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Brookdale Trustees Welcome New Board Member
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Engineer, construction professional and decorated Army veteran Francis Bret Kaufman was sworn in as a member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Nov. 20 during the board’s monthly meeting in Lincroft. A resident of Spring Lake and a graduate of Manasquan High School, Kaufman graduated from West Point military academy in New […]

Students Celebrate 2015 International Education Week
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Brookdale students, faculty and staff joined colleagues from around the world from Nov. 16-19 in celebrating the global exchange of ideas, values and culture during 2015 International Education Week. The initiative, spearheaded by the U.S. State Department and Department of Education, kicked off at Brookdale with an international education information session at the Freehold campus […]

Hundreds Attend 2015 Fall Open House
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More than 800 high school students, career changers and community members of all ages flocked to the Lincroft campus on Nov. 15 for Brookdale’s 2015 Fall Open House. Attendees were able to take guided tours of the campus and meet one-on-one with faculty and staff from every academic institute and student service division. Prospective students […]

Brookdale Big Band Celebrates 30th Anniversary
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The Brookdale Big Band celebrated three decades of swing, jazz and high-energy entertainment on Nov. 14 with a special 30th anniversary concert at the Performing Arts Center in Lincroft. Hundreds of local music fans and Brookdale community members packed into the theater for the milestone performance, which featured an eclectic set-list of 1940’s and 1950’s […]

Poli Sci Students Host Presidential Info Session
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Nearly a dozen Brookdale political science students joined associate professor Jonathan Moschberger, instructor Fred Hertrich and Rutgers University program manager Joe Walsh at the Freehold campus on Nov. 11 in an effort to “get out the vote” for 2016. Flanked by life-sized cutouts of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the students set up […]

Brookdale Culinary Alum Achieves the “Impossible”
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For the second time this year, Culinary Education Center (CEC) alumna Emily Chapman took top honors on the Food Network competition program “Chopped,” defeating celebrity chef Robert Irvine and winning $40,000 in an episode airing on Nov. 12. The program, titled “Chopped: Impossible,” was a tournament of champions featuring 12 previous “Chopped” winners. Chapman, a 27-year-old […]

Student Veterans Look To The Past
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The Brookdale Student Veterans Club joined with the Office of Student Life and Activities on Nov. 10 to honor the courage, sacrifice and achievements of America’s World War II military veterans. The groups invited all members of the college community to attend an intimate personal talk and a showcase of WWII memorabilia by retired attorney […]

90.5 The Night Membership Drive Raises $38,000
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During a five-day blitz of special programming and unique promotional offers, the staff and personalities at Brookdale Public Radio were able to raise more than $38,000 for the station as part of the 2015 Fall Membership Drive. Hundreds of listeners stepped up in support of the fan-favorite local station, which has been named “Top Radio […]

Acclaimed Author William Watkins Returns to Brookdale
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Brookdale’s 2015 Visiting Writers Series continued on Nov. 3 with the return of acclaimed novelist, poet and playwright William Jon Watkins. One of Brookdale’s founding faculty members, Watkins served as a humanities professor at the college until his retirement in 2008. During that span, Watkins made a name for himself as a science fiction author […]

Rwandan Debaters Bring Global Perspective to Brookdale
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A team of top debaters from Rwanda visited the Brookdale campus for two days this week as part of a U.S. tour designed to foster new partnerships and promote a greater understanding of the East African nation. The iDebate Team, a non-governmental youth organization that uses academic debate to catalyze important discussions among Rwandan students, […]

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