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‘Welcome Back Week’ Kicks Off with 2015 Involvement Fair

Hundreds of students packed into the Student Life Center on Sept. 10 for the 2015-16 Involvement Fair, the first in series of student life events designed to welcome Brookdale’s incoming class to a new school year. The annual Involvement Fair featured booths and displays for more than 50 clubs and campus organizations, offering information on […]

STEM Students Earn $5,000 NASA Fellowships

Four second-year students in Brookdale’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute have been selected to receive a $5,000 academic fellowship as part of a NASA-funded STEM initiative being rolled out this year. Biology major Chloe Baker, engineering major Nick Marcouiller, engineering major Felix Perelmuter and computer science major Anthony Pompili will serve as Brookdale’s […]

Brookdale Welcomes Veteran Students to Campus

Whether they came from the Army, Navy, Marines or National Guard, whether they were first-time college students or returning alumni, the students gathered in the Student Life Center on Sept. 2 all had at least one thing in common: they were embarking on a new journey. Some, like Navy veteran and current reservist Mike Luma, […]

Freehold Campus Hosts 2015-16 Welcome Night

Dozens of new Brookdale students and their family members were given a warm welcome on Aug. 27 during the Freehold campus’ second annual Welcome Night. In addition to refreshments, prize giveaways and a large supply of free Brookdale merchandise, the incoming students were offered a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from nearly every […]

New Poseidon Students Tour Lincroft Campus

The newest members of the Poseidon Early College High School program officially joined the Brookdale community on Aug. 20 during a college orientation program on the Lincroft campus. The students, all high school freshmen from the Neptune Township Public School District, took a guided tour of Brookdale’s facilities before receiving their official college IDs in […]

Five Medical Sonography Graduates Earn Honorary Pins

For the five newest graduates of Brookdale’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography training program, Aug. 14 was truly a cause for celebration. After a year of demanding coursework – including 1,000 hours of intensive clinical training in area hospitals – students Chloe Anselmo, Michelle Cannata, Dana Gencarelli, Alexandra Nies and Kara Wolkovitz were finally able to relax. […]

EOF Program Celebrates a Summer of Achievement

While many incoming college freshmen have spent the summer relaxing and preparing for their first semester on campus, dozens of students in Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program have spent the past few months hard at work. The students, members of the annual EOF Summer Bridge program, have been developing their writing, reading and math […]

Brookdale Welcomes New Honor Students to Campus

Thirty of Monmouth County’s best and brightest were officially welcomed into the Brookdale Honors Program on Aug. 14, during a pre-semester orientation program on the Lincroft campus. Honors Program co-coordinators Dr. Laura Neitzel and Jonathan Moschberger joined Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, Humanities Dean Dr. Carl Calendar, Student Life and Activities Director Robert Quinones and […]

Twelve Graduate from New Welding Training Program

Only a few months ago,¬†Matthew Kennelly would have described himself as “lost.” Like many recent college graduates, the 22-year-old Lincroft native found himself with a degree but little direction – no true passion to follow or dream career to chase down. By chance, he saw an ad in the paper for a free welding training […]

STEM Project Plants Seeds of Inspiration in Local School

Like most middle school students, the 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Cassandra Hunt’s environmental science class at Neptune Middle School often benefit from practical exercises. For particularly challenging or complicated subjects, it helps to go beyond dry facts and show students how their lessons apply to the world around them, Hunt said. “I often […]

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