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.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Brookdale Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the College’s proposed
FY 2014 budget, which includes a freeze in tuition rates for 2013-14 academic
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Be part of a discussion surrounding the first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. This is a free event but space is limited.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Join Patch and the Brookdale Community College History and Political Science Club on Wednesday, Oct. 3 for a presidential debate viewing party at the Student Life Center Navesink Rooms at BCC in Lincroft. You will have the chance to share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about. A limited number of spaces will be made available to the general public for this free event. RSVP by using the form on this page or email email@example.com to hold a spot. We're seeking Democrats and Republicans, undecided voters, small business owners, civic-minded citizens and those interested in the political process. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. as students and members of the public gather . Barack Obama and Mitt …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Brookdale Community College closed the college's chemistry wing after a mercury spill.
Brookdale Community College’s chemistry wing on its Lincroft campus is expected to reopen later today after a wall barometer holding five pounds of mercury broke in the hallway between two chemistry learning assistant’s offices. Chemistry classrooms and learning assitants' offices were evacuated after the spill. A chemistry learning assistant reported at 9:53 a.m. that a thermometer in the hallway between offices had broken and that there was mercury on the ground. The thermometer had allegedly broken overnight, said Brookdale Community College spokeswoman Avis McMillon. Brookdale police responded to the call within minutes, arriving to the corridor by 9:56 a.m., McMilon said. No one was injured during the incident. Mercury is a heavy …
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 …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sssh. It's a secret. Brookdale is hosting a series of reading events for school age kids and their siblings (with a café for parents!).
Despite the profusion of Mommy and Me options available -- or maybe because of them -- some among the mommy throng would just like someone to take over the reins for a few so we, I mean, they, could sit down for a minute and sip something caffeinated without having to answer a stream of questions, the answers to which will immediately be challenged. Well thank you, Brookdale, because on July 18 the good people of the Scroll & Pen College Store on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft main campus are inviting kids to come and read with them while their mommies or daddies chillax in the on-site cafe and lounge. “We really want to encourage the kids to read and have fun," said Megan Andrews, program coordinator. "Together we will be reading …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Get your McKenna, Marie-Grace and Rebecca fans to the Lincroft campus for American Girl reading events starting Wednesday.
Calling all American Girl Doll devotees! Combine your daughter's summer reading and her love for her American Girl at free reading events at Brookdale, starting this week. The Scroll & Pen College Store on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft main campus invites young readers to enjoy a variety of free summer events. The programs are appropriate for ages seven through 12 with siblings of all ages also welcome. Parents may participate in the activities or relax and enjoy the café and lounge during the program. “We really want to encourage the kids to read and have fun. Together we will be reading a selection from the books followed by two fun and exciting activities. While the books are available for purchase, is it not necessary to do so…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Although a boil water advisory remains in parts of Aberdeen, Holmdel, Highlands and Middletown, Monmouth County's community college reopened today, albeit with some restrictions.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Brookdale Community College students should be advised that summer classes are still being held this week, despite the current boil water advisory in Middletown, where the main campus is located. The school's summer camps are also open. According to Brookdale's website, the school is open but with some restrictions for the Lincroft campus (the advisory has been lifted for Long Branch and Neptune campuses). The Children's Learning Center is closed, as are the showers in the campus fitness center. The Jersey Blues Dining Room is not open to serving meals, but pre-packaged snacks will be available for purchase there, as well as at the Paddock Convenience Store and Larrison Hall. Water will be available for distribution at the Jersey Blues …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Brookdale Community College will present the The Merchant of Venice this July.
The Brookdale Performing Arts Center welcomes all to enjoy summer nights with Shakespeare this July on the Great Lawn of the community college’s campus. The Summer Shakespeare Series will perform The Merchant of Venice featuring many local students, inlcuding one from Freehold. The shows will take place on the Lincroft campus’ Great Lawn throughout the month of July. All performances are free and no tickets are required and open to the community. Performances will be held at Brookdale on July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. Parking is most convenient in lots one and two. For new theatergoers and those unfamiliar with the story line, this is the “Bard’s” provocative look at love, debt and justice …