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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Brookdale Community Celebrates Scholars Day

Hundreds of employees from every corner of the college came together on May 18 for a day of professional development, team building and personal enrichment during Brookdale’s fourth annual Scholars Day. The event featured 30 employee-led breakout workshops on a wide range of topics, from emerging classroom technologies and the challenges facing minority students to […]

Congratulations Class of 2015!

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale on May 15, during the college’s 45th annual commencement ceremony on the Lincroft campus. A total of 2,069 students from 16 different countries made up the class of 2015, including 208 distinguished scholars and 41 graduates with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. “You make us incredibly proud,” […]

Brookdale Recognizes EOF Class of 2015

Brookdale faculty, staff, administrators and a wide range of community members came together on May 13 to congratulate the nearly 100 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students who will be graduating from the college this year. The graduates, surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of friends, family and classmates, were presented with official certificates and ceremonial EOF […]

Brookdale Students Honored as Best in NJ

Honor students Brian Nowak and Nicholas Sakowski were among three dozen exceptional students honored at an official reception in Trenton on May 7 as members of this year’s New Jersey All-State Academic Team. Nowak, of Manalapan, and Sakowski, of Aberdeen, were selected for the prestigious annual honor by the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges, […]

Health Care Graduates Meet with Local Employers

Brookdale Community College’s Center for Career Development (CCD) hosted a Meet and Greet for healthcare employers and students May 4 in the Student Life Center. The event, a collaboration with the Nursing Department and the Outreach and Business Community Development (BCD) division, came together as part of Brookdale’s Health Professional Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. Graduates […]

Honors Symposium Showcases Student Achievement

For 15 Brookdale honor students, May 8 was the culmination of two years of hard work, sacrifice and dedication. A week prior to graduation, the students were invited to present at the Honors Program’s fourth annual Honors Symposium, held before a crowd of friends, family and college community members in the Student Life Center. The […]

Ten Graduate From Leadership Brookdale

Following a year of targeted training and professional development workshops, ten college employees have graduated from the Leadership Brookdale program. During a recognition ceremony in the Student Life Center May 8, program coordinator Joan Santa Croce acknowledged the hard work put in by this year’s cohort and the personal and professional strides each member had […]

Dozens Honored at 2015 Gold Star Awards

Nearly 200 students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered in the Student Life Center on May 7 for the 2015 Gold Star Awards, presented by the Brookdale Student Life Board (SLB). The awards, said SLB President Kevin Przystawski, are given annually to Brookdale community members who make significant contributions to college life and epitomize the college’s […]

Students Celebrate Release of Collage 2015

Dozens of Brookdale community members gathered in the Student Life Center on May 8 to officially launch this year’s Collage arts magazine. The free, 107-page publication features nearly 80 short stories, poems, paintings, photos and other artwork by dozens of student artists. Brookdale faculty, staff, students and administrators – including interim Executive Vice President of […]

Students Kick Back During Anti-Stress Week

For college students, the final weeks of the school year are a time for excitement, optimism and celebration. At the same time, however, they can be a gauntlet of exams, final projects and major decisions about the future. To help ease that burden, the Lincroft campus was transformed into an anxiety-free zone on May 7 […]

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