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A Home for Helping Hands

For three years, Brookdale’s Helping Hands has assisted students in need with grab-and-go snacks around campus, non-perishable items and gift cards. Through campus volunteers, community organizations and local business, Helping Hands has made a difference. With the formal dedication and opening of a new permanent location on campus in MAN 214 on September 17, Helping Hands will be able to extend its reach. Members of the Brookdale community are invited to stop by the Helping Hands Lounge... 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
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
  • Opportunities to Get Involved

    Students had the opportunity to learn about the different clubs and organizations on campus at the Involvement Fair on September 10. More than 50 student clubs and organizations participated in the Involvement Fair at Brookdale Community College on September 10 during college hour. New and returning students explored the broad range of extracurricular opportunities available on campus and in the community. On hand were representatives from a myriad of campus organizations such as the ... read more

  • Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Recognize Brookdale’s Lauren Concar Sheehy

    Lauren Concar Sheehy will be honored by The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, in addition to 10 others, as part of the fourth annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on Wednesday, September 18 at The Mainland in Manahawkin. The award recognizes the up-and-coming women leaders in the community who are making a difference in the workplace and through their community service and volunteerism. Active in television production while in high school, Concar Sheehy earned her ... read more

  • Convocation and Scholars’ Day

    Faculty, staff and administrators gathered for the Fall Convocation in Collins Arena on September 3 for the official start of the 2019-2020 academic year. President David Stout provided an overview on enrollment, welcomed new employees, outlined Brookdale’s ongoing strategic plans and goals, highlighted campus improvements and cited programs and individuals for recent achievements. “Regardless of our specific position and department, we all have a role in ensuring the well-being of ... read more

  • CCOG Navigators are Connecting with the Community

    Brookdale’s Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) Navigators are out in the community helping to spread the word about Brookdale and tuition-free higher education available for students who meet the CCOG criteria. Brookdale’s CCOG Navigators are Dr. Fidel Wilson, Jorge Terreros, Tarin Varvar and Birgit Mondesir. The Navigators attend community events and partner with local resource organizations to get the message about affordable higher education and the college’s programs ... read more

  • Chhange Welcomes New Director

    Sara E. Brown, Ph.D. was named the new executive director of The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College. “I am thrilled to have Sara lead and guide us into the next lifecycle of Chhange,” said Howard Dorman, Chhange’s board president. “I am the child of Holocaust survivors and am excited to have Sara teach this history, guiding future generations to become upstanders and to effect positive change.” Brown ... read more

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