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Brookdale Alum Turns ‘Digital Nomad,’ Packs Bag for Asia
A man stands in a Brookdale classroom next to two packed backpacks on a desk.

It’s been a long, winding road for Paul Kovalski. And that’s just the way he likes it. To date, the 28-year-old Marlboro native and burgeoning entrepreneur has visited more than 20 countries, launching a podcast in the process and working to grow a new digital brand centered on travel, meditation and the pursuit of passion. […]

Career Services Launches New ‘Learn @ Lunch’ Series
Students and staff stand together in the officers of Maser Consulting as part of Brookdale's Learn at Lunch series

Dozens of Brookdale students were able to tour local businesses and network with working professionals and Brookdale alumni this fall as part of the new “Learn @ Lunch” series, sponsored by the Office of Career and Leadership Development (CLD). The free initiative, spearheaded by CLD assistant director Anne LaPorta, provides students with lunch, transportation and […]

Students, Employers Connect at Healthcare Career Fair
A Brookdale student meets with a healthcare recruiter during a job fair in Lincroft.

Representatives from 20 of the largest and most respected local healthcare organizations came together to meet with students and collect resumes on Dec. 13 during Brookdale’s biannual Healthcare Career Opportunities Day in Lincroft. The free event, sponsored by Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS), allowed Brookdale healthcare students and alumni to meet one-on-one with Monmouth County […]

Brookdale Student Selected as MTVU VJ

Following open auditions held at colleges and universities across the country, MTVU has selected Brookdale student and Manalapan resident Sophia Parola as its next on-air VJ. Parola, who was selected from more than 300 total applicants for the role, will host a series of paid video projects for the college-oriented cable network over the next […]

Chinese Vocational Education Leaders Visit Brookdale
Administrators from Brookdale and representatives from China stand together between American and Chinese flags

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 […]

Cybersecurity Student Receives Full NSF Scholarship
A Brookdale students stands on the Campus Walkway Path near the Student Life Center in Lincroft

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 […]

AT&T Pioneers Co-Host STEM Workshop in Long Branch
Students talk with local experts as part of a career workshop in Long Branch.

As part of an ongoing collaboration between Brookdale and the AT&T Pioneers network, eight local professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered at the Long Branch Higher Education Center on Oct. 11 to host a career development workshop for Brookdale students. The program, titled “Where Does Your Future Lead?,” […]

Addiction Studies Program Earns State, National Accreditations
An images of stacked books, next to an official logo for Brookdale's Business and Social Sciences Institute.

In the face of a nationwide opiate epidemic, which has touched the lives of countless residents across central New Jersey in recent years, area treatment centers and health care providers are reporting an increased demand for trained addiction counselors and treatment specialists. To help meet that demand – and ensure local residents and families have […]

Brookdale Professor Launches Sustainable Clothing Line
Professor Annemarie Hughes holds a red t-shirt on the Lincroft campus walkway.

As a former fashion professional and chair of Brookdale Community College’s fashion design and merchandising department, Annmarie Hughes noticed a disturbing trend in her industry. The rise of “fast fashion” had created an exponential increase in the amount of clothing thrown away by Americans each year, topping 12 million tons in 2016 alone. Fast fashion […]

Interior Design Students Featured in New CVA Exhibit
Students and faculty pose for a photo near a display of interior design treatments in the CVA Gallery.

More than 80 pieces of design work from nearly 50 Brookdale interior design students are now on display in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery as part of a new Student Achievement Showcase, open to the public through Oct. 12. The exhibit features a wide range of illustrations, computer-aided design (CAD) work, 3D renderings, floor […]

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