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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Julia Alvarez Concludes The Big Read 2014

On Nov. 25, 1960, Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Mirabal were murdered for rebelling against the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Exactly 54 years later, the novelist who brought their story to the world addressed a capacity crowd in the Collins Arena, explaining how the Mirabal sisters’ legacy continues to inspire […]

Human Trafficking Worker Visits Brookdale

The fourth day of Brookdale’s International Education Week featured a Global Citizenship Seminar from Karuna Dayal of the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Dayal discussed her work fighting human trafficking around the world as a part of the Global Citizen Project. Dayal talked about the importance of Social Justice, which she described as “getting access for those […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes Two New Members

Dr. Henry Cram of Long Branch and Paul Crupi of Ocean were sworn in as the newest members of the Brookdale Community College board of trustees during the board’s Nov. 20 annual meeting in Lincroft. Cram, a former teacher, college instructor and school superintendent, is current president of the Middle States Association of Colleges and […]

Visiting Artist Program Features Kimberly Trowbridge

Acclaimed painter Kimberly Cole Trowbridge gave two free presentations on the Lincroft campus on Nov. 13 as part of this year’s Visiting Artist Program. The 2014 Neddy Award finalist met with Brookdale art students earlier in the day and provided a two-hour interactive worksop on color theory, painting and self-expression through art. Many of those […]

Utility Worker Training Program Returns to BCC

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) has officially renewed a partnership with Brookdale Community College and Raritan Valley Community College to train local workers for high-wage, in-demand jobs in the utility industry. The Power Systems Institute (PSI) is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills at JCP&L training facilities with technical course work at […]

Jersey Blues Win Second Straight National Title

The Jersey Blues women’s soccer team carved their names into the record books once again on Nov. 16, becoming the first team in college history to win back-to-back national championships. Following 99 tense, scoreless minutes in the NJCAA Division III title game at Ocean County College, sophomore Megan Begley connected on a 30-yard strike in […]

Brookdale Hosts 2014 Fall Open House

Approximately 1,000 high school students, career changers and residents of all ages attended Brookdale’s Fall Open House on Nov. 9, meeting with faculty and staff from every college division, department and Higher Education Center. The day began with a keynote address from President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who welcomed the capacity crowd and explained Brookdale’s mission […]

Three Brookdale Officers Promoted to Sergeant

Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members, coworkers and colleagues, Brookdale police officers Anthony Ceglie, Shaun White and Risheem Whitten were officially promoted to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 5. The three veteran officers were sworn into their new positions by Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire […]

Big Read Continues at Brookdale

Brookdale students and faculty came together at the Center for Hololcaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) on Nov. 4 to engage in a college-wide discussion of the novel “In the Time of Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. The novel, which serves as the centerpiece for this year’s Big Read initiative, has been adopted by a […]

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