AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MURPHY
This past week has been exceptionally trying for all of us in Monmouth County. Hurricane Sandy has devastated many homes and left thousands without electricity or heat--or worse. It will take time for this region to heal, and Brookdale is committed to helping us all rebuild our lives.
Employees, if you are having difficulties, please contact your supervisor.
There will be a college-wide meeting TODAY at 11:45am, in the Student Life Center Navesink rooms, to share the Sandy recovery strategies with all College employees. (If you work at Freehold or Hazlet we will broadcast via ITV and/or come to your location for an on-site meeting later this week.)
Over this past week, the Brookdale administration has been focused on assessing the damage to the college and finding ways to reopen and reestablish a sense of normalcy. We've tried to keep everyone informed through text messages, our website, 90.5FM The Night and social media, especially Facebook.
Many staff have been working nonstop since Sandy's arrival, despite personal inconvenience, and I thank all of you.
As a result of their diligence, Brookdale is able to resume operations at Lincroft, Freehold, and Hazlet today, Tuesday, November 6. Employees assigned to those locations have hopefully reported to work; employees assigned to locations not yet open who would like to lend a hand should report to the Educational Services office on our main campus.
I know many students, faculty, and staff are experiencing hardship. Please let us know what is going on with you; we want to help. Our goal is to support the entire Brookdale community as much as possible throughout this time.
We know many of our students are concerned about the time they've missed. The College is committed to helping them make up the time lost, and so are asking all our professors to work with them to help them complete this semester successfully.
A message I’ve sent to students has asked them to contact their instructors if they’re having problems or to please email BrookdaleRebuilds@gmail.com
Students should state their full name and be specific in their message; stating the name of the course and section they are referring to, as well as the name of the instructor.
Brookdale is a strong college and will come through this even stronger. Already, Brookdalians are working hard all across Monmouth County, helping with recovery efforts. We will continue in these efforts as long as we are needed.
Dr. Maureen Murphy, President
Brookdale Community College