A record number of students, 261 to be exact, were employed this year in more than 50 offices and departments at Brookdale’s Lincroft and Freehold campuses, the Higher Education Centers, and Community Service Agencies throughout Monmouth County. In recognition of their efforts, Brookdale’s Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services held a Student Worker Celebration, on Thursday, April 18, at 11:45am. This is the college’s third year in a row to host the celebration that acknowledges student workers for their hard work.
Dr. Dianna Phillips, Executive Vice President of Educational Services, provided the welcome address. “In total, our students have worked nearly 115,000 hours this year. Their participation in the day-to-day operations of this institution and our community is to be commended. They are an integral part of making Brookdale such a wonderful place, and we appreciate them for their contributions to our campus and to Monmouth County,” Phillips said.
Sarah McElroy, Career Services Representative and coordinator of the event, announced award winners, and gave-away raffle prizes that included Harlem Globetrotter autographed basketballs and tickets to the Phillip Phillips concert.
The “Student of the Year” designation went to William Hansen who works in the Chemistry department, and Timothy Cox, Student Services Generalist at the Freehold campus was named “Supervisor of the Year.”
According to McElroy, the criteria used by the nominations committee when considering student winners includes: reliability and dependability, relations with others in the department, motivation and initiative shown, the quality of work and contributions to the department. For supervisors, the committee considers the quality of the nomination and the impact the supervisor has had on the student.
McElroy thanked the Office of Student Life & Activities, the Athletics department, and Auxiliary Services for providing the prizes.
The Student Worker celebration is sponsored by Brookdale’s Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services and funded by the Office of the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs. For more information about Career Services and Experiential Learning visit: www.brookdalecc.edu/pages/186.asp or call 732-224-2792.
By: Anna Blaine, Brookdale student worker, College Relations