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Student Voices: Lobbying Day in Trenton

By Andrea Alvarado: Each of us have different talents, dreams, aspirations, and destinations, yet I believe we all have the power to make a greater tomorrow. Monday, March 9 was an unforgettable day for me, when I joined a diverse group of Brookdale students as part a unique delegation to the state capitol. The visit […]

Loved Ones Honor Jeffrey “Jay” Michel

Dozens of friends, family members and classmates gathered on the Lincroft campus on March 10 to honor the memory of Brookdale student Jeffrey “Jay” Michel, who was tragically killed in a hit-and-run collision on March 7. Despite a cold rain that carried throughout the vigil, loved ones stood together and lit candles in Michel’s memory, […]

Ten Graduate From Manufacturing Training Program

While it only ran for four months, the unique manufacturing training program held this winter at Brookdale has already made a big difference in the lives of 10 local residents. The program, which teaches metal fabrication and other in-demand manufacturing skills in a hands-on environment, was geared specifically toward community members who were unemployed and […]

Campus Community Talks Safety, Support

Student Life and Activities’ Spring Lecture Series continued on March 3 with a guest appearance by Annie Clark, a noted civil rights activist and co-founder of the the advocacy group End Rape On Campus (EROC). Speaking in the Student Life Center during college hour, Clark spoke with Brookdale students, faculty and administrators about the widespread […]

Lt. Governor Keynotes Brookdale Paralegal Convention

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno addressed more than 100 students, faculty and area legal professionals on Feb. 27 during Brookdale’s annual Central Jersey Paralegal Convention in the Student Life Center. Guadagno, a former college instructor, paralegal, Monmouth County sheriff and assistant U.S. attorney and assistant attorney general for the state of New Jersey, shared some of […]

CVA Gallery to Honor Brookdale Students, Alumni

The CVA Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 26 for its newest exhibition “Monmouth County Artists: Before, During and After Brookdale.” The show, on display through March 31, pairs the work of current Brookdale students with notable alumni who are now accomplished members of Monmouth County’s professional arts community. Featured artists include […]

Students Create Personalized Art During College Hour

The celebration of the month of February continued at Brookdale on Feb. 19 as the Office of Student Life and Activities gave students a unique, artistic diversion during college hour. Two events held simultaneously in the Student Life Center and the Larrison Hall lobby allowed students to create either a personalized photo keychain or a […]

Culinary Center Celebrates Valentine’s Day

There was a lot to love at the Culinary Education Center (CEC) on Feb. 12, as Brookdale culinary students served up a five-course feast for the center’s annual Valentine’s Day Dinner. Featuring everything from an artisanal French cheese platter and stuffed crepes with escargot to duck l’orange, filet mignon and flourless chocolate cake, the special […]

Brookdale Alumna Brings Health Training to Mexico

It’s been a productive few decades for Kathleen Smith-Wenning. Since graduating from Brookdale’s Respiratory Therapy program in 1985, Smith-Wenning has worked as a learning assistant, professor, department director and, most recently, as a humanitarian and public health advocate in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Since the year 2006, she has been volunteering with Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots, an […]

Students Laugh at Lunch With Adam Mamawala

Brookdale students gathered at the Warner Student Life Center on Feb. 10 for this month’s Laugh at Lunch event featuring comedian Adam Mamawala. Mamawala is a 25-year-old comedian who has traveled to over 100 college campuses across the country, taking first place in 2007’s NJ Comedy Festival. That win has allowed Mamawala a wealth of […]

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