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Brookdale Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class
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A select group of former Brookdale Community College athletes, coaches and administrators will be inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 10 during an awards dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The 2017 class includes six former Jersey Blues players, two acclaimed coaches, an administrator and the 2005 national champion […]

Students ‘Warm Up’ to the Spring 2017 Semester
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Despite a strong, cold wind and sub-freezing temperatures outside, returning Brookdale students received a warm welcome back to campus on Jan. 19 during the college’s annual “Warm Up to a New Semester” program in the Student Life Center. The event, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA), offered students free hot chocolate, […]

Employees Come Together at Spring 2017 Convocation
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Hundreds of Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators kicked off a new year and a new semester on Jan. 17 during the college’s Spring Convocation program in the Collins Arena. The event, emceed by Brookdale Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed, served as an opportunity for all Brookdale employees to reconnect, refocus and reprioritize on the […]

Staff, Administrators Co-Host Professional Development Day
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More than 150 Brookdale administrators and staff members came together in the spirit of team-building and mutual growth on Jan. 10 during the first ever Joint Professional Development Day, hosted by a volunteer committee representing both employee unions. According to committee co-chairs Katherine Wiegers and Deborah Almeida, the goal of the program was to break down […]

Fall Nursing Graduates Earn Ceremonial Pins
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For nearly 70 Brookdale students and their families, 2017 promises to be an eventful year. Following years of study, clinical practice and more than a few long nights and early mornings, the students officially graduated from the Brookdale nursing program on Jan. 3, moving one step closer to the career of their dreams. In front […]

Giving Tree Program Donates Nearly 800 Gifts
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Brookdale students, faculty, staff and administrators came together in support of local families this holiday season, helping collect and distribute nearly 800 holiday presents and gift cards during the 23rd annual Giving Tree program. The program, hosted by Brookdale’s Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC), connects Brookdalians with underprivileged children and families in Monmouth County and the local organizations that offer […]

Latonya Brennan Joins Brookdale Board of Trustees
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Shrewsbury resident Latonya Brennan was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees during the board’s monthly public meeting in Lincroft on Dec. 20. An insurance and risk management professional specializing in education, Brennan has previously worked with the New Jersey School Boards Association and the New Jersey Schools Insurance […]

Leadership Society Welcomes Spring 2017 Cohort
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More than three dozen students were welcomed into the Brookdale chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success on Dec. 15, during a an official induction ceremony in the Student Life Center. Surrounded by a capacity crowd of family, friends and classmates, the inductees became only the cohort to join the personal and professional development […]

Brookdale Students Visit the United Nations
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Two dozens students from Brookdale’s International Students Association and the Students for Global Citizenship club travelled to New York City on Dec. 2 for a guided tour of the iconic United Nations building. The students, led by radiologic technology professor Terry Konn and chemistry professor Shahin Pirzad, were offered a guided tour of the building and attended […]

Brookdale Hosts First ‘Retirement Reimagined’ Conference
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Retirement, at least traditionally, has long been viewed as an opportunity to travel, pursue hobbies and simply relax following decades of hard work. But for many of today’s retirees, there may be more questions than answers. “Following the day-dreamy imaginings of travel and leisure, many new retirees face an intimidating question: ‘What’s next?’” said Brookdale Lifelong […]

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