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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hundreds Attend Spring 2016 Open Houses

More than 500 area high school students, adult learners and family members flocked the Lincroft campus this month for Brookdale’s annual Spring Open House events, which offered a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the college’s facilities, programs, academic offerings and meet one-on-one with representatives from every division and department. During Brookdale’s college-wide Spring Open […]

Dozens Receive 2016 Global Citizenship Awards

When a small group of faculty and administrators started Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) in 2010, they imagined creating a culture of applied learning, social activism and “big picture” thinking among the college’s student body. In the years since, that mission has evolved into a college-wide phenomenon, sparking new student clubs, service learning initiatives and […]

Students Unleash Their Superhero Powers at Spring Fling

Brookdale students, staff and faculty “unleashed the power within” them during the Student Life Board’s annual Spring Fling week, held this year from April 19-21. Each day was filled with food, games, prizes and other fun-filled activities centered around a comic book superhero theme. Tuesday’s kickoff event included karaoke, inviting students to become the hero on […]

Brookdale Police Department Receives NJSACOP Accreditation

The Brookdale Police Department has officially been accredited through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). The designation, awarded to a select group of police departments throughout New Jersey, recognizes law enforcement agencies that adopt, implement and uphold the highest standards for professional excellence. Following an intensive, 18-month self-study and more than […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises $1,600 for Food Pantries

The “recipe” for Brookdale’s annual Empty Bowls program is a simple one: take some delicious soup, add in dozens of hand-made ceramic bowls, sprinkle on some prize giveaways, and mix it all together with a spirit of charitable giving. The result is one of the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection’s (EVC) longest running initiatives, which raises […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘STEM Challenge’ for Girl Scouts

Years ago, when Laura Ostar first met with a guidance counselor to switch her major to engineering, she was politely told that she “didn’t look like an engineer.” Despite coming from a long line of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals – including a grandmother who had helped put a man on the moon […]

County, Trustees Recognize Brookdale Faculty and Staff

Nearly two dozen Brookdale faculty and staff members received some well deserved praise on April 19, as the Brookdale Board of Trustees voted to approve 12 faculty promotions, grant tenure to five instructors, and recognize six professional staff members for their outstanding performance in 2015-16. The program, held during the board’s monthly public meeting in […]

Brookdale President Elected to National Advocacy Board

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy group for the nation’s nearly 1,200 two-year institutions. Beginning on July 1, Murphy will join 31 community college presidents and chief executives from across the country for a three-year […]

Student Workers Celebrated During Annual Luncheon

Brookdale students and advisors were recognized for their hard work and contributions to the campus community during the 2016 Student Worker Celebration, held in the Student Life Center on April 14. The event, hosted by the office of Career and Leadership Development, featured an array of activities including awards, raffles and a complimentary lunch. Sarah McElroy, […]

Brookdale International Center Goes ‘Inside Islam’

More than 100 students, employees and local residents came together in the Student Life Center on April 14 for a screening and discussion of the documentary Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The program, cosponsored by Brookdale’s International Education Center, the Global Citizenship Project, Student Life & Activities and the Monmouth Center for World […]

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