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Monthly Archives: January 2016

SBDC Hosts Free “Social Media Bootcamp”

Even for the largest businesses, keeping up with changing technology can be a monumental task. Every year, it seems, there is a new web app, mobile device or social media platform to adapt to. But for small business owners and entrepreneurs, who often have limited resources to devote to digital marketing, staying on the cutting […]

Brookdale Receives $50,000 Scholarship Grant

Fifty eligible Brookdale students will receive $1,000 in academic scholarships next year thanks to a $50,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. On Jan. 21, OceanFirst Bank senior vice president Nina Anuario and vice president Elaine Boyko visited the Lincroft campus to present Brookdale president Dr. Maureen Murphy and Brookdale Foundation executive director […]

Students “Warm Up” to a New Semester

There is no better way to get acclimated to a new – and cold – semester than to enjoy it with some free snacks, giveaways, and music. Thanks to the Office of Student Life and Activities, all this was possible Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Student Life Center with the annual “Warm Up to Another […]

Convocation Kicks Off Spring 2016 Semester

Hundreds of Brookdale faculty, staff members and administrators came together in the Collins Arena on Jan. 19 to celebrate a new calendar year and kick off a promising new semester during the annual Spring Convocation. Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy and Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed began the program by welcoming the college’s […]

Brookdale, Rutgers to Host Joint Open House

Local students and adults interested in earning a bachelor’s degree closer to home are invited to take advantage of a unique partnership between Brookdale and Rutgers University. The Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership, hosted out of Brookdale’s Freehold campus since 1998, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate degree and a Rutgers bachelor’s degree without having to leave […]

Pick a Card, and Your Classes

For the first time, Brookdale academic advisors have joined with the Office of Student Life and Activities to make students’ lives just a little bit easier heading into the spring semester. From Jan. 11 through 14, students waiting to see an advisor in the CAR Building will be offered a range of “Daytime Diversions” to […]

Brookdale Athletics Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class

For only the third time in the last 36 years, a select group of former Brookdale Community College athletes and coaches will be inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2016 class includes seven former Jersey Blues players, softball coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco, former athletic director John “Jack” Ryan and the 1986 men’s […]

Nursing Graduates Honored at 2016 Pinning Ceremony

Fifty-six graduates of the Brookdale nursing program were officially recognized for their achievements on Jan. 4 during an honorary pinning ceremony held in the Collins Arena. The future nurses came together in front of a capacity crowd of friends and family to place official Brookdale nursing pins on their fellow graduates, a tradition that has […]

Brookdale STEM Grads Succeed Outside the Classroom

For Brookdale alumni Colin Mahns and Laura Ostar, community college was a wise choice. The recent Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grads took advantage of two unique training programs sponsored at Brookdale by the National Science Foundation (NSF), gaining valuable hands-on experience that has paid significant dividends both in and out of the classroom. […]