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Brookdalians Host International Students for Thanksgiving
Brookdale students from China and Honduras stand with Brookdale employees who hosted them for Thanksgiving dinner.

Three Brookdale students carved into their first American Thanksgiving this year by joining Brookdale employees in their homes as part of a new, college-wide “Thanksgiving Dinner Host Program.” International students Karen Suazo, Farina Wong and Irene Yang were invited to spend the holiday with Brookdale faculty, staff and their families, sampling traditional foods and experiencing […]

Brookdale Students to Host 3K for Hurricane Relief

Community members of all ages are invited to participate in a 3K walk for Caribbean hurricane relief on Thursday, Nov. 30 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing efforts to restore housing in Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The 3,000-meter […]

Students, Employees Host International Education Week
Students dress in traditional attire and pose for a photo during the 2017 International Festival

Brookdale’s Lincroft campus was transformed into an international hub of ideas, initiatives and cross-cultural experiences from Nov. 14-16 during 2017 International Education Week. This year’s celebration, co-sponsored by a variety of college departments including the International Education Center (IEC), Student Life and Activities and the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, was centered on the theme of […]

Brookdale Trustees Hold 2017-18 Reorganization Meeting
Brookdale Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. (left) and Vice Chair Tracey Abby-White pose for a photo following the board's annual reorganization meeting on Nov. 14.

The Brookdale Board of Trustees selected its executive leadership team and set priorities for the coming school year on Nov. 14 during its annual Reorganization Meeting, held in the Student Life Center on the Lincroft campus. Trustee Carl Guzzo Jr. was selected by his colleagues to serve a fourth consecutive one-year term as board chair. […]

Piscataway Nation Kicks Off ‘Live at Lunch’ Series
Members of the Piscataway Nation Dance and Song group perform a traditional dance in the Student Life Center.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, members of the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Nov. 9 to meet with students and showcase their traditional songs, dances and clothing for the Brookdale community. The program, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities as part of this year’s Live […]

Brookdale, Rutgers Host Joint Open House
Students and representatives speak at the Fall 2017 Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership Open House on Nov. 8.

Representatives from Brookdale and Rutgers University came together at Brookdale’s Freehold Campus on Nov. 8 to host a joint open house for students and families from the Monmouth County area. Dozens of attendees were able to meet one-one-one with college officials and learn about a variety of student services and degree programs offered through both […]

Students Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ Event in Asbury Park
Students and advisors in Brookdale's NSLS club don costumes at a 'Trunk or Treat' event in Asbury Park.

Members of the Brookdale chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) joined forces with a local church, area businesses and dozens of community members in Asbury Park on Oct. 29 to host a free “Trunk or Treat” event for local families. The program, hosted at Boardwalk Vineyard Church, offered free candy, toys, […]

Hundreds Attend 2017 Fall Open House

Nearly 700 local students, parents and community members flocked to the Lincroft campus on Nov. 5 for Brookdale’s annual Fall Open House. The program, which was redesigned for the 2017-18 school year, offered visitors the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty and student services representatives and explore a variety of majors and college departments throughout […]

Iconic Filmmaker Ken Burns Speaks at Brookdale

Nearly 2,000 students, employees and community members packed into the Collins Arena on Oct. 27 for a rare public appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Winner of fifteen Emmy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008 for his […]

Chinese Vocational Education Leaders Visit Brookdale
Administrators from Brookdale and representatives from China stand together between American and Chinese flags

Representatives from the China Vocational Education Association (CVEA) toured Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and met with college leadership on Nov. 2 as part of a week-long professional development tour of American community colleges. The delegation – which met with interim Brookdale President David Stout, Vice President for Learning Matthew Reed, Executive Dean of Regional Locations and K-12 […]

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