Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Session planned for 3 to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, February 6
A public hearing will be held at Brookdale Community College today to solicit input for the Governor's NJ SAFE Task Force, which studies gun control, addiction, mental health and school safety. The hearing, which is open to the public, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Warner Student Life Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking is free in lot 7. Members of the public will be afforded the chance to offer a brief, three-minute statement on the issues of gun control, addiction, mental health and school safety, to better help the Task Force address and prevent acts of violence. Those who cannot attend can provide written submissions by emailing NJ-SAFETaskForce@njdcj.org.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Journalist and longtime Fair Haven resident Arthur Z. Kamin offers a perspective on Brookdale's new direction and leadership
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Embattled Brookdale Community College has a new president following the scandal-ridden 20-year administration of Peter F. Burnham, who pleaded guilty July 24 to theft by deception and two counts of official misconduct amid continued allegations of his improper personal spending habits. He may be headed to prison for at least five years. Dr. Maureen Murphy quietly — and without fanfare — arrived on the Brookdale campus last month. She was the former president of Jacinto College South in Houston. She’s Brookdale’s first female president and was recommended to the board of trustees for the college’s top job by an 11-member committee. But don’t expect — at least for now — any major college shakeups under the new president. And that’s too bad…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The race drew in 146 racers from throughout the state.
Runners from throughout the state raced their way through Brookdale Community College Sunday, combating not only the humidity but all forms of prejudice in the inaugural 5K Challenge for Chhange Run/Walk. A total of 146 racers crossed the finish line in front of The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange)’s new facility adjacent to Brookdale’s main Bankier Library. Billy Foster, 15, of South River took first place with a time of 17:58.6 followed by Victoria Pontecorvo, 21, with a time of 19 minutes and Jack Goh, 38, with a finish time of 19 minutes and 10 seconds. Manfred Lindenbaum, 79, of Jackson, a Holocaust survivor and board member for Chhange, donned a Chhange t-shirt and running shoes as he crossed the …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Freeholder director repeated call for resignations after former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges.
Tuesday's guilty plea from former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham has some calling for more financial accountability from the college's board of trustees. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. According to News 12, Burnham made $216,000 in his position at Brookdale. Freeholder Director John Curley, who became the community college's liaison in January, 2011, said he was the one to call attention to personal spending with college money from Burnham's office. Curley called for Burnham, and …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Peter Burnham faces up to five years in prison.
Former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham appeared in criminal court Tuesday, accused of abusing his power as head of the county college. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Burnham faces a maximum of five years in prison. Pending sentencing, Burnham, represented by Toms River lawyer Steven Secare, could lose the entirety or a portion of his pension. Burnham resigned from the college in March 2011 amid controversy over his contract and spending practices. Under …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees is seeking Monmouth County applicants to take a four-year term on the board.
The Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee is seeking resumes for an open seat on the college’s Board of Trustees. Applicants should be a Monmouth County resident of at least four years and be knowledgeable in higher education. This unpaid position is for a term of four years. Applicants cannot be elected public officials. “This is a terrific opportunity for a resident to take a dynamic role at New Jersey’s best community college,” said Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley in a prepared release. “Brookdale needs leaders who will help steer the future course of this quality, affordable higher education institution.” Prior applicants are encouraged to update their resumes even if they are still on file and to express their…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Would fund land acquisition, improvements to county Reclamation Center and Brookdale Community College
A series of bond ordinances introduced by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders would allocate over $76 million for capital improvements and land acquisition. The governing body introduced the five ordinances, which include $73 million in new bonds, by a 4-0 vote during a regular meeting at Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall on Thursday, April 26. Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas Arnone was absent from the voting meeting, though he participated in discussion of the ordinances during the afternoon workshop session. “It will affect the budget but it should minimally affect the budget, because as we’re paying debt off each year, we’re adding debt on and we try to keep it relatively level,” said Craig R. Marshall, finance director for …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Workshops will be held on Feb. 16 and 17 in advance of the Feb. 24 event
Brookdale and its Long Branch satellite want to get you a job this month. On Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brookdale Long Branch Higher Education Center, 213 Broadway, will host a free job fair. Priority pass holders will be welcomed from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with open admission from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The priority passes will be issued in advance and through program sponsors to those who are enrolled in a verified job readiness program or attend a resumé and interview skill workshop. The workshops will be offered at the Brookdale Long Branch Higher Education Center on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. Call (732) 229-8440 for sign-up information. Seats are limited. Interested employers can register by calling Carolyn Dennis at (732) 229-8440 or email: …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The community college will host an informational workshop Feb. 2 on its NJ Coastal Communiversity.
When Long Branch resident Megan Beckmann wanted to beef up her credentials in early childhood education, she knew Georgian Court University could provide her with the right classes. But instead of studying at the Lakewood University, she turned to Brookdale Community College and its NJ Coastal Communiversity, which has an alliance with five New Jersey universities. By taking classes at Brookdale's Wall Higher Education Center, Beckmann was able to save tuition and take evening classes while maintaining her day job working with special needs children. "I liked the resources through Brookdale, and Georgian Court went above and beyond for their students there. I felt a part of the University,” Beckmann said. Three years later, Beckmann, who …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River hosted a reception Tuesday night, recognizing 140 college-bound seniors from Ocean and Monmouth Counties
Last year, the OceanFirst Foundation decided to give back to the community of high school graduates through the creation of a scholarship program. This year, the foundation continued to support higher education, as the next batch of graduates plan to attend college in the fall. On Tuesday night, 140 shore-area students attending Brookdale Community College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University and Ocean County College gathered at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights to receive a combined $200,000 in college scholarships. The $200,000 scholarship program is a partnership between OceanFirst Foundation, and the participating colleges, according to Chairman of OceanFirst Foundation and Chief Executive of OceanFirst Bank, John …