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Stigma Free Speaker Series: George Reklaitis

February 29 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

MAS 100
Parking lot #6 to MAS

Man with no hair and a beard, who is smiling, wearing a blue blazer and button down shirt.
George Reklaitis

George Reklaitis is a Professor of History, and has taught at Brookdale since 2004. He received his Ph.D. in World History from Northeastern University and teaches courses in World History, American History, the History of World War II, and the History of Modern Russia. He has authored several publications on the Cold War, World War II, the Holocaust and the Soviet Union. He is a frequent presenter at events at Brookdale, Monmouth County and academic conferences around the country. When he’s not teaching history to Brookdale students, or giving talks about the war in the Ukraine, he coaches his twin sons’ baseball and basketball teams and is preparing to send his eldest, Blaire, off to college next year.

Teaching College history is the fulfillment of a lifelong passion, and being in front of a classroom of students or in front of an audience, is George’s happy place. He loves teaching history and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from his students is confirmation that he is good at his craft. However, George has spent his entire life dealing with crippling anxiety and depression. While he grew up in a loving and supportive family environment, he did not come forward with episodes of abuse that occurred outside the family. Alcohol abuse became the principal means of coping. Keeping up a pleasant, welcoming, and humorous outward appearance among students, colleagues, and family, George dealt with his emotional and psychological struggles in secret. There is a happy ending to this story, but the path was both difficult and challenging for George and his family.

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*Lunch will be served

Sponsored by Student Life Activities


February 29
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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