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Monthly Archives: February 2017

NJ Community College Students Save Big on Tuition
A group of students laughs together on the Lincroft Campus.

While community colleges have long been known as an affordable starting point for aspiring students, a new report finds that New Jersey’s community colleges provide the biggest potential cost savings in the nation. According to a recent study of federal tuition data by StudentLoanHero.com, New Jersey students who complete their first two years at a community college […]

Brookdale Hosts ‘Women in STEM’ Panel Discussion
A panel of female STEM professionals speaks in the Student Life Center.

To celebrate National Engineers Week, six members of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the Women of AT&T visited Brookdale on Feb. 21 to share their personal experiences and answer questions about working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dozens of students packed into Brookdale’s Student Life Center for the panel discussion, sponsored by Brookdale’s Physics and […]

Award Winning Poets Kick Off 2017 Writers Series
A female poet reads from her work at a podium in the Student Life Center.

Acclaimed poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann came together on Feb. 20 to host a free reading of their work and talk with Brookdale students during the launch of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, running through April 17 on the Lincroft campus. Joseph, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and author of the acclaimed 2016 book Driving […]

Scholarships, Support Offered to Minority Male Students
A workshop leader speaks to a table of young students in the Student Life Center.

More than a dozen area professionals and community leaders came together to provide career advice, guidance and academic support to local minority students during the third annual Minority Male Initiative Conference, held Feb. 17 at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The conference, titled “Setting Priorities for Career Success,” was co-hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County […]

Students Find ‘Puppy Love’ on Valentine’s Day
A group of students plays with a collie dressed in a red dress on the floor on the Bankier Library.

Usually, no pets are allowed in a library. But on Feb. 14, five furry visitors broke that rule by setting up camp in Brookdale’s Bankier Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To comfort and delight students on the sometimes difficult holiday, library staff teamed up with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs to host a visit by five friendly canines. […]

Brookdale Announces 32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
Dr. Lamont Repollet and Dr. Maureen Murphy hold up a signed resolution in front of a group of students holding certificates and a banner for the Asbury Park Dream Academy.

Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions made by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the […]

Jersey Blues Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2017
Coach Rich Karpinski and tennis star John Macchio stand together in front of a Jersey Blues backdrop and hold up a plaque.

After nearly 50 years, the Brookdale Athletics program has generated more than its share of heartwarming, inspirational stories. From legendary coaches and record-shattering players to more personal, less heralded tales of triumph and resilience, the Jersey Blues legacy is as storied as it is revered. On Feb. 10, hundreds of former players, coaches, administrators and supporters […]

32nd Annual Wilbur Ray Award Winners
Dr. Lamont Repollet and Dr. Maureen Murphy hold up a signed resolution in front of a group of students holding certificates and a banner for the Asbury Park Dream Academy.

Nine Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 10 during the 32nd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Eatontown. The event, hosted by Brookdale Community College, recognizes significant contributions by county residents and organizations that, while substantial, do not always result in public recognition. Proceeds from the dinner […]

Brookdale Launches ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative
An orange, black and white logo for Helping Hands at Brookdale, with the words "Take What You Need, Leave What You Can."

It’s no secret that life as a college student can be stressful. Studying for exams, citing sources in MLA format, keeping up with coursework for five different classes – all while balancing responsibilities at home and, for many, at an off-campus job as well. Today, however, a strikingly high number of community college students are attempting to […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
A female student inspects a table of historic African American artifacts in the Student Life Center Lobby.

Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]