2010 Brookdale Community College alumni, and former cross country standout Captain Alec Moran, D.O., is grateful for Brookdale’s effect on him as a student-athlete and in his current life.
From the Fall of 2009 to the Fall of 2010, team captain, Alec Moran, led the Brookdale cross-country team to second place at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 19 Tournament and then sixth place overall at the NJCAA Nationals. In addition, Moran was recognized as a Distinguished Academic All-American by the NJCAA for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for four consecutive semesters of study while competing. In 2010, Moran was honored as a Gold Star Athlete at Brookdale’s annual Gold Star Awards dinner for maintaining the highest GPA of all male runners.
“I began my Brookdale journey seeking a community,” he said. “I am grateful beyond measure for being part of the inaugural year of the cross-country team. My coach at the time taught me the value of hard work and friendship which has had a lasting effect on me. And I still love running long distance as a result of my experiences.”
After obtaining an Associate of Science in Math and Science at Brookdale, Moran attended Rutgers University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2013. He then attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. From 2017-2018 he was an Internal Medicine Resident at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and, in January of 2018, was sworn in as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He is currently an Anesthesiology Resident at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is certified in Anesthesiology and has obtained his New Jersey State Medical License. In 2019 he was cited in “Process measure of FAST tuberculosis infection control demonstrates delay in likely effective treatment.” in the National Library of Medicine. In addition, this talented man plays the Mandolin.
“It’s been a long 12-year journey,” Moran said. “The long-distance mindset I gained running at Brookdale has surely helped me stay focused and have an outlet to find peace and achieve my goals.”