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Brookdale Student Earns Top Honors in NJ

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Brookdale student and Howell resident Kelsey Giggenbach has been named New Jersey’s top achieving community college student in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. Giggenbach, 20, has been named a 2017 New Century Scholar, joining 51 top scorers from across the U.S., Canada and internationally. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by the Coca-Cola […]

Brookdale Arts Magazine Wins 2016 Gold Crown Award

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Collage, Brookdale’s long-running student arts magazine, has once again been named one of the top scholastic publications in the country. This month Collage 2016 was awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Gold Crown Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in a student publication. The honor, presented by an international student press association comprised of student journalists and […]

Students Strut Runway to Honor 50 Years of Brookdale

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To commemorate Brookdale’s 50th anniversary, members of the Brookdale Fashion Club joined with local designers and fashion experts to host the 2017 Brookdale Fashion Show on March 7 in the Student Life Center. Brookdale fashion students took to the runway to showcase their Spring ’17 collections before a packed house of classmates, mentors and local fashion […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘Women in STEM’ Panel Discussion

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To celebrate National Engineers Week, six members of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the Women of AT&T visited Brookdale on Feb. 21 to share their personal experiences and answer questions about working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dozens of students packed into Brookdale’s Student Life Center for the panel discussion, sponsored by Brookdale’s Physics and […]

Scholarships, Support Offered to Minority Male Students

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More than a dozen area professionals and community leaders came together to provide career advice, guidance and academic support to local minority students during the third annual Minority Male Initiative Conference, held Feb. 17 at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” was co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County […]

32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners

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Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the dinner […]

Acclaimed Alumnus Opens CVA Gallery Exhibit

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Nationally recognized sculptor and two-time Brookdale alumnus Brian Hanlon returned to his alma mater on Jan. 26 to open a new exhibit of his work in the CVA Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Historic Pillars in Bronze,” features more than two dozen sculptures of local and national heroic figures, including famed baseball player Yogi Berra, civil […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 17

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Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and new scholarship opportunities on Feb. 17 during the third annual “Minority Male Initiative” conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Staff, Administrators Co-Host Professional Development Day

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More than 150 Brookdale administrators and staff members came together in the spirit of team-building and mutual growth on Jan. 10 during the first ever Joint Professional Development Day, hosted by a volunteer committee representing both employee unions. According to committee co-chairs Katherine Wiegers and Deborah Almeida, the goal of the program was to break down […]

Fall Nursing Graduates Earn Ceremonial Pins

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For nearly 70 Brookdale students and their families, 2017 promises to be an eventful year. Following years of study, clinical practice and more than a few long nights and early mornings, the students officially graduated from the Brookdale nursing program on Jan. 3, moving one step closer to the career of their dreams. In front […]

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