Alumni Events

The Barringer Award

On Friday, May 6, 2016, the Alumni Association and Brookdale Community College will host the Annual Barringer Awards Dinner.

This Award will be presented to the individual(s) who best epitomizes the quality of excellence in education, and is called the Barringer Award after Brookdale’s third president, Dr. Bob Barringer. Brookdale faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and College Trustees (current and former) are eligible to be nominated.

Individuals are invited to nominate an individual(s) for the Barringer Award based on the following criteria:

ü  Outstanding service to students via the classroom or other College-sponsored educational activities that enhance students’ educational experiences and opportunity to succeed (30%)

ü  Outstanding service to the institution in a leadership or inspirational role (30%)

ü  Outstanding service to the community that reflects well on the institution and enhances the College’s image (30%)

ü  Length of service (10%)

Please submit an official nomination form to the Brookdale Community College Alumni Association, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, or as an attachment via an email to

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, January 29, 2016.


Our 2015 Barringer Award recipients, from left: Jess Le Vine, Lauren Concar, James Crowder, Maureen Murphy, and Helen Vota.


Barringer Award Recipients

1986 Bob Barringer
1987 Arthur Marshal

1988 Gordon Litwin
1989 Jean Badgley
1990 Seymor Siegler, Jacob Needle
1991 Gershom G.N. Tomilson

1992 The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1993 Barbara Gonos, Joe King
1994 Noel Kubel

1995 Carl Calendar
1996 Duncan Circle, Jeung H. Kim, Norma Klein
1997 Paul MacLaughlin, Thomas Richards

1998 Richard J. Connors, James Palumbo, Carol McCartin
1999 Sue Desideradto, Louis Pullano, Richard Sorrell
2000 Mike Toomey, Jack Ryan

2001 Elizabeth Twohy, Terrie Wyatt
2002 Virginia Lee, C. Webster Boodey
2003 Cheryl Cummings, Vinnie Gorman, Irma Lester

2005 Lee Blaustein, Jaqueline Kugit, Donald Warner
2006 Lois Higbe, Arnold Gelfman, Susan Rosenberg
2007 Barbara Baron, Richard Pfeffer, Anthony Snyder

2008 Doug Welsh, Pat Gallo Villee, Paul Zigo
2009 Karen D’Agostino, Doris Hudak, Webster Trammel
2010 Sherri West, Maris Lown and Terry Konn-Karangwa

2011 Norah Kerr-McCurry, Jayne McBride and the Foundation Board of Trustees
2012 Eric Goll, Bruce Marich and Thomas (Bo) Scannapieco
2013 Linda Mass, Michael Qaissaunee and Sally Sorrell
2014 Thomas Berke, Linda Wang, Eleanor Horgan, Louis Ferendo
2015 Jim Crowder, Helen Vota, Jess Le Vine