Friday, April 03

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Brookdale Opens New School of Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Health

Brookdale Community College celebrated the official opening of the new School of Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Health with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 10. Dr. Joan Scocco, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, addressed the audience at the ribbon cutting ceremony. While the college has been offering massage therapy classes since 2016, the ceremony celebrated the dedication of a newly renovated space dedicated to massage therapy classes and clinical space. “The opening... read more

Brookdale Partners with the Garden State Film Festival
Lauren Concar with a Garden State Film Festival poster.

Brookdale Community College’s main campus in Lincroft is now the home of the executive offices for the Garden State Film Festival (GSFF). To celebrate the occasion, Brookdale is presenting Best of... read more

Innovator of the Year Christine Vasquez
Christine Vasquez getting her award.

“Today’s students expect educational technology to be a part of their academic experience in the same way previous generations expected a chalkboard to be in every classroom,”... read more

To Protect & To Serve
The two officers after being sworn in.

Alexandra Clayton and Andrew Gioia credit Brookdale for equipping them with the skills and training needed to attain their personal and professional goals. The pair welcomed the... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Adam von Pier
Headshot of Adam von Pier.

Adam von Pier grew up in Fair Haven and currently resides in Eatontown, N.J. He earned his associate’s degree in business management from Brookdale in 2016. He is the resident stage manager/company... read more

Employee Spotlight: Sherri Vanderspiegel
Sherri behind stage.

Sherri Vanderspiegel, the technical supervisor of the Performing Arts Center (PAC), will mark her 20th anniversary at Brookdale in 2020. She oversees all PAC shows, student productions... read more

Student Spotlight: Hannah Shevlin
Hannah Shelvin holding an umbrella.

Pursuing a Dream Hannah Shevlin has always had a passion for fashion and photography. Raised in Tinton Falls, N.J., Shevlin will graduate from Brookdale in May 2020 with an associate’s degree in... read more

Meet the Tutoring Center at the Bankier Library Learning Commons
Frank, Amy, and Karen in the Tutoring Center.

Who We Are… At The Tutoring Center at the Bankier Library Learning Commons, students can get help developing effective study skills and working on their coursework and assignments. The Tutoring... read more

In the Community: On the March
Brookdalians march at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Asbury Park

Want to show your pride in Brookdale, spread cheer and connect with local communities where we live and serve? If yes, join your colleagues in the Brookdale contingent participating for... read more

Brookdale and Georgian Court 3+1 Agreement Makes Bachelor’s Degrees More Affordable
Picture of GCU president and Dr. David Stout shaking hands.

Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University signed a 3+1 articulation agreement enabling Brookdale graduates to take up to an additional 30 credits at Brookdale and apply them to a... read more

Brookdale Community College and TCNJ Sign Articulation Agreement
Brookdale president and TCNJ president sharing agreement papers.

Brookdale Community College and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) signed a transfer agreement on November 14 that will enable Brookdale Honors students who complete their degree at Brookdale and meet... read more

First-Generation College Students Celebrated at Fall EOF Conference
Group picture of EOF students holding their awards.

The theme of the Fall 2019 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Student Success Conference was celebrating first-generation college students. The Conference was held on November 8th, the same day other... read more

We Have Liftoff! Brookdale & Rockit Academy Take Off
Brookdale president with Rockit Board members in the art gallery.

Brookdale Community College and Rockit Live Foundation kicked off their new partnership with rock and roll and art. Steven Van Zandt, and his dog Edie, in front of his portrait that was on... read more

Rockit Live Foundation Announces Partnership with Brookdale Community College

Exhibit of world renowned photographer Mark Weiss and his collaboration with artist Steve Lacy scheduled for November 8, 9 and 11 As part of its collaboration with Brookdale Community College, the... read more

Addressing Workforce Needs
Officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Brookdale Community College and 160 Driving Academy have joined forces to address the critical shortage of commercial truck drivers. 160 Driving Academy has opened its 46th driving vocational school... read more

Ray Catena and Brookdale Partnership
Picture at the signing.

For more than two decades, Brookdale’s Auto Tech program has been the go to place for individuals interested in pursuing careers as auto technicians. Students hone their automotive diagnostic and... read more

Student Ambassadors
Admissions Team picture.

Student Ambassadors are a helpful presence on the Brookdale Community College Lincroft campus. Student Ambassadors work either in the Admissions Office or with Student Life and Activities.... read more

Helping Hands Lounge Dedication
Picture of David Stout and Freeholders cutting the ribbon.

Brookdale community members, Monmouth County freeholders, community partners and guests gathered for the dedication of the Helping Hands Lounge in MAN 214 on September 17. “We all know how... read more

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News Releases
  • Alumni Spotlight: Nick Santoro

    Nick Santoro, a Brookdale Community College graduate, is working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) as one of the first engineers in a new program designed to introduce engineers to different areas of the field. Santoro, along with a colleague, are the first two in a rotational engineer program where they will complete six-month rotations in four different engineering areas over two years. “I like my job, and I think the mission to ... read more

  • Student Spotlight: Hayley Prelich

    The natural beauty of Alaska inspired Hayley Prelich in several ways. First, the undisturbed landscape and Pacific Coastline confirmed her interest in pursuing a career in biology with an environmental focus. Second, she realized that she needed to complete her education in order to meet those goals. “I started out at another community college in New Jersey after graduating from Howell High School, but I wasn’t really sure what I wanted then,” said Prelich. After living ... read more

  • Student Spotlight: Rachael Siecinski

    Rachael Siecinski’s career path to engineering has been a circuitous one. A family connection and desire to chart a new course led to Rachael enrolling in Brookdale in 2018. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Paterson University in 2006 but couldn’t find employment in the field, working several jobs in different industries over the ensuing years. She wanted more professionally and decided to go back to school. “My mom was going here at the time and ... read more

  • A Conversation with Debbie Almeida

    Debbie Almeida started at Brookdale in 2002 and has worked in the Finance Department since 2003. Debbie lives in Farmingdale, N.J.  She is the mother of two sons and a grandmother of two girls, ages 2 and 12. How long have you worked at Brookdale and in what capacities? I began working at Brookdale in September 2002 as an hourly office assistant.  I worked in several departments but primarily in counseling.  In July 2003, I was hired as a Senior Assistant – ... read more

  • Bring Your Child to Work Day

    This year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day at Brookdale Community College on April 23 is shaping up to be even better than last year’s successful event. The Sunshine Team is once again planning a fun day filled with activities and events for the children who will be visiting us. The college encourages employees to bring their daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters to work to show them all the different careers possible when working at a community college. There ... read more

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