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Six Honored at 33rd Annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner
Eight men and women pose for a photo near a decorative window in a ballroom.

It was a night to recognize the unsung heroes of Monmouth County, while raising money to support the students who may one day take their place. The 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner, held April 6 at Jacques Reception Center in Middletown, honored six local professionals, community leaders, volunteers and activists for their “everyday heroics” […]

Brookdale Hosts Spring 2018 Math Lab Day
Eight academic tutors in matching shirts stand in front of a red banner reading "Math Lab Day" in the Brookdale Math Lab.

Dozens of students came together in the MAS building on March 28 for a day of free food, prize raffles, group activities and academic contests offered as part of Spring 2018 Math Lab Day. The all-day event, hosted in the Brookdale Math Lab on the second floor of MAS, was designed to introduce students to the wide […]

Brookdale to Host Open House April 15
Brookdale Community College's digital entrance sign near the circle on Newman Springs Road.

Brookdale Community College will hold its annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 15 at 12 p.m. in the Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. High school students, career-changers and residents of all ages are invited to meet with Brookdale staff, ask questions and explore more than 50 degree and career training programs offered […]

Hundreds Attend 2018 Minority Male Initiative Conference
Four young men sit around a table with notebooks and notepads.

Dozens of industry professionals, educators and state officials came together in support of local students on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, held on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The conference, co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council and sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health, the FirstEnergy Foundation and Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund program, featured a full […]

Brookdale Announces Three New Early-College Academies
Brookdale Community College's digital entrance sign near the circle on Newman Springs Road.

Students in three Monmouth County school districts will have the opportunity to earn an associate degree before graduating from high school as part of new Early College High School (ECHS) programs offered in partnership with Brookdale Community College. Beginning this fall, eligible high school freshmen in the Manasquan School District, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and […]

Mind-Reader Eric Dittelman Kicks Off ‘Laugh at Lunch’ Series
A man and a female student stand on stage in the Student Life Center as the man holds up a sign to the audience reading the word 'Embarrassment'.

Dozens of students packed into the Student Life Center in Lincroft on Jan. 30 for a mind-bending performance by nationally acclaimed comedian and mind-reader Eric Dittelman. Dittelman, who rose to fame as a fan favorite and semifinalist on the 2012 season of “America’s Got Talent,” has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” in the pages […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 23
A male student stands in front of a stone archway on the Lincroft campus.

Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and scholarship opportunities on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Defining Your Career Pathway,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Brookdale Among Top Online Community Colleges in the U.S.
Two students work on a computer in Brookdale's Bankier Library, in front of a window and colorful trees outside.

Brookdale Community College’s online curriculum has been named the 13th best in the nation in a new report published by BestColleges.com. The rankings, published this month, list the top 50 community college online programs in the United States based on criteria including academic quality, affordability, graduation and transfer rates and the variety of programs offered. […]

Officials Cut Ribbon on County’s First Recovery High School
Dignitaries and education officials cut a red ribbon in front of a banner for the KEYS Academy Recovery High School.

In an effort to provide new hope and opportunity for area high school students recovering from addiction, dozens of state, county and local officials joined together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Jan. 11 to cut the ribbon on the new K.E.Y.S. Academy, the first ever Recovery High School in Monmouth County. K.E.Y.S., an acronym for […]

Career Services Launches New ‘Learn @ Lunch’ Series
Students and staff stand together in the officers of Maser Consulting as part of Brookdale's Learn at Lunch series

Dozens of Brookdale students were able to tour local businesses and network with working professionals and Brookdale alumni this fall as part of the new “Learn @ Lunch” series, sponsored by the Office of Career and Leadership Development (CLD). The free initiative, spearheaded by CLD assistant director Anne LaPorta, provides students with lunch, transportation and […]

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