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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Brookdale Among Top Degree Producing Colleges in U.S.

Brookdale Community College continues to be one of the top associate degree-producing colleges in the country. On Sept. 20 Community College Week released its annual Top 100 rankings, in which Brookdale ranks number 72 nationwide for total associate degrees conferred during the 2015-16 school year.  Brookdale’s Class of 2016 earned a total of 2,054 associate degrees, the second highest total […]

Golf Outing Raises Record Amount for Brookdale Scholarships

A record number of golfers and community sponsors came together in support of local students at the Brookdale Community College Foundation’s 37th annual Education Open, held Sept. 15 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The tournament raised $68,407 for Brookdale scholarships and student services, the largest amount ever collected since the tournament was […]

Eight Students Earn $5,000 NASA Fellowships

Eight of Brookdale’s highest achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students have been selected to work with local experts on a variety of year-long research initiatives and serve as peer tutors at Brookdale as part of an ongoing grant program funded by NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC). The new NASA STEM Fellows, who […]

Students ‘Check Out’ 2016 CeLIBration

Usually, the number one rule is a library is to keep quiet. The Bankier Library in Lincroft, however, knows that rules are meant to be broken. On Sept. 20, library staff joined with the Office of Student Life and Activities to throw a massive welcome back party in the library for Brookdale students and employees as part […]

Brookdale Receives $900K National Science Foundation Grant

As textbook costs continue to rise and college faculty look for new ways to engage a younger generation of students, the demand for digital classroom content in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels. In particular, there is a growing interest in e-textbooks, which can be produced at a fraction of the cost of their paper counterparts and […]

Brookdale Launches New Global Citizenship Initiative

Beginning this fall, Brookdale students have a new opportunity to broaden their horizons and strengthen their college transcript by earning a Global Citizenship Distinction upon graduation. The initiative, sponsored by professor Terry Konn, the International Education Center and members of Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP), allows students to accrue “points” throughout the school year by engaging in […]

Students, Employees Kick Off 2016-17 School Year

Hundreds of students and Brookdale community members packed the Student Life Center patio on Sept. 13 for an afternoon of singing, snacks and prize giveaways offered as part of 2016-17 Welcome Back Week. The annual kick-off party, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA), featured free henna tattoos, Chinese name painting, a […]

Adjunct Faculty Honored at Annual Reception

Seven adjunct faculty members representing all four of Brookdale’s Academic Institutes were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty last year during the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Reception, held Sept. 6 in the Student Life Center. John Balme (piano and creative process), Shernaz Bamji (geography), Lisa Halpern (painting), Sarbmeet Kanwal (physics), Robert O’Connor (marketing), […]

Five Faculty Members Honored as Outstanding Colleagues

Five Brookdale professors accepted one of the college’s most coveted honors on Sept. 1, after being selected by their fellow faculty members for the 2016 Outstanding Colleague Award. Assistant library professor Amy Clark, associate library professor Sarah Leahy, former associate history professor Laura Neitzel, engineering and technology professor Mohammad Shanehsaz and associate culinary arts professor […]

Brookdale Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

For Brookdale students returning to school this week, things may look a little different. There is a new Gateway Path running across the Lincroft campus from the Collins Arena to the Performing Arts Center, featuring new benches, landscaping, sculptures and even a success-themed bike rack near the Student Life Center. There are new Brookdale-themed NJ TRANSIT […]

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