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Brookdale Announces 32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners

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Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions made by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Remembrance Day Program Tackles Tough Questions

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Are there limits to forgiveness? Do victims have the responsibility to overcome injustice and rise above resentment, or are there some crimes that can never be forgotten? These and other difficult questions were at the heart of a special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) […]

Memorial Program Honors Lost Brookdalians

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A cold rain fell on the Lincroft campus Oct. 27, as dozens of Brookdale faculty, staff, administrators and community members came together to honor the memory of seven long-time Brookdalians who passed away in the last year. The former employees – Winifred “Winnie” Albert-Johnson, Cheryl Cummings, Marianne Drake, Michael “Spike” Fowler, James Palumbo, Seymour “Sy” Siegler and […]

Employees Shine at 2016 Recognition Ceremony

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More than 100 Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators received some well deserved time in the spotlight on May 12 during the college’s annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. On the final day before commencement, and following a morning of personal and professional development offered as part of the 2016 Scholars Day program, employees from every institute, office […]

Yom HaShoah Ceremony Honors Local Holocaust Survivors

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For today’s educators and advocates, it can be difficult to convey the true impact of the Holocaust to younger generations. The pure statistics – six million European Jews murdered, including 1.5 million children, between 1933 and 1945 – are so daunting that they can be almost impossible to grasp. Instead, historians like Dr. Samuel Kassow […]

Chhange Honors Local Holocaust Survivors

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While 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at the end of World War II, it also provides an opportunity to remember all those who suffered and died under the Nazi regime. Some survivors, like Dr. Erwin Tepper, were rescued by American Jews and brought to the U.S. as young […]

Chhange Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

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More than 200 community members joined U.S. Congressmen Frank Pallone Jr. and Chris Smith at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) on April 12 for the grand unveiling of the new exhibit “A Journey to Life: Armenia.” The exhibit, created in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, allows […]

Arrest in Toms River hit and run

The family of Jeffrey “Jay” Michel, killed in a hit-and-run crash, has questions for a man police accuse of fleeing from the scene.