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Brookdale, Drew University Announce Transfer Partnership

Brookdale Community College honors graduates will now be eligible for scholarships of up to $25,000 at Drew University, as part of a new partnership announced by both schools on Oct. 19. Beginning in fall 2016, students who complete the Brookdale honors program and graduate with at least a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) will be […]

More Than 100 Students “Commit to Complete”

Brookdale students came out in droves on Oct. 20 to join in the New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Center for Student Success. The statewide initiative asks community college students to pledge to earn an associate degree before leaving […]

Brookdale Hosts 2015 Disability Awareness Week

Brookdale students, staff and faculty members were treated to refreshments, prize raffles, free lunch and an inspiring guest lecture from Oct. 12-13 as part of the college’s fifth annual Disability Awareness Week. The program, hosted by Brookdale’s Disability Service Office and the Office of Student Life and Activities, encouraged community members to take a new […]

Brookdale Faculty, Students Support “Women’s Weekend”

Radiologic technology instructor Kathleen Taggart joined dozens of Brookdale faculty and students in hosting the first annual “Women’s Weekend” in Asbury Park on Sept. 18 and 19. The event offered entertainment, educational seminars and other programming throughout the weekend, drawing hundreds of local residents while raising money for Mary’s Place By the Sea, an Ocean […]

Students Carve Into the Halloween Season

Brookdale’s Office of Student Life and Activities (SLA) kicked off this year’s slate of Halloween-themed programs with the annual Pumpkin Carving and Painting contest, held in the Student Life Center on Oct. 1. Dozens of students came by to choose the perfect gourd and turn it into a work of art – or a work […]

Frangela Kicks Off 2015 “Laugh at Lunch” Series

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2015 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to a rowdy start on Sept. 29 when L.A.-based comedy duo Frangela took over the Student Life Center. Frangela, featuring comediennes Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, are best known for their appearances on the VH1 comedy show “Best Week Ever,” […]

Pulitzer Winners Talk Grassroots Activism at Brookdale

More than 900 local residents, high school students and Brookdale community members came together in the Collins Arena Sept. 30 for an inspiring talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The authors discussed a wide range of domestic and international social issues – including income disparity, women’s health and access to education […]

STEM Institute Announces Free Peer Tutoring

Brookdale science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students can now get one-on-one help with their coursework from a dedicated team of peer tutors. On Sept. 29, Brookdale faculty and students came together in the STEM Lounge to kick off the institute’s new peer tutoring program, which pairs students with the college’s four new STEM Fellows […]

Brookdale Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $51,000

The Brookdale Foundation hit a hole-in-one for dozens of deserving college students on Sept. 24 with the 36th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. More than 100 golfers, donors, sponsors and volunteers came together for a beautiful day on the links, raising more than $51,000 for […]

College Hour Goes “Live” with Notes at Noon

The 2015-16 Live at Lunch series got off to a rousing start on Sept. 22 with “Notes at Noon,” headlined by acclaimed jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. A Montclair native and Rutgers University alumni, Abdur-Razzaq is an arranger, composer, director, educator, and writer who has brought his unique brand of jazz to audiences across the globe […]

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