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Monthly Archives: September 2015

STEM Institute Announces Free Peer Tutoring

Brookdale science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students can now get one-on-one help with their coursework from a dedicated team of peer tutors. On Sept. 29, Brookdale faculty and students came together in the STEM Lounge to kick off the institute’s new peer tutoring program, which pairs students with the college’s four new STEM Fellows […]

Brookdale Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $51,000

The Brookdale Foundation hit a hole-in-one for dozens of deserving college students on Sept. 24 with the 36th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. More than 100 golfers, donors, sponsors and volunteers came together for a beautiful day on the links, raising more than $51,000 for […]

Alumna to Teach in Malaysia Under Fulbright Grant

In 2009, Bridget O’Neill made the seemingly simple decision to save money on college by completing her first two years at Brookdale. Unbeknownst to her, O’Neill was taking the first step on an educational and professional journey that would take her from student to teacher to international advocate; from incoming freshman to Fulbright award winner. […]

College Hour Goes “Live” with Notes at Noon

The 2015-16 Live at Lunch series got off to a rousing start on Sept. 22 with “Notes at Noon,” headlined by acclaimed jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. A Montclair native and Rutgers University alumni, Abdur-Razzaq is an arranger, composer, director, educator, and writer who has brought his unique brand of jazz to audiences across the globe […]

‘Welcome Back Week’ Kicks Off 2015-16 School Year

It was a week of contests, prize giveaways, dance-offs, outdoor movies and more free food than even the hungriest college student could eat. But, more importantly, it was an annual rite of passage for Brookdale’s student body: a unique opportunity to break down barriers and forge a connection with classmates, professors, advisors, and campus organizations. […]

Brookdale Among Top Degree Producing Colleges in U.S.

Brookdale Community College continues to be one of the top associate degree-producing colleges in the country. On Sept. 13 Community College Week released its annual Top 100 rankings, which place Brookdale at number 77 nationwide for total associate degrees conferred during the 2014-15 school year.  Brookdale’s Class of 2015 combined to earn more than 1,900 […]

Students Face Off in Campus Game Show

Dozens of students came out for free lunch, skills contests and the chance to achieve game show glory on Sept. 15 as part of Brookdale’s annual Welcome Back Week. In the second of five Welcome Back Week activities, students went head-to-head in a live action Trivia Game Show in the Student Life Center, answering questions […]

Fred Hertrich Wins Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

After 11 years at Brookdale and more than 45 years as a community college faculty member and administrator, Fred Hertrich has seen a thing or two. Beginning his career at Middlesex County College in 1969, Hertrich was one of the first professors on the front lines of the “community college movement” in New Jersey. Since […]

‘Welcome Back Week’ Kicks Off with 2015 Involvement Fair

Hundreds of students packed into the Student Life Center on Sept. 10 for the 2015-16 Involvement Fair, the first in series of student life events designed to welcome Brookdale’s incoming class to a new school year. The annual Involvement Fair featured booths and displays for more than 50 clubs and campus organizations, offering information on […]

Pulitzer Winners to Speak at Brookdale

World-renowned New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and author Sheryl WuDunn will host an inspiring discussion on human rights, social justice and the power of grassroots change at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Collins Arena in Lincroft. The program, hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale, […]

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