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Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series
Author Mitchell Jackson poses for a photo in front of a Visiting Writers Series banner.

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
A black and white photo of a hurricane-ravaged garage, covered with snow.

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
Professor Annemarie Hughes holds a red t-shirt on the Lincroft campus walkway.

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
A team of golfers stands together on a green.

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
Denzell Marable stands with members of the Corporate Resource Alliance in Freehold on Oct. 3.

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’
Soccer players, alumni, coaches and supporters stand together on the Brookdale Soccer Field in Lincroft.

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
Ashley Zampogna-Krug and Brenda Codallos speak to a classroom of students in the MAN building.

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 […]

Brookdale Haunted Theater Returns Friday, Oct. 13
A masked, costumed 'mad scientist' poses for a photo in the Brookdale Haunted Theater.

Residents are invited to navigate nearly one mile of ghouls, monsters and terrifying set pieces this fall when The Haunted Theater returns to Brookdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Lincroft. The attraction, designed and operated by more than 100 local actors, technicians and Brookdale theater students, offers a sprawling maze of themed rooms […]

School Year Kicks Off With 2017 Welcome Back Week
Students pose for a group photo on the Lincroft campus.

Hundreds of new and returning students came together from Sept. 12 to 14 to ride mechanical sharks, play inflatable bungee games, sign up for campus clubs, watch open-air movies and dine on barbecue and funnel cakes during Brookdale’s 2017 Welcome Back Week. The festivities kicked off Sept. 12 with a Welcome Back BBQ on the Lincroft […]

Suzanne Brennan Joins Brookdale Board of Trustees
New trustee Suzanne Brennan poses for a photo in Brookdale's Wall West building.

Howell Resident Suzanne Brennan was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Sept. 12 during the board’s monthly public meeting at the college’s Wall Township campus. A practicing attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Brennan currently serves as the municipal public defender for Howell Township. […]

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