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Brookdale Students ‘Commit to Complete’
Brookdale students sign their name on a banner on the Student Life Center patio.

Dozens of students pledged to earn a Brookdale degree and see their educational goals through on Oct. 19 during this year’s New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), hosted by the Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK). The initiative, sponsored at all of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges by the New Jersey Education Association and the New […]

Students Broaden Horizons at 2017 Study Abroad Fair
Professor Annemarie Hughes speaks with students in the Student Life Center lobby.

Dozens of Brookdale students began charting a course for a rewarding undergraduate experience on Oct. 12 during the college’s annual Study Abroad Fair, hosted by the International Education Center (IEC) in the Warner Student Life Center. The event featured representatives from a variety of partner institutions – including Aberystwyth University in Wales, the American College of […]

Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series
Author Mitchell Jackson poses for a photo in front of a Visiting Writers Series banner.

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joined a capacity crowd of students, employees and community members in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on Oct. 11 to kick off this semester’s Visiting Writers Series, running through Dec. 5 in Lincroft. Author of the internationally acclaimed debut novel The Residue Years and winner of the Whiting Award and the […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest Offers a Scary Good Time
Students carve pumpkins in the Student Life Center lobby.

Students carved into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 3 during the Office of Student Life and Activities’ annual Pumpkin Carving and Painting Contest in the Student Life Center. Competitors were offered their choice of pumpkin and the tools and stencils necessary to transform it into in a beautiful – or terrifying – work of art. […]

Brookdale Comes Together for Global Peace Day
Students stand around a white and black "peace pole" in the Student Life Center.

Members of the Brookdale Educational Opportunity Fund’s (EOF) Rising Leaders Academy joined with representatives from the Asia Society and Gateway to Japan on Sept. 21 to hold a college-wide rally for peace in the Student Life Center. The event, held on this year’s International Day of Peace, featured a wide range of activities, information booths […]

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 […]

School Year Kicks Off With 2017 Welcome Back Week
Students pose for a group photo on the Lincroft campus.

Hundreds of new and returning students came together from Sept. 12 to 14 to ride mechanical sharks, play inflatable bungee games, sign up for campus clubs, watch open-air movies and dine on barbecue and funnel cakes during Brookdale’s 2017 Welcome Back Week. The festivities kicked off Sept. 12 with a Welcome Back BBQ on the Lincroft […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes New Graduate Trustee
Austin Ridoux poses for a photo in a suit on the Lincroft campus walkway near Larrison Hall.

State Assemblyman Sean Kean joined interim Brookdale president David Stout on July 5 to swear in Austin Ridoux as the Brookdale Board of Trustees’ newest graduate trustee. Ridoux, of Wall, graduated from Brookdale in May with a degree in business administration. This fall he will transfer to the Rutgers University Business School in New Brunswick, where […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13
Audience members watch an outdoor performance of Shakespeare on the Great Lawn in Lincoft.

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 […]

Dozens Inducted into Brookdale Leadership Society
Members of the NSLS Brookdale chapter stand together and hold up certificates of recognition in the Student Life Center.

Sixty-seven students were welcomed into one of the fastest growing student organizations on campus May 9, during the Spring 2017 induction ceremony for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Brookdale. The inductees – who spent a combined 816 hours this semester participating in intensive workshops, leadership training sessions and interactive seminars – were […]

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