Don’t miss D-Day Anniversary at Brookdale Community College

Lest We Forget

On Friday, June 6
At Brookdale College, SLC
“Lest We Forget”

A commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
The program will include:
10AM – Displays and exhibits provided by the 102nd Armored Cavalry Association, Info-Age Science Learning Center, and military memorabilia collector John Egger.
10:30 AM – Entrance of official party, followed by the presentation of Colors by the Marine Academy of Science & Technology and the NJROTC Color Guard; Masters of Ceremonies Co-Directors of the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution Dr. David Bassano and 
Dr. Ashley Zampogna-Krug.
10:45 AM – Pledge of Allegiance, with the Hon. John Curley, Monmouth County Freeholder, followed by the national anthem performed by “Down Melody Lane.”
10:50 AM – Invocation, with the Rev. Milton Holmes, WWII veteran.
11 AM – Welcome, with NJ Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County, followed by opening remarks from Dr. Maureen Murphy, President, Brookdale Community College.
11:10 AM – Guest speaker: Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, Adjutant General, NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs.
11:30 AM – Introduction of honorees and WW II veterans of the Normandy campaign, with Assemblywoman Handlin and President Murphy.
11:50 AM- Closing remarks, with Paul Zigo, Associate Professor of History, Founder and Former Director of the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution.
11:55 AM – “God Bless America” performed by “Down Melody Lane.”
12 PM – Reception sponsored by the Estate of Arthur E. Jurman, distinguished veteran of the European Theater.
Co-sponsored by NJ Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and the 
Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution
 Location: 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft                                                                                                

 

 

Posted: June 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

T. Thomas Fortune Project announces its upcoming symposium

New Jersey Council for the Humanities,

 

THE T. THOMAS FORTUNE HOUSE PROJECT 
PRESENTS; THE LEGACY OF T. THOMAS FORTUNE
 “A Window into the World of Post-Reconstruction” 
Saturday, June 14 
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft 
At the Warner Student Life Center, Navesink Room  216

Registration Required-Limited Seating 
RSVP: 
www.eventbrite.com/e/shining-a-light-on-today-registration-11301770901 

Doors Open 8:30AM for Continental Breakfast

We will be going to the Lincroft Inn, 700 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft afterward for Lunch. Please join us, at your own expense. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Walter Greason 

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Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Social Services Information Fair

Displaced Homemakers

 

On Wednesday, May 21, 9:30 AM
At Brookdale at Long Branch at 213 Broadway
Free and open to all.
Are you a woman in a marriage that is not working out?
Are you facing loss of income due to separation, divorce,
widowhood, spousal disability, or spousal military
deployment and need to become head of household?
You Are Not Alone!
Displaced Homemakers Services at Brookdale Community 
College offers you free, confidential, holistic, customized
help to enable you to reach your full potential.
Our services include:
Personal counseling and emotional support
Peer support group where you have a safe place to share and
bond with women in similar life circumstances
Career development to help you choose training for an occupation
that matches your interests, abilities, and the current job market.
Job search skills including learning to network, resume writing, and interviewing.
Computer training to help you become comfortable with current technology.
Workshops to help manage your transition to self-sufficiency
Community referrals to assist with various needs.
Take the first step today! Contact us today!
Services are free and are provided at four convenient Brookdale locations.
Laurie Salka, Program Administrator
Email: lsalka@brookdalecc.edu
Phone: 732-739-6020
Eve Holliday, Program Assistant
E-Mail: eholliday@brookdalecc.edu
Phone: 732-739-6018

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Posted: May 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Photos: More than 2,000 graduate from Brookdale Community College

Photos: More than 2,000 graduate from Brookdale Community College (via NJ.com)

MIDDLETOWN – Brookdale Community College celebrated the commencement of its latest graduating class on Friday. The more than 2,000 graduates hailed from 16 different countries and accounted for 203 distinguished scholars and 42 perfect 4.0 GPAs. “…

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Posted: May 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

April 28-Science Monday

Foodopoly

 

Monday, April 28 
SCIENCE MONDAY
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Brookdale College. SLC
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Info: 732-224-2871  
Open to the public
Twin Lights Rooms 1 and 2
A cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentation 
begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted: April 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Readers Needed for Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Celebration

William Shakespeare

 

This spring, the Brookdale Community College English Department
completes its four-year celebration of SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH BIRTHDAY.
This event has taken place every April since 2011 with the goal of reading from all 37 of his plays. On Wednesday, April 23rd the actual birthday of William Shakespeare, we will accomplish that goal!

