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CVA Gallery Exhibit Marks Five-Year Sandy Anniversary
Guests view photos of destroyed housing as part of a Hurricane Sandy memorial exhibit in the CVA Gallery

Five years ago this week, Monmouth County was enjoying a relatively pleasant fall. Families were buying Halloween costumes, making plans for Thanksgiving and gearing up to vote in a presidential election. Many were marveling, as they often do, at how quickly the seasons can change here in New Jersey. Then reports began to emerge of […]

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 […]

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 Welcomes New International Students to Campus
Two dozen students, staff and administrators stand together for a photo on the Lincroft Campus Walkway.

More than 20 students from across the globe were welcomed into the Brookdale family on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program hosted by the International Education Center (IEC). The students – hailing from countries including China, Pakistan, Brazil, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Honduras, the Philippines, Russia and Jamaica – were greeted by a wide range […]

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 […]

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