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

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 excellence, community service, and personal accomplishments. Samtonova, a music technology major, plans to use her love and passion for music to bring healing to those in need. She intends to get her undergraduate degree in psychology and then obtain her master’s in music therapy. “I want to... read more


Lauren Deinhardt Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Picture of Lauren Deinhardt.

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
Picture of Jessica Salazar-Aparicio.

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

Brookdale Big Band Concert
Brookdale's Big Band.

The Brookdale Big Band Concert will be held at Brookdale Community College on April 27 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the Lincroft campus. The Brookdale Big Band was founded in... 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
Picture of the Monmouth County Sheriff's office building.

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 Commencement Ceremonies May 16, 2019

    Brookdale Community College will award degrees and certificates to an anticipated 1,845 students at two graduation ceremonies at the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Brookdale will present honorary degrees to two individuals and honor two more with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Students earning their Associate in Arts degrees will receive their diplomas at the 10 a.m. ceremony.  Candidates receiving their Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, ... read more

  • Brookdale Scores In Cybersecurity Competition

    Students at Brookdale Community College were among 7,500 students nationwide who participated in the online Cyber FastTrack program. The 11 Brookdale students scored a state ranking of #6 and a national ranking of #123 among 5,200 colleges in the competition, placing Brookdale in the top tier category. The SANS Institute sponsored the program and competition.  The organization included Brookdale among the top colleges for employers to recruit cyber talent. The SANS Institute was established ... read more

  • Scholars’ Day 2019 Features Multiple Presentations

    This year’s 8th Annual Scholars’ Day presents an exciting opportunity for the entire Brookdale community to come together for a rewarding day of professional development and camaraderie. Scholars’ Day takes place on Friday, May 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brookdale Arena. Dr. Matthew Reed, vice president for learning, will kick off Scholars’ Day. Following the welcome, there will be four breakout sessions in MAS. During the breakout sessions, Brookdale faculty, staff, and ... read more

  • Jewish Student Union Hosts Holocaust Survivor Ruth Rosenfeld

    Brookdale’s Jewish Student Union and The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale hosted Holocaust survivor Ruth Rosenfeld on May 8. Chelsea Becourtney, president of the Jewish Student Union, said the club “tries to bring Judaism to campus as much as possible by holding different events.” Each fall, club holds a Menorah Lego build where students create a Menorah out of Legos. It is later donated to Riverview Hospital. In addition, the club ... read more

  • Barbara Horl Joins Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees

    Barbara Horl was sworn as the newest member of the Brookdale Board of Trustees by Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger at the April 30, 2019 meeting. Horl, a Spring Lake resident, served as a legislative liaison for the New Jersey Department of State and aide to the Lieutenant Governor. Previously, she worked in the New Jersey Department of Education as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs acting as liaison to the legislature and other educational stakeholder groups in legislative and ... read more

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