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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Redesigned Career Services Office Expands its Mission

Brookdale’s Office of Career Services is officially gone. Taking its place, beginning this semester, is the newly rebranded Office of Career and Leadership Development, which is already rolling out new services and advancement opportunities for Brookdale students. The department, headed by career services director Sarah McElroy, former Student Life and Activities assistant director Jill Donovan […]

Brookdalians Honored at 2016 Spinnaker Awards

Brookdale assistant English Professor Dina Long and former vice president of development, community and government relations Dr. Webster Trammell were honored last month during the 24th annual Spinnaker Awards, hosted by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Long, who has served as mayor of Sea Bright since 2012, received the 2016 Spinnaker Award for […]

PTK to ‘Break the Bias’ for International Women’s Day

The Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) national honor society will continue its year-long “Break the Bias” campaign with a college-wide International Women’s Day program during College Hour on March 3 in the Student Life Center. The first ever “Break the Bias Against Women Fair” will feature information booths, posters and other offerings centered […]

Brookdale Hosts Second ‘Minority Male Initiative’

Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council joined a team of industry professionals and dozens of local students on the Lincroft campus Feb. 19 for the second annual Minority Male Initiative conference. The event, titled “Finding a Career That Suits You,” paired high school seniors and Brookdale students with established professionals in four separate […]

Dr. Robert Rechnitz Meets With Poseidon Students

Monmouth County arts and education patron Dr. Robert Rechnitz met with second-year students in the Poseidon Early College High School program in Neptune on Feb. 11, taking time to discuss their educational goals and their experience in the unique program. Dr. Rechnitz and his wife Joan, co-founders of the Two River Theater in Red Bank, […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2016

While the Brookdale Athletics Hall of Fame was created to honor and remember the greatest players, coaches and administrators in Jersey Blues history, this year’s induction ceremony – held Feb. 12 at the Sheraton in Eatontown – created some memorable moments of its own. There was former Jersey Blues basketball star Miguel Rodriguez, who refused […]

Asia Society Welcomes ‘The Year of the Monkey’

Students, staff and faculty came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Brookdale Asia Society on Feb. 16 in the Student Life Center. The free event kicked off with a presentation by Asia Society president Kevin Johnson, who explained the main concepts of the Chinese New Year, which began on Feb. 8. Johnson […]

Minority Male Initiative Conference Returns Feb. 19

Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council will join forces once again on Feb. 19 to offer guidance, support and unique opportunities to college-age, male minority students. The second annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Student Life Center, is free and open to local high school seniors and current […]

31st Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners

Eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 11 during the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Brookdale President Nominated for AACC Board

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy is one of a select group of higher education executives nominated to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the premier advocacy organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year institutions across the U.S. The 2016 slate of nominees includes 18 community college presidents and chief […]

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