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Freehold Campus Hosts Family Welcome Night
Yesenia Madas speaks to a roomful of students and parents in the Freehold Campus community room.

Dozens of new students and their parents were officially welcomed into the Brookdale community on Aug. 23 during this year’s Freehold Campus Family Welcome Night, held in the community room at Brookdale’s Freehold campus. Faculty and representatives from a wide range of student service divisions joined Freehold Campus Dean Yesenia Madas and interim Brookdale President David Stout […]

Students Build Skills in New Construction Training Program
A student measures a window in an unfinished building.

Six local men are on their way to rewarding careers in the construction industry after completing an intensive, five-week training program held this summer on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The program, titled Construction Basics and Building Technology, was the first such course offered by Brookdale’s new Accelerated Career and Technical (ACT) Institute, which provides local students with […]

Brookdale Hosts 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash
Interim president David Stout and three Monmouth County Freeholders stand together in front of a black banner reading '50 Years of Making Dreams Possible' in the CVA Gallery.

When local officials and advocacy groups first proposed establishing a public community college in Monmouth County in the 1960’s, the idea was not a popular one. Many believed there would not be enough demand to sustain a two-year institution, with Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) already operating in West Long Branch. Others thought it would […]

Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort
Students pose with their certificates of recognition in a blue-painted room in Asbury Park High School.

For 17 local high schoolers, college starts now. The students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School (APHS), were officially inducted on June 29 into the Asbury Park Dream Academy, a unique early-college high school program cohosted by the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College. Throughout the next four years, the students will […]

Hundreds Attend Open House at New Wall Campus Building
Prospective students and their parents speak with Brookdale employees in the Wall West lobby.

More than 250 students, prospective students and family members got a close look at Brookdale’s new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during the inaugural open house for Brookdale’s newly christened Wall Campus. The open house featured a variety of information booths, welcome addresses, refreshments, giveaways and guided tours of the new classroom […]

Residents Invited to Tour New Brookdale Classroom Building
The exterior of the Wall West Classroom building, which features orange walls, decorative glass panelling and rock accents.

Community members are invited to explore Brookdale Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during a public open house, held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s Wall Higher Education Center, 800 Monmouth Blvd. Attendees will be able to tour the facility, meet with college representatives and explore cutting […]

David Stout Appointed as Interim Brookdale President
David Stout poses for a photo on the Lincroft Campus walkway.

The Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on June 20 to appoint vice president David Stout as the college’s interim president, beginning on July 1. Stout, who has served as Brookdale’s chief student services officer and vice president for student success since 2015, first joined the college as a learning assistant in 1997. […]

Brookdale Administrator Wins ‘Rising Professional’ Award
Reve Anderko holds up a plaque in front of the CAR Building in Lincroft.

Reve Anderko, associate director of Brookdale’s One Stop Center for Student Services, has been named one of the top young professionals in the state by the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).  Last month Anderko was presented with the NJACAC’s coveted “Rising Professional Award,” which recognizes admission counseling professionals new to the profession who exemplify excellence […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL, GED Programs
A group of students, staff and faculty stand together and hold up certificates of completion at the Hazlet Campus.

For Jose Escobar, learning English has not been easy. Twice a week for the last four years, the Matawan-based landscaper and painter has left work and ridden his bicycle more than four miles to Brookdale’s Higher Education Center in Hazlet, where he has spent his evenings conjugating verbs and practicing grammar in the college’s noncredit English as a […]

Brookdale Administrator Wins National ’40 Under 40′ Award
Christine Tuzzio is pictured on campus alongside a logo for the AAWCC

Christine Tuzzio, Brookdale’s manager of social media, advertising, and production, has been named one of the top young community college professionals in the nation by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Tuzzio joined a select group of “movers and shakers” at community colleges across the U.S. this year by receiving the AAWCC’s “40 […]

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