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Brookdale Student Named to National Academic Team
Student Victoria Cattelona stands in front of a gray wooden wall wearing a black blazer and a blue ribbon

Long Branch resident and Brookdale Community College student Victoria Cattelona has been named one of the nation’s top achieving community college students as a member of the 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team. Cattelona, 21, was selected alongside 49 students from across the U.S. as a Coca-Cola Academic Bronze Scholar, earning a $1,000 scholarship and an invite to […]

Brookdale to Host Open House April 15
Brookdale Community College's digital entrance sign near the circle on Newman Springs Road.

Brookdale Community College will hold its annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 15 at 12 p.m. in the Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. High school students, career-changers and residents of all ages are invited to meet with Brookdale staff, ask questions and explore more than 50 degree and career training programs offered […]

Undefeated Jersey Blues Win Region XIX Title
The Brookdale men's basketball team and coaches pose for a photo with the Region XIX trophy in front of a scoreboard in a gym.

The Brookdale Jersey Blues men’s basketball team claimed Region XIX supremacy on March 4, defeating Cumberland County College 70-62 in the final round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Regional Tournament in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The win, which will send the Blues to the NJCAA National Championship tournament in New York on March 15, […]

Honorees Announced for 33rd Annual Wilbur Ray Dinner
The Rev. Terrence Porter speaks from a dais alongside a rabbi and a Muslim woman.

Six area community leaders, professionals and volunteers will be honored on April 6 during the 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at Jacques Reception Center, 500 Palmer Ave., Middletown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by local residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

33rd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
Eight men and women pose for a photo near a decorative window in a ballroom.

Six area community leaders, professionals and volunteers will be honored on April 6 during the 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Jacques Reception Center in Hazlet. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from […]

Brookdale Goes Bollywood During ‘Live at Lunch’
Brookdale students pose for a photo with four Bollywood dancers in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of students strapped on their dancing shoes and got an up-close look at one of the world’s most unique art forms on Feb. 27 as a team of performers from the acclaimed Sonalee’s Bollywood Dance Studio visited the Lincroft campus. The event, sponsored by Student Life Activities as part of this semester’s Live at Lunch […]

Students Host Chinese New Year Celebration
Students in the Brookdale Asia Society stand in front of an information table in the Student Life Center lobby.

Members of the Brookdale Asia Society officially ushered in the Year of the Dog on Feb. 27 during a college-wide Chinese New Year celebration held in the Student Life Center in Lincroft. The event, open to all students, employees and local community members, featured a wide variety of traditional food, interactive crafts, giveaways and information […]

Brookdale Student Takes Top Honors at AC Fashion Week
A young woman stands on a runway and faces the crowd as a model in a dress walks behind her.

Two Brookdale fashion students took center stage this month during 2018 Atlantic City Fashion Week (ACFW), held from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Brookdale fashion major Cynthia Mathews-Duran and Fashion Club president Elizabeth Wright were invited to participate in ACFW’s annual Student Showcase, displaying their original designs crafted from […]

Hundreds Attend 2018 Minority Male Initiative Conference
Four young men sit around a table with notebooks and notepads.

Dozens of industry professionals, educators and state officials came together in support of local students on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, held on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The conference, co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council and sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health, the FirstEnergy Foundation and Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund program, featured a full […]

Brookdale Culinary Grad Appears on ‘Chopped’
A young man and woman pose with their arms crossed while wearing chef's coats and aprons in front of a brick wall.

Since graduating from Brookdale’s Culinary Education Center (CEC) in Asbury Park in 2016, Neptune native Joshua Wiggins has been carving out a name for himself in the culinary world. After honing his fine dining skills with the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown and Scarborough Fair in Sea Girt, Wiggins was recruited by fellow CEC alum Wendy […]

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