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Students Unwind During Anti-Stress Week
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For most college students, this time of year isn’t easy. As if holiday shopping and blustery winter weather aren’t stressful enough, December also marks the end of the fall semester and the start of final exams. “I definitely haven’t been getting as much sleep lately,” said Julia Chipana, a first-year student currently preparing for three […]

Chhange Exhibit Showcased in Washington D.C.
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A vibrant display memorializing the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide traveled to the nation’s capitol on Dec. 2, capping a massive, collaborative effort sponsored by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale. The 100 Days of Silence exhibit, created by Chhange in collaboration with more than 450 local middle […]

Brookdale Recognizes World AIDS Day
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In recognition of World AIDS Day, Brookdale counselors and Student Life and Activities representatives joined with the Visiting Nurse Association and Project R.E.A.L to offer free HIV testing on the Lincroft campus on Dec. 2. The event, hosted in the Student Life Center, also offered refreshments, prize giveaways and a wide range of information on […]

Julia Alvarez Concludes The Big Read 2014
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On Nov. 25, 1960, Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Mirabal were murdered for rebelling against the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Exactly 54 years later, the novelist who brought their story to the world addressed a capacity crowd in the Collins Arena, explaining how the Mirabal sisters’ legacy continues to inspire […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes Two New Members
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Dr. Henry Cram of Long Branch and Paul Crupi of Ocean were sworn in as the newest members of the Brookdale Community College board of trustees during the board’s Nov. 20 annual meeting in Lincroft. Cram, a former teacher, college instructor and school superintendent, is current president of the Middle States Association of Colleges and […]

Visiting Artist Program Features Kimberly Trowbridge
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Acclaimed painter Kimberly Cole Trowbridge gave two free presentations on the Lincroft campus on Nov. 13 as part of this year’s Visiting Artist Program. The 2014 Neddy Award finalist met with Brookdale art students earlier in the day and provided a two-hour interactive worksop on color theory, painting and self-expression through art. Many of those […]

Utility Worker Training Program Returns to BCC
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Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) has officially renewed a partnership with Brookdale Community College and Raritan Valley Community College to train local workers for high-wage, in-demand jobs in the utility industry. The Power Systems Institute (PSI) is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills at JCP&L training facilities with technical course work at […]

Jersey Blues Win Second Straight National Title
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The Jersey Blues women’s soccer team carved their names into the record books once again on Nov. 16, becoming the first team in college history to win back-to-back national championships. Following 99 tense, scoreless minutes in the NJCAA Division III title game at Ocean County College, sophomore Megan Begley connected on a 30-yard strike in […]

Brookdale Hosts 2014 Fall Open House
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Approximately 1,000 high school students, career changers and residents of all ages attended Brookdale’s Fall Open House on Nov. 9, meeting 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 welcomed the capacity crowd and explained Brookdale’s mission […]

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