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Leland with Brookdale students
Astronaut Leland Melvin Delivers Inspiring Message

Astronaut, scientist and author Leland Melvin urged an audience of more than 500 to persist despite obstacles and never to underestimate the power of community and encouragement. “The path in life is filled with challenges,” said Melvin. “It’s important to persevere and realize that change will occur.” Melvin served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station as a mission specialist. He currently serves as NASA Associate Administrator for Education.... read more

Global Read Initiative Event on March 27 in Long Branch
Student and faculty authors at the Global Read event

  Brookdale’s Global Read initiative continues on March 27 with Authors to Leaders: Supporting Immigrant Communities. The event takes place at Brookdale’s Long Branch Higher Education... read more

Math Professor’s Link to Infinity and Beyond and Record-Setting Moment
Brookdale math professor

PiDay celebrations take place at several locations nationwide on March 14, since 3.14 are the first three digits of Pi, whose decimal spaces extend forever with no pattern. The festivities do not... read more

Rising Leaders Make an Impact
Brookdale students at the Rising Leaders Academy

Rising Leaders Academy (RLA) is a student leadership program for selected Brookdale Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students where students gain leadership skills and experience in volunteering... read more

Speakers Encourage Students to Build Foundation for Success Today
A speaker encourages students to build foundation for success

More than 350 people, including nearly 300 students, attended the fifth annual Minority Male Initiative (MMI) Conference at Brookdale Community College last month. The students represented 15 high... read more

Megan Murphy Offers Encouraging Words at Dedication of Kindness Rocks Garden
Students meet with Megan Murphy

  Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, visited Brookdale Community College on March 6 for the dedication of a kindness rocks community garden on campus near the Student Life... read more

Astronaut Leland Melvin Delivers Inspiring Message
Leland with Brookdale students

Astronaut, scientist and author Leland Melvin urged an audience of more than 500 to persist despite obstacles and never to underestimate the power of community and encouragement. “The path... read more

Brookdale Alumni Fashion on Display in the 2019 Atlantic City Fashion Show
A young woman stands on a runway and faces the crowd as a model in a dress walks behind her.

Two Brookdale Community College alumni will display their fashion and style in the 2019 Atlantic City Fashion Show taking place February 13-16 at The Showboat Hotel. Cynthia Matthews-Duran won the... read more

Auto Tech Students Demonstrate Skills At Inaugural New Jersey Auto Tech Competition
Brookdale autotech students with David Stout

Teams from Hunterdon County Polytech, Vineland High School and Perth Amboy Vo-Tech Earn Top Three Positions; Hunterdon to Advance to National Competition in April Teams from several New Jersey... read more

Etty: A One-Woman Play to Be Performed at Brookdale Community College

Susan Stein’s dramatic performance uses the words and diaries of a Dutch Jewish woman as she holds on to hope in German-occupied Amsterdam  The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights &... read more

Artistic Journeys on Display at Brookdale’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery through February 28
item for coming up artistic journeys

Artistic Journeys, featuring a range of visual art works by six painters and two sculptors from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will be on display in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery at... read more

Boy on the Beach Discussion at Brookdale Community College on February 7, 2019
Tima Kurdi with Book

Aunt of Two-Year Old Syrian Refugee Alan Kurdi who died fleeing Syria to Speak The civil war in Syria has spawned a refugee crisis with global impact. Perhaps no image shocked the world more than... read more

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News Releases
  • Student Art Exhibit in CVA Gallery

    Come and see student artworks and drawings at the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery at Brookdale from March 25 to April 5. The event will feature 3-D interior design layouts, colorfully printed posters, computer-aided architectural site drawings and hand-crafted architectural models. Students whose works are featured include: Alex Mirra (Old Bridge, NJ), Freehold Light Rail Station Design Arielle Napolitano (Eatontown, NJ,) Sweet Destruction Concert Poster Mikaela Kozak (Point ... read more

  • Brookdale Performing Arts Center Presents The Wedding Singer

    Remember the 1980s? Here’s your opportunity to relive some memories and maybe create some new ones. The Performing Arts Center at Brookdale Community College presents The Wedding Singer. The musical, based on the 1985 movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, will take place on three consecutive weekends starting April 5 and running through April 20. Samantha Giustiniani is the director. Brookdale students in the cast include: Ashur M Green from Matawan as Sammy and Maeve Byrnes ... read more

  • Brookdale Contingent at Freehold Parade

    Brookdale students, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and family members spread Brookdale cheer as they marched in the Freehold Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17. The parade route started at Mclean Street and proceeded down Main Street to the Elk’s Lodge. More than 30 Brookdale participants showed their pride for Brookdale Community College as they marched down the center of the town on Saint Patrick’s Day. Brookdale will be marching at the Keansburg Saint ... read more

  • Monmouth County Spring Job Fair April 12 at Brookdale Community College

    The 2019 Monmouth County Spring Job Fair, a partnership of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County Workforce Development Board, Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Monmouth-Ocean Development Council and Brookdale Community College, will take place on Friday, April 12 at Brookdale’s Collins Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job fair is a free event open to the public. This year’s Spring Job ... read more

  • Math Lab Day and Pi Day Celebrations Coincide

    This year, students got to enjoy activities, contests, chances to win scientific calculators, and a talk on memory from a Guinness Book of World Records holder on Math Lab Day. Brookdale celebrates Math Lab Day annually. Ana Teodorescu, assistant professor in the mathematics department and one of the advisors of the math club, said the entire department was excited to have the opportunity to celebrate Math Lab Day this year on March 14. March 14 is Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day, ... read more

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