On Friday, November 15, 2013, Brookdale Community College held the inaugural R.I.S.E. (Reaching Inward for Strength and Empowerment) Leadership Consortium Diamond Cohort Graduation in the Warner Student Life Center. The R.I.S.E. Leadership Consortium was an Online Leadership Workshop series for the Displaced Homemakers Services of Monmouth County which ran from September 22 through November 2, 2013. The workshop series was funded by the Brookdale Innovation Grant. There were seven participants who graduated the program. The theme of the ceremony was “Hope and Renewal through Education”. Dr. Dianna Phillips gave remarks and the keynote address was presented by Joan Ali Scocco, Operations Manager, OBCD.
By: Kelli Sanders, Coordinator, Conference Facility Services