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Friday, December 13

Brookdale Newsroom

Featured Story
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Brookdale Earns Space Grant Consortium Status

The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has granted Brookdale Community College affiliate status in the organization in recognition of Brookdale’s work with the NASA grant program for the past five years. The NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program aims to promote general STEM education with an emphasis on aerospace while also promoting research and development in New Jersey. Rutgers University received a significant grant towards that goal.  NJSGC coordinates the... 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
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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

Student Profile: Thomas Polak
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After 21 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Thomas Polak IV decided to return to school to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Polak choose to attend Brookdale Community College’s nursing... read more

Alumni Profile: Karl Larose
Picture of Karl Larose.

Growing up, Karl Larose saw the impact unreliable cars always needing repairs had on his mom’s everyday life and tasks, in addition to struggling financially to keep them running. He wanted... read more

Getting Out the Vote
Students at an information table about voting.

Brookdale participated in the nationwide Voter Registration Day on September 24 with voter registration tables set up in numerous locations across the Lincroft campus. Voter Registration Day aims... read more

Learning About Library Resources
Students completing a puzzle at the Bankier Library.

The Bankier Library was packed with students enjoying a free lunch, Dippin’ Dots, games, puzzles and good company all while learning all about the services the library has to offer at CeLIBration... read more

Global Citizenship Project Theme and Launch
Students learning about environmental issues.

The Global Citizenship Project launched its One World: Environmental Issues theme at the kickoff event on September 26. The event introduced the theme of environmental issues to students and... read more

Brookdale Offers Assistance with Community College Opportunity Grant Eligibility
The Brookdale CCOG team.

The Community College Opportunity Grant is a New Jersey state-funded financial aid program for students attending community colleges statewide. For students who meet certain eligibility criteria,... read more

Brookdale Foundation’s 40th Annual Education Open Golf Tournament Set for September 26, 2019
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The Brookdale Community College Foundation’s 40th Annual Education Open Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ. The... read more

Brookdale Community College Receives Reaccreditation from Middle States Commission On Higher Education
Brookdale logo.

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

Lauren Deinhardt to Serve as Graduate Trustee
Lauren Deinhardt being sworn in.

Lauren Deinhardt  was sworn in as the new Graduate Trustee at the July 16 meeting of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees Chair Tracy Abby-White described the... read more

Brookdale Community College and Thomas Edison State University Enter New Partnership Agreement
Brookdale's logo and TESU's logo.

Thomas Edison State University announced today that New Jersey community college students can now transfer up to 90 community college credits and then complete the remaining 30 credits required for... 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 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
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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
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
  • Therapy Dogs Help Students Relax During Anti-Stress Week

    Therapy Dogs returned to the Bankier Library on Thursday, December 12 during college hour to help students unwind during Anti-Stress Week. Certified Therapy Dogs Allie, Juno, Houdini, Lexie, Luna, Nellie, and Dottie loved all the attention they were getting from Brookdale students and staff. The dogs were all on their best behavior as they let the students pet them and tell them what good dogs they were. A chosen few students even got kisses from some of the dogs. Brookdale student ... read more

  • Giving Tree Makes the Holidays Brighter

    The Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection (BVC) once again collected presents and gift cards to make the holidays special for 41 families this year as part of Brookdale’s Giving Tree initiative. Members of the Brookdale community (faculty, staff, administrators, retirees and students) donated 436 gifts and approximately 50  gift cards to benefit families and individuals with Monmouth County Family & Children’s Service (Operation Sleighbell), St. Vincent de Paul Society at Saint ... read more

  • Brookdale Ranked Among the Top Associate in Psychology Degree Programs by Intelligent.com

    Brookdale Community College has been recognized among the top ranked institutions offering the best online Associate in Psychology Degree Programs by Intelligent.com. The organization cited Brookdale for Best Social Sciences Program. “This is another affirmation of the strength of our program, faculty and dedication of our students,” said Brookdale President Dr. David Stout. The student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and ... read more

  • Initial Group of Emeritus Employees Honored

    Brookdale Community College recently recognized its inaugural class of Emeritus Employees. “In so many ways, these individuals are giants upon whose shoulders Brookdale has been built,” said Brookdale President Dr. David Stout.  Collectively, the group represents more than 800 years of service to Brookdale.  President Stout thanked the Ad Hoc Governance Committee and the Emeritus Selection Committee for their work in honoring outstanding retired employees. A plaque inside the ... read more

  • Visiting Artist Jess Leo Talks About Her Works

    Visiting artist Jess Leo talked about her current show, past/presence(s), at Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on December 5. The show’s theme is absence and loss. “The show and my earlier works are deeply seeded in the idea of memory,” said Leo. “What does it mean to exist and what does it mean to exist after loss?” are the questions the show explores, she explained. Jess Leo, visiting artist, said the show's theme is absence and ... read more

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