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Congratulations Class of 2015!

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale on May 15, during the college’s 45th annual commencement ceremony on the Lincroft campus. A total of 2,069 students from 16 different countries made up the class of 2015, including 208 distinguished scholars and 41 graduates with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. “You make us incredibly proud,” […]

Brookdale Recognizes EOF Class of 2015

Brookdale faculty, staff, administrators and a wide range of community members came together on May 13 to congratulate the nearly 100 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students who will be graduating from the college this year. The graduates, surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of friends, family and classmates, were presented with official certificates and ceremonial EOF […]

Brookdale Students Honored as Best in NJ

Honor students Brian Nowak and Nicholas Sakowski were among three dozen exceptional students honored at an official reception in Trenton on May 7 as members of this year’s New Jersey All-State Academic Team. Nowak, of Manalapan, and Sakowski, of Aberdeen, were selected for the prestigious annual honor by the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges, […]

Health Care Graduates Meet with Local Employers

Brookdale Community College’s Center for Career Development (CCD) hosted a Meet and Greet for healthcare employers and students May 4 in the Student Life Center. The event, a collaboration with the Nursing Department and the Outreach and Business Community Development (BCD) division, came together as part of Brookdale’s Health Professional Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. Graduates […]

Honors Symposium Showcases Student Achievement

For 15 Brookdale honor students, May 8 was the culmination of two years of hard work, sacrifice and dedication. A week prior to graduation, the students were invited to present at the Honors Program’s fourth annual Honors Symposium, held before a crowd of friends, family and college community members in the Student Life Center. The […]

Dozens Honored at 2015 Gold Star Awards

Nearly 200 students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered in the Student Life Center on May 7 for the 2015 Gold Star Awards, presented by the Brookdale Student Life Board (SLB). The awards, said SLB President Kevin Przystawski, are given annually to Brookdale community members who make significant contributions to college life and epitomize the college’s […]

Students Celebrate Release of Collage 2015

Dozens of Brookdale community members gathered in the Student Life Center on May 8 to officially launch this year’s Collage arts magazine. The free, 107-page publication features nearly 80 short stories, poems, paintings, photos and other artwork by dozens of student artists. Brookdale faculty, staff, students and administrators – including interim Executive Vice President of […]

Softball, Lacrosse Teams Take Region XIX Titles

The Jersey Blues continued to dominate the competition this spring, securing regional titles in softball and lacrosse in the span of only seven days. On May 2, the Brookdale women’s softball team swept Ocean County College in the Region XIX championship round on the strength of tournament MVP Cassie Varvaro, freshman pitcher Victoria Vogt, Taylor […]

Spring Fling Serves Up a Blast from the Past

From tie-dye and folk rock to disco, karaoke and arcade games, this year’s Spring Fling was truly a festival for the ages. Beginning on April 28 with a 60’s rock party on the Student Life Center patio, the annual student-run event featured a wide range of food, prizes, games and live entertainment. Donned in “peace […]

Students Shine In 2015 Achievement Showcase

Whether they want to become a gourmet chef or build a clean water well halfway across the world, Brookdale students tend to give it their all. On April 22, more than two dozens students and campus groups had the opportunity to display their talents and successes during the 3rd Annual Student Achievement Showcase. Throughout the […]

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