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Brookdale Community College Foundation Elects New Officers

The Brookdale Community College Foundation Board of Trustees has approved its slate of officers for the next two years. Serving in the leadership roles are Bernadette N. Macko, President (Senior Vice President Director, Corporate Cash Management – Provident Bank); Karen Escobedo,  Vice President (Manager of Community Outreach, New Jersey Natural Gas); Michael Wicke, Sr.,  Treasurer […]

Six Honored at 33rd Annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner

Eight men and women pose for a photo near a decorative window in a ballroom.

It was a night to recognize the unsung heroes of Monmouth County, while raising money to support the students who may one day take their place. The 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner, held April 6 at Jacques Reception Center in Middletown, honored six local professionals, community leaders, volunteers and activists for their “everyday heroics” […]

Brookdale Honors 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

David Stout presents a scholarship certificate to a young man in front of a Brookdale Jersey Blues background.

Hundreds of Brookdale scholarship recipients, donors and local officials came together in support of educational opportunity on March 22 during the 2018 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, held in the Collins Arena. The ceremony, hosted by the Brookdale Foundation, recognized many of the more than 500 students who have received a total of more than $430,000 in […]

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 […]

‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 23

A male student stands in front of a stone archway on the Lincroft campus.

Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and scholarship opportunities on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Defining Your Career Pathway,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Gallery Reception Kicks Off 2018 Visiting Artist Series

Two men face a wall and look at various paintings and photographs in the CVA gallery.

Dozens of Monmouth County’s most acclaimed visual artists will be featured in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery this semester as part of the Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Series, which kicked off with a public reception on the Lincroft campus Jan. 19. The series, sponsored by grants from the Monmouth County Arts Council […]

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 to Expand Support, Services for Veterans

Brookdale Community College has received a grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation that will fund new curriculum and expanded services for military veterans at the college beginning this year. The $8,650 grant will be used to add new computers, workstations and other resources to the college’s Veterans Center in Lincroft and to launch a first-year seminar […]

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 […]

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