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‘College Promise’ Initiative Launched in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park School District, Brookdale Community College and the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation have partnered to launch the “Asbury Park College Promise.” The program, announced on June 9, offers college scholarships to eligible Asbury Park High School students who complete a comprehensive college readiness program beginning in the 11th grade. The “last-dollar” […]

Brookdale Welcomes Students to First Ever ‘STEM Day’

Nearly 40 elementary school students from Asbury Park and Bradley Beach visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on June 3 for a day of hands-on learning during the college’s first “STEM Day” celebration. Following a welcome address by assistant mathematics professor and program coordinator Susan Monroe, the students participated in a series of interactive STEM workshops hosted […]

Brookdale to Host Free Cybersecurity Camp

Brookdale is now accepting applications for the new GenCyber Jersey Blues program, a free, two-week cybersecurity training camp opening this July on the Lincroft campus. The program, funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, is open to local high school students and provides enrollees with an introduction to the fundamentals […]

Dozens Graduate from New College Readiness Program

Nearly 30 local high school seniors received some well deserved recognition on June 1, after completing the first ever College Readiness Program offered by the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) and Brookdale. Throughout the past school year, the students worked with faculty and staff from the district and Brookdale to develop college-level knowledge and […]

Foundation Scholarship Ball Raises Nearly $100,000

Hundreds of employees, alumni, local officials and community members came together for a historic night at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale on May 27, raising an unprecedented amount of money for Brookdale students during the 2016 Brookdale Foundation Scholarship Ball. The event, hosted by the Brookdale Foundation, raised an all-time record […]

Brookdale Hosts 17th Annual NJWA Conference

More than 100 writing educators from across the Garden State gathered in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on May 25 for the 17th annual New Jersey Writing Alliance (NJWA) Conference, a day-long series of workshops and networking opportunities designed to foster growth, collaboration and student success at the high school and college levels. The 2016 conference, […]

Brookdale Approves Two New Higher Education Partnerships

The Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees approved two new higher education partnerships on May 17 designed to expand opportunities for local high school and college students. Officials from Brookdale and Georgian Court University (GCU) signed off on the new Brookdale – Georgian Court University Partnership, which will allow students to earn bachelor’s and master’s […]

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 […]

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