Shine’s eclectic act, which featured jokes, commentary, […]

Acclaimed Alumnus Opens CVA Gallery Exhibit
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Nationally recognized sculptor and two-time Brookdale alumnus Brian Hanlon returned to his alma mater on Jan. 26 to open a new exhibit of his work in the CVA Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Historic Pillars in Bronze,” features more than two dozen sculptures of local and national heroic figures, including famed baseball player Yogi Berra, civil […]

‘Global Read’ Kicks Off with Guest Lecture
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Brookdale students and employees are encouraged to join in a college-wide “intellectual experience” this semester as part of the first ever Global Read, sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project (GCP) and the International Education Center (IEC). The initiative encourages all Brookdale community members to read Tracy Kidder’s acclaimed nonfiction book Mountains Beyond Mountains, which centers on the humanitarian […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 17
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Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and new scholarship opportunities on Feb. 17 during the third annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

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