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Iconic Filmmaker Ken Burns Speaks at Brookdale

Nearly 2,000 students, employees and community members packed into the Collins Arena on Oct. 27 for a rare public appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Winner of fifteen Emmy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008 for his […]

Chinese Vocational Education Leaders Visit Brookdale

Representatives from the China Vocational Education Association (CVEA) toured Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and met with college leadership on Nov. 2 as part of a week-long professional development tour of American community colleges. The delegation – which met with interim Brookdale President David Stout, Vice President for Learning Matthew Reed, Executive Dean of Regional Locations and K-12 […]

Brookdale, Delaware State University Announce Articulation Agreement

Brookdale Community College and Delaware State University (DSU) have established a new articulation agreement that will offer guaranteed admission and credit transfer to eligible Brookdale graduates beginning this year. DSU, founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). […]

Filmmaker Robin Lung Presents ‘Finding Kukan’ at Brookdale

Dozens of students and community members came together in the Student Life Center in Lincroft on Oct. 26 for a rare public presentation by  documentary filmmaker Robin Lung. The program, sponsored by the Brookdale Asia Society and the nonprofit New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia (NJ-ALPHA), […]

CVA Gallery Exhibit Marks Five-Year Sandy Anniversary

Five years ago this week, Monmouth County was enjoying a relatively pleasant fall. Families were buying Halloween costumes, making plans for Thanksgiving and gearing up to vote in a presidential election. Many were marveling, as they often do, at how quickly the seasons can change here in New Jersey. Then reports began to emerge of […]

Cybersecurity Student Receives Full NSF Scholarship

Brookdale student Jason Fomuke has joined an elite group of college students from across the country this fall after being accepted into the National Science Foundation‘s (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Fomuke, of Monroe, will receive a full-ride scholarship for his final year at Brookdale along with a $22,500 stipend and an allowance of up to $9,000 for […]

Brookdale Students ‘Commit to Complete’

Dozens of students pledged to earn a Brookdale degree and see their educational goals through on Oct. 19 during this year’s New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), hosted by the Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK). The initiative, sponsored at all of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges by the New Jersey Education Association and the New […]

Brookdale Receives $1.7M Grant to Enhance Courses, Services

Brookdale Community College has been selected as one of only ten colleges in the country to be awarded a federal higher education grant, which will be used to enhance curriculum and provide new student services at the college over the next five years. The $1,776,855 grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under the “Title III: […]

‘Jackass’ Star Brandon Novak Talks Addiction, Hope and Recovery

From the highest highs, including sponsorship deals, hit movies and a bestselling autobiography, to the lowest lows, including stints in prison, rehab, and homelessness on the streets of Baltimore, Brandon Novak has lived a life that defies easy description. Recruited in his early teens as the nation’s next top professional skateboarder – drawing praise from […]

Community Digs In to Second Annual Food Truck Fest

Despite rain and clouds hovering over the Lincroft campus, community members turned out in force on Oct. 14 for a day of live music, eclectic food and family fun on Oct. 14 during the second annual Spark Invitational Food Truck Festival. The event, hosted by Brookdale Public Radio, featured nearly a dozen of the area’s […]

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