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Local Businesses Award Scholarships to Brookdale Students
Denzell Marable stands with members of the Corporate Resource Alliance in Freehold on Oct. 3.

Three Brookdale students will have an extra $1,000 for books, tuition and other college expenses this year thanks to new scholarship awards by members of the Corporate Resource Alliance (CRA), a New Jersey-based collective of business and community leaders. The alliance, which holds regular meetings at Brookdale’s Freehold Campus, joined with Manasquan-based member business Patriot […]

Students ‘Check Out’ 2017 CeLIBration
Students wearing costumes and holding props pose for a group photo in a study room in the Bankier Library.

The Bankier Library was transformed into a miniature fairground on Sept. 19, offering free games, prize raffles, photo booths, smoothies, sandwiches and more as part of the 2017 CeLIBration program, co-hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA). Students were encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities – from cornhole to Pictionary to bingo – in […]

Brookdale Welcomes New International Students to Campus
Two dozen students, staff and administrators stand together for a photo on the Lincroft Campus Walkway.

More than 20 students from across the globe were welcomed into the Brookdale family on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program hosted by the International Education Center (IEC). The students – hailing from countries including China, Pakistan, Brazil, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Honduras, the Philippines, Russia and Jamaica – were greeted by a wide range […]

Freehold Campus Hosts Family Welcome Night
Yesenia Madas speaks to a roomful of students and parents in the Freehold Campus community room.

Dozens of new students and their parents were officially welcomed into the Brookdale community on Aug. 23 during this year’s Freehold Campus Family Welcome Night, held in the community room at Brookdale’s Freehold campus. Faculty and representatives from a wide range of student service divisions joined Freehold Campus Dean Yesenia Madas and interim Brookdale President David Stout […]

Golf Tournament to Raise Money for Brookdale Scholarships
Golfers put on a green with a water trap in the background.

Community members and local businesses are invited to tee off in support of local students at the 38th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, hosted by the Brookdale Community College Foundation, will feature a full day of golf on Eagle Oaks’ […]

Brookdale to Roll Out ‘Textbook-Free’ Math Course
A class of students studies math in the MAS building.

Beginning this fall, students who take the MATH 021 Introductory Algebra course at Brookdale will no longer have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, thanks to a new college-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, students will be able to download and print a free copy of the college’s new MATH 021 coursebook, or buy a […]

Students ‘Dive In’ to Bermuda Study Abroad Program
Students stand together on a boat in the Caribbean during a study abroad excursion in Bermuda.

It’s rare to find a college syllabus that includes items like snorkeling, coral reef research, fish identification and trawling for plankton. It’s rarer still to find a summer class that meets on a boat, a marine research base and in a fully functioning laboratory on the island of Bermuda. But for the eight students who […]

Hundreds Attend Open House at New Wall Campus Building
Prospective students and their parents speak with Brookdale employees in the Wall West lobby.

More than 250 students, prospective students and family members got a close look at Brookdale’s new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during the inaugural open house for Brookdale’s newly christened Wall Campus. The open house featured a variety of information booths, welcome addresses, refreshments, giveaways and guided tours of the new classroom […]

Brookdale Administrator Wins ‘Rising Professional’ Award
Reve Anderko holds up a plaque in front of the CAR Building in Lincroft.

Reve Anderko, associate director of Brookdale’s One Stop Center for Student Services, has been named one of the top young professionals in the state by the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).  Last month Anderko was presented with the NJACAC’s coveted “Rising Professional Award,” which recognizes admission counseling professionals new to the profession who exemplify excellence […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL, GED Programs
A group of students, staff and faculty stand together and hold up certificates of completion at the Hazlet Campus.

For Jose Escobar, learning English has not been easy. Twice a week for the last four years, the Matawan-based landscaper and painter has left work and ridden his bicycle more than four miles to Brookdale’s Higher Education Center in Hazlet, where he has spent his evenings conjugating verbs and practicing grammar in the college’s noncredit English as a […]

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