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OceanFirst Scholarship Winners Honored at Shadowbrook

The 50 incoming Brookdale Community College students awarded $1,000 OceanFirst Foundation scholarships were recognized at a dinner reception July 17 at the Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury. Attending the event were many of the scholarship winners and their parents, along with officials from Brookdale and OceanFirst. The scholarships were awarded through the Brookdale Community College Foundation, which received […]

Stout Takes on New Role as Freehold Campus Dean

David Stout’s first trip to the Brookdale campus in Lincroft was a lasting one. He was 10 years old and on a school trip, but remembers being smitten. “I loved being here,” he said. Thirteen years later, when he landed his first job here as a learning assistant, he said it felt like he was […]

Summer Shakespeare Ensemble Prepares for Opening Night

Despite the extreme humidity and heat, seeing individuals dressed in Renaissance garb reciting sentences in iambic pentameter on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus is not a mirage. Instead, it is the members of the Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble perfecting their performance for this year’s Shakespeare on the Lawn’s production, which opened on July 11. Members of the […]

Brookdale Alum ‘Throws Down’ in Cook-off with Master Chef

Brookdale alumnus Drew Araneo, of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, competed in a throwdown against Food Network’s celebrity chef Bobby Flay that drew more than 2,000 spectators to Keyport Waterfront Park on June 27. Araneo graduated from Brookdale’s culinary program in May 2000 and received the Brookdale Cordon Blue award recognizing him as the number one overall […]

“Bo” Scannapieco Joins Jersey Shore Sports Hall Of Fame

Brookdale’s record-setting softball coach Thomas “Bo” Scannapieco joined an elite group of local coaches and athletes June 29 when he was inducted into the Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame. In a public ceremony at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, Scannapieco was honored alongside the 1998 Toms River East Little League World Series Championship Team, Indianapolis Colts running […]

Brookdale Instructor Offers Tips for Staying Fit this Summer

The summer season brings with it a desire to get in shape and show off beach-ready bodies. It is also a time to see if those health conscious resolutions made for New Year’s were upheld. If they haven’t been, no worries! There are plenty of fun activities and nutritional recommendations that can be used so […]

Adult Basic Education: A Milestone on the Path to Success

There was standing room only at the Portuguese Club in Long Branch, where family, friends, Brookdale staff, and community members gathered to support participants of Brookdale’s Adult Basic Education Commencement and Achievement Awards Ceremony. This milestone event symbolized academic and personal success for the more than 300 students who completed, or advanced in, the English […]

Administrators Day Highlights the Importance of Work-Life Balance

Juggling the demands of both a career and personal life is often challenging for professionals. However, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle is essential to being a successful employee. In order to help employees establish a better work-life balance, presenters at Brookdale’s Administrators Day offered tips in financial planning, stress reduction, and identity theft and cybersecurity […]

Chhange Hosts ‘Lunch with a Survivor’

Local Holocaust survivors shared their experiences during the Nazi regime to help educate seventh grade students about intolerance, at two luncheons at Brookdale Community College on June 4 and 5. The “Lunch with a Survivor” program, developed by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale and Cedar Drive Middle School, […]

Early Bird Orientation Welcomes New Students

More than 350 high school seniors attended Early Bird Orientation at Brookdale Community College on June 5 and 6. This half-day orientation is designed to help high school seniors who are attending Brookdale in the fall register for courses, get acquainted with the campus, and ask questions. For the Early Bird Orientation, students gathered at the Student […]

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