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Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble Presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

Brookdale’s Summer Shakespeare Ensemble will present The Merry Wives of Windsor July 11-14 and July 18-21 at 7 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus. This is the 18th year the ensemble has invited the community to enjoy beautiful summer nights outdoors while watching classical theatre. Current Brookdale students featured in the cast include: Michael G.A. Ford, Andrew Hobbie,  MaryGrace Iorio,  Angel Martinez, Indira Moscoso, Jordan Nixon, Joseph O’Kane, Alexis Ruiz,  and... read more


Graduate Profile: Kayla Breaud
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“I felt like I had a good story to tell,” Kayla Breaud, student speaker at the morning commencement ceremony, said about why she applied to speak. Breaud, a Distinguished Scholar,... read more

Graduate Profile: Jonathan Scott
Picture of afternoon commencement speaker Jonathan Scott and Dr. David Stout.

Jonathan Scott encountered many changes and challenges on his Brookdale journey. While pursuing his degree full-time at 24, Scott also worked full-time as a bartender. He juggled the... read more

Brookdale Community College Receives Reaccreditation from Middle States Commission On Higher Education
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Brookdale Community College received official notice from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) of its reaccreditation. The Commission made its decision at its June 26-27... read more

Brookdale Celebrates 49th Commencement
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Brookdale Community College awarded  degrees and certificates to 1,884 students in two graduation ceremonies at the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Brookdale also... read more

Brookdale Concordia Chorale’s Summer Tour Stops at China
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Last summer, the Brookdale Concordia Chorale scored its first performance outside the United States, singing one service and evensong for an entire week at Exeter Cathedral in the United Kingdom. The... read more

Lauren Deinhardt Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
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Lauren Deinhardt was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence,... read more

Erica Mittenzwei Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Erica Mittenzwei.

Erica Mittenzwei was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence,... read more

Erica Rosenthal Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Erica Rosenthal.

Erica Rosenthal was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence,... read more

Michael Desch Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Michael Desch.

Michael Desch was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence,... read more

Jessica Salazar-Aparicio Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
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Jessica Salazar-Aparicio was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic... read more

Delgira Samtonova Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Delgira Samtonova.

Delgira Samtonova was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic... read more

Brian Sandy Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Brian Sandy.

Brian Sandy was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence,... read more

Visiting Writers
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Brookdale students who are members of the Creative Writing Club (CWC) have attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference and book fair for several years with... read more

Lauren Deinhardt Selected as Gold Scholar
Brookdale student Lauren Deinhardt and Brookdale President David Stout

Brookdale’s Lauren Deinhardt of Howell, NJ was selected as a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. All the 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars will be... read more

Erica Mittenzwei is a Tax/Finance Intern at Commvault
Erica Mittenzwei

In today’s ever-increasing competitive marketplace, it’s essential to gain valuable work experience prior to earning an undergraduate degree. Brookdale’s Erica Mittenzwei plans to work in the... read more

Sharing Enthusiasm for STEM & Encouraging Others
Brookdale math professor Nathalie Darden.

Nathalie Darden, Assistant Department Chair and Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department, shared her love of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with Freehold Regional... read more

Chhange Annual Colloquium on May 15
We are the Change colloquium flier

Students in grades 5-12 and their families are encouraged to attend We Are the Change: Our Voices Matter. The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) invites you to... read more

Learn @ Lunch Series Continues with Visits to Two Local Businesses
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In April, students will have the opportunity to once again explore professions and learn more about potential career opportunities with the ongoing Learn @ Lunch series sponsored by Career and... read more

Global Read Initiative Event on March 27 in Long Branch
Student and faculty authors at the Global Read event

  Brookdale’s Global Read initiative continues on March 27 with Authors to Leaders: Supporting Immigrant Communities. The event takes place at Brookdale’s Long Branch Higher Education... read more

Math Professor’s Link to Infinity and Beyond and Record-Setting Moment
Brookdale math professor

