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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 […]

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 […]

Brookdale Trustees Hold 2017-18 Reorganization Meeting

Brookdale Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. (left) and Vice Chair Tracey Abby-White pose for a photo following the board's annual reorganization meeting on Nov. 14.

The Brookdale Board of Trustees selected its executive leadership team and set priorities for the coming school year on Nov. 14 during its annual Reorganization Meeting, held in the Student Life Center on the Lincroft campus. Trustee Carl Guzzo Jr. was selected by his colleagues to serve a fourth consecutive one-year term as board chair. […]

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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