A drawing of Wilbur Ray.

Wilbur Ray Scholarship Awards Dinner

The Wilbur Ray Scholarship Awards Dinner is held annually each spring to celebrate diversity in the Brookdale community and the importance of civic engagement. Proceeds from the dinner support the Wilbur Ray Scholarship Program, which has distributed several thousand dollars in numerous scholarships to students for over thirty-eight years.

The Scholarship Program is named in honor of the late Sgt. Wilbur Ray, a long-time and devoted member of the Brookdale Community College police force and an active volunteer in the Long Branch community.  His example of public service serves as the inspiration for the program, celebrating significant contributions by Monmouth County residents and organizations.

Contact Michelle Stathum (mstathum@brookdalecc.edu) for more information.

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SAVE THE DATE: April 5, 2024

Jacques Reception Center  Middletown, NJ


Congratulations 2023 Honorees

Keynote Speaker – Belinda Asamoah

Tom Hayes

Director of Customer & Community Relations New Jersey Natural Gas

Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone

Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners

Chief Larry B. Fisher

Neptune Township Police Department

Markus Rodriguez, Director

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Long Branch Public Schools