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Arnone Report: County supporting business and education, keeping the roads safe and clean

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder Director

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! It’s hard to believe the first day of winter is right around the corner when it feels like we just celebrated the end of summer!

As liaison to the department of public works and engineering, I want to ensure everyone that our employees have been preparing for any potential storms during the upcoming winter season. We have the best crews around who all have the same goal in mind – to keep our residents safe during any inclement weather. Our number one priority always has been and always will be safety.

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Posted: December 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Tracey Abby-White Elected To Chair Brookdale Community College Trustees

Tracey Abby-White

Tracey Abby-White was elected to lead the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting on November 27, according to an announcement by the college.

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.

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Posted: December 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Dr. David Stout is named President of Brookdale Community College

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.
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Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Brookdale professor drops the F-bomb on his conservative student.

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 »

Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Job Fair At Brookdale on Friday

Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo by Art Gallagher

Monmouth County’s Spring Job Fair will take place at Brookdale Community College on Friday, April 13, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto announced.

“This is an excellent opportunity for motivated job seekers to meet with a number of potential employers, representing a great variety of industries at one time,” said Impreveduto, liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development.

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Posted: April 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Brookdale center’s interactive exhibit focuses on Shoah, Rwandan and Armenian genocides

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 »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Life | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brookdale center’s interactive exhibit focuses on Shoah, Rwandan and Armenian genocides

Employers still have time to sign up for Monmouth County’s job fair

Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo by Art Gallagher

New Jersey area employers looking to fill positions still have time to recruit highly skilled Monmouth residents at the County’s Spring Job Fair to be held on April 13, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena.

“The County’s Spring Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for employers to connect with job seekers with all levels of skill and experience,” said Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development. “We are seeking employers of all sizes that represent a variety of industries, and welcome those who have not participated in prior years.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Employers still have time to sign up for Monmouth County’s job fair

Job Fair At Brookdale on Friday

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 »

Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Job Fair At Brookdale on Friday

Brookdale Community College celebrates 50 years

 

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.”

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

DiBella resigned from Brookdale Board because threats continue

Joe DiBella

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…”

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 52 Comments »