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Students, Employees Kick Off 2016-17 School Year
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Hundreds of students and Brookdale community members packed the Student Life Center patio on Sept. 13 for an afternoon of singing, snacks and prize giveaways offered as part of 2016-17 Welcome Back Week. The annual kick-off party, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA), featured free henna tattoos, Chinese name painting, a […]

Hazlet ‘Explorers’ Ready for First College Semester
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For six incoming Raritan High School freshmen, college starts now. The students – Christine Henry, Ricky Leonard-Sipe, Joshua Nichols, Jason O’Keefe, Noureen Qureshi and Tyler Shaughnessy – form the inaugural cohort of the new Explorer Program-Early College Academy, a partnership between the Hazlet Township School District and Brookdale Community College.  As part of the unique program, the new “explorers” will have the […]

International Students Join Brookdale Community
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More than 30 students from across the globe were welcomed to the Lincroft campus on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program offered by Brookdale’s International Education Center (IEC). The new Brookdalians, hailing from countries including China, India, Jamaica, Italy and Pakistan, join a community of more than 150 international students currently studying at the college. Attendees […]

Career Training Graduates Honored at First Ever Commencement
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Like many students who enroll in Brookdale’s division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS), Linda Morris was looking for a new start. After previously owning and managing an asphalt paving company, Morris was looking to develop new computer skills and the professional tools necessary to compete for a rewarding career in a new field. In January Morris decided […]

Brookdale Hosts Cybersecurity Summer Camp
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More than three dozen local high school students got a crash course in one of the nation’s fastest growing career fields this summer during the first ever GenCyber Jersey Blues camp. The free program, hosted on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, offered two groups of 20 […]

Honors Program Welcomes Fifty New Members
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More than 50 of Monmouth County’s highest achieving students were welcomed in the Brookdale Honors Program Aug. 11 during a day-long orientation program on the Lincroft campus. The students – who form the largest ever cohort selected to the Honors Program since its redesign six years ago – were welcomed by a wide range of faculty, administrators […]

Brookdale, Asbury Park Announce New ‘Dream Academy’
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Officials from the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College signed off Aug. 4 on the Asbury Park Dream Academy Early College Program, which will allow eligible students to earn an associate degree by the time they graduate from high school. Beginning this fall, 15 Asbury Park High School (APHS) freshmen will supplement their […]

Despite Tempests, Shakespeare ‘Measures’ Up
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Nearly 450 residents flocked to the Lincroft campus this month for the Performing Arts Center’s 15th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series, which featured the Bard’s controversial tragicomedy Measure for Measure. The free, open-air performances were once again a hit with theater fans of all ages, even if four of eight planned shows had to […]

Auto Tech Student Wins General Motors Scholarship
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For second-year Brookdale student Elizabeth Kruse, college is already starting to pay off. The 19-year-old Automotive Technology major is currently enrolled in the college’s GM-ASEP program, which allows students to spend half of each semester working at a General Motors (GM) dealership or an AC Delco repair facility. This summer Kruse is working alongside a […]

Dream Academy Students Prep for First Semester
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The newest – and youngest – members of the Brookdale community were welcomed to campus last week, as the Asbury Park Dream Academy Early College High School program kicked off a four-week preparatory program in Lincroft. The 15 students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School, received their official Brookdale student IDs, trained for […]

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