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English Professors Win National Poetry Awards

For much of the year, associate English professors Suzanne Parker and Laura McCullough spend their time teaching students the ins and outs of writing in a Brookdale classroom. When not on campus, Parker and McCullough lead by example. The two long-time instructors are also accomplished poets, piling up awards, accolades and a growing list of […]

Students Return From Historic Trip to Cuba
Students study abroad in Cuba

Twenty-five Brookdale students, community members and faculty leaders returned this month from a week-long study abroad program in Cuba, the first ever offered by Brookdale since the college’s founding in 1967. The historic trip, offered as part of five Summer I courses in art, architecture and history, was made possible by a newly enacted “normalizing […]

Brookdale Welcomes Students to First Ever ‘STEM Day’

Nearly 40 elementary school students from Asbury Park and Bradley Beach visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on June 3 for a day of hands-on learning during the college’s first “STEM Day” celebration. Following a welcome address by assistant mathematics professor and program coordinator Susan Monroe, the students participated in a series of interactive STEM workshops hosted […]

Brookdale Professor Earns Second Fulbright Scholarship

For Brookdale professor Terry Konn, learning does not begin and end inside the classroom. Since joining the college to establish a radiologic technology program back in 1997, Konn has been determined to broaden the horizons of both her students and her colleagues, sometimes quite literally. She was a pioneering member of Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project, […]

Nursing Grads Honored at Spring 2016 Pinning Ceremony

It was a well deserved night of celebration for 76 Brookdale graduates on May 16, as friends, family and community members packed into the Collins Arena for the Spring 2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony. After receiving their diplomas three days earlier, the graduates were presented with official Brookdale nurses pins and recognized by faculty, staff and […]

31st Annual Barringer Award Winners

The 2016 Barringer Award winners are:   Roseanne Alvarez Roseanne Alvarez began her career at Brookdale as an instructor in the college’s writing department in 2001. She was promoted to assistant professor of English in 2006, associate professor in 2010, and full professor in 2015. She earned her BA in English from Montclair State University […]

Students Shine at 2016 Honors Symposium

Eighteen of Brookdale’s best and brightest students capped off a year of hard work and dedication on May 6 during the fifth annual Spring Honors Symposium. The symposium, hosted by the Brookdale Honors Program, gave students an opportunity to present their academic achievements, creative endeavors and professional passions to a capacity crowd of friends, family, […]

Students Unwind During Spring 2016 Anti-Stress Week

With finals approaching and graduation right around the corner, tensions tend to run high this time of the semester. To help relieve some of that stress, the Office of Student Life and Activities hosted Spring 2016 Anti-Stress week from April 26-28. “People need that uplifting feeling,” said first year education student Erin Batz about the activities […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘STEM Challenge’ for Girl Scouts

Years ago, when Laura Ostar first met with a guidance counselor to switch her major to engineering, she was politely told that she “didn’t look like an engineer.” Despite coming from a long line of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals – including a grandmother who had helped put a man on the moon […]

Brookdale Professor Makes History as NJPSA Co-President

For the first time, the New Jersey Political Science Association (NJPSA) has selected a community college faculty member to serve as its co-president. Throughout 2016, Brookdale political science chair Jonathan Moschberger will serve alongside Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Krista Jenkins as lead officer of the organization, networking with scholars, students, professionals and elected officials from across […]

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