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Brookdale's Big Band.
Brookdale Big Band Concert

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 1985 by Joseph Accurso, professor in the music department, in order to preserve and propagate the style period of Jazz music known as Swing. The 18-piece group specializes in Jazz Swing music reminiscent of the Swing Bands of the 1940s and 50s. Tickets for the event are $5 for students, $10 for... read more


Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
Picture of children visiting an office.

There’s a full range of activities in store for children on Thursday, April 25 as Brookdale Community College holds its first formal Bring Your Children to Work Day as part of the nationwide... 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
  • Student Talent on Display at Digital Animation Show

    The 3D Digital Animation Student Show took place at the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery April 18-19 and displayed an impressive range of student works. At the show’s reception, Claire Smuga, associate professor of digital animation, explained the gallery highlighted the capstone projects of the students who majored in digital animation and 3D design. “Once I learned the basics, it was a lot of fun to see my work come to life,” said Gabrielle Jordan, who will graduate with her ... read more

  • Two Community Honors for Dr. Anita Voogt

    Dr. Anita Voogt, Brookdale Community College’s associate vice president of strategic partnerships and Long Branch Councilwoman, was recently honored with the Vin Gopal Civic Association Community Public Servant Award and the Trinity Public Service Award from Trinity African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. The Vin Gopal Civic Association is a non-profit that helps individuals in Central Jersey who are negatively affected by the unique high cost of living and who struggle to maintain ... read more

  • Brookdale Alumni Association Honors Three at Barringer Awards on May 3

    The Brookdale Community College Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their service to students, the institution, and their respective communities at the 34th annual Barringer Awards Dinner on May 3 at The Essex & Sussex in Spring Lake, NJ. The award, named in honor of former college president Dr. Bob Barringer, is the Alumni Association’s most prestigious honor. This year’s honorees are President Dr. David Stout; Dr. Ave Latte, professor and chair of the Education ... read more

  • Alison Fitzpatrick Receives President’s Service Award from NABCA

    The National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) selected Allison Fitzpatrick, interim dean of the Wall Campus and regional locations at Brookdale Community College, as the 2019 President’s Service Award winner. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions and achievements to NABCA. Fitzpatrick, a Belmar resident, has been an NABCA member since 2009. She has served in a variety of leadership roles, including conference site host at the Brookdale ... read more

  • President Stout Receives Paragon Award at PTK Catalyst 2019

    Brookdale Community College President Dr. David Stout was among 25 college presidents to receive the Paragon Award for New Presidents from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) at its annual convention, PTK Catalyst 2019, in Orlando, Florida in April. These awards recognize new college presidents who have shown strong support of student success by recognizing academic achievement, leadership and service among high-achieving students at their college. Recipients were nominated for the award ... read more

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