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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 […]

Five Professors Honored as Outstanding Colleagues

Five Brookdale faculty members were surprised with one of the college’s highest honors on Sept. 1, after being selected by their fellow professors to receive the 2015 Outstanding Colleague Award. Assistant English professor Dara Evans, associate English professor Donna Flinn, associate art professor Marie Maber, assistant nursing professor Bonnie Ross and assistant math professor Rebecca […]

New CVA Exhibit to Open with Faculty Day Reception

More than 30 artists from Asheville, Spruce Pine and other western North Carolina arts enclaves will be featured in the new exhibition “Clay Directions,” which opens to Brookdale students, faculty and staff in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) gallery on Sept. 1. The exhibition features more than 90 pieces of pottery, glass, wood […]

CVA Exhibition to Kick Off ‘Celebration of the Humanities’

Sculptors, painters, writers, musicians, dancers, performers and artists of all stripes are encouraged to submit work for a new Brookdale-themed Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) exhibition titled “We/Re/E-Merge.” All Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators can participate in the exhibition, which will run from Oct. 5 to Nov. 18 as part of a semester-long celebration […]

English Professor Makes Her Mark as a Poet

It has been a banner year for Laura McCullough. The 15-year Brookdale English professor and long-time poet recently published her second anthology of essays, Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, through University of Georgia Press, and was selected as a featured artist in this year’s Best American Poetry collection by none other than […]

Amateurs, Experts Attend 2015 Aspiring Writers Conference

Dozens of budding wordsmiths from across the central Jersey region packed into the Student Life Center June 25 for the second annual Aspiring Writers Conference, hosted by the Brookdale Lifelong Learning division. Attendees were able to choose from four available workshops offered by acclaimed novelist Laury Egan and Brookdale faculty members Debbie Mura, Marc David […]

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