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“Day of Dialogue” to Honor Women’s History Month

Brookdale’s Women in Learning and Leadership Program (WILL @Brookdale) will partner with the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) on March 26 to host a “Day of Dialogue” on the Lincroft campus. The event, which will be held simultaneously at colleges and universities across the country, is designed to engage students, staff, faculty […]

Eight Honored at 30th Annual Wilbur Ray Awards

Eight Monmouth County volunteers, community leaders and social justice advocates were honored March 13 during the 30th annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at Branches in West Long Branch. The event, sponsored by Brookdale and the Brookdale Community College Foundation, has recognized the “unsung” activism of more than 200 local heroes and raised tens of thousands […]

30th Annual Wilbur Ray Community Service Award Winners

Steven Craig Bogard Craig Bogard and his wife Lynn Ann grew up in New Mexico and attended Eastern New Mexico University. In his senior year of college, Craig was deeply influenced by the writings of British author and Cambridge Professor C.S. Lewis and decided to change his major from pre-medicine to religious studies. He graduated […]

Governance Rolls Out New Operating Structure

Brookdale’s newly redesigned Governance structure has begun to take shape, with the announcement of new officers for the 2015-16 school year and the rollout of a more holistic, interest-based approach to college issues and concerns. During the March 10 forum in the Student Life Center, current Governance Chair Dara Evans formally announced her successor, Associate […]

Culinary Arts Program Earns National Accreditation

Brookdale’s widely popular culinary arts program has one more feather to stick in its chef’s hat. This month, following a demanding application process spanning the last two years, the program was officially accredited by the accrediting commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). The honor, bestowed only on culinary programs that meet a […]

Culinary Center Graduate Wins Chopped Championship

Emily Chapman is carving out a name for herself in the culinary world. Since graduating from Brookdale’s Culinary Education Center in 2011, the Ocean Township native has moved to Brooklyn and signed on as sous chef at David Santos’ Louro in Manhattan. Following a year in which Louro was voted the best restaurant in New […]

Students Unwind During Anti-Stress Week

For most college students, this time of year isn’t easy. As if holiday shopping and blustery winter weather aren’t stressful enough, December also marks the end of the fall semester and the start of final exams. “I definitely haven’t been getting as much sleep lately,” said Julia Chipana, a first-year student currently preparing for three […]

Brookdale Recognizes World AIDS Day

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Brookdale counselors and Student Life and Activities representatives joined with the Visiting Nurse Association and Project R.E.A.L to offer free HIV testing on the Lincroft campus on Dec. 2. The event, hosted in the Student Life Center, also offered refreshments, prize giveaways and a wide range of information on […]

Julia Alvarez Concludes The Big Read 2014

On Nov. 25, 1960, Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Mirabal were murdered for rebelling against the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Exactly 54 years later, the novelist who brought their story to the world addressed a capacity crowd in the Collins Arena, explaining how the Mirabal sisters’ legacy continues to inspire […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes Two New Members

Dr. Henry Cram of Long Branch and Paul Crupi of Ocean were sworn in as the newest members of the Brookdale Community College board of trustees during the board’s Nov. 20 annual meeting in Lincroft. Cram, a former teacher, college instructor and school superintendent, is current president of the Middle States Association of Colleges and […]

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