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Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet’ Opens Feb. 9
A poster advertising the title and dates of 'When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet,' featuring a photo of four women in Elizabethan dress speaking to each other.

Six of William Shakespeare’s most iconic heroines will share the stage this February as The Performing Arts Center at Brookdale Community College presents “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet,” running from Feb. 9 – 11 and Feb. 16 – 18 on the college’s Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The light-hearted comedy, authored by Charles George, imagines […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 23
A male student stands in front of a stone archway on the Lincroft campus.

Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and scholarship opportunities on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Defining Your Career Pathway,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Brookdale Alum Turns ‘Digital Nomad,’ Packs Bag for Asia
A man stands in a Brookdale classroom next to two packed backpacks on a desk.

It’s been a long, winding road for Paul Kovalski. And that’s just the way he likes it. To date, the 28-year-old Marlboro native and burgeoning entrepreneur has visited more than 20 countries, launching a podcast in the process and working to grow a new digital brand centered on travel, meditation and the pursuit of passion. […]

Gallery Reception Kicks Off 2018 Visiting Artist Series
Two men face a wall and look at various paintings and photographs in the CVA gallery.

Dozens of Monmouth County’s most acclaimed visual artists will be featured in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery this semester as part of the Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Series, which kicked off with a public reception on the Lincroft campus Jan. 19. The series, sponsored by grants from the Monmouth County Arts Council […]

Spring Semester Kicks Off With Free Massages, Pancakes
Students hold up plates of custom-designed pancakes in the Student Life Center lobby.

Following a frigid, blustery winter break, Brookdale students had the opportunity to thaw out and gear up for the spring term on Jan. 16 during the biannual “Warm Up to Another Semester” program, hosted in the Student Life Center. The event, sponsored by Student Life and Activities, featured free five-minute massages, hot tea and coffee […]

Orioles Broadcaster Headlines 2018 Brookdale Hall of Fame Class
Jim Hunter smiles on the field of the Baltimore Orioles stadium

Baltimore Orioles broadcaster Jim Hunter will headline a select group of former Brookdale Community College athletes, students and coaches to be inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 9 during an awards dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold. Hunter, a veteran broadcaster entering his 21st season as a member of the […]

Brookdale Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The logo for the Brookdale Jersey Blues Hall of Fame, featuring a blue colonial man in a hat.

Associate Member, Administrator, or Contributor Jim Hunter A veteran broadcaster entering his 21st season as a member of the Orioles broadcast team, Hunter will call a majority of games for the Orioles Radio Network and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network this year. Throughout his nearly 40-year career as a broadcaster, Hunter has also covered the Olympic […]

Brookdale Comes Together at Spring 2018 Convocation
Four women sit around a table and smile for a photo in the Collins Arena

Hundreds of Brookdale faculty members, staff and administrators gathered together in the Collins Arena on Jan. 16 to kick off the Spring 2018 Semester during the college’s biannual Convocation ceremony. The program, hosted by interim Brookdale President David Stout and Vice President for Learning Matthew Reed, served as a “state of the college” forum for […]

Officials Cut Ribbon on County’s First Recovery High School
Dignitaries and education officials cut a red ribbon in front of a banner for the KEYS Academy Recovery High School.

In an effort to provide new hope and opportunity for area high school students recovering from addiction, dozens of state, county and local officials joined together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Jan. 11 to cut the ribbon on the new K.E.Y.S. Academy, the first ever Recovery High School in Monmouth County. K.E.Y.S., an acronym for […]

Brookdale Visiting Artist Series Kicks Off Jan. 19
A painting of a band of Renaissance era street performers surrounded by flying pigeons.

Acclaimed local painters, sculptors, photographers and other visual artists will host free workshops and participate in a juried art show this semester as part of Brookdale’s 2018 Visiting Artist Series. The series, sponsored in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council, will kick off on Jan. 19 with a juried group show featuring work by […]