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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 […]

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 […]

Brookdale Student Awarded First Ever Cybersecurity Scholarship

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Second-year computer science major Michael Giacona has joined an elite group of community college students from across the country this year as a new member of the National Science Foundation‘s (NSF) Scholarships for Service (SFS) program. Giacona, 19, will receive a full-ride scholarship for his final year at Brookdale, along with a $22,500 stipend and an allowance […]

Brookdale Hosts College Completion Challenge

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Dozens of students flocked to the Student Life Center patio on Oct. 18 for an afternoon of snacks, games and prize giveaways offered as part of this year’s New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), hosted by the Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK). The initiative, sponsored at all of New Jersey’s […]

Brookdale Among Top Degree Producing Colleges in U.S.

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Brookdale Community College continues to be one of the top associate degree-producing colleges in the country. On Sept. 20 Community College Week released its annual Top 100 rankings, in which Brookdale ranks number 72 nationwide for total associate degrees conferred during the 2015-16 school year.  Brookdale’s Class of 2016 earned a total of 2,054 associate degrees, the second highest total […]

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