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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Freehold Campus Hosts 2015-16 Welcome Night

Dozens of new Brookdale students and their family members were given a warm welcome on Aug. 27 during the Freehold campus’ second annual Welcome Night. In addition to refreshments, prize giveaways and a large supply of free Brookdale merchandise, the incoming students were offered a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from nearly every […]

New CVA Exhibit to Open with Faculty Day Reception

More than 30 artists from Asheville, Spruce Pine and other western North Carolina arts enclaves will be featured in the new exhibition “Clay Directions,” which opens to Brookdale students, faculty and staff in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) gallery on Sept. 1. The exhibition features more than 90 pieces of pottery, glass, wood […]

CVA Exhibition to Kick Off ‘Celebration of the Humanities’

Sculptors, painters, writers, musicians, dancers, performers and artists of all stripes are encouraged to submit work for a new Brookdale-themed Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) exhibition titled “We/Re/E-Merge.” All Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators can participate in the exhibition, which will run from Oct. 5 to Nov. 18 as part of a semester-long celebration […]

New Poseidon Students Tour Lincroft Campus

The newest members of the Poseidon Early College High School program officially joined the Brookdale community on Aug. 20 during a college orientation program on the Lincroft campus. The students, all high school freshmen from the Neptune Township Public School District, took a guided tour of Brookdale’s facilities before receiving their official college IDs in […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes New Graduate Trustee

The Brookdale Board of Trustees welcomed a familiar face to the dais on Aug. 20, officially swearing in 2015 Brookdale graduate Paul Geissler as the board’s newest Graduate Trustee. After taking his oath of office and receiving a rousing ovation from a crowd of Brookdale staff, faculty and family members, Geissler said he is excited […]

Five Medical Sonography Graduates Earn Honorary Pins

For the five newest graduates of Brookdale’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography training program, Aug. 14 was truly a cause for celebration. After a year of demanding coursework – including 1,000 hours of intensive clinical training in area hospitals – students Chloe Anselmo, Michelle Cannata, Dana Gencarelli, Alexandra Nies and Kara Wolkovitz were finally able to relax. […]

EOF Program Celebrates a Summer of Achievement

While many incoming college freshmen have spent the summer relaxing and preparing for their first semester on campus, dozens of students in Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program have spent the past few months hard at work. The students, members of the annual EOF Summer Bridge program, have been developing their writing, reading and math […]

Brookdale Welcomes New Honor Students to Campus

Thirty of Monmouth County’s best and brightest were officially welcomed into the Brookdale Honors Program on Aug. 14, during a pre-semester orientation program on the Lincroft campus. Honors Program co-coordinators Dr. Laura Neitzel and Jonathan Moschberger joined Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, Humanities Dean Dr. Carl Calendar, Student Life and Activities Director Robert Quinones and […]

Twelve Graduate from New Welding Training Program

Only a few months ago, Matthew Kennelly would have described himself as “lost.” Like many recent college graduates, the 22-year-old Lincroft native found himself with a degree but little direction – no true passion to follow or dream career to chase down. By chance, he saw an ad in the paper for a free welding training […]

STEM Project Plants Seeds of Inspiration in Local School

Like most middle school students, the 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Cassandra Hunt’s environmental science class at Neptune Middle School often benefit from practical exercises. For particularly challenging or complicated subjects, it helps to go beyond dry facts and show students how their lessons apply to the world around them, Hunt said. “I often […]