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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Brookdale Hosts Statewide Professional Development Day

Approximately 100 math, science and engineering faculty members from across the state gathered on the Lincroft campus July 31 for the Brookdale Mathematics Department’s fifth annual Professional Development Day. The conference, traditionally open to Brookdale instructors and professors, was expanded to faculty from all New Jersey community colleges this year with the aid of a […]

Welding Program Provides New Path for Local Workers

After working for years as a mechanic, Matawan resident Justin Dapolito found himself in an unfamiliar situation. Despite his extensive experience and a host of professional certifications, there simply wasn’t enough work to go around. Like countless others before him, Dapolito was laid off. Seemingly overnight, the 36-year-old was faced with a difficult decision:  keep […]

Summer Shakespeare Gives Fans a “Bloody” Good Show

Hundreds of theater fans, arts enthusiasts and day-trippers from across New Jersey set up camp on the Lincroft campus this month for the 14th annual production of Shakespeare on the Lawn. This year’s featured play – the rarely performed 16th century tragedy “Titus Andronicus” – was arguably the edgiest material ever staged by the Summer […]

New “Pedestrian Thoroughfare” Proposed for Lincroft

Brookdale officials are now accepting bids for a comprehensive series of upgrades that could begin this year on the Lincroft campus. If approved, the project would create a new “Campus Gateway Path” stretching from the Collins Arena to the Performing Arts Center, featuring decorative pavement, new landscaping, ornamental lighting, seating alcoves and a host of […]

English Professor Makes Her Mark as a Poet

It has been a banner year for Laura McCullough. The 15-year Brookdale English professor and long-time poet recently published her second anthology of essays, Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, through University of Georgia Press, and was selected as a featured artist in this year’s Best American Poetry collection by none other than […]

“Songwriters on the Beach” Series Kicks Off in Belmar

Apparently, neither dark clouds nor the threat of thunderstorms can slow down WBJB’s annual “Songwriters on the Beach” concert series, which kicked off in Belmar on July 9. Hundreds of local music fans came out for this year’s inaugural performance, despite a change in location from the 5th Avenue boardwalk to the more waterproof Belmar […]

Brookdale EOF Program Welcomes 100 New Students

More than 100 local students became part of the Brookdale community June 30, during a special orientation for the college’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program on the Lincroft campus. The program, now featuring a total enrollment of more than 430 students, offers dedicated counselors, grant opportunities and other support services to economically and educationally disadvantaged […]

Brookdale Celebrates July 4th with Campus BBQ

Brookdale students, employees and community members came together for an informal “meat and greet” on the Lincroft campus July 2, during the Office of Student Life and Activities’ (SLA) annual “Red, White and Barbecue” celebration. Attendees were able to fill up on traditional Fourth of July fare, including burgers, hot dogs and potato salad, while […]

Fifty Students Earn $1,000 OceanFirst Scholarships

More than 100 high school graduates from across Monmouth and Ocean counties were honored June 30 at the OceanFirst Foundation‘s sixth annual Scholarship Reception, hosted at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. Among them were fifty incoming Brookdale freshmen, each of whom received a $1,000 OceanFirst Foundation scholarship toward their first two years […]

Brookdale Hosts Barnabas Health Career Fair

Dozens of allied health students and Brookdale alumni sat down with one of the largest employers in the state on June 30 during the Barnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center Career Fair at the Long Branch Higher Education Center. Barnabas representatives met one-on-one with attendees to discuss a wide range of open positions at the […]