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Honorees Announced for 50th Anniversary Brookdale Scholarship Ball
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In recognition of Brookdale Community College’s 50th Anniversary, the Brookdale Foundation will present five awards to local education advocates, philanthropists and college founders during the 2017 Brookdale Foundation Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The honorees were announced during a celebratory reception and kickoff event at the home […]

Support Local Students in the 2017 ‘Charity Challenge’
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Brookdale community members and Monmouth County residents are encouraged to join together in support of local students during the 4th annual OceanFirst Charity Challenge. For the next four weeks, nonprofit organizations across central and southern New Jersey will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for worthy local causes, with the top fundraisers earning a share of […]

Career Training Graduates Honored at 2nd Annual Commencement
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More than 100 community members and college officials came together in the Student Life Center on April 5 to celebrate student achievement during Brookdale’s 2nd annual Career Training Commencement Ceremony, hosted by Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS). Nearly 30 graduates of dozens of career training programs – including dental assistant, Microsoft Office specialist, medical billing, nonprofit management and web […]

Students Celebrate Diversity at 2017 International Fest
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In recognition of the countless cultures and backgrounds that make up the Brookdale community, members of the International Students Association and the International Education Center came together on April 5 to host the 2017 International Festival in the Student Life Center. More than one hundred students attended the festival, which featured information booths offering seemingly endless varieties of international […]

Twenty-One Graduate from Free Welding Training Program
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Jesus Fonseca of Red Bank used to be a commercial painter. Doug Brain of Tinton Falls owned a body shop for 26 years. Henry Berkebile, of Manchester, was in construction. As of February, however, all three were unemployed. And, like many in their situation, they were looking for a new start. The trio, like 18 […]

Hundreds Attend 2017 Spring Open House
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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. […]

Neptune Early-College Program Welcomes Class of 2021
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For 17 local elementary school students, college is no longer a far-off dream. In only a matter of months, it will be a reality. The students – all incoming high school freshmen from Neptune Middle School and Bradley Beach Elementary School – are the fourth cohort to join the Poseidon Early College High School program, a joint […]

Chhange Hosts ‘Muslim Women in Our Community’ Program
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A capacity crowd of local residents, educators and community leaders came together in the Student Life Center in Lincroft on March 22 for a unique panel discussion hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange). The program, titled “Muslim Women in Our Community,” featured five female professionals and social advocates from […]

Nine Honored at 32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner
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It was a night to recognize the unsung heroes of Monmouth County, while raising money to support the students who may one day carry on their legacy. The 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner, held March 10 at the Sheraton Eatontown hotel, honored nine local professionals, community leaders, volunteers and activists for their often unheralded work […]

‘Project Medicine Drop’ Comes to Brookdale
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Representatives from the state Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety joined with Brookdale police officers and college officials on March 7 to promote Project Medicine Drop on the Lincroft campus. The statewide initiative, spearheaded by the Attorney General’s Office and the N.J. Division of Consumer of Affairs, encourages […]

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