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Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort
Students pose with their certificates of recognition in a blue-painted room in Asbury Park High School.

For 17 local high schoolers, college starts now. The students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School (APHS), were officially inducted on June 29 into the Asbury Park Dream Academy, a unique early-college high school program cohosted by the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College. Throughout the next four years, the students will […]

Residents Invited to Tour New Brookdale Classroom Building
The exterior of the Wall West Classroom building, which features orange walls, decorative glass panelling and rock accents.

Community members are invited to explore Brookdale Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during a public open house, held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s Wall Higher Education Center, 800 Monmouth Blvd. Attendees will be able to tour the facility, meet with college representatives and explore cutting […]

Brookdale Students Join Effort to Preserve, Restore Fort Hancock
Five students and professor Celeste Chiricello wear hard hats and stand in front of an old building at Fort Hancock.

Brookdale interior design students and faculty have partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to help reimagine one of the Jersey Shore’s most iconic historical landmarks. Over the last five months, ten students worked with professor Celeste Chirichello, instructor Erica Tufaro and NPS officials to create comprehensive redevelopment proposals for three buildings at Fort Hancock, the decommissioned military […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL, GED Programs
A group of students, staff and faculty stand together and hold up certificates of completion at the Hazlet Campus.

For Jose Escobar, learning English has not been easy. Twice a week for the last four years, the Matawan-based landscaper and painter has left work and ridden his bicycle more than four miles to Brookdale’s Higher Education Center in Hazlet, where he has spent his evenings conjugating verbs and practicing grammar in the college’s noncredit English as a […]

Three Students Earn National Leadership Scholarships
Three female students pose for photos in the Student Life Center.

This year, only 12 students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the National Society of Leadership and Success’s (NSLS) highly competitive Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $3,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership efforts during the 2016-17 school year. Of those 12, two came from Brookdale. Mayte Javier and Chanell Singletary-Eskridge each received the scholarship for […]

Twenty-Four Graduate from College Readiness Program
A group of students and Brookdale employees stand together in the Freehold Campus community room.

Two dozen local high students received some well deserved recognition on May 23 after completing the second annual College Readiness Program, a comprehensive academic enrichment initiative cohosted by Brookdale and the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). Throughout the last school year, the students worked with faculty and staff from the college and their high schools […]

Nursing Grads Honored at Spring 2017 Pinning Ceremony
Brookdale nursing graduates receive their ceremonial pins in the Collins Arena.

Following years of hard work, countless exams and thousands of hours of clinical training in local health care facilities, sixty-nine graduates of Brookdale’s Nursing Program received some well deserved recognition on May 15 during the Spring 2017 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. After receiving diplomas during the college’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony three days prior, the graduates were presented with […]

Early College Programs Launched in Middletown, Wall, Keyport
Representatives from the Middletown School District sign off on a new early college high school program in the Wall West building.

Public school officials from Middletown, Wall and Keyport joined representatives from Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on May 23 to officially announce new early-college high school programs set to launch in each district this fall. The programs will allow eligible students in each district to earn a Brookdale associate […]

Students, Faculty Connect with Statewide Education Groups
Faculty and students stand together at the NJCBAA induction ceremony in Trenton

Brookdale students and faculty networked with some of the top minds in higher education this spring during annual meetings for the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association (NJCBAA) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of New Jersey.  On April 28, Brookdale students Ronald Croce, Matthew T. Doucette and Jenna Knapp were officially welcomed into the NJCBAA […]

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