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Brookdale Comes Together at Fall 2017 Convocation

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Hundreds of faculty, staff and administrators came together to kick off the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 5 during Brookdale’s annual Fall Convocation ceremony in the Collins Arena. The program served as the first official introduction of new interim President David Stout, who was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation by the capacity […]

Hazlet Early-College High School Program Welcomes Class of 2021

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While many incoming high school freshmen are buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes, and gearing up for the coming school year, 36 students from the Hazlet Township School District are getting ready for college. The students, all incoming Raritan High School freshmen from Hazlet and Union Beach, are the newest members of the Explorer Early […]

Students Build Skills in New Construction Training Program

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Six local men are on their way to rewarding careers in the construction industry after completing an intensive, five-week training program held this summer on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. The program, titled Construction Basics and Building Technology, was the first such course offered by Brookdale’s new Accelerated Career and Technical (ACT) Institute, which provides local students with […]

Brookdale to Roll Out ‘Textbook-Free’ Math Course

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Beginning this fall, students who take the MATH 021 Introductory Algebra course at Brookdale will no longer have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, thanks to a new college-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, students will be able to download and print a free copy of the college’s new MATH 021 coursebook, or buy a […]

Brookdale Hosts Second Annual Cybersecurity Camp

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Dozens of local high school students got a crash course in one of the nation’s fastest growing career fields this summer during the second annual GenCyber Jersey Blues camp. The free program, hosted on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and funded by grants from the National Security Administration (NSA) and National Science Foundation, offered two groups of 20 students the opportunity to work with expert […]

Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort

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For 17 local high schoolers, college starts now. The students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School (APHS), were officially inducted on June 29 into the Asbury Park Dream Academy, a unique early-college high school program cohosted by the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College. Throughout the next four years, the students will […]

Twenty-Four Graduate from College Readiness Program

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Two dozen local high students received some well deserved recognition on May 23 after completing the second annual College Readiness Program, a comprehensive academic enrichment initiative cohosted by Brookdale and the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). Throughout the last school year, the students worked with faculty and staff from the college and their high schools […]

Early College Programs Launched in Middletown, Wall, Keyport

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Public school officials from Middletown, Wall and Keyport joined representatives from Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on May 23 to officially announce new early-college high school programs set to launch in each district this fall. The programs will allow eligible students in each district to earn a Brookdale associate […]

Brookdale Celebrates 2017 Scholars Day

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Hundreds of Brookdale employees came together on the Lincroft campus May 11 for a day of professional development, idea-sharing, personal enrichment and institutional growth during the 2017 Scholars Day program. This year’s Scholars Day, chaired by Linda DeButts, David Wiseman and Gabriela Sprague, featured a full morning of breakout sessions and exhibitions hosted by Brookdale […]

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