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Brookdale Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships
Caitlyn Lewis and Vanessa Castaneda point out their study abroad destinations on a map of the world.

Two Brookdale students will receive more than $4,000 to study abroad this spring after being selected as recipients of the 2017-18 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The prestigious scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, allows high-achieving American undergraduates with financial limitations to broaden their educational horizons with a semester abroad. […]

Brookdale Students to Host 3K for Hurricane Relief

Community members of all ages are invited to participate in a 3K walk for Caribbean hurricane relief on Thursday, Nov. 30 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing efforts to restore housing in Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The 3,000-meter […]

WILL Members Join Statewide Women’s and Gender Studies Group

Two Brookdale students and members of the college’s Women and Learning in Leadership (WILL) program have been selected as founding members of the New Jersey Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium’s (NJWGSC) new statewide student organization.  The organization, which held its inaugural meeting at William Paterson University on Oct. 27, allows select college students from across New Jersey […]

Brookdale Student Selected as MTVU VJ

Following open auditions held at colleges and universities across the country, MTVU has selected Brookdale student and Manalapan resident Sophia Parola as its next on-air VJ. Parola, who was selected from more than 300 total applicants for the role, will host a series of paid video projects for the college-oriented cable network over the next […]

Piscataway Nation Kicks Off ‘Live at Lunch’ Series
Members of the Piscataway Nation Dance and Song group perform a traditional dance in the Student Life Center.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, members of the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Nov. 9 to meet with students and showcase their traditional songs, dances and clothing for the Brookdale community. The program, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities as part of this year’s Live […]

Students Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ Event in Asbury Park
Students and advisors in Brookdale's NSLS club don costumes at a 'Trunk or Treat' event in Asbury Park.

Members of the Brookdale chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) joined forces with a local church, area businesses and dozens of community members in Asbury Park on Oct. 29 to host a free “Trunk or Treat” event for local families. The program, hosted at Boardwalk Vineyard Church, offered free candy, toys, […]

Four Students Earn NASA STEM Fellowships
Brookdale's four new NASA STEM Fellows stand on the Lincroft campus.

Four Brookdale students will complete intensive undergraduate research projects and earn $1,500 toward their education this year after being selected as the college’s newest NASA STEM Fellows. The students, who will also serve as peer tutors in Brookdale’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Institute this year, are: Jordan Grillo, of Aberdeen; Brianna Valdes, of […]

Iconic Filmmaker Ken Burns Speaks at Brookdale

Nearly 2,000 students, employees and community members packed into the Collins Arena on Oct. 27 for a rare public appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Winner of fifteen Emmy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008 for his […]

Cybersecurity Student Receives Full NSF Scholarship
A Brookdale students stands on the Campus Walkway Path near the Student Life Center in Lincroft

Brookdale student Jason Fomuke has joined an elite group of college students from across the country this fall after being accepted into the National Science Foundation‘s (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Fomuke, of Monroe, will receive a full-ride scholarship for his final year at Brookdale along with a $22,500 stipend and an allowance of up to $9,000 for […]

‘Jackass’ Star Brandon Novak Talks Addiction, Hope and Recovery
Brandon Novak speaks into a handheld microphone in the Student Life Center

From the highest highs, including sponsorship deals, hit movies and a bestselling autobiography, to the lowest lows, including stints in prison, rehab, and homelessness on the streets of Baltimore, Brandon Novak has lived a life that defies easy description. Recruited in his early teens as the nation’s next top professional skateboarder – drawing praise from […]

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