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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 […]

Students Unwind During Fall 2017 Anti-Stress Week
Students pet a dog in the Bankier Library.

Between final exams, work obligations, holiday pressures and application deadlines for transfer universities, December can be a stressful month for Brookdale students. From Dec. 12 to 14, however, those pressures took a backseat to free massages, pinata bashing, coloring stations, therapy dogs, and other stress-free activities during Fall 2017 Anti-Stress Week. The biannual initiative, sponsored […]

Brookdale to Expand Support, Services for Veterans

Brookdale Community College has received a grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation that will fund new curriculum and expanded services for military veterans at the college beginning this year. The $8,650 grant will be used to add new computers, workstations and other resources to the college’s Veterans Center in Lincroft and to launch a first-year seminar […]

Brookdale Foundation Awards Record Amount in Scholarships
Brookdale graduates toss their caps on the Lincroft campus following the 2017 Commencement ceremony.

The Brookdale Community College Foundation broke all-time records for fundraising and scholarship awards during the 2016-17 school year, supporting more than 600 students with a total of $553,000 in scholarships and grants. The awards exceeded the previous year’s record by nearly $125,000. “We are tremendously grateful for the outstanding generosity of the individuals, organizations and […]

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 […]

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