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Congratulations Class of 2017!
Brookdale graduates toss their caps on the Lincroft campus following the 2017 Commencement ceremony.

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale Community College on May 12 during the college’s 47th annual commencement ceremony on the Lincroft campus. A total of 2,162 students from 21 different countries earned associate degrees from the college, with diplomas handed out during two ceremonies held in the Robert J. Collins Arena. The class of 2017 […]

Brookdale Celebrates 2017 Scholars Day
Employees stand together and hold up Scholars Day programs in the Student Life Center.

Hundreds of Brookdale employees came together on the Lincroft campus May 11 for a day of professional development, idea-sharing, personal enrichment and institutional growth during the 2017 Scholars Day program. This year’s Scholars Day, chaired by Linda DeButts, David Wiseman and Gabriela Sprague, featured a full morning of breakout sessions and exhibitions hosted by Brookdale […]

Ken Burns Film Series Continues at Brookdale
Tom Cioppa speaks in front of a digital screen in a MAN classroom building.

In anticipation of an upcoming appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, professors Bernard Olsen and Thomas Cioppa hosted a Q&A and film discussion of the director’s work on April. 27 in the MAN building. History professor Bernard Olsen presented Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” an award-winning 1990 miniseries about the American Civil War. As a credentialed expert […]

Students Celebrate at Spring Fling 2017
Two students hold up a bowl of fruit and pose beneath a balloon arch in a Lincroft campus parking lot.

To commemorate the hard work and achievements of Brookdale students during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Student Life Board hosted its annual Spring Fling week, a three day festival consisting of free food, games, music, movies and more from April 18-20 across the Lincroft campus. To kick off the festivities, hundreds of students gathered in the visitor’s parking […]

Brookdalians Return for 50th Anniversary Retiree Breakfast
Current and former employees mingle over buffet trays of food in the Student Life Center.

Nearly 80 Brookdale employees spanning the college’s 50-year history returned to campus on March 31 for the first ever Retiree Breakfast Reception, held in the Student Life Center. The event, emceed by business management professor Barbara Boyington, was held in honor of Brookdale’s 50th anniversary, featuring addresses and testimonials from Brookdalians both past and present. […]

Hundreds Attend 2017 Spring Open House
Employees speak with a local student in the Collins Arena lobby.

In honor of Brookdale’s 50th anniversary, employees from every academic institute and department came together on April 2 to host one the biggest, broadest and most interactive Spring Open House programs in college history. More than 450 local students and community members flocked to the Lincroft campus for the bi-annual Open House, which was completely redesigned for the 2016-17 school year. […]

Brookdale Launches Ken Burns Film Series
Ken Burns sits on a bench.

In preparation for a rare appearance by iconic documentary filmmaker Ken Burns at Brookdale in October, college faculty, staff and students came together on March 23 to launch “America’s Stories: A Ken Burns Film Series.” The film series, which features film clips, expert analysis and discussion of some of Burns’ most acclaimed documentaries, will run throughout […]

Students Left ‘Dazed and Confused’ by Hypnotist Sailesh
A hypnotist encourages students to "sleep" during a performance on stage in the Student Life Center.

The award-winning hypnotist known simply as Sailesh entertained attendees while leaving a handful of volunteers in a stupor as part of the Spring 2017 Laugh at Lunch series on Feb. 28 in the Student Life Center. While most students were content dining on free pizza and refreshments, nearly a dozen brave Brookdalians volunteered to join in […]

NJ Community College Students Save Big on Tuition
A group of students laughs together on the Lincroft Campus.

While community colleges have long been known as an affordable starting point for aspiring students, a new report finds that New Jersey’s community colleges provide the biggest potential cost savings in the nation. According to a recent study of federal tuition data by StudentLoanHero.com, New Jersey students who complete their first two years at a community college […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
A female student inspects a table of historic African American artifacts in the Student Life Center Lobby.

Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]

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