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Dr. Robert Rechnitz Meets With Poseidon Students

Monmouth County arts and education patron Dr. Robert Rechnitz met with second-year students in the Poseidon Early College High School program in Neptune on Feb. 11, taking time to discuss their educational goals and their experience in the unique program. Dr. Rechnitz and his wife Joan, co-founders of the Two River Theater in Red Bank, […]

Minority Male Initiative Conference Returns Feb. 19

Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council will join forces once again on Feb. 19 to offer guidance, support and unique opportunities to college-age, male minority students. The second annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Student Life Center, is free and open to local high school seniors and current […]

31st Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners

Eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 11 during the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Brookdale President Nominated for AACC Board

Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy is one of a select group of higher education executives nominated to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the premier advocacy organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year institutions across the U.S. The 2016 slate of nominees includes 18 community college presidents and chief […]

FBI, Genocide Survivor Discuss Human Rights in U.S.

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) welcomed a panel of experienced Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Rwandan genocide survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana on Feb. 4 to discuss how students and community members can take an active role in identifying human rights violations in the U.S. The program began with each […]

Local Students Compete in ‘Roller Coaster Challenge’

More than 100 students representing 14 high schools from across Monmouth and Ocean counties gathered at Neptune High School on Feb. 3 for a unique engineering competition hosted by Brookdale STEM faculty and students. The competitors were divided into teams and tasked with building a functioning “roller coaster” out of a small bag of supplies, […]

Hundreds Attend Brookdale-Rutgers Open House

More than 200 area students and parents filled Brookdale’s Freehold campus on Feb. 2 for the first ever Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership Open House. Faculty, staff and administrators from both Brookdale and Rutgers University were on hand to meet with interested families and answer questions about the partnership, which allows Brookdale graduates the opportunity to earn a […]

SBDC Hosts Free “Social Media Bootcamp”

Even for the largest businesses, keeping up with changing technology can be a monumental task. Every year, it seems, there is a new web app, mobile device or social media platform to adapt to. But for small business owners and entrepreneurs, who often have limited resources to devote to digital marketing, staying on the cutting […]

Brookdale Receives $50,000 Scholarship Grant

Fifty eligible Brookdale students will receive $1,000 in academic scholarships next year thanks to a $50,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. On Jan. 21, OceanFirst Bank senior vice president Nina Anuario and vice president Elaine Boyko visited the Lincroft campus to present Brookdale president Dr. Maureen Murphy and Brookdale Foundation executive director […]

Brookdale, Rutgers to Host Joint Open House

Local students and adults interested in earning a bachelor’s degree closer to home are invited to take advantage of a unique partnership between Brookdale and Rutgers University. The Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership, hosted out of Brookdale’s Freehold campus since 1998, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate degree and a Rutgers bachelor’s degree without having to leave […]

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