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Interior Design Students Excel in Lighting Competition

Three students from Brookdale emerged as third place winners in the 2013 Design with Light Competition. Diane Fanshel, Shannon Magnotta, and Jackie Currie-Taylor vied alongside competitors from four-year schools such as Parsons, Penn State University, and Texas Tech University. Fanshel, Manotta and Currie-Taylor, and Professor Celeste Chirichello attended and awards ceremony at Light Fair in Philadelphia on April […]

Former American Idol Winner Entertains Sold Out Crowd

Phillip Phillips, a former American Idol winner, played to a sold-out crowd at Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Phillips, known for his soulful acoustics and raspy vocals, entertained a crowd of over 2,200. He played a variety of songs including his debut single “Home,” which later became the unofficial theme for […]

Students Enjoy Spring Fling Island Barbecue

With summer almost here, what can be more fun than eating barbecue and listening to great music from the Caribbean islands? The Spring Fling Barbecue, held on the Student Life Center Patio on April 25, provided a great opportunity to celebrate the end of the 2013 spring term and welcome summer. A long line of […]

Communiversity Provides Options at College Night

Hundreds of prospective college students and their families steadily poured into the Collins Arena on Monday, April 22 to explore higher education opportunities at the Monmouth County College and Transfer Night. More than 200 institutions were represented at the event, which was sponsored by The Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association and Brookdale Community College. Gerry Saada, Higher […]

Healthcare Pathways Provides Resources to Attendees

According to the New Jersey Department of Labor, “The healthcare field is projected to be the largest source of new jobs in Monmouth County through 2016.” Representatives from more than 16 local healthcare agencies provided valuable career advice to participants of Healthcare Pathways Day at Brookdale earlier this month. The event, which was held during […]

Bo Scannapieco Lauded for Commitment to Students

Bo  Scannapieco was recognized for his 900 game victory on April 23, just before the Jersey Blues defeated Sussex County College, a game which marked 904 wins for Brookdale’s legendary coach. However, according to those attending the recognition observance, the wins are not what makes Scannapieco legendary. His coaching success is a result of his commitment […]

Ernest Gaines Discusses Writing Process with Students, Community

Ernest J. Gaines, distinguished author of A Lesson Before Dying, joined more than 300 members of the Brookdale and Monmouth County communities during the final event of The Big Read via video-conference, on April 22.  Gaines shared the background stories that led to his writing of this award-winning novel, and many attendees were able to […]

Student Workers Recognized for their Efforts

A record number of students, 261 to be exact, were employed this year in more than 50 offices and departments at Brookdale’s Lincroft and Freehold campuses, the Higher Education Centers, and Community Service Agencies throughout Monmouth County. In recognition of their efforts, Brookdale’s Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services held a Student Worker Celebration, […]

Honor Students Present Projects at Spring Symposium

On April 19, 2013 the Honors Program held its second annual Spring Symposium. Twelve Honors students presented projects or papers they developed during their two years at Brookdale. The Symposium was attended by more than 50 family members, fellow Honors students, Brookdale administrators and faculty Pictured from left:  History Professor Laura Neitzel, Mandi Shaw-Koehler, Nicole Tomy, […]

Lifelong Learning Highlights East Asia’s Past, Future

Earlier this month, Brookdale’s Think Friday, a Lifelong Learning presentation, highlighted “China and Japan in the 21st Century,” a lecture presented by Dr. Laura Neitzel. Dr. Neitzel’s presentation gave an overview of East Asia’s rich history while discussing their presence in recent headline news. The lecture discussed topics ranging from: the history behind the antagonism […]

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