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Fall Convocation Kicks Off New School Year

Brookdale faculty, administration, and staff gathered in the Collins Arena Tuesday, September 3, for the Fall 2013 Convocation. Following an introduction of new staff and an address by President Maureen Murphy, attendees participated in a jig saw activity where they learned more about 10 college initiatives. These include the President’s Jubilee Commission, the new Canvas […]

Exploring Manhattan’s Alphabet City

An intriguing end-of-summer Outreach, Business, and Community Development (OBCD) program found Brookdale Tour and Talkers exploring Manhattan’s Alphabet City. The Walking tour, led by NYC guide Jared Goldstein, covered this lesser-known section of NYC – parts made infamous by the Broadway show Rent, the Thompson Square Park Riots, and many gritty movies including Mixed Blood […]

Criminal Justice Students Receive NOBLE Scholarships

Two incoming Brookdale Community College freshmen, Ashley Riley of Neptune and Lance Wakefield, Jr., of Asbury Park, were each recipients of $1,000 scholarships awarded by The Central Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). The students received their scholarships last week at a ceremony at the Neptune Higher Education Center […]

Healthcare Info Day Attracts Crowd

More than 50 individuals interested in the healthcare field visited the Freehold campus Tuesday to learn about Brookdale’s training programs in medical coding, dental and medical assisting, ultrasound and more as part of Healthcare Info Day. “People realize that in the current market, they need to get new training,” said Dr. Padma Arvind, director of […]

Brookdale Camps-on-Campus: Inventions Worth Mention

The first day of camp for participants of Brookdale’s Inventing A to Z week-long summer program rang true to the description found in the course brochure: “Meet a real life inventor, learn about famous inventors past and present, and become one yourself.” Camp instructor Lisa Ascolese, product developer for the popular shopping television programs QVC, […]

Scholarship Recipients Attend Orientation in Salvador, Brazil

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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