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From dropout to Berks community college president

On her 16th birthday, Dr. Susan Looney walked into the office at her high school in Freehold, N.J., and quit. “I didn’t like high school, I didn’t fit in,” she explains simply. She thought it was an end, that dropping out would finish her educational career. She was wrong. Instead, it was the start of […]

YMCA College Readiness Program Earns National Recognition

The Community YMCA is helping at-risk students overcome obstacles and realize their dreams of attending college through Y Achievers, a nationally-recognized program that gives teens encouragement, support and tools to prepare them for a bright future. “At the Y, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can […]

The Lava Pit Brings BBQ to Long Branch

A new BBQ-themed restaurant is making waves in the Long Branch dining scene. After celebrating a grand opening in May, Lava Pit is attracting customers with a unique BBQ experience; they offer eat-in, take out, delivery and catering service. Kelly Ryan, owner of Lava Pit, believes the restaurant’s success is due in part to the people of […]

World War II Expert Shares D-Day Insights on June 13

from the SandPaper The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City will host a program by Paul Zigo, author of The Longest Walk, on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. Zigo will provide insights into his book about the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry […]

Inside the 2018 Songwriters On The Beach Series By 90.5 The Night

from New Jersey Stage Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Dramarama, Jason Morton & The Chesapeak Sons, Glorietta, Danielia Cotton, Ike Reilly, The Accidentals, and Animal Years.  Each week features great openers as well. This year includes opening […]

Earn Brookdale Medical Terminology Credits at ACI

from aci.edu As of May 1, 2018, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School and Brookdale Community College have entered into an articulation agreement that will allow students who complete select ACI programs to earn college credits towards Brookdale’s Medical Terminology course. This agreement is designed to benefit students of both schools who want to broaden their […]

USciences, Brookdale Community College Sign Articulation Agreements

from USciences.edu   Brookdale Community College and USciences signed a program-to-program articulation agreement and a professional bridge agreement for students interested in USciences’ pharmacy program at a ceremony on May 14, 2018. Both agreements would allow qualified students who complete select programs at Brookdale an opportunity to further their education in degree programs at USciences. “This […]

Brookdale students finish college degrees before their high school diplomas

from the Asbury Park Press MIDDLETOWN – Kaiya Jones was in a unique position when she accepted her associate degree from Brookdale Community College on Thursday in the Robert J. Collins Arena. This 18-year-old Neptune student is already halfway to completing her four-year college degree, but she hasn’t yet received her high school diploma. Her diploma from Poseidon Early College […]

Pallone recognizes outstanding high school students

from CentralJersey.com Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) announced this year’s U.S. Service Academy nominees and the winners of the 2018 Sixth Congressional District High School Arts Competition at a Congressional Awards Ceremony held at Rutgers University. The U.S. Service Academy nominees are: U.S. Naval Academy: Catherine Brown of Matawan Regional High School; Derek Gordon, […]

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