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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hazlet ‘Explorers’ Ready for First College Semester

For six incoming Raritan High School freshmen, college starts now. The students – Christine Henry, Ricky Leonard-Sipe, Joshua Nichols, Jason O’Keefe, Noureen Qureshi and Tyler Shaughnessy – form the inaugural cohort of the new Explorer Program-Early College Academy, a partnership between the Hazlet Township School District and Brookdale Community College.  As part of the unique program, the new “explorers” will have the […]

International Students Join Brookdale Community

More than 30 students from across the globe were welcomed to the Lincroft campus on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program offered by Brookdale’s International Education Center (IEC). The new Brookdalians, hailing from countries including China, India, Jamaica, Italy and Pakistan, join a community of more than 150 international students currently studying at the college. Attendees […]

Career Training Graduates Honored at First Ever Commencement

Like many students who enroll in Brookdale’s division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS), Linda Morris was looking for a new start. After previously owning and managing an asphalt paving company, Morris was looking to develop new computer skills and the professional tools necessary to compete for a rewarding career in a new field. In January Morris decided […]

New Graduate Trustee Joins Brookdale Board

Former Student Life Board president and 2016 Brookdale graduate Kevin Przystawski officially joined the college’s governing body on Aug. 16 as the Brookdale Board of Trustees’ newest Graduate Trustee. Przystawski, of Clark, was welcomed to his new post by Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. and Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who helped swear the new trustee […]

Brookdale Hosts Cybersecurity Summer Camp

More than three dozen local high school students got a crash course in one of the nation’s fastest growing career fields this summer during the first ever GenCyber Jersey Blues camp. The free program, hosted on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and funded by grants from the National Security Administration and National Science Foundation, offered two groups of 20 […]

Brookdale, NJ TRANSIT Announce Improved Bus Routes

Big improvements are coming for students who take NJ TRANSIT to Brookdale. Beginning on Sept. 3, NJ TRANSIT will unveil new and adjusted bus routes in Monmouth and Middlesex counties that will offer more frequent service, longer hours of operation, fewer required connections and direct access for students attending classes in Lincroft and Hazlet. During the Brookdale Board […]

Student Voices: My Life on the Stage

Change is difficult for everyone. Let’s start there. A few years ago I was going through a lot of change: friend groups were changing, my love life was evolving, I was finding out who I was as a person, and I was doing my best to adjust to everything life threw at me. And like any artist, […]

Honors Program Welcomes Fifty New Members

More than 50 of Monmouth County’s highest achieving students were welcomed in the Brookdale Honors Program Aug. 11 during a day-long orientation program on the Lincroft campus. The students – who form the largest ever cohort selected to the Honors Program since its redesign six years ago – were welcomed by a wide range of faculty, administrators […]

AMC Executive Discusses ‘New Golden Age’ of TV

From streaming services and on-demand programming to the rise of edgy, boundary-pushing dramas and comedies, few things have changed more radically in recent years than television. Once considered a second-rate medium by actors, producers and the viewing public, TV has undergone an aesthetic renaissance in the last two decades. Accomplished actors, directors and screenwriters now flock to the small […]

Golf Outing to Raise Money for Brookdale Scholarships

Community members and local businesses are invited to tee off in support of local students at the Brookdale Foundation’s 37th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, set for Thursday, Sept. 15 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event will feature a full day of golf on Eagle Oaks’ 18-hole championship course, a catered […]

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