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Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns to Speak at Brookdale
Ken Burns poses for a photo near a small home.

Community members are invited to a presentation by one of the nation’s most acclaimed filmmakers on Oct. 27, when Ken Burns visits Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. 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 […]

Career Training Graduates Honored
Students, staff and officials gather together for a photo in the Student Life Center.

More than 200 community members, area dignitaries and college officials came together in Lincroft on Aug. 31 to recognize the Summer 2017 graduates of Brookdale’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) division. Nearly 60 graduates from 12 different career training programs – including welding, patient care technician, veterinary assistant, medical assistant, and business office support specialist – were presented […]

Brookdale Welcomes New International Students to Campus
Two dozen students, staff and administrators stand together for a photo on the Lincroft Campus Walkway.

More than 20 students from across the globe were welcomed into the Brookdale family on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program hosted by the International Education Center (IEC). The students – hailing from countries including China, Pakistan, Brazil, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Honduras, the Philippines, Russia and Jamaica – were greeted by a wide range […]

Hazlet Early-College High School Program Welcomes Class of 2021

While many incoming high school freshmen are buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes, and gearing up for the coming school year, 36 students from the Hazlet Township School District are getting ready for college. The students, all incoming Raritan High School freshmen from Hazlet and Union Beach, are the newest members of the Explorer Early […]

Freehold Campus Hosts Family Welcome Night
Yesenia Madas speaks to a roomful of students and parents in the Freehold Campus community room.

Dozens of new students and their parents were officially welcomed into the Brookdale community on Aug. 23 during this year’s Freehold Campus Family Welcome Night, held in the community room at Brookdale’s Freehold campus. Faculty and representatives from a wide range of student service divisions joined Freehold Campus Dean Yesenia Madas and interim Brookdale President David Stout […]

Students Build Skills in New Construction Training Program
A student measures a window in an unfinished building.

Six local men are on their way to rewarding careers in the construction industry after completing an intensive, five-week training program held this summer on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The program, titled Construction Basics and Building Technology, was the first such course offered by Brookdale’s new Accelerated Career and Technical (ACT) Institute, which provides local students with […]

Brookdale Honors Program Welcomes Forty New Members
Dozens of students, faculty and administrators stand together on the Lincroft campus walkway.

Dozens of Monmouth County’s highest achieving students were officially welcomed into the Brookdale Honors Program Aug. 10, during a day-long orientation program on the Lincroft campus. The students – who form the one of the largest cohorts to join the Honors Program in recent memory – were greeted by a wide range of faculty, administrators and fellow students, including honors coordinator Jonathan Moschberger, […]

Brookdale to Roll Out ‘Textbook-Free’ Math Course
A class of students studies math in the MAS building.

Beginning this fall, students who take the MATH 021 Introductory Algebra course at Brookdale will no longer have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, thanks to a new college-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, students will be able to download and print a free copy of the college’s new MATH 021 coursebook, or buy a […]

Hundreds Attend 16th Annual Summer Shakespeare Series
Two costumed actors perform a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream' on stage on the Lincroft campus' Great Lawn.

Arts fans, theater buffs, Shakespeare aficionados and community members of all ages came together on the Great Lawn of Brookdale’s Lincroft campus this month for the 16th annual Summer Shakespeare Ensemble. Despite occasional rain and thunderstorms, which impacted nearly half of the planned eight performances, the free, open-air series drew a total audience of nearly 500 between […]

Students ‘Dive In’ to Bermuda Study Abroad Program
Students stand together on a boat in the Caribbean during a study abroad excursion in Bermuda.

It’s rare to find a college syllabus that includes items like snorkeling, coral reef research, fish identification and trawling for plankton. It’s rarer still to find a summer class that meets on a boat, a marine research base and in a fully functioning laboratory on the island of Bermuda. But for the eight students who […]

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