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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Residents Invited to Tour New Brookdale Classroom Building
The exterior of the Wall West Classroom building, which features orange walls, decorative glass panelling and rock accents.

Community members are invited to explore Brookdale Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during a public open house, held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the college’s Wall Higher Education Center, 800 Monmouth Blvd. Attendees will be able to tour the facility, meet with college representatives and explore cutting […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13
Audience members watch an outdoor performance of Shakespeare on the Great Lawn in Lincoft.

Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will kick off July 13 on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The free, open-air theater performances will be held Thursday through Sunday evenings from July 13 to July 23. Showtime is 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns July 13
Musicians perform for a large audience seated on the Belmar Beach.

Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Sonny Landreth, Wesley Stace, Tommy Stinson, Ari Hest, Hamish Anderson and The Grip Weeds. The free, open-air concert series will run from July 13 through Aug. 31. Concerts are held every Thursday […]

Brookdale Students Join Effort to Preserve, Restore Fort Hancock
Five students and professor Celeste Chiricello wear hard hats and stand in front of an old building at Fort Hancock.

Brookdale interior design students and faculty have partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to help reimagine one of the Jersey Shore’s most iconic historical landmarks. Over the last five months, ten students worked with professor Celeste Chirichello, instructor Erica Tufaro and NPS officials to create comprehensive redevelopment proposals for three buildings at Fort Hancock, the decommissioned military […]

David Stout Appointed as Interim Brookdale President
David Stout poses for a photo on the Lincroft Campus walkway.

The Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on June 20 to appoint vice president David Stout as the college’s interim president, beginning on July 1. Stout, who has served as Brookdale’s chief student services officer and vice president for student success since 2015, first joined the college as a learning assistant in 1997. […]

Brookdale Administrator Wins ‘Rising Professional’ Award
Reve Anderko holds up a plaque in front of the CAR Building in Lincroft.

Reve Anderko, associate director of Brookdale’s One Stop Center for Student Services, has been named one of the top young professionals in the state by the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).  Last month Anderko was presented with the NJACAC’s coveted “Rising Professional Award,” which recognizes admission counseling professionals new to the profession who exemplify excellence […]

Dozens Graduate from Brookdale ESL, GED Programs
A group of students, staff and faculty stand together and hold up certificates of completion at the Hazlet Campus.

For Jose Escobar, learning English has not been easy. Twice a week for the last four years, the Matawan-based landscaper and painter has left work and ridden his bicycle more than four miles to Brookdale’s Higher Education Center in Hazlet, where he has spent his evenings conjugating verbs and practicing grammar in the college’s noncredit English as a […]

Brookdale Scholarship Ball Raises Record $124,000
A group of honorees and Brookdale Foundation supporters stand together in the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club ballroom.

More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 […]

Three Students Earn National Leadership Scholarships
Three female students pose for photos in the Student Life Center.

This year, only 12 students from across the U.S. were selected to receive the National Society of Leadership and Success’s (NSLS) highly competitive Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $3,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership efforts during the 2016-17 school year. Of those 12, two came from Brookdale. Mayte Javier and Chanell Singletary-Eskridge each received the scholarship for […]

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