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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Survivors, Advocates Honored at Annual Chhange Dinner

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College held their annual Testimonial Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. More than 230 people attended the program, which paid homage to special guests Marion, Mimi, Annie, and Elisa Werbler; Dr. Paul Winkler; and WeiserMazars LLP. […]

New Trustees Join Brookdale Board

The Brookdale Board of Trustees welcomed two new members to its ranks in the 2015-16 school year: Francis Bret Kaufman and graduate trustee Paul Geissler. A resident of Spring Lake and a graduate of Manasquan High School, Kaufman graduated from West Point military academy in New York in 1979. He went on to serve as […]

Giving Trees Return to Brookdale

One of Brookdale’s longest-running holiday traditions has returned to the Lincroft and Freehold campuses, but it won’t last very long. From now through Nov. 30, Brookdale community members can help spread holiday cheer to dozens of underprivileged Monmouth County families by visiting one of four Giving Trees on display in Larrison Hall, the Scroll & […]

Brookdale Trustees Welcome New Board Member

Engineer, construction professional and decorated Army veteran Francis Bret Kaufman was sworn in as a member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Nov. 20 during the board’s monthly meeting in Lincroft. A resident of Spring Lake and a graduate of Manasquan High School, Kaufman graduated from West Point military academy in New […]

Students Celebrate 2015 International Education Week

Brookdale students, faculty and staff joined colleagues from around the world from Nov. 16-19 in celebrating the global exchange of ideas, values and culture during 2015 International Education Week. The initiative, spearheaded by the U.S. State Department and Department of Education, kicked off at Brookdale with an international education information session at the Freehold campus […]

Hundreds Attend 2015 Fall Open House

More than 800 high school students, career changers and community members of all ages flocked to the Lincroft campus on Nov. 15 for Brookdale’s 2015 Fall Open House. Attendees were able to take guided tours of the campus and meet one-on-one with faculty and staff from every academic institute and student service division. Prospective students […]

Brookdale Big Band Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Brookdale Big Band celebrated three decades of swing, jazz and high-energy entertainment on Nov. 14 with a special 30th anniversary concert at the Performing Arts Center in Lincroft. Hundreds of local music fans and Brookdale community members packed into the theater for the milestone performance, which featured an eclectic set-list of 1940’s and 1950’s […]

Jersey Blues Win Third Straight National Title

The Brookdale Jersey Blues women’s soccer team won its third consecutive national championship Nov. 15 with a 1-0 win over Oxford College of Emory University in the final round of the NJCAA Division III tournament, held at Ocean County College in Toms River. Following nearly 75 scoreless minutes of play, Brookdale freshman Amanda Karabin sent […]

Poli Sci Students Host Presidential Info Session

Nearly a dozen Brookdale political science students joined associate professor Jonathan Moschberger, instructor Fred Hertrich and Rutgers University program manager Joe Walsh at the Freehold campus on Nov. 11 in an effort to “get out the vote” for 2016. Flanked by life-sized cutouts of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the students set up […]

Brookdale Culinary Alum Achieves the “Impossible”

For the second time this year, Culinary Education Center (CEC) alumna Emily Chapman took top honors on the Food Network competition program “Chopped,” defeating celebrity chef Robert Irvine and winning $40,000 in an episode airing on Nov. 12. The program, titled “Chopped: Impossible,” was a tournament of champions featuring 12 previous “Chopped” winners. Chapman, a 27-year-old […]

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