Members of the community, students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to read from the following plays so we may complete the achievement:

Macbeth
Antony and Cleopatra
Timon of Athens
Coriolanus
Pericles
Cymbeline
The Winter’s Tale
Henry VIII
The Tempest

All Plays located at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Mallet slams Burry, “Club Monmouth” over Brookdale scandal

Burry on Mallet:  “She’s a fraud, she a fraud, a fraud, fraud, fraud!”

Former Freeholder Amy Mallett, a Democrat, laid the blame for the Brookdale Community College scandal that lead to former college president Peter Burnham pleading to guilty to theft by deception and official misconduct earlier this week at the feet of the Monmouth GOP’s “cozy” relationship, “Club Monmouth” with the leadership of college.

In an OpEd piece published in The Asbury Park Press, Mallet took aim at Republican Freeholder Lillian Burry and her campaign treasurer, John Cantolupo who was the Brookdale Board of Trustees’ lawyer at the time Burnham’s lavish contract and spending irregularities were uncovered.

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Posted: July 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, John Curley, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Consider Settling The Burnham Matter

By Art Gallagher

The audit into Ex- Brookdale President Peter Burnham’s spending irregularities has revealed questionable reimbursements in the amount of $48,109.75.  Brookdale plans to file suit against Burnham. Burnham’s retirement funds have been frozen by the Treasury Department.  The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.  All of this according to the Asbury Park Press.

Brookdale has already spent $12,500 on the audit.   Legal fees to date likely add up to several thousand dollars more, not to mention the cost of the prosecutors. 

Unless there is reasonable suspicion of a great deal more of  inappropriate expenditures, and there might be….an earlier APP article that is no longer on their site said construction of athletic facilities was being investigated…,  the Brookdale Board of Trustees should consider settling this matter and putting the controversy in the past.

Spending more money on audits and litigation than on what was misappropriated would be stupid and wasteful.  That money would be better spent on new management controls to ensure that similar misappropriations don’t occur in the future.

Posted: April 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College | Tags: , | 11 Comments »

Brookdale President Suspended

By Art Gallagher

Brookdale College President Peter Burnham has been suspended without pay due to a review of expenses that “revealed significant expenses and reimbursements associated with the President’s Office budget that may not be directly connected to Brookdale or are contrary to Brookdale’s adopted policies governing travel, mileage, and other reimbursable expenses,” according to a news release posted on the college’s website.

Dr. William Toms, PhD, a retired State Police investigator,  has been appointed Acting President of the community college.

Additionally, the Board of Trustees hire an independent auditor to investigate all expenditures made from the President’s Office budget, including all expenses and reimbursements.  The audit is due by the end of March and will cost no more than $12,500.

“We are conducting a comprehensive audit of the President’s Office and will release to the public the  findings as soon as we can.  This is a public institution and everyone from our Freeholders to our faculty to our taxpayers deserve answers,” said Howard Birdsall, Chairman of Brookdale’s Board of Trustees.

“Our highest obligation is to the truth and Dr. Toms is going to lead a very open and transparent process that gets us the answers we need.  If something happened that shouldn’t have happened, we want to know what it was, how it happened, and how to prevent it from happening again.  Dr. Toms has built an outstanding record of achievement during his career and has the perfect skill set to lead Brookdale through the challenges we face,” said Birdsall.

Freeholder John Curley first raised the issue of Burnham’s compensation and spending in a statement to MoreMonmouthMusings on February 16th.

”While I am appalled at the contract Dr. Burnham was given, I can’t help but wonder what other extravagances are in that budget,” said Curley, liaison to Brookdale. “It’s time we go through Brookdale’s budget line by line to see not just what the president is spending, but the other departments as well. A good hard look at waste in all public colleges and universities is long overdue.”

Way to go John!

Posted: March 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, John Curley, Peter Burnham | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »