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Students ‘Dive In’ to Bermuda Study Abroad Program

It’s rare to find a college syllabus that includes items like snorkeling, coral reef research, fish identification and trawling for plankton. It’s rarer still to find a summer class that meets on a boat, a marine research base and in a fully functioning laboratory on the island of Bermuda. But for the eight students who […]

Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort

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

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

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 […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13

Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will kick off July 13 on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The free, open-air theater performances will be held Thursday through Sunday evenings from July 13 to July 23. Showtime is 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns July 13

Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Sonny Landreth, Wesley Stace, Tommy Stinson, Ari Hest, Hamish Anderson and The Grip Weeds. The free, open-air concert series will run from July 13 through Aug. 31. Concerts are held every Thursday […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL, GED Programs

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 Scholarship Ball Raises Record $124,000

More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 […]

Brookdale Bids Farewell to President Maureen Murphy

In many ways, Brookdale is not the same college it was five years ago. College campuses and regional locations sport new science labs, walkways, student centers and a new $19 million classroom building; faculty work together in new Academic Institutes; students pursue four-year degrees through Brookdale’s new University Partnerships. Across the county, hundreds of high school students are now […]

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