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There’s a New Hawk in Town

Photo of The Hawk at Brockriede Common, a 15-foot high bronze hawk sculptureStanding tall outside of the OceanFirst Bank Center, Monmouth University welcomes a new point of pride—The Hawk at Brockriede Common.  The new bronze hawk sculpture is 15 feet high, weighs in at 29,000 pounds, and features a 22-foot-long wingspan.

No university funds were used for this new campus addition thanks to the artistry and generosity of master sculptor and Monmouth alumnus Brian Hanlon ’88 and his wife, Michele Hanlon ’90, along with a donation from the Brockriede family, including Monmouth University Trustee John A. Brockriede Jr. ’07 ’10M.

The Hawk at Brockriede Common will be formally welcomed to campus with a ribbon cutting celebration during homecoming on Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m.  You can read more about Hanlon in the upcoming fall issue of the Monmouth Magazine.