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The Impact of Race and Identity in our Nation and the World
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Professor Hettie Williams, a Lecturer of African American History at Monmouth University and a Ph.D. Candidate at Drew University, spoke to Brookdale students on March 5, about race and identity in the United States, how it has impacted American history, and how it continues to do so with the election and re-election of President Barack […]

Brookdale Students Earn Invitation to Compete in State Finals of New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge
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Four Brookdale Community College students are among the 104 finalists in a statewide technology competition hosted by Governor Chris Christie and the Secretary of Higher Education. Dubbed the “New Jersey Governor’s Cyber Challenge,” the event will take place Saturday, March 23 at Brookdale, and will be administered by the Cyber Aces Foundation. The four Brookdale […]

Dead Man Walking Author Speaks to Students, Community
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“When you awaken to injustice you have to resist it,” is the belief that motivates Sister Helen Prejean as she fights for the abolition of the death penalty in America. Prejean, the author of the book Dead Man Walking, spoke to an audience of more than 500 students and community members at Brookdale last month […]

Criminal Law Class Meets with NJ State Police
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Criminal Justice Professor Barbara Gonos invited NJ State Police Detective Edward Rufolo to speak to her Criminal Law class. Outside of his professional duties as a detective, Rufolo has developed a guide to assist officers in preparing criminal complaints. Students from Gonos’ class learned the importance of writing accurate reports. Rufolo also shared the value […]

PTK Encourages Students to ‘Commit to Complete’
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In this vastly competitive global economy, college students face a professional world with  fewer job opportunities, intense competition, and limited job security. Despite these challenges, community college students who complete their associate degrees before transferring or entering the job market a have a competitive advantage, and members of Alpha Pi Theta, Brookdale Community College’s chapter […]

Technical Guru Speaks to Students about Careers
Nathalie Darden, Assistant Professor of Math (far left) and Dr. Susan Boyce (third from left) with students in the Computer Science and W.E.S.T. clubs.

Voice recognition technology expert Dr. Susan Boyce recently spoke with members of the Computer Science and Women in Engineering Science and Technology clubs to share her professional story with its members at a recent club meeting. This event is the first of many to be co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and […]

You Can Be Part of The Big Read
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Join us in The Big Read, an initiative to inspire citizens, young and older, to read and discuss a single book and participate in a myriad of activities throughout Monmouth County. This spring, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines will take center stage as individuals, classes, book clubs, libraries, and arts agencies come […]

Taikoza: A Traditional Japanese Experience
Marco Lienhard, artistic director of Taikoza, and group member Marguerite Bunyan perform during Live at Lunch Taikoza in the Student Life Center.

The thunderous boom of the Taiko drums, the magical sounds of the shakuhachi and fue flutes, and the beautiful tones of the Koto stringed instrument resonated throughout the Student Life Center on Tuesday, February 12, as the Taikoza Drummers performed at this month’s Student Life and Activities Live@Lunch event. Marco Lienhard, artistic director of Taikoza, […]

Public Enemy Legend and Museum Founder Teach Students about History
Richard Griffin, better known by his stage name “Professor Griff,” speaks to Brookdale students at a recent Black History Month event in the Student Life Center. Griffin is an American rapper, spoken word artist and lecturer.

“Revolution is not an event, it is a process,” said Public Enemy group member Richard Griffin, as he inspired students to take responsibility for their futures by learning about their history, during his visit to Brookdale Community College on Thursday, January 31. Griffin, who is most commonly known as “Professor Griff,” shared his experiences as […]

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