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AT&T Pioneers Co-Host STEM Workshop in Long Branch

Students talk with local experts as part of a career workshop in Long Branch.

As part of an ongoing collaboration between Brookdale and the AT&T Pioneers network, eight local professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered at the Long Branch Higher Education Center on Oct. 11 to host a career development workshop for Brookdale students. The program, titled “Where Does Your Future Lead?,” […]

Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series

Author Mitchell Jackson poses for a photo in front of a Visiting Writers Series banner.

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joined a capacity crowd of students, employees and community members in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on Oct. 11 to kick off this semester’s Visiting Writers Series, running through Dec. 5 in Lincroft. Author of the internationally acclaimed debut novel The Residue Years and winner of the Whiting Award and the […]

Photography Exhibit to Mark Five-Year Sandy Anniversary

A black and white photo of a hurricane-ravaged garage, covered with snow.

More than 60 photographs documenting the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Sandy will go on display in Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on Oct. 20 as part of a new exhibit titled “91 Days; Countless Nights.” The exhibit, featuring the work of Shark River Hills-based photographer Kevin R. Burkitt, includes dozens […]

Brookdale Professor Launches Sustainable Clothing Line

Professor Annemarie Hughes holds a red t-shirt on the Lincroft campus walkway.

As a former fashion professional and chair of Brookdale Community College’s fashion design and merchandising department, Annmarie Hughes noticed a disturbing trend in her industry. The rise of “fast fashion” had created an exponential increase in the amount of clothing thrown away by Americans each year, topping 12 million tons in 2016 alone. Fast fashion […]

Brookdale Hosts First Annual Honors Transfer Fair

Students speak with college admissions representatives during a transfer fair in the Student Life Center.

Representatives from some of the top transfer destinations in the northeast came together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Oct. 3 for the college’s first ever Honors Transfer Fair, co-hosted by the Brookdale Honors Program and Transfer Resources. The event, open to all Brookdale honor students, featured admissions representatives and officials from a wide range of […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest Offers a Scary Good Time

Students carve pumpkins in the Student Life Center lobby.

Students carved into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 3 during the Office of Student Life and Activities’ annual Pumpkin Carving and Painting Contest in the Student Life Center. Competitors were offered their choice of pumpkin and the tools and stencils necessary to transform it into in a beautiful – or terrifying – work of art. […]

Golf Tournament Raises $63,000 for Brookdale Scholarships

A team of golfers stands together on a green.

More than 25 teams of golfers and dozens of area sponsors came together in support of local students Sept. 26 during the 39th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, hosted by the Brookdale Community College Foundation. The event, held at Eagles Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale, raised more than $63,000 for the Foundation’s “Building […]

Local Businesses Award Scholarships to Brookdale Students

Denzell Marable stands with members of the Corporate Resource Alliance in Freehold on Oct. 3.

Three Brookdale students will have an extra $1,000 for books, tuition and other college expenses this year thanks to new scholarship awards by members of the Corporate Resource Alliance (CRA), a New Jersey-based collective of business and community leaders. The alliance, which holds regular meetings at Brookdale’s Freehold Campus, joined with Manasquan-based member business Patriot […]

Brookdale Hosts First ‘Soccer Alumni Family Day’

Soccer players, alumni, coaches and supporters stand together on the Brookdale Soccer Field in Lincroft.

More than 100 community members, alumni and current and former Jersey Blues players and coaches came together on Sept. 30 to recognize the nearly 50-year history of the Brookdale Soccer Program during the first ever Soccer Alumni Family Day on the Lincroft campus. The all-day event featured meet-and-greets, refreshments, backyard games such as ladder ball and bean […]

Students Laugh at Lunch with Matthew Broussard

Comedian Michael Broussard performs on stage in the Student Life Center.

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2017-18 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to an uproarious start on Sept. 28 when acclaimed comedian Matthew Broussard took the stage in the Warner Student Life Center. Broussard, a New Jersey native and former financial analyst who left the field to pursue a comedy career in L.A., pens the […]

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