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Scholars’ Day 2019 Features Multiple Presentations
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This year’s 8th Annual Scholars’ Day presents an exciting opportunity for the entire Brookdale community to come together for a rewarding day of professional development and camaraderie. Scholars’ Day takes place on Friday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brookdale Arena. Dr. Matthew Reed, vice president for learning, will kick off […]

Jewish Student Union Hosts Holocaust Survivor Ruth Rosenfeld
Picture of Ruth Rosenfeld.

Brookdale’s Jewish Student Union and The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale hosted Holocaust survivor Ruth Rosenfeld on May 8. Chelsea Becourtney, president of the Jewish Student Union, said the club “tries to bring Judaism to campus as much as possible by holding different events.” Each fall, the club holds […]

Barbara Horl Joins Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees
Trustee Barbara Horl being sworn in.

Barbara Horl was sworn as the newest member of the Brookdale Board of Trustees by Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger at the April 30, 2019 meeting. Horl, a Spring Lake resident, served as a legislative liaison for the New Jersey Department of State and aide to the Lieutenant Governor. Previously, she worked in the New Jersey Department […]

Brookdale Hosts Visit by Delegation of Chinese High School Principals

Brookdale hosted lunch for a group of directors and principals from 15 elite high schools in Beijing, China earlier this month. The Chinese government has committed a significant amount of resources to reform K-12 education in China. This initiative includes sending teams of educators to the United States to learn about curriculum, pedagogical philosophies and […]

13 Students Discuss Research Projects at Spring Honors Symposium
Picture of Brookdale students who presented at the spring 2019 honors symposium.

Thirteen students presented their honors projects at the 2019 Honors Symposium on May 3. Cheryl Fencik, assistant coordinator of the Brookdale Honors program and assistant professor in the biology department, told the students how proud she was of them. She echoed that sentiment in addressing the family and friends of the presenters and members of […]

National Society of Leadership and Success Inducts 75 Members
Picture of the 75 new members of NSLS.

Brookdale’s Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted more than 75 new members during its induction ceremony on May 2. “You have what it takes to be successful because now you are leaders. That is something to be proud of,” Dr. William Burns, associate vice president of educational access and innovation, […]

Visitors Help to Ease Stress
4-H member Lupin Foulks and a Brookdale student.

Anti-Stress week took a slightly different turn this spring when the Hazlet Higher Education Center (HEC) brought bunnies and guinea pigs to campus to help ease stress for students prior to finals week. Brookdale’s Student Life and Activities sponsors several relaxing activities at all locations prior to final exams. One of the most popular events […]

Holocaust Survivor Ruth Rosenfeld to Speak on May 8

Join the Jewish Student Union to hear Holocaust survivor’s Ruth Rosenfeld’s testimony of her experiences during the Holocaust and her lifelong friendship with the family that hid her. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Warner Student Life Center, Navesink III. As children, Rosenfeld and her sister, […]

Brookdale Community College Commencement Ceremonies May 16, 2019
Picture of Brookdale's graduation in the arena.

Brookdale Community College will award degrees and certificates to an anticipated 1,845 students at two graduation ceremonies at the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Brookdale will present honorary degrees to two individuals and honor two more with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Students earning their Associate in Arts degrees will receive their diplomas […]

Jessica Salazar-Aparicio Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Picture of Jessica Salazar-Aparicio.

Jessica Salazar-Aparicio was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence, community service, and personal accomplishments. Salazar-Aparicio will continue her education in the fall at either Stevens Institute of Technology or the New Jersey Institute of […]

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