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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Brookdale Board Concludes a Busy 2014-15 School Year

The Brookdale Board of Trustees closed the door this month on one of the most emotional and transformative school years in recent memory, which included a reduction-in-force and a tuition increase alongside the rollout of an unprecedented college-wide reorganization. The board also said goodbye to some familiar faces – including former board chair Brian Butch, […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 9

Get your lawn chair ready. Brookdale’s widely popular Summer Shakespeare Ensemble will return to the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus July 9 with a two-week run of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” The performances, held Thursday through Sunday from July 9 – 19, are free and open to all. This year’s production, however, also comes […]

Amateurs, Experts Attend 2015 Aspiring Writers Conference

Dozens of budding wordsmiths from across the central Jersey region packed into the Student Life Center June 25 for the second annual Aspiring Writers Conference, hosted by the Brookdale Lifelong Learning division. Attendees were able to choose from four available workshops offered by acclaimed novelist Laury Egan and Brookdale faculty members Debbie Mura, Marc David […]

Seven Students Earn Study-Away Scholarships

Seven Brookdale students have been selected to receive the 2014-15 Elaine Baran Scholarship, earning money to fund their short- and long-term study away programs this year in Morocco, Australia, Russia, Spain and Hawaii. The scholarship is named in honor of former languages professor Elaine Baran, who was dedicated to both the college community and the […]

Brookdale Welcomes Poseidon Class of 2019

Twenty-seven exceptional high school students officially joined the Brookdale community this month as the newest members of the Poseidon Early College High School program. The free program is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. Based in Brookdale’s Neptune Higher Education Center, Poseidon is a unique partnership between Brookdale and the […]

Campus Community Treated to Free Ice Cream

With the thermometer rising and the official start of summer only days away, the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA) took over the Student Life Center on July 18 to offer Brookdale students and employees a cool, refreshing break. As part of their annual “I Scream for Summer” event, SLA members handed out free […]

CVA Exhibition to Celebrate Brookdale’s Summer Term

Brookdale students, faculty and alumni will be featured alongside noted artists from the Monmouth County community in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) gallery’s new exhibition “Honoring Summer II,” which opens June 24. Running through July 29, the show will feature dozens of photographs, paintings and other artwork created by 12 local artists, including Brookdale […]

Brookdale Hosts Veterinary Career Fair

After completing more than 170 hours of intensive training and sitting for a national certification exam last week, the Spring 2015 graduates of Brookdale’s Veterinary Assistant Certificate program are officially ready to get to work. To assist them in their job search, Brookdale’s Business and Community Development (BCD) division invited a number of local employers […]

Women’s Soccer Team Receives Championship Rings

Officials and dignitaries from across the state came together on June 9 to recognize the historic achievements of Brookdale’s 2014 women’s soccer team, which became the only squad in college history to win back-to-back national championships with an NJCAA Division III title win last fall. Brookdale President Maureen Murphy, Director of Athletics Shawn Noël and deans […]

Brookdale Wins Big in “Charity Challenge”

Dozens of Brookdale employees, alumni and community members came together this spring to support the Brookdale Foundation in the Ocean First Charity Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition held among organizations in Monmouth and Ocean counties. While top honors went to three extremely worthy local nonprofits, the Foundation was able to raise more than $5,700 for […]

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