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Brookdale Concordia Chorale’s Summer Tour Stops at China

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 group’s international tour continues this summer in China with performances in and around Shanghai after a Memorial Day performance at Carnegie Hall. Founded in 2001 by adjunct professors Cynthia and John Balme, the group currently consists of more than 60 students, alumni and community... read more


Graduate Profile: Kayla Breaud
Picture of Katie Edmundson and Kayla Breaud.

“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 Celebrates 49th Commencement
Picture of the Outstanding students and Dr. David Stout.

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
Picture of the Brookdale Chorale.

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
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

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
Picture of Brookdale students at the AWP Conference.

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 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

  • Assistance Available for FAFSA Filing through June 29 at Brookdale and Community Locations

    Brookdale Offers Assistance at Campus and Community Locations for FAFSA Filing Representatives from Brookdale Community College are available to assist students, parents and guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at Brookdale and several community-based locations through June 29. Incoming and current college students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for financial aid. Financial aid assistance is always available at all Brookdale ... read more

  • Girl Scouts Donate Food to Helping Hands

    The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Troop 1457 donated more than 300 pounds of food and over $300 in gift cards to benefit Brookdale’s Helping Hands. Members of the troop wanted to help those less fortunate. The girls stood outside of the Acme on Route 35 in Wall on Sunday, May 19 to collect donations.  This was not the first time the Girl Scouts have donated to Helping Hands. They also collected food last year they donated as well. “I’m so glad that they were able to contribute ... read more

  • Continuing and Professional Studies Completion Ceremony

    At the Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) Completion Ceremony on Wednesday, June 5th, the achievements of students who completed healthcare training, business training, information technology, career and technical education, online certification, small business development training, displaced homemakers, horticulture, GED, and medical training were celebrated. “For those of you who want to be really marketable, having both a degree and an industry credential makes you incredibly ... read more

  • Brookdale Retirees Honored

    Seven of the 22 Brookdalians who retired during the current fiscal year were honored at the May 29 meeting of the Board of Trustees. Donna Bastedo, associate director of the Brookdale at Freehold Branch Campus, is retiring after 20 years of holding numerous positions at the college. “All she could think about at retirement was her students and colleagues, what that would mean for them,” Yesenia Madas, associate vice president of student affairs, said of Bastedo. Dale Daniels, director ... read more

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