Posted: October 3rd, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Joe DiBella, Monmouth County News | Tags: Brookdale Board of Trustees, Brookdale Community College, Joe DiBella, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
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 »
Peter Burnham, the disgraced former president of Brookdale Community College, is out of prison and talking about his mistakes. Burnham spoke last week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges in Chicago, according to a report in the Chronicle of Higher Education, an industry publication. “There’s a fine line between confidence and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 19th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News, Peter Burnham | 5 Comments »
Howard Birdsall, 72 of Brielle, pleaded guilty today to corporate misconduct for his role in a criminal scheme in which more than $1 million in corporate political contributions were illegally made through employees of his now defunct engineering firm, Birdsall Services Group, in violation New Jersey’s pay-to-play law, according to an announcement by the NJ Attorney General’s Office.
Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Birdsall be sentenced to four years in state prison. He also must pay $49,808 to the state, representing forfeiture of the political contributions that he made on behalf Birdsall Services Group that were reimbursed by the firm. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22.
“As the CEO and largest shareholder of Birdsall Services Group, Howard Birdsall reaped major profits from the millions of dollars in public contracts his firm secured each year – contracts that should have been off limits based on the illegal campaign contributions made by the firm,” said Acting Attorney General Hoffman. “This plea should serve as a warning to any corporate officials who would engage in this type of criminal scheme to skirt our pay-to-play law and skew public contracting in their favor.”Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: February 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Birdsall Engineering, Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: Birdsall Services Group, Howard Birdsall, Monmouth County News, NJ ELEC, NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, Pay-to-play | 7 Comments »
Brookdale Community College President Maureen Murphy’s search for her next gig continues.
One of four finalists for the presidency of Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, Murphy lost out when the Board of Trustees unanimously chose Dr. Mary Hensly, a 14 year veteran administrator of the Austin Texas Community College District.
Murphy has been the president of Brookdale for three years. In the 16 years since leaving teaching to become an administrator in 1999, she’s held five different positions at four different community colleges. Her contract with Brookdale was extended last October.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: May 28th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Blinn College, Brookdale Community College, Climbing and Jumping, Maureen Murphy | 1 Comment »
Brookdale Community College President Maureen Murphy is one of four finalists for the position of president of Blinn College’s Bryan, Texas campus, according to a report on theEagle.com, a Byran-College Station, TX publication.
Murphy and her three competitors will be in Texas to meet members of the public, who will provide feedback on the selection, on May 4 and 5.
In an email to Brookdale’s faculty and staff on Friday, Murphy said, “I entered this search for personal and professional reasons. My commitment to Brookdale is steadfast, but I am exploring select opportunities,” according to a report on APP.com.
The former English professor has an interesting definition of steadfast.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: April 26th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Blinn College, Brookdale Community College, Maureen Murphy, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Brookdale President Looking for Greener Pastures