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Career Training Graduates Honored at 2nd Annual Commencement
A group of career training graduates stands together with their official graduation gifts in the Student Life Center.

More than 100 community members and college officials came together in the Student Life Center on April 5 to celebrate student achievement during Brookdale’s 2nd annual Career Training Commencement Ceremony, hosted by Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS). Nearly 30 graduates of dozens of career training programs – including dental assistant, Microsoft Office specialist, medical billing, nonprofit management and web […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Language Creator Visits Brookdale
Students and a guest presenter stand together wearing blue Brookdale shirts in the Student Life Center.

When Dothraki warriors on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” issue battle cries in their native tongue, or when Dark Elves threaten Norse gods in the Shiväisith language in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” audiences may be surprised to know they are not speaking gibberish. They are speaking one of more than a dozen fully functioning “conlangs” […]

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 […]

Brookdale’s NASA STEM Fellows Near Finish Line
A female student in a white lab coat examines a petri dish in a biology lab.

Eight of Brookdale’s highest achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students have spent the year working with local experts on a variety of year-long research initiatives as part of an ongoing grant program funded by NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC). The NASA STEM Fellows, who also serve as peer tutors in the Brookdale’s […]

Neptune Early-College Program Welcomes Class of 2021
Seventeen young students stand on a platform in a school auditorium.

For 17 local elementary school students, college is no longer a far-off dream. In only a matter of months, it will be a reality. The students – all incoming high school freshmen from Neptune Middle School and Bradley Beach Elementary School – are the fourth cohort to join the Poseidon Early College High School program, a joint […]

Brookdale Launches Ken Burns Film Series
Ken Burns sits on a bench.

In preparation for a rare appearance by iconic documentary filmmaker Ken Burns at Brookdale in October, college faculty, staff and students came together on March 23 to launch “America’s Stories: A Ken Burns Film Series.” The film series, which features film clips, expert analysis and discussion of some of Burns’ most acclaimed documentaries, will run throughout […]

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 […]

Brookdale Hosts 50th Anniversary Talent Show
Two students wearing t-shirts that spell out the number "50" perform on stage in the Performing Arts Center.

Whether you’re into Sinatra or Shakespeare, poetry or broadway shows; whether you enjoy comedy skit shows, belly dancing, stop-motion animation or traditional Russian ballads, chances are you would have found something to love at Brookdale’s 50th Anniversary Talent Show. The program, hosted in the Performing Arts Center in Lincroft on March 23, shined a spotlight on some […]

Brookdale Student Earns Top Honors in NJ
A female student in professional attire poses for a photo on the Lincroft Campus Walkway.

Brookdale student and Howell resident Kelsey Giggenbach has been named New Jersey’s top achieving community college student in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. Giggenbach, 20, has been named a 2017 New Century Scholar, joining 51 top scorers from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by the Coca-Cola […]

Brookdale Arts Magazine Wins 2016 Gold Crown Award
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Collage, Brookdale’s long-running student arts magazine, has once again been named one of the top scholastic publications in the country. This month Collage 2016 was awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Gold Crown Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in a student publication. The honor, presented by an international student press association comprised of student journalists and […]

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