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Support Local Students in the 2017 ‘Charity Challenge’

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Brookdale community members and Monmouth County residents are encouraged to join together in support of local students during the 4th annual OceanFirst Charity Challenge. For the next four weeks, nonprofit organizations across central and southern New Jersey will engage in a friendly competition to raise money for worthy local causes, with the top fundraisers earning a share of […]

NASA STEM Fellows Present Year-Long Research Projects

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Following countless hours of clinical study, working in labs, building circuitboards, peering into microscopes, studying invasive species, reconditioning batteries, analyzing medical data and other intensive research, Brookdale’s eight NASA STEM Fellows officially presented the results of their year-long research projects to the college community on April 11. Addressing a capacity crowd of classmates, advisors and faculty […]

Twenty-One Graduate from Free Welding Training Program

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Jesus Fonseca of Red Bank used to be a commercial painter. Doug Brain of Tinton Falls owned a body shop for 26 years. Henry Berkebile, of Manchester, was in construction. As of February, however, all three were unemployed. And, like many in their situation, they were looking for a new start. The trio, like 18 […]

Neptune Early-College Program Welcomes Class of 2021

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For 17 local elementary school students, college is no longer a far-off dream. In only a matter of months, it will be a reality. The students – all incoming high school freshmen from Neptune Middle School and Bradley Beach Elementary School – are the fourth cohort to join the Poseidon Early College High School program, a joint […]

NJ Community College Students Save Big on Tuition

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While community colleges have long been known as an affordable starting point for aspiring students, a new report finds that New Jersey’s community colleges provide the biggest potential cost savings in the nation. According to a recent study of federal tuition data by StudentLoanHero.com, New Jersey students who complete their first two years at a community college […]

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 […]

‘Global Read’ Kicks Off with Guest Lecture

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Brookdale students and employees are encouraged to join in a college-wide “intellectual experience” this semester as part of the first ever Global Read, sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project (GCP) and the International Education Center (IEC). The initiative encourages all Brookdale community members to read Tracy Kidder’s acclaimed nonfiction book Mountains Beyond Mountains, which centers on the humanitarian […]

‘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, […]

Employees Come Together at Spring 2017 Convocation

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Hundreds of Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators kicked off a new year and a new semester on Jan. 17 during the college’s Spring Convocation program in the Collins Arena. The event, emceed by Brookdale Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed, served as an opportunity for all Brookdale employees to reconnect, refocus and reprioritize on the […]

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