Lauren Concar Sheehy will be honored by The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, in addition to 10 others, as part of the fourth annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on Wednesday, September 18 at The Mainland in Manahawkin. The award recognizes the up-and-coming women leaders in the community who are making a difference in the workplace and through their community service and volunteerism.

Active in television production while in high school, Concar Sheehy earned her associate’s degree in broadcasting from Brookdale. While still a student, she worked at video production companies in New Jersey and New York.

“I was very fortunate getting a great job right out of Brookdale,” she said. “Brookdale prepared me well, and I am grateful, especially to the Communications Media department.” In 1999, she started working for Brookdale.

“Lauren is a great ambassador for Brookdale on and off campus. As alumni association president, she is tireless in ensuring that our alumni are informed about our students’ achievements and in seeking their support to help today’s current generation achieve its goals.”

-Tim Zeiss, executor director, Brookdale Foundation & Alumni Association

A resident of Colts Neck, NJ, Concar  Sheehy welcomed the opportunity to return to Brookdale and work with students and members of the Brookdale community. She has mentored numerous students over the years, providing them with guidance on landing jobs in the industry or continuing their education at a four-year institution.

As a content creator, she has written, produced, directed and edited many award-winning television programs for Cablevision, Bloomberg TV and manages Brookdale TV which broadcasts to more than 625,000 homes in Monmouth County and surrounding areas. She also serves as president of the Brookdale Alumni Association and executive director of the Garden State Film Festival.

Her achievements and willingness to share her experiences with others have not gone unnoticed.

“So many mentors early in my life taught me about business and community,” said Concar Sheehy.   “I’m fortunate to be in a position to pay it forward and to play a part in guiding young women and men pursuing careers in television and the film industry.”

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