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Brookdale Hosts 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash
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When local officials and advocacy groups first proposed establishing a public community college in Monmouth County in the 1960’s, the idea was not a popular one. Many believed there would not be enough demand to sustain a two-year institution, with Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) already operating in West Long Branch. Others thought it would […]

Students ‘Dive In’ to Bermuda Study Abroad Program
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It’s rare to find a college syllabus that includes items like snorkeling, coral reef research, fish identification and trawling for plankton. It’s rarer still to find a summer class that meets on a boat, a marine research base and in a fully functioning laboratory on the island of Bermuda. But for the eight students who […]

Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort
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For 17 local high schoolers, college starts now. The students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School (APHS), were officially inducted on June 29 into the Asbury Park Dream Academy, a unique early-college high school program cohosted by the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College. Throughout the next four years, the students will […]

Hundreds Attend Open House at New Wall Campus Building
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More than 250 students, prospective students and family members got a close look at Brookdale’s new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during the inaugural open house for Brookdale’s newly christened Wall Campus. The open house featured a variety of information booths, welcome addresses, refreshments, giveaways and guided tours of the new classroom […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes New Graduate Trustee
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State Assemblyman Sean Kean joined interim Brookdale president David Stout on July 5 to swear in Austin Ridoux as the Brookdale Board of Trustees’ newest graduate trustee. Ridoux, of Wall, graduated from Brookdale in May with a degree in business administration. This fall he will transfer to the Rutgers University Business School in New Brunswick, where […]

Residents Invited to Tour New Brookdale Classroom Building
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Community members are invited to explore Brookdale Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during a public open house, held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s Wall Higher Education Center, 800 Monmouth Blvd. Attendees will be able to tour the facility, meet with college representatives and explore cutting […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13
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Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will kick off July 13 on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The free, open-air theater performances will be held Thursday through Sunday evenings from July 13 to July 23. Showtime is 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns July 13
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Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Sonny Landreth, Wesley Stace, Tommy Stinson, Ari Hest, Hamish Anderson and The Grip Weeds. The free, open-air concert series will run from July 13 through Aug. 31. Concerts are held every Thursday […]

Brookdale Students Join Effort to Preserve, Restore Fort Hancock
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Brookdale interior design students and faculty have partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to help reimagine one of the Jersey Shore’s most iconic historical landmarks. Over the last five months, ten students worked with professor Celeste Chirichello, instructor Erica Tufaro and NPS officials to create comprehensive redevelopment proposals for three buildings at Fort Hancock, the decommissioned military […]

David Stout Appointed as Interim Brookdale President
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The Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on June 20 to appoint vice president David Stout as the college’s interim president, beginning on July 1. Stout, who has served as Brookdale’s chief student services officer and vice president for student success since 2015, first joined the college as a learning assistant in 1997. […]

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