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National Title Win Caps Perfect Season for Jersey Blues

The Brookdale men's basketball team poses with their national championship trophy in a gym.

The Brookdale Jersey Blues men’s basketball team achieved perfection on March 17, completing an undefeated season and claiming the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DIII National Championship with a 70-57 win over second-seeded Nassau Community College. The victory capped a season of the dominance for the Blues, who rattled off 31 straight wins during the regular […]

County, Brookdale Officials Honor Career Training Graduates

Four women pose for a photo holding up certificates and small books in front of an American flag in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of community members, area dignitaries and college officials came together in Lincroft on March 14 to recognize the fall, winter and spring graduates of Brookdale’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) division. More than 30 graduates from 13 different career training programs – including dental assisting, patient care technician, veterinary assistant, interpreting, pharmacy technician, horticulture and business office support specialist – […]

Hundreds Attend 2018 Minority Male Initiative Conference

Four young men sit around a table with notebooks and notepads.

Dozens of industry professionals, educators and state officials came together in support of local students on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, held on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The conference, co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council and sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health, the FirstEnergy Foundation and Brookdale’s Educational Opportunity Fund program, featured a full […]

Brookdale Announces Three New Early-College Academies

Brookdale Community College's digital entrance sign near the circle on Newman Springs Road.

Students in three Monmouth County school districts will have the opportunity to earn an associate degree before graduating from high school as part of new Early College High School (ECHS) programs offered in partnership with Brookdale Community College. Beginning this fall, eligible high school freshmen in the Manasquan School District, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2018

From national championships and Gold Glove awards to all-American honors and successful stints with professional teams, Brookdale student-athletes have piled up countless accolades over the past 45 years. On Feb. 9, however, a select few received one of the biggest honors of all. In front of a capacity crowd of friends, family, staff and past […]

Nursing Graduates Honored at 2018 Pinning Ceremony

Seated nursing graduates in white coats applaud during a nursing pinning ceremony in the Collins Arena.

Following years of hard work, dozens of exams and thousands of hours of clinical training in local health care facilities, 87 graduates of Brookdale’s Nursing Program received some well-deserved recognition on Feb. 5 during the Fall 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony, held in the Collins Arena, offered graduates the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in one […]

Brookdale Among Top Online Community Colleges in the U.S.

Two students work on a computer in Brookdale's Bankier Library, in front of a window and colorful trees outside.

Brookdale Community College’s online curriculum has been named the 13th best in the nation in a new report published by BestColleges.com. The rankings, published this month, list the top 50 community college online programs in the United States based on criteria including academic quality, affordability, graduation and transfer rates and the variety of programs offered. […]

Brookdale Comes Together at Spring 2018 Convocation

Four women sit around a table and smile for a photo in the Collins Arena

Hundreds of Brookdale faculty members, staff and administrators gathered together in the Collins Arena on Jan. 16 to kick off the Spring 2018 Semester during the college’s biannual Convocation ceremony. The program, hosted by interim Brookdale President David Stout and Vice President for Learning Matthew Reed, served as a “state of the college” forum for […]

Officials Cut Ribbon on County’s First Recovery High School

Dignitaries and education officials cut a red ribbon in front of a banner for the KEYS Academy Recovery High School.

In an effort to provide new hope and opportunity for area high school students recovering from addiction, dozens of state, county and local officials joined together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Jan. 11 to cut the ribbon on the new K.E.Y.S. Academy, the first ever Recovery High School in Monmouth County. K.E.Y.S., an acronym for […]

Lake Como Police Veteran Joins Brookdale PD

Police officer Walter Koegel holds a certificate of recognition while standing with his wife, daughter and father in the Brookdale Administration Center.

Interim Brookdale President David Stout joined police Captain Robert Kimler, Lieutenant Michael Halpin and a team of Brookdale officials on the Lincroft campus on Dec. 20 to welcome new probationary Officer Walter Koegel to the Brookdale Police Department. A Wall Township resident and an 18-year veteran of the Lake Como Police Department, Koegel said he […]

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