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Brookdale Students ‘Commit to Complete’

Dozens of students pledged to earn a Brookdale degree and see their educational goals through on Oct. 19 during this year’s New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), hosted by the Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK). The initiative, sponsored at all of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges by the New Jersey Education Association and the New […]

Community Digs In to Second Annual Food Truck Fest

Despite rain and clouds hovering over the Lincroft campus, community members turned out in force on Oct. 14 for a day of live music, eclectic food and family fun on Oct. 14 during the second annual Spark Invitational Food Truck Festival. The event, hosted by Brookdale Public Radio, featured nearly a dozen of the area’s […]

AT&T Pioneers Co-Host STEM Workshop in Long Branch

As part of an ongoing collaboration between Brookdale and the AT&T Pioneers network, eight local professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered at the Long Branch Higher Education Center on Oct. 11 to host a career development workshop for Brookdale students. The program, titled “Where Does Your Future Lead?,” […]

Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joined a capacity crowd of students, employees and community members in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on Oct. 11 to kick off this semester’s Visiting Writers Series, running through Dec. 5 in Lincroft. Author of the internationally acclaimed debut novel The Residue Years and winner of the Whiting Award and the […]

Photography Exhibit to Mark Five-Year Sandy Anniversary

More than 60 photographs documenting the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Sandy will go on display in Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on Oct. 20 as part of a new exhibit titled “91 Days; Countless Nights.” The exhibit, featuring the work of Shark River Hills-based photographer Kevin R. Burkitt, includes dozens […]

Brookdale Professor Launches Sustainable Clothing Line

As a former fashion professional and chair of Brookdale Community College’s fashion design and merchandising department, Annmarie Hughes noticed a disturbing trend in her industry. The rise of “fast fashion” had created an exponential increase in the amount of clothing thrown away by Americans each year, topping 12 million tons in 2016 alone. Fast fashion […]

Golf Tournament Raises $63,000 for Brookdale Scholarships

More than 25 teams of golfers and dozens of area sponsors came together in support of local students Sept. 26 during the 39th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, hosted by the Brookdale Community College Foundation. The event, held at Eagles Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale, raised more than $63,000 for the Foundation’s “Building […]

Local Businesses Award Scholarships to Brookdale Students

Three Brookdale students will have an extra $1,000 for books, tuition and other college expenses this year thanks to new scholarship awards by members of the Corporate Resource Alliance (CRA), a New Jersey-based collective of business and community leaders. The alliance, which holds regular meetings at Brookdale’s Freehold Campus, joined with Manasquan-based member business Patriot […]

Brookdale Hosts First ‘Soccer Alumni Family Day’

More than 100 community members, alumni and current and former Jersey Blues players and coaches came together on Sept. 30 to recognize the nearly 50-year history of the Brookdale Soccer Program during the first ever Soccer Alumni Family Day on the Lincroft campus. The all-day event featured meet-and-greets, refreshments, backyard games such as ladder ball and bean […]

Student Clubs Partner to Host Immigration Forum

In the wake of a recent federal order that could potentially end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Brookdale student groups joined together on the Lincroft campus Sept. 21 to host an open forum titled “Immigration in America.” The forum, sponsored by Brookdale’s History and Political Science Club and Dreamers+, featured a number of guest speakers […]

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