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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Brookdale Discusses Partnership With Zhejiang College

Top officials from Zhejiang College of Construction in Hangzhou, China returned to Brookdale on Oct. 29 to meet with students and employees, explore Brookdale’s new Academic Institutes and discuss an expanding partnership between the two schools. The all-day tour began with a conference in the Student Life Center, which included Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, […]

Professional Training Alumni Honored by County

County and state officials joined Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy in honoring five inspiring Brookdale success stories during the 23rd annual Monmouth County Workforce Development Board (WDB) Alumni Awards, held Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The ceremony, which recognizes high-achieving Monmouth County residents who complete professional training programs offered through the county’s […]

Nursing Students Rally to “Delete” Blood Cancer

It all started with a simple goal. Brookdale nursing student Rebecca Stattner wanted to honor the memory of her long-term boyfriend Anthony McDermott, who passed away from leukemia in 2011. “He was 25 years old, he was diagnosed at age 22, and he required a bone marrow transplant,” said Stattner. “But, because he was of […]

Brookdale Book Club to Kick Off Oct. 29

Brookdale employees from all departments, divisions and locations are invited to join the new Brookdale Book Club, which will host its inaugural meeting at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) in Lincroft on Thursday, Oct. 29 beginning at 4 p.m. The employee-only club will discuss books that are centered on learning […]

Brookdale Honored by Monmouth Arts Council

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy was recognized by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and presented with a 2015 Monmouth Arts award on Oct. 23 during Monmouth Arts’ annual “Celebration of the Arts” Gala in Sea Bright. The award, which honors individuals and organizations for inspiring and fostering the arts in Monmouth County, recognized […]

Brookdale Board Says Goodbye to Trustee Karcher

In recognition of Charles Karcher’s final evening as a member of the Brookdale Board of Trustees, the board and Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy interrupted regular business during their Oct. 22 public meeting to honor their colleague for his years of dedicated service to the school. The board began by passing an official resolution of […]

Students Celebrate 2015 Medical Assistant Week

Students and faculty from Brookdale’s Medical Assistant Certification program took over the Freehold Campus lobby on Oct. 22 as part of 2015 Medical Assistants Recognition Week. Handing out free tote bags, treats and a wide range of valuable health information, the students and their instructors highlighted the valuable work done by medical assistants and encouraged […]

Brookdale, Drew University Announce Transfer Partnership

Brookdale Community College honors graduates will now be eligible for scholarships of up to $25,000 at Drew University, as part of a new partnership announced by both schools on Oct. 19. Beginning in fall 2016, students who complete the Brookdale honors program and graduate with at least a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) will be […]

Brookdale Professor “Focuses” on Her Art

An accomplished artist and photography professor with over 25 years of teaching, Geanna Merola has found not only her calling as an artist but has fulfilled a dream that takes so much focus and time to achieve. Merola began her journey here at Brookdale in 1989 as an adjunct and within just one year had […]

More Than 100 Students “Commit to Complete”

Brookdale students came out in droves on Oct. 20 to join in the New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Center for Student Success. The statewide initiative asks community college students to pledge to earn an associate degree before leaving […]

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