Brookdale students, employees and community members came together for an informal “meat and greet” on the Lincroft campus July 2, during the Office of Student Life and Activities’ (SLA) annual “Red, White and Barbecue” celebration.
Attendees were able to fill up on traditional Fourth of July fare, including burgers, hot dogs and potato salad, while rocking out to some summer tunes and stocking up on holiday-themed giveaways on the Student Life Center patio.
Unlike more traditional student life events, the annual barbecue is designed for visiting students from other colleges and members of the local community as well, said SLA Director Robert Quinones.
“It’s a fun, grab-and-go activity that pretty much anyone can enjoy, including those faculty and staff who happen to be on campus during the summer,” said Quinones.
“It’s an opportunity to blow off some steam, and it promotes some engagement among the students and our campus community.”
On the verge of a long holiday weekend, students and employees said they welcomed the opportunity to step away from their work, relax, and celebrate the birth of America in style.
“It’s a nice break,” said student Ross Segan. “I’m about halfway through my summer biology course now. I still have some homework do, but it’s always great to be able to unwind a little. And who doesn’t like a barbecue?”
Learn more about Student Life at Brookdale, and find out about upcoming college events, by visiting the SLA webpage.
Check out more photos of the barbecue here.