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Groundbreaking Basic Skills Program To Expand In 2015

What began as a pilot program in 2011 has become a revolutionary new approach to basic skills education at Brookdale. The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), which pairs developmental writing coursework with a 3-credit English composition course in a student’s first semester, will expand to 28 sections in the fall of 2014. This marks the program’s […]

Brookdale Successfully Transitions To Canvas System

After more than a year of extensive training and workshops involving hundreds of college employees, Brookdale has officially adopted Canvas, a new online learning management system (LMS). More interactive and intuitive than Angel, the college’s previous LMS, Canvas is optimized for the 21st century. Students can now access grades, due dates and other information through […]

OBCD’s Unique Programs Benefit Thousands in 2013-14

Brookdale’s division of Outreach, Business and Community Development (OBCD) lived up to its name yet again this year, providing career training, workforce development and countless other services to thousands of community members and local business owners. In 2013-14 OBCD saw a total enrollment of 14,767 for its nearly 1,300 available program sections, which include lifelong […]

Brookdale Community College Grads to Receive Discounted Tuition at Georgian Court

Officials from Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University (GCU) have formalized an agreement that will result in tuition savings of up to 52 percent for Brookdale graduates who maintain a high enough grade point average (GPA) upon transferring to the university. The resolution and memorandum of understanding was signed at the monthly meeting of […]

On-the-Spot Academic Help at the Bankier Library

Move over, stacks of reference materials. Make way for the Learning Commons. It’s not your grandmother’s library anymore. The academic library, once just a place to find information, is evolving into a place where students also receive assistance using that information, as academic libraries move toward a new model that includes expanded services and broad […]

Brookdale Foundation Golf Outing Raises Nearly $52,000

The Brookdale Community College Foundation held its 34th annual Education Open Golf Tournament on September 19, raising nearly $52,000 for the “Building Minds, Building Futures” scholarship fund. A host of sponsors, golfers, auction donors and volunteers came together in support of the fund, which will now be able to provide over $325,000 in scholarships to […]

Chance Meeting Inspires Student to Continue Educational Goals

Jennifer Jordan, Manager of Student Records Systems at Brookdale Community College, and Jennifer West, a Brookdale student, never met on the College’s campus, but their chance meeting over a child’s car seat illustrates the impact Brookdale employees can have on student success. West, who graduated from Montclair State University with a medical assisting and phlebotomy […]

Student Research Celebrated at Library Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, several students were recognized for their hard work and research at the Bankier Library. Librarian and faculty member Amy Clark presented students with certificates and praise for their academic efforts for their participation in this year’s Bankier Library Research Award Contest. The Bankier Library Research Award Contest continues to enjoy […]

Students Present at Student Achievement Showcase

Students were invited to lead workshops, panel discussions, and presentations as part of the first Student Achievement Showcase, of which faculty and staff attended. This event was created by members of Governance’s Student Development Committee to highlight the achievements of Brookdale students. Discussions included: Chemistry Journal Research – Samantha Ebner Faces of a Culture: Analyzing […]

PTK Recruit Students to ‘Commit to Complete’

Students from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)  called on their fellow students to make a vow to complete their studies at Brookdale.  PTK is an advocate of the Community College Completion Challenge (C4) initiative, which provides resources to help and encourage the campus community to complete their associate degrees or certificates. Members of […]

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