A resident of Atlantic Highlands, Abby-White has served on Brookdale’s Board for six years. She is a former Atlantic Highlands Councilwoman and served for seven years on the Henry Hudson Regional Board of Education. She began her career as a teacher in the Middletown school system before entering the corporate sector in finance and technology where she continues to excel. She replaces Dr. Carl Guzzo as Chairman.
Guzzo led the college through the difficult process of reform and reorganization after the scandal involving former president Peter Burnham. He is credited with restoring stability to the college and positioning Brookdale for an exciting future serving the students and communities of Monmouth County.
Dr. David Stout was named President of Brookdale Community College this evening, according to an announcement on the school’s facebook page.
Stout was named Interim President last June when he predecessor, Dr. Maureen Murphy, resigned to become president of the College of Southern Maryland. He was previously the Vice President of Student Success and Dean of the Freehold Campus.
Dr. Stout has a PhD from Northcentral University in Scotasdale, AZ, a Masters from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stockton University. Read the rest of this entry »
A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »
Chhange program manager Nicole Rizzuto, shown by the Holocaust section of “Journeys Beyond Genocide,” will lead tours through the exhibit. Genocide — the ultimate expression of inhumanity — will be going under the microscope at a new permanent exhibit being mounted by Brookdale Community College’s Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange). Slated for… Read the rest of this entry »
Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo by Art Gallagher
The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, in partnership with the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council, Brookdale Community College, and the State of New Jersey, are hosting a job fair at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Friday, September 29, from 10am till 1pm, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Esq. announced today.
“Top employers from throughout the Monmouth County area will be participating and are looking to hire qualified candidates,” said DiMaso, liaison to the County’s Division of Workforce Development. “Job fairs are one of the ways the County directly helps residents while also working to strengthen our businesses.” Read the rest of this entry »
Brookdale interim president David Stout celebrates the college’s 50th anniversary with Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMaso
LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a birthday cake at the College of Visual Arts among well-wishers, County officials, and members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose members were among the strongest advocates for a community college in Monmouth County half a century ago.
Dr. David Stout, interim president of Brookdale, led the brief program that included Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMasa as well as Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger presenting resolutions proclaiming July 18, 2017 as Brookdale Community College Day throughout Monmouth County and in Middletown. Stout presented framed copies of the original Monmouth County resolution establishing the community collegeto the freeholders and representatives of AAUW.
“The college today is an outgrowth of what came before us,” said Stout, who served as emcee for the birthday party program. “The history of Brookdale reveals that the college has its roots in the community. It is a true community college, in every sense of the word.”
Former Howell Mayor Joe DiBella resigned from the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees because the “personal and professional” threats that prompted him to take a leave of absence last fall have continued and intensified, according to his resignation letter which has been obtained by MMM.
DiBella said that “the loudest voices against” him within the college community “are from those who opposed the needed actions and reforms” that he “recommended as a Trustee…”
Joe DiBella, the former mayor of Howell, resigned from the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday, according to a report in The Asbury Park Press.
DiBella had been on a leave of absence from the Board since last September following a controversy over his allegedly “liking” racist and sexist posts on twitter. DiBella took his leave of absence after receiving death threats over the tweets. The tweets had caused an uproar on campus. Students and faculty demanded he resign.
DiBella has consistently denied “liking” the tweets. He has suggested that either his twitter account was hacked or the images were altered to make it appear he “liked” the offensive posts. At DiBella’s request, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into the alleged hacking. The status of the investigation is unknown.
For the third time in seven years, Brookdale Community College is looking for a new president.
Dr. Maureen Murphy resigned today, effective June 30. She will become president of College of Southern Maryland effective July 1.
Murphy took the helm of Brookdale in 2012 when she replaced interim President William M. Toms. Toms led the college after Peter Burnham, who had been president for about 20 years, resigned in March of 2011 due a scandal over his padding his expense reports and a student loan for his son.
MIDDLETOWN – A Brookdale Community College trustee and the center of a Twitter controversy has taken a leave of absence due to a “death threat” aimed at him, the Asbury Park Press reported. Brookdale Community College Trustee Joseph DiBella has been under fire in recent weeks after allegedly “liked” racist post on Twitter. Students at the… Read the rest of this entry »