Thursday, October 01

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Meet the Bankier Library Team
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Steve Chudnick, director of the Bankier Library, joined Brookdale in 2005 as an instruction and reference librarian. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Rochester, a master’s in library and information science from Rutgers University and a master’s in public history from North Carolina State. He has served as director since […]

A Conversation with Suzanne Rauso
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Suzanne Rauso became the director of Advising and One Stop earlier this year. She has been a Brookdalian for nearly 12 years. Rauso started as an adjunct instructor in the English department and taught courses for Continuing and Professional Studies.  She most recently served as an advisor/student success coach. Prior to joining Brookdale, she was a […]

Meet Our Partners: Rutgers University
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Through Brookdale Community College’s partnership with Rutgers University, we are able to offer pathways to premier, cost effective associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs right here in Monmouth County. The partnership between Brookdale and Rutgers brings these higher education programs to our beautiful main campus in Lincroft at surprisingly affordable rates. “We’re proud to open our […]

Partnerships 101
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Brookdale partners with elite universities and companies to make it more affordable and easier for our graduates to achieve their educational and career goals. What does this mean for you? It means as a Brookdale graduate, you will have the advantage when you transfer to a university to further your education and when you apply […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nick Santoro
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Nick Santoro, a Brookdale Community College graduate, is working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) as one of the first engineers in a new program designed to introduce engineers to different areas of the field. Santoro, along with a colleague, are the first two in a rotational engineer program […]

Student Spotlight: Hayley Prelich
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The natural beauty of Alaska inspired Hayley Prelich in several ways. First, the undisturbed landscape and Pacific Coastline confirmed her interest in pursuing a career in biology with an environmental focus. Second, she realized that she needed to complete her education in order to meet those goals. “I started out at another community college in […]

Student Spotlight: Rachael Siecinski
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Rachael Siecinski’s career path to engineering has been a circuitous one. A family connection and desire to chart a new course led to Rachael enrolling in Brookdale in 2018. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Paterson University in 2006 but couldn’t find employment in the field, working several jobs in different […]

A Conversation with Debbie Almeida
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Debbie Almeida started at Brookdale in 2002 and has worked in the Finance Department since 2003. Debbie lives in Farmingdale, N.J.  She is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of two girls, ages 2 and 12. How long have you worked at Brookdale and in what capacities? I began working at Brookdale in […]

Brookdale Opens New School of Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Health

Brookdale Community College celebrated the official opening of the new School of Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Health with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 10. While the college has been offering massage therapy classes since 2016, the ceremony celebrated the dedication of a newly renovated space dedicated to massage therapy classes and clinical space. “The […]

Innovator of the Year Christine Vasquez
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“Today’s students expect educational technology to be a part of their academic experience in the same way previous generations expected a chalkboard to be in every classroom,” said Christine Vasquez, associate professor in the English Department. Vasquez was named Innovator of the Year by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) for her work with the […]

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