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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Students Laugh at Lunch with Matthew Broussard
Comedian Michael Broussard performs on stage in the Student Life Center.

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2017-18 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to an uproarious start on Sept. 28 when acclaimed comedian Matthew Broussard took the stage in the Warner Student Life Center. Broussard, a New Jersey native and former financial analyst who left the field to pursue a comedy career in L.A., pens the […]

Brookdale Comes Together for Global Peace Day
Students stand around a white and black "peace pole" in the Student Life Center.

Members of the Brookdale Educational Opportunity Fund’s (EOF) Rising Leaders Academy joined with representatives from the Asia Society and Gateway to Japan on Sept. 21 to hold a college-wide rally for peace in the Student Life Center. The event, held on this year’s International Day of Peace, featured a wide range of activities, information booths […]

Student Clubs Partner to Host Immigration Forum
Ashley Zampogna-Krug and Brenda Codallos speak to a classroom of students in the MAN building.

In the wake of a recent federal order that could potentially end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Brookdale student groups joined together on the Lincroft campus Sept. 21 to host an open forum titled “Immigration in America.” The forum, sponsored by Brookdale’s History and Political Science Club and Dreamers+, featured a number of guest speakers […]

Students ‘Check Out’ 2017 CeLIBration
Students wearing costumes and holding props pose for a group photo in a study room in the Bankier Library.

The Bankier Library was transformed into a miniature fairground on Sept. 19, offering free games, prize raffles, photo booths, smoothies, sandwiches and more as part of the 2017 CeLIBration program, co-hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA). Students were encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities – from cornhole to Pictionary to bingo – in […]

Brookdale Haunted Theater Returns Friday, Oct. 13
A masked, costumed 'mad scientist' poses for a photo in the Brookdale Haunted Theater.

Residents are invited to navigate nearly one mile of ghouls, monsters and terrifying set pieces this fall when The Haunted Theater returns to Brookdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Lincroft. The attraction, designed and operated by more than 100 local actors, technicians and Brookdale theater students, offers a sprawling maze of themed rooms […]

Interior Design Students Featured in New CVA Exhibit
Students and faculty pose for a photo near a display of interior design treatments in the CVA Gallery.

More than 80 pieces of design work from nearly 50 Brookdale interior design students are now on display in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery as part of a new Student Achievement Showcase, open to the public through Oct. 12. The exhibit features a wide range of illustrations, computer-aided design (CAD) work, 3D renderings, floor […]

School Year Kicks Off With 2017 Welcome Back Week
Students pose for a group photo on the Lincroft campus.

Hundreds of new and returning students came together from Sept. 12 to 14 to ride mechanical sharks, play inflatable bungee games, sign up for campus clubs, watch open-air movies and dine on barbecue and funnel cakes during Brookdale’s 2017 Welcome Back Week. The festivities kicked off Sept. 12 with a Welcome Back BBQ on the Lincroft […]

Brookdale Students Audition for MTVU
A male student auditions on camera for MTVU on the Lincroft campus.

Dozens of students were given a rare chance at stardom on Sept. 12 as MTVU descended on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus in search of its next on-air VJ. For four hours, representatives from the college-focused cable network held open auditions in the Brookdale Visitors Lot, adjacent to the college’s annual Welcome Back BBQ. Aspiring stars were handed a microphone […]

Suzanne Brennan Joins Brookdale Board of Trustees
New trustee Suzanne Brennan poses for a photo in Brookdale's Wall West building.

Howell Resident Suzanne Brennan was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Sept. 12 during the board’s monthly public meeting at the college’s Wall Township campus. A practicing attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Brennan currently serves as the municipal public defender for Howell Township. […]

Brookdale, Monmouth County Cut Ribbon on ‘Wall West’
Brookdale officials stand with Monmouth County Freeholders to cut the ribbon on the Wall West building.

What was once a dream is now a reality. Following years of planning, design, grant applications and construction, dozens of area dignitaries, elected officials and college representatives gathered at Brookdale’s Wall Campus on Sept. 12 to cut the ribbon on the college’s new 37,000-square-foot Wall West classroom building. The building – boasting 14 classrooms, two science […]

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