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EOF Graduates Honored at 2016 Awards Dinner

Brookdale faculty, staff, administrators and a wide range of community members came together on May 11 to congratulate the nearly 100 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students who were set to graduate at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on May 13. The graduates, surrounded by a capacity crowd of friends, family and classmates in the Student Life […]

Congratulations Class of 2016!

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale Community College on May 13 during the college’s 46th annual commencement ceremony on the Lincroft campus. A total of 2,041 students from 18 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 […]

Yom HaShoah Ceremony Honors Local Holocaust Survivors

For today’s educators and advocates, it can be difficult to convey the true impact of the Holocaust to younger generations. The pure statistics – six million European Jews murdered, including 1.5 million children, between 1933 and 1945 – are so daunting that they can be almost impossible to grasp. Instead, historians like Dr. Samuel Kassow […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises $1,600 for Food Pantries

The “recipe” for Brookdale’s annual Empty Bowls program is a simple one: take some delicious soup, add in dozens of hand-made ceramic bowls, sprinkle on some prize giveaways, and mix it all together with a spirit of charitable giving. The result is one of the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection’s (EVC) longest running initiatives, which raises […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘STEM Challenge’ for Girl Scouts

Years ago, when Laura Ostar first met with a guidance counselor to switch her major to engineering, she was politely told that she “didn’t look like an engineer.” Despite coming from a long line of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals – including a grandmother who had helped put a man on the moon […]

Brookdale International Center Goes ‘Inside Islam’

More than 100 students, employees and local residents came together in the Student Life Center on April 14 for a screening and discussion of the documentary Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The program, cosponsored by Brookdale’s International Education Center, the Global Citizenship Project, Student Life & Activities and the Monmouth Center for World […]

Brookdale Hosts 3rd Annual Career and Internship Fair

More than 130 Brookdale students and 36 area employers came together in the Student Life Center on March 24 for the third annual Career and Internship Fair, hosted by Brookdale’s Office of Career and Leadership Development. The event, which capped off four weeks of job-centered programming offered during Brookdale’s annual Career Month, gave students a […]

WILL Opens Up Dialogue on Sexual Assault

Brookdale’s Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) club partnered with American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) on March 22 to host a campus-wide “A Day of Dialogue” on sexual violence, harassment, consent, stalking and other topics that impact college-age students in America. The program – which featured a panel of five Brookdale officials […]

Eight Honored at 31st Annual Wilbur Ray Dinner

It was a night to recognize the unsung heroes of Monmouth County, while raising money to support the students who may one day take their place. The 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner, held March 11 at the Sheraton Eatontown hotel, honored eight local professionals, community leaders, volunteers and activists for their often unheralded work […]

‘Care for Rare’ Campaign Raises Thousands

It began with a simple idea: Brookdale career services representative Jill Donovan wanted to recognize global Rare Disease Day with a day-long program at the college on Feb. 29. Donovan, whose five-year-old daughter Grace was born with the rare metabolic disorder galactosemia, decided to raise awareness and research funding for the disorder by offering employees […]

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