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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 […]

Six Students Win “Bill Watkins Competition”

Hundreds of Brookdale students competed this fall in the first ever interdisciplinary scholarship competition hosted by Brookdale’s new Humanities Institute. Faculty from Brookdale’s English and art departments came together to host the competition, which required students to either write an essay or craft an original work of art based on the writings of acclaimed author […]

Poli Sci Students Host Presidential Info Session

Nearly a dozen Brookdale political science students joined associate professor Jonathan Moschberger, instructor Fred Hertrich and Rutgers University program manager Joe Walsh at the Freehold campus on Nov. 11 in an effort to “get out the vote” for 2016. Flanked by life-sized cutouts of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the students set up […]

Brookdale Professor Wins Statewide Achievement Award

The accolades continue to pile up for Brookdale mathematics professor Linda Wang. After being named 2013 Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and earning a 2014 Barringer Award from the Brookdale Alumni Association, Wang was honored on Sept. 29 by the New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, which […]

Award-Winning Poets Speak at Brookdale

A capacity crowd of students, faculty and community members packed into the Student Life Center on Oct. 5 for the kickoff of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, featuring acclaimed poets Ilyse Kusnetz and Michael Broek. The award-winning wordsmiths read selections from their latest works and spoke with the audience about the various themes, personal histories […]

Fred Hertrich Wins Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

After 11 years at Brookdale and more than 45 years as a community college faculty member and administrator, Fred Hertrich has seen a thing or two. Beginning his career at Middlesex County College in 1969, Hertrich was one of the first professors on the front lines of the “community college movement” in New Jersey. Since […]

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