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Scholarships, Support Offered to Minority Male Students
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More than a dozen area professionals and community leaders came together to provide career advice, guidance and academic support to local minority students during the third annual Minority Male Initiative Conference, held Feb. 17 at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” was co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County […]

Students Find ‘Puppy Love’ on Valentine’s Day
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Usually, no pets are allowed in a library. But on Feb. 14, five furry visitors broke that rule by setting up camp in Brookdale’s Bankier Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To comfort and delight students on the sometimes difficult holiday, library staff teamed up with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs to host a visit by five friendly canines. […]

Brookdale Launches ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative
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It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams, citing sources in MLA format, keeping up with coursework for five different classes – all while balancing responsibilities at home and, for many, at an off-campus job as well. Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
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Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]

Students Laugh at Lunch with Renowned Magician Ran’D Shine
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Ran’D Shine, recently named the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Magician of the Year, helped kicked off the Spring Semester ‘Laugh at Lunch’ series on Jan. 26 with a magic show in the Student Life Center.  Close to 100 students and faculty filled the Navesink rooms to see Shine’s eclectic act, which featured jokes, commentary, […]

‘Global Read’ Kicks Off with Guest Lecture
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Brookdale students and employees are encouraged to join in a college-wide “intellectual experience” this semester as part of the first ever Global Read, sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project (GCP) and the International Education Center (IEC). The initiative encourages all Brookdale community members to read Tracy Kidder’s acclaimed nonfiction book Mountains Beyond Mountains, which centers on the humanitarian […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 17
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Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and new scholarship opportunities on Feb. 17 during the third annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Students ‘Warm Up’ to the Spring 2017 Semester
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Despite a strong, cold wind and sub-freezing temperatures outside, returning Brookdale students received a warm welcome back to campus on Jan. 19 during the college’s annual “Warm Up to a New Semester” program in the Student Life Center. The event, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA), offered students free hot chocolate, […]

Student Athletes Earn Academic Honors
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More than 50 of Brookdale’s highest achieving student athletes received some well-deserved recognition last week, after being named to the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 term. The honors were announced by Brookdale Athletic Director Shawn Noel, who congratulated each of the students for upholding the highest standards of excellence both in the classroom […]

Fall Nursing Graduates Earn Ceremonial Pins
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For nearly 70 Brookdale students and their families, 2017 promises to be an eventful year. Following years of study, clinical practice and more than a few long nights and early mornings, the students officially graduated from the Brookdale nursing program on Jan. 3, moving one step closer to the career of their dreams. In front […]

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