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Brookdale Bulletin | Volume I, Issue VI

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Volume I, Issue VI

Graduate Profile:
Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott will continue his studies at Rutgers Business School this fall.

Jonathan Scott encountered many changes and challenges on his Brookdale journey. While pursuing his degree full-time at 24, Scott also worked full-time as a bartender. He juggled the challenges of academics – classes, papers and exams – with long and often irregular hours at various establishments.

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Brookdale Celebrates
49th Commencement

Crowd Shot

Brookdale Community College awarded degrees and certificates to 1,884 students in two graduation ceremonies at the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Brookdale also acknowledged seven outstanding student award winners and presented honorary degrees to two individuals and honored two more with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Graduate Profile:
Kayla Breaud

Kayla Breaud
Katie Amundson with Kayla Breaud before the commencement ceremonies

“I felt like I had a good story to tell,” Kayla Breaud, student speaker at the morning commencement ceremony, said about why she applied to speak. Breaud, a Distinguished Scholar, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She earned her associate’s degree in psychology.

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Brookdale Concordia Chorale’s Summer Tour Stops at China

Outside Exeter Cathedral
Brookdale Concordia Chorale performed last summer at Exeter Cathedral and will tour China this summer.

Last summer, the Brookdale Concordia Chorale scored its first performance outside the United States, singing one service and evensong for an entire week at Exeter Cathedral in the United Kingdom. The group’s international tour continues this summer in China with performances in and around Shanghai after a Memorial Day performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Visiting Writers

Writing Conference
Brookdale students pictured left to right: Izzy Beach, Indira Moscoso, Tate Hewitt, Victor Ramon-Garcia, and Tiffany Goodman at the AWP conference in Portland, OR.

Brookdale students who are members of the Creative Writing Club (CWC) have attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference and book fair for several years with Suzanne Parker, associate professor in the English department and the Creative Writing Club advisor.

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A Conversation With…
Elias Tovio-Petro

Elias Tovio
Elias Tovio-Petro

Elias Tovio-Petro, custodian at the Hazlet Higher Education Center (HEC) and Brookdale ESL student, became a United States citizen in April.

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Meet the Reading Center

Laura Kirkwood working with three students in the Reading Center.
Laura Kirkwood working with three students in the Reading Center.

The Reading Center offers workshops that focus on different aspects of study skills and strategies during the year.

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Then and Now

As the seasons change from fall to winter and now spring with summer on its way, students and members of the Brookdale community enjoy the warm weather and scenery along the many walkways at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus.

Fall
Larrison Winter
Spring photo

HR Corner

Alternate Benefit Plan (ABP) Provider Campus Visits 

  • A TIAA-CREF representative is on campus in Human Resources on Tuesday, June 4. Individual investment counseling appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call 800-842-2252 or visit https://www.tiaa.org

Ethics Hotline

  • Click here to learn more about reporting ethical violations.

Professional Development

  • Free Online, on-demand training available 24/7 to employees – Click here

Summer Hours

  • Summer hours for members of the support staff and administration will go into effect on Saturday, June 1st, and will run through Thursday, August 15th, 2019. Normal workweek hours will be reduced from 37.5 to 35 for full-time employees.  Part-time employee receive a prorated reduction in the workweek.

Brookdale Travels

Kevin at Mohonk
Brookdale’s Kevin Burkitt, learning space specialist in the Teaching & Learning Center, and his wife, Shannon Welch, recently visited Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY for a day of hiking.

Editor’s Note

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Sports Corner

The Jersey Blues softball team finished its 2019 season at 45-11, earning a Garden State Athletic Conference title and Region XIX District E title.
The Jersey Blues softball team finished its 2019 season at 45-11, earning a Garden State Athletic Conference title and Region XIX District E title.

Softball Claims Third Place at Nationals

The Jersey Blues claimed third place at the NJCAA Division III softball national tournament after defeating Dakota College at Bottineau, 5-1, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 12-3, Onondaga Community College, 9-4 and falling to Herkimer College, 9-5 and Rock Valley College, 4-2.

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Coach Johnny Johnson recorded his 700th career win during the 2019 campaign.
Coach Johnny Johnson recorded his 700th career win during the 2019 campaign.

Head Coach Johnny Johnson Tallies 700th Career Win

Brookdale’s head baseball coach Johnny Johnson captured his 700th career win as the Jersey Blues took down the Spartans of Northampton Community College, 11-0 in game two of the first round of the final four tournament in May.

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