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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” […]

Brookdale Welcomes Students to First Ever ‘STEM Day’

Nearly 40 elementary school students from Asbury Park and Bradley Beach visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on June 3 for a day of hands-on learning during the college’s first “STEM Day” celebration. Following a welcome address by assistant mathematics professor and program coordinator Susan Monroe, the students participated in a series of interactive STEM workshops hosted […]

Brookdale to Host Free Cybersecurity Camp

Brookdale is now accepting applications for the new GenCyber Jersey Blues program, a free, two-week cybersecurity training camp opening this July on the Lincroft campus. The program, funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, is open to local high school students and provides enrollees with an introduction to the fundamentals […]

Dozens Graduate from New College Readiness Program

Nearly 30 local high school seniors received some well deserved recognition on June 1, after completing the first ever College Readiness Program offered by the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) and Brookdale. Throughout the past school year, the students worked with faculty and staff from the district and Brookdale to develop college-level knowledge and […]

Foundation Scholarship Ball Raises Nearly $100,000

Hundreds of employees, alumni, local officials and community members came together for a historic night at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale on May 27, raising an unprecedented amount of money for Brookdale students during the 2016 Brookdale Foundation Scholarship Ball. The event, hosted by the Brookdale Foundation, raised an all-time record […]

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