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New Bargaining Process Improves Negotiations at Brookdale

Brookdale’s three professional bargaining units tried things a little differently this year, rolling out a new, more collaborative approach to contract negotiations. The results, according to representatives from all three teams, were remarkable. “From my perspective, it was a very positive experience,” said Helen Vota, senior accounts payable specialist with the Scroll & Pen Bookstore […]

Brookdale Police Department Welcomes New Officers

The Brookdale Police Department welcomed two new members to its ranks on Aug. 1, commissioning Rebecca Senck and Ryan Casey as probationary police officers. The new recruits, both of whom are graduates of the Monmouth County Police Academy, took their oaths of office in the Brookdale Administration Center on the Lincroft campus, accompanied by dozens […]

Brookdale President Chills Out For Charity

Never let it be said that Brookdale backs down from a challenge. For the second time in a month, college leaders voluntarily got soaked with near-freezing water as part of a nationwide awareness campaign for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. On July 30, the #Chillin4Charity campaign returned to the Lincroft campus as Brookdale President Dr. […]

Shakespeare On The Lawn Remains A Fan Favorite

Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of area residents, as more than 860 turned out for this year’s 8-day run of “The Winter’s Tale.” After wrapping up the ensemble’s 13th season on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, director John Bukovec lavished praise on his cast and crew, almost […]

Brookdale Opens First College Readiness Camp

Nearly 20 high school students from Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune were welcomed to the Lincroft campus July 21 for the second week of Brookdale’s inaugural College Readiness Camp. The camp is the conclusion to a statewide pilot program rolled out earlier this year to help high school students plan and develop skills for […]

Brookdale Athletics Scores Big In 2013-14

On the field and in the classroom, it was a historic year for Brookdale’s student athletes. In November the Jersey Blues women’s soccer team became the first in school history to win a national title, defeating Mohawk Valley Community College in the Division III championship game. The win brought home Brookdale’s fifth national athletics title, […]

Athletic Director, Coach Get Soaked For Good Cause

#Chillin4Charity, a social media awareness campaign for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, came to the Brookdale campus on July 8 and left two top athletic officials all wet. Brookdale Athletic Director Shawn Noel and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Bob Dubina voluntarily got doused with gallons of near-freezing water in support of the campaign, which has […]

New Students Welcomed Into Brookdale EOF Program

The Brookdale community got a little bigger on July 1, as college officials, instructors and advisors welcomed nearly 120 new students into the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. The program, which now includes 500 Brookdale students and 12,000 total students at two- and four-year colleges throughout the state, has provided educationally and economically disadvantaged students […]

Brookdale Offers Free Programs For County Businesses

Brookdale officials hosted business and community leaders from across Monmouth County on June 20 to detail free and low-cost programs now available to local workers, entrepreneurs and the unemployed. The grant-funded programs, offered through Brookdale’s Center for Career Development (BCCD), provide job training, counseling, grant preparation and a wide range of other services for area […]

NJDCF Commissioner Visits Brookdale Displaced Homemaker Program

Members of Brookdale’s Displaced Homemaker Services (DHS) program were able to share their stories with some of the state’s top officials June 13 when New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Dr. Allison Blake visited the Higher Education Center in Long Branch. Blake toured the center with Jacqueline Sanchez-Perez, assistant director of the […]

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