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Songwriters on the Beach Returns to Belmar

Following a mid-summer thunderstorm that forced festivities indoors on July 7, Brookdale Public Radio’s annual summer concert series finally took to the beach on July 14 with an evening of high-energy folk rock by the Ballroom Thieves, JT Makoviecki and James Black. Hundreds of local music fans lined the Belmar beach between 16th and 17th avenues for the second […]

Dream Academy Students Prep for First Semester

The newest – and youngest – members of the Brookdale community were welcomed to campus last week, as the Asbury Park Dream Academy Early College High School program kicked off a four-week preparatory program in Lincroft. The 15 students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School, received their official Brookdale student IDs, trained for […]

Project-Based Learning Takes ‘Root’ at Brookdale

The concept of “project-based learning” – of taking students out of the classroom and teaching lessons through hands on, collaborative activities – is not a new one. In fact, according to Brookdale chemistry professor Tom Berke, it’s about 2,500 years old. But the method is gaining popularity at colleges across the country, as faculty and […]

Brookdale Alum Puts Skills to Work in Panama

It was the summer of 2013, and Ocean Township resident Hunter Koperweis was looking for an opportunity to travel before officially enrolling at Brookdale the following fall. He had heard of a ten-day study abroad program in Brazil, led by Brookdale faculty and the college’s International Education Center, and decided to give it a shot. […]

Brookdale to Host Automotive Open Houses

Residents interested in a rewarding career in automotive service and technology are invited to attend one of two free open houses offered on the Lincroft campus in July and August. The open houses, held at 6 p.m. on July 13 and Aug. 9 in the Brookdale Auto Tech Building, are free and open to all. […]

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 […]

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