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EOF Graduates Honored at 2017 Awards Dinner

Members of the Brookdale EOF program hold up plaques and certificates in the Twin Lights Room of the Student Life Center.

More than 100 students in Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program received some well deserved recognition on May 3 during the 2017 Graduate and Special Honoree Awards Dinner, held in the Student Life Center. Brookdale administrators, faculty and staff joined a capacity crowd of friends and family to congratulate nearly 120 pending EOF graduates, along […]

Student Art Takes Center Stage in CVA Gallery

Terry Konn looks at paintings hung in the CVA Gallery.

Brookdale students, faculty, staff and community members poured into the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on April 27 for a celebratory reception honoring an exhibition of student work and the publication of Collage 2017. The exhibition, running through May 3, featured original sculptures, drawings, paintings, jewelry, mixed media and other works of art created […]

Students, Faculty Honored at 2017 Global Citizenship Awards

Students and employees stand together and hold up certificates of recognition in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of students, faculty members, campus clubs and advisors were recognized for “thinking outside the classroom” on May 2 during the seventh annual Global Citizenship Awards, hosted by Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project, The International Education Center and the Office of Student Life and Activities. The program recognized four clubs and more than 20 students for performing […]

Brookdale Student Workers, Supervisors Win Awards

Christina Brendt and Marie Maber stand with balloons, flowers and a certificate of recognition in the Student Life Center.

From the bookstore to the Writing Center, from the CVA Gallery to each of the college’s Higher Education Centers, student workers have a hand in nearly everything that happens at Brookdale. This semester alone, according to Career and Leadership Development director Sarah McElroy, nearly 200 students worked more than 119,000 hours at the college and in the community, serving fellow students […]

Ken Burns Film Series Continues at Brookdale

Tom Cioppa speaks in front of a digital screen in a MAN classroom building.

In anticipation of an upcoming appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, professors Bernard Olsen and Thomas Cioppa hosted a Q&A and film discussion of the director’s work on April. 27 in the MAN building. History professor Bernard Olsen presented Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” an award-winning 1990 miniseries about the American Civil War. As a credentialed expert […]

Hundreds ‘Plug In’ to 2017 Brookdale Guitar Show

A man in a leather jacket and cowboy hat sits and plays a guitar in the BREC auditorium.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Brookdale Guitar Show returned in force to the Lincroft campus on April 30 with a full lineup of live music, expert workshops, rare instruments and exclusive deals for local music lovers. Despite missing out on last year’s show, which was preempted by a campus-wide renovation project, attendees said they were happy to see […]

Dozens Honored at 2017 Gold Star Awards Dinner

Students and advisors stand together to receive a Gold Star Award in a wood-paneled ballroom.

With many of their final exams completed and only a few weeks remaining before the end of the 2016-17 school year, Brookdale students came together for a night of dinner, dancing, prize raffles and some well deserved recognition on April 26 during the 2017 Gold Star Awards Dinner in Shrewsbury. The ceremony, hosted by the […]

Students Celebrate at Spring Fling 2017

Two students hold up a bowl of fruit and pose beneath a balloon arch in a Lincroft campus parking lot.

To commemorate the hard work and achievements of Brookdale students during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Student Life Board hosted its annual Spring Fling week, a three day festival consisting of free food, games, music, movies and more from April 18-20 across the Lincroft campus. To kick off the festivities, hundreds of students gathered in the visitor’s parking […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises Nearly $1,700 for Food Pantries

Employees ladle soup into cups in the Jersey Blues Dining Room.

Brookdale employees, students and partners and volunteers came together to support community members in need on April 20 during the college’s 2017 Empty Bowls program, hosted by the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC). The program, which offers bowls of freshly prepared soup, dessert, custom designed ceramic bowls and raffle prizes to members of the Brookdale community […]

Brookdale Hosts Multi-Faith Dialogue on ‘The Golden Rule’

Six religious and nonprofit leaders stand together behind a table and a banner reading 'Peace Building Through Interfaith Dialogue" in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of local religious leaders, advocates and community members came together in a spirit of commonality and mutual respect on April 20 for the first ever “Multi-Faith Dialogue” program, hosted in Brookdale’s Student Life Center in Lincroft. The program, titled “The Golden Rule,” featured an overview of five different faith traditions and their approach to […]

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