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Brookdale Scholarship Ball Raises Record $124,000
A group of honorees and Brookdale Foundation supporters stand together in the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club ballroom.

More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 […]

Three Students Earn National Leadership Scholarships
Three female students pose for photos in the Student Life Center.

This year, only 12 students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the National Society of Leadership and Success’s (NSLS) highly competitive Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $3,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership efforts during the 2016-17 school year. Of those 12, two came from Brookdale. Mayte Javier and Chanell Singletary-Eskridge each received the scholarship for […]

Brookdale Celebrates 2017 Scholars Day
Employees stand together and hold up Scholars Day programs in the Student Life Center.

Hundreds of Brookdale employees came together on the Lincroft campus May 11 for a day of professional development, idea-sharing, personal enrichment and institutional growth during the 2017 Scholars Day program. This year’s Scholars Day, chaired by Linda DeButts, David Wiseman and Gabriela Sprague, featured a full morning of breakout sessions and exhibitions hosted by Brookdale […]

Students Unwind During Spring 2017 Anti-Stress Week
A female student takes a selfie with a black labrador wearing a crown of flowers on the floor of the Bankier Library lobby.

Between coursework, final exams, home and work obligations and, for many, the prospect of graduation, late April can be a stressful time for Brookdale students. To help relieve some of that pressure, Brookdale’s Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA) partnered with the Counseling Department and the Bankier Library to offer a week-long series of free activities, services […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises Nearly $1,700 for Food Pantries
Employees ladle soup into cups in the Jersey Blues Dining Room.

Brookdale employees, students and partners and volunteers came together to support community members in need on April 20 during the college’s 2017 Empty Bowls program, hosted by the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC). The program, which offers bowls of freshly prepared soup, dessert, custom designed ceramic bowls and raffle prizes to members of the Brookdale community […]

Honorees Announced for 50th Anniversary Brookdale Scholarship Ball
Bob and Joan Rechnitz are surrounded by members of the Brookdale Foundation on a staircase during a Scholarship Ball kickoff party.

In recognition of Brookdale Community College’s 50th Anniversary, the Brookdale Foundation will present five awards to local education advocates, philanthropists and college founders during the 2017 Brookdale Foundation Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The honorees were announced during a celebratory reception and kickoff event at the home […]

Support Local Students in the 2017 ‘Charity Challenge’

Brookdale community members and Monmouth County residents are encouraged to join together in support of local students during the 4th annual OceanFirst Charity Challenge. For the next four weeks, nonprofit organizations across central and southern New Jersey will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for worthy local causes, with the top fundraisers earning a share of […]

Accomplished Alumni Return for ‘Career Connections’ Program
Brookdale alumni and staff pose together for a group photo in the Student Life Center.

Four notable Brookdale graduates returned to campus on April 6 to speak with students and offer their support during the college’s biannual Career Connections networking program in the Student Life Center. Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Rutgers University medical laboratory science program director Deborah Josko, Algonquin Arts Theater arts education director Julianna Nagy, and WBGO staff […]

Students, Employers Connect at 4th Annual Career Fair
A student speaks with an employer during the 4th annual Career and Internship Fair in the Student Life Center.

Brookdale students of all majors and experience levels were able to get a head start on their career goals March 30 during Brookdale’s 4th annual Career and Internship Fair, held during College Hour in the Student Life Center. The event, hosted by the office of Career and Leadership Development, brought together more than 30 area employers […]

Hundreds Recognized for Earning Brookdale Scholarships
Maureen Murphy stands with a student holding up a scholarship certificate on the stage of the Collins Arena.

More than 200 students received some well deserved time in the spotlight on March 23 during Brookdale’s annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony in the Collins Arena. The students, some of the more than 500 who received scholarships through the Brookdale Foundation in 2016-17, were recognized by Brookdale administrators and staff in front of a capacity crowd of […]

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