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Brookdale Launches ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative
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It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams, citing sources in MLA format, keeping up with coursework for five different classes – all while balancing responsibilities at home and, for many, at an off-campus job as well. Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to […]

Remembrance Day Program Tackles Tough Questions
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Are there limits to forgiveness? Do victims have the responsibility to overcome injustice and rise above resentment, or are there some crimes that can never be forgotten? These and other difficult questions were at the heart of a special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 17
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Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and new scholarship opportunities on Feb. 17 during the third annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Staff, Administrators Co-Host Professional Development Day
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More than 150 Brookdale administrators and staff members came together in the spirit of team-building and mutual growth on Jan. 10 during the first ever Joint Professional Development Day, hosted by a volunteer committee representing both employee unions. According to committee co-chairs Katherine Wiegers and Deborah Almeida, the goal of the program was to break down […]

Giving Tree Program Donates Nearly 800 Gifts
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Brookdale students, faculty, staff and administrators came together in support of local families this holiday season, helping collect and distribute nearly 800 holiday presents and gift cards during the 23rd annual Giving Tree program. The program, hosted by Brookdale’s Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC), connects Brookdalians with underprivileged children and families in Monmouth County and the local organizations that offer […]

Brookdale Hosts First ‘Retirement Reimagined’ Conference
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Retirement, at least traditionally, has long been viewed as an opportunity to travel, pursue hobbies and simply relax following decades of hard work. But for many of today’s retirees, there may be more questions than answers. “Following the day-dreamy imaginings of travel and leisure, many new retirees face an intimidating question: ‘What’s next?’” said Brookdale Lifelong […]

Brookdale Hosts First Annual Career Exploration Night
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Dozens of area residents visited the Lincroft campus on Dec. 1 for Brookdale’s first ever Career Exploration Night, an adult-centered open house featuring representatives from nearly every college department and student service division. Attendees were able to visit dedicated information booths and speak one-on-one with college staff about some of the most rewarding and fastest […]

Madeline Ferraro Joins Brookdale Board of Trustees
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Wall Township resident Madeline Ferraro was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees during the board’s annual reorganization meeting in Lincroft on Nov. 29. Since 2002, Ferraro has served as vice president of government relations and public affairs for the Morristown-based nonprofit health care network Atlantic Health System. There […]

Student Wins MTVU Contest, Headed to SXSW
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Brookdale student Demi Vernikov is looking forward to an exciting Spring Break this March, when she travels to the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas to attend the 2017 MTVU Woodie Awards. The all-expenses-paid trip comes courtesy of MTVU’s “Spin and Win” contest, which allows college students across the country to enter for […]

90.5 The Night Membership Drive Raises $36,000
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Hundreds of local music fans and community members pledged their support for Brookdale Public Radio last month during the station’s biannual membership drive, which featured five days of special programming and unique promotional offers followed by an intimate musical engagement headlined by British singer-songwriter James Maddock. Running from Oct. 24 – 28, the on-air membership drive […]

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