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Fifty Brookdale Students Receive OceanFirst Scholarships

Fifty incoming Brookdale freshmen will start off their college career with a $1,000 scholarship, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant, awarded to the Brookdale Foundation, is part of the OceanFirst Foundation’s seventh annual college scholarship initiative, which provides a total of $200,000 for students at Brookdale, Ocean […]

Brookdale Welcomes New EOF Students to Campus

More than 100 local students became part of the Brookdale community June 30, during a special orientation for the college’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program on the Lincroft campus. The program, now featuring a total enrollment of more than 320 students, offers dedicated counselors, grant opportunities and other support services to economically and educationally disadvantaged […]

English Professors Win National Poetry Awards

For much of the year, associate English professors Suzanne Parker and Laura McCullough spend their time teaching students the ins and outs of writing in a Brookdale classroom. When not on campus, Parker and McCullough lead by example. The two long-time instructors are also accomplished poets, piling up awards, accolades and a growing list of […]

Employees Take a ‘Spin’ with the National Guard

Ten Brookdalians left the Lincroft campus in style on June 21, hitching a ride in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter as part of the New Jersey Army National Guard’s “Educate the Educator” program. The program, held twice a month for high school and college employees across the Garden State, is designed to strengthen ties between schools […]

Brookdale Board Recognizes Outgoing Trustees

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy joined the Brookdale Board of Trustees on June 21 in recognizing three former board members for their contributions to the college community. Outgoing graduate trustee Paul Geissler, 2014-15 graduate trustee James McConnell and former board member David Flaherty received some well deserved praise from the trustees and board chair Carl […]

Students Return From Historic Trip to Cuba
Students study abroad in Cuba

Twenty-five Brookdale students, community members and faculty leaders returned this month from a week-long study abroad program in Cuba, the first ever offered by Brookdale since the college’s founding in 1967. The historic trip, offered as part of five Summer I courses in art, architecture and history, was made possible by a newly enacted “normalizing […]

Twenty Graduate From Free Welding Training Program

In just over two months, twenty previously unemployed residents from Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties have become certified, in-demand professionals, thanks to a free welding training program offered through Brookdale and Ocean County College (OCC). The 171-hour program, which ran from April 15 to June 20 in Toms River, taught students a wide range of […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL Program
ESL graduates pose with diplomas

Whether they came from Asia, Europe, South or Central America, all of the students graduating from Brookdale’s noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) program on June 15 shared one thing in common: they were one step closer to their dreams. For level 3 ESL graduate Olga Gamula, who moved from Ukraine to live with […]

Brookdale Unveils New University Partnerships
University Partnerships announcement banner

Beginning this September, students hoping to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Monmouth County will have more options and fewer limitations than ever before. Brookdale is partnering with Georgian Court, New Jersey City and Rutgers universities to offer exclusive degree programs, dual admissions, streamlined transfer services and other benefits to Brookdale graduates and local […]

‘College Promise’ Initiative Launched in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park School District, Brookdale Community College and the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation have partnered to launch the “Asbury Park College Promise.” The program, announced on June 9, offers college scholarships to eligible Asbury Park High School students who complete a comprehensive college readiness program beginning in the 11th grade. The “last-dollar” […]

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