PiDay celebrations take place at several locations nationwide on March 14, since 3.14 are the first three digits of Pi, whose decimal spaces extend forever with no pattern. The festivities do not... read more

Rising Leaders Make an Impact
Brookdale students at the Rising Leaders Academy

Rising Leaders Academy (RLA) is a student leadership program for selected Brookdale Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students where students gain leadership skills and experience in volunteering... read more

Speakers Encourage Students to Build Foundation for Success Today
A speaker encourages students to build foundation for success

More than 350 people, including nearly 300 students, attended the fifth annual Minority Male Initiative (MMI) Conference at Brookdale Community College last month. The students represented 15 high... read more

Megan Murphy Offers Encouraging Words at Dedication of Kindness Rocks Garden
Students meet with Megan Murphy

  Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, visited Brookdale Community College on March 6 for the dedication of a kindness rocks community garden on campus near the Student Life... read more

Astronaut Leland Melvin Delivers Inspiring Message
Leland with Brookdale students

Astronaut, scientist and author Leland Melvin urged an audience of more than 500 to persist despite obstacles and never to underestimate the power of community and encouragement. “The path... read more

Brookdale Alumni Fashion on Display in the 2019 Atlantic City Fashion Show
A young woman stands on a runway and faces the crowd as a model in a dress walks behind her.

Two Brookdale Community College alumni will display their fashion and style in the 2019 Atlantic City Fashion Show taking place February 13-16 at The Showboat Hotel. Cynthia Matthews-Duran won the... read more

Auto Tech Students Demonstrate Skills At Inaugural New Jersey Auto Tech Competition
Brookdale autotech students with David Stout

Teams from Hunterdon County Polytech, Vineland High School and Perth Amboy Vo-Tech Earn Top Three Positions; Hunterdon to Advance to National Competition in April Teams from several New Jersey... read more

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News Releases
  • Brookdale Community College Receives Reaccreditation from Middle States Commission On Higher Education

    Brookdale Community College received official notice from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) of its reaccreditation. The Commission made its decision at its June 26-27 meeting. “I am grateful to the Commission and its evaluators who reviewed our compliance with the Middle States Standard of Excellence for their valuable insights, suggestions and recommendations,” said Brookdale President Dr. David Stout. “I also appreciate the efforts of numerous members of the ... read more

  • Freeholders Commend Brookdale Community College for Receiving Reaccreditation

    This news release was issued by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is commending the president, administration, faculty and staff of Brookdale Community College for having their accreditation reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. “Brookdale is and will continue to be a valuable resource to Monmouth County residents seeking to obtain a college degree, advance their careers and engage in lifelong ... read more

  • A Place to Call Home

    Students enrolled in the Construction Basics course at Brookdale Community College this summer put the skills they learned into practice by building a shed for Coastal Habitat for Humanity. It is the third structure students have built and donated to the non-profit organization based in Asbury Park, N.J. “The whole beauty of construction is taking a pile of lumber that is sitting on the ground and getting a finished product of it. You have your creativity and you build something that is ... read more

  • English Professor and Award-Winning Poet Has 8th Book of Poetry Forthcoming

    Laura McCullough’s eighth book of poetry, DUMB BEAUTIFUL BEAST, is due out in early 2021 from Black Lawrence Press. McCullough said this book focuses on women, mothers and daughters, being a woman, women’s relationships, and friendships. She said this work also focuses on class and culture as well as gender and politics. “I think one of the areas we don’t talk about is class and how it effects many areas of our life but doesn’t get unpacked,” she explained. Her previous work ... read more

  • Brookdale Graduate Jade Glab Crowned Miss New Jersey

    “Brookdale gave me the opportunity to not only figure out what I wanted to do but I also was able to have a schedule that was built around students having other obligations besides just school,” Jade Glab, who was just named Miss New Jersey, said about her experience at Brookdale. While a specific date or time is not yet announced, Glab will be representing New Jersey in the upcoming Miss America pageant. Glab graduated from Brookdale Community College with a 4.0 GPA in May with an ... read more

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