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Students Partner With Neptune to Launch Community Garden

Five students pose for a photo holding seed packets in front of a rock wall.

Community members of all ages are invited to the grand opening celebration for Neptune Township’s new Division Street Community Garden, held Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at 130 Division St. The garden, owned by Neptune Township and run in partnership with a team of Brookdale Community College student volunteers, will offer 16-square-foot […]

Honorees Announced for 33rd Annual Wilbur Ray Dinner

The Rev. Terrence Porter speaks from a dais alongside a rabbi and a Muslim woman.

Six area community leaders, professionals and volunteers will be honored on April 6 during the 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at Jacques Reception Center, 500 Palmer Ave., Middletown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by local residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

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, […]

Brookdale Alum Turns ‘Digital Nomad,’ Packs Bag for Asia

A man stands in a Brookdale classroom next to two packed backpacks on a desk.

It’s been a long, winding road for Paul Kovalski. And that’s just the way he likes it. To date, the 28-year-old Marlboro native and burgeoning entrepreneur has visited more than 20 countries, launching a podcast in the process and working to grow a new digital brand centered on travel, meditation and the pursuit of passion. […]

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 […]

Career Services Launches New ‘Learn @ Lunch’ Series

Students and staff stand together in the officers of Maser Consulting as part of Brookdale's Learn at Lunch series

Dozens of Brookdale students were able to tour local businesses and network with working professionals and Brookdale alumni this fall as part of the new “Learn @ Lunch” series, sponsored by the Office of Career and Leadership Development (CLD). The free initiative, spearheaded by CLD assistant director Anne LaPorta, provides students with lunch, transportation and […]

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