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Freehold Campus Hosts 2015-16 Welcome Night

Dozens of new Brookdale students and their family members were given a warm welcome on Aug. 27 during the Freehold campus’ second annual Welcome Night.

In addition to refreshments, prize giveaways and a large supply of free Brookdale merchandise, the incoming students were offered a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from nearly every college division.

Whether they were interested in an internship, a study-away program or earning a Rutgers University degree from the Freehold campus, students were able to get specific answers for all of their questions.

The new Brookdalians were also introduced to the college’s leadership team, including Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed, Dean of Student Success David Stout and Freehold Campus Dean Richard Pfeffer.

Freehold Campus Dean Richard Pfeffer speaks with incoming students during 2015-16 Welcome Night.

Freehold Campus Dean Richard Pfeffer speaks with incoming students during 2015-16 Welcome Night.

“All of these people are here tonight just for you,” said Pfeffer. “And we will continue to be here for you throughout your college journey. Whatever you may need, whatever questions you may have, wherever it is that you want to go, we want to help you make the most of your time here.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Murphy, who highlighted the Freehold campus’ dedicated faculty, support staff and on-site Student Success Center as invaluable resources for the incoming students.

“Not only that, but you can finish your degree here and simply go to the other side of the building and start going to Rutgers,” Murphy said. “This is a special place. We are so happy you enrolled here and so happy to see you all here tonight. On behalf of all of us, welcome to Brookdale.”

The students were then introduced the campus’s Student Success Center, where they learned how to log on to the campus network and access their Brookdale email and course information.

Students also had the chance to learn about the Freehold campus’ dedicated student organization, the Freehold United Network. Otherwise known as the FUN Club, the organization was co-founded by former Freehold campus students and offers a wide range of leadership and community service opportunities.

“We really do have our own identity, and we work hard to ensure every student has a full and engaging college experience,” Pfeffer said.

Offices and divisions represented at the event were: Transfer Resources, Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Life and Activities, Continuing and Professional Studies, the International Education Center, Athletics, the Brookdale Student Success Division, Rutgers University and the Freehold Campus faculty.

To learn more about Brookdale at Freehold, click here.

Check out more photos of Welcome Night here.