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Scholarship Recipients Attend Orientation in Salvador, Brazil
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Five students accompanied by Dr. Isaac Kanu and Dr. Janice Thomas are spending one week in Salvador, Brazil where they will be doing community service as part of their Cultures of the World Anthropology class. The students were selected for the Harris Wofford Scholarship through a national competitive application process managed by Community Colleges in […]

Student Explores Her Passion during Her Study Abroad Trip
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Brookdale student Lauren Hansen thought that experiencing the world renowned food, culture, and aesthetic traditions of Italy would only be a dream. Through the help of the International Center and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that dream trip became a reality. On January 29 2013, Hansen travelled to Italy where she studied at Lorenzo […]

Chinese Educators Visit Freehold Campus
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A delegation of educators from higher educational institutions in China visited the Freehold campus of Brookdale Community College on July 24 to learn more about American partnerships between local community colleges and four-year institutions. Joe Walsh, manager of the Rutgers academic programs at Freehold, met with the delegates to provide information about the Rutgers-Brookdale partnership, […]

Brookdale Signs Protocol of Cooperation with Cameos
Protocol of Cooperation

Dr. Janice Thomas, director of the Brookdale Community College International Center, said it was a “fortuitous” meeting with a Brookdale alum that helped facilitate a new relationship between Brookdale and Cameos Instituto da Cooperacao e da Lingua in Portugal. Brookdale already had plans to begin offering Portuguese in the Fall of 2013, Dr. Thomas said. […]

OceanFirst Scholarship Winners Honored at Shadowbrook
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The 50 incoming Brookdale Community College students awarded $1,000 OceanFirst Foundation scholarships were recognized at a dinner reception July 17 at the Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury. Attending the event were many of the scholarship winners and their parents, along with officials from Brookdale and OceanFirst. The scholarships were awarded through the Brookdale Community College Foundation, which received […]

Summer Shakespeare Ensemble Prepares for Opening Night
Shakespeare Group

Despite the extreme humidity and heat, seeing individuals dressed in Renaissance garb reciting sentences in iambic pentameter on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus is not a mirage. Instead, it is the members of the Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble perfecting their performance for this year’s Shakespeare on the Lawn’s production, which opened on July 11. Members of the […]

Brookdale Alum ‘Throws Down’ in Cook-off with Master Chef
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Brookdale alumnus Drew Araneo, of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, competed in a throwdown against Food Network’s celebrity chef Bobby Flay that drew more than 2,000 spectators to Keyport Waterfront Park on June 27. Araneo graduated from Brookdale’s culinary program in May 2000 and received the Brookdale Cordon Blue award recognizing him as the number one overall […]

“Bo” Scannapieco Joins Jersey Shore Sports Hall Of Fame
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Brookdale’s record-setting softball coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco joined an elite group of local coaches and athletes June 29 when he was inducted into the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame. In a public ceremony at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, Scannapieco was honored alongside the 1998 Toms River East Little League World Series Championship Team, Indianapolis Colts running […]

Adult Basic Education: A Milestone on the Path to Success
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There was standing room only at the Portuguese Club in Long Branch, where family, friends, Brookdale staff, and community members gathered to support participants of Brookdale’s Adult Basic Education Commencement and Achievement Awards Ceremony. This milestone event symbolized academic and personal success for the more than 300 students who completed, or advanced in, the English […]

Administrators Day Highlights the Importance of Work-Life Balance
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Juggling the demands of both a career and personal life is often challenging for professionals. However, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle is essential to being a successful employee. In order to help employees establish a better work-life balance, presenters at Brookdale’s Administrators Day offered tips in financial planning, stress reduction, and identity theft and cybersecurity […]

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