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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Brookdale, Monmouth Medical Open New Training Lab

Brookdale has partnered with Monmouth Medical Center to open a new patient care technician (PCT) training lab at the Long Branch Higher Education Center. The lab, featuring professional-grade equipment and tools donated by Monmouth Medical personnel, will serve as a training center for Brookdale students and help fill employment vacancies at the hospital. Students who […]

Student Groups Put “Fun” in Fundraiser

As part of a year-long effort to build a much needed water well for a village in Rwanda, four Brookdale student groups came together on May 17 to host a Color Fun Run and Walk on the Vonage campus in Holmdel. The event, which douses runners and walkers in multicolored neon powder as they round […]

Brookdale Hires New Vice President for Learning

Brookdale Community College officials have selected Matthew Reed, Ph.D., as the college’s new vice president for learning. Reed, current vice president for academic affairs at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts, previously served as a dean with the County College of Morris in Randolph and DeVry University in North Brunswick. A native of Rochester, New York, […]

Nursing Graduates Honored at 2015 Pinning Ceremony

Nearly 60 Brookdale nursing graduates received their ceremonial nursing pins on May 18 during an official ceremony in the Collins Arena. Surrounded by a large crowd of friends and family members, the graduates capped off two years of hard work and sleepless nights with a well deserved moment of celebration. Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy […]

Softball Players Celebrate Belated Commencement

While their classmates were walking in the 2015 Commencement ceremony on May 15, Alexandra Clayton and Courtney Semkewyc were halfway across the country, battling for a national softball championship. After taking fifth place in the Division III three tournament, Clayton and Semkewyc returned on May 18 to accept their associate degrees in a special ceremony […]

Student-Produced Play to Open at PAC

All Brookdalians are invited to a special sneak preview of the student-produced play “Not With Haste,” beginning at 6 p.m. on May 21 in the Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theater. The play – a stirring romantic comedy that follows a young college graduate in pursuit of love – is written, produced and performed by […]

Chhange Hosts 33rd Annual Colloquium

More than 1,200 students, teachers and community members from across New Jersey attended the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education’s (Chhange) 33rd annual Colloquium, held in the Collins Arena on May 13. The annual event – designed to promote awareness, education and engagement for key issues – centered this year on the 70th […]

Fifty Allied Health Graduates Receive Pins

Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators came together on May 13 to honor this year’s radiologic technology and respiratory care graduates during an official pinning ceremony in the Collins Arena. Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy congratulated the graduates for completing two of the most rigorous training programs the college has to offer, and went on to […]

Lifelong Learning Students Visit Bell Labs

More than three dozen local residents were granted rare access to the Bell Labs building in Holmdel on May 14, taking a guided tour of the iconic office and research complex as part of a Lifelong Learning program at Brookdale. For many, the visit was a trip down memory lane. About 6,000 people once worked […]

More Than 100 Honored at Employee Recognition Ceremony

On the eve of Commencement, when thousands of students would conclude their journey at Brookdale by accepting their degree, college employees took time out to recognize the faculty, staff and administrators who had helped make it all possible. The 2015 Employee Recognition Ceremony, held May 14 on the Student Life Center patio, honored more than […]

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