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Monthly Archives: October 2015

90.5 The Night Announces Fall Membership Drive

On Monday, Oct. 26, Brookdale Public Radio will kick off a week-long series of unique programming and exclusive offers as part of the station’s Fall 2015 Membership Drive. Running day and night through Friday, Oct. 30, the membership drive is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for 90.5 The Night. Listeners are encouraged to become […]

Student Voices: View From Behind the Counter

As odd as it sounds, coffee kind of opened my eyes to how connected we all are here at Brookdale. For about a year now, I’ve manned the counter at the Paddock Convenience Store on the Lincroft campus. You’ve probably seen me there; maybe even ordered one of my famous caramel macchiatos. A lot has […]

Brookdale Hosts 2015 Disability Awareness Week

Brookdale students, staff and faculty members were treated to refreshments, prize raffles, free lunch and an inspiring guest lecture from Oct. 12-13 as part of the college’s fifth annual Disability Awareness Week. The program, hosted by Brookdale’s Disability Service Office and the Office of Student Life and Activities, encouraged community members to take a new […]

Famed Sculptor Returns to Brookdale

In a career spanning more than four decades, sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg is arguably most famous for crafting the iconic “Rocky” statue, which sits near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During a series of talks on the Lincroft campus on Oct. 12, however, the artist reminisced on his lesser-known beginnings as one […]

Brookdale VP Named CFO of the Year

Brookdale Community College Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Maureen Lawrence has been named the 2015 Nonprofit CFO of the Year by business news organization NJBIZ. Lawrence, of Howell, was selected from a pool of five finalists for the award, which was presented during an Oct. 9 award ceremony at the Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset. […]

Brookdale Hosts 2015 Math Lab Day

For students in need of extra help with math-related coursework, the Brookdale Math Lab has long been a resource that Brookdalians can count on. On Oct. 8, the college community was treated to a festive reminder of that fact during the center’s annual Math Lab Day celebration, held on the second floor of the MAS […]

County Groups Recognize Brookdale Volunteers

For nearly 50 years, Brookdale Community College has gone above and beyond the traditional role of a county college. From free arts events and job training programs to affordable summer camps, academic workshops and charitable donation drives, Brookdale has sought to serve as a resource for all residents of Monmouth County, regardless of age, background […]

Brookdale Professor Wins Statewide Achievement Award

The accolades continue to pile up for Brookdale mathematics professor Linda Wang. After being named 2013 Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and earning a 2014 Barringer Award from the Brookdale Alumni Association, Wang was honored on Sept. 29 by the New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, which […]

Award-Winning Poets Speak at Brookdale

A capacity crowd of students, faculty and community members packed into the Student Life Center on Oct. 5 for the kickoff of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, featuring acclaimed poets Ilyse Kusnetz and Michael Broek. The award-winning wordsmiths read selections from their latest works and spoke with the audience about the various themes, personal histories […]

Brookdale Moves to “Foundational Skills” Model

Brookdale employees voted overwhelmingly on Oct. 6 to do away with the term “basic skills” in favor of “Foundational Studies,” which will now be used to refer to all developmental coursework in reading, writing and mathematics at the college. The change, which was ratified during the October Governance Forum in the Student Life Center in […]

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