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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Brookdale to Roll Out ‘Textbook-Free’ Math Course
A class of students studies math in the MAS building.

Beginning this fall, students who take the MATH 021 Introductory Algebra course at Brookdale will no longer have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, thanks to a new college-wide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, students will be able to download and print a free copy of the college’s new MATH 021 coursebook, or buy a […]

Hundreds Attend 16th Annual Summer Shakespeare Series
Two costumed actors perform a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream' on stage on the Lincroft campus' Great Lawn.

Arts fans, theater buffs, Shakespeare aficionados and community members of all ages came together on the Great Lawn of Brookdale’s Lincroft campus this month for the 16th annual Summer Shakespeare Ensemble. Despite occasional rain and thunderstorms, which impacted nearly half of the planned eight performances, the free, open-air series drew a total audience of nearly 500 between […]

Brookdale Hosts Second Annual Cybersecurity Camp
Students wearing blue 'GenCyber' shirts work together on a laptop computer in the ATec building.

Dozens of local high school students got a crash course in one of the nation’s fastest growing career fields this summer during the second annual GenCyber Jersey Blues camp. The free program, hosted on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus and funded by grants from the National Security Administration (NSA) and National Science Foundation, offered two groups of 20 students the opportunity to work with expert […]

Brookdale Hosts 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash
Interim president David Stout and three Monmouth County Freeholders stand together in front of a black banner reading '50 Years of Making Dreams Possible' in the CVA Gallery.

When local officials and advocacy groups first proposed establishing a public community college in Monmouth County in the 1960’s, the idea was not a popular one. Many believed there would not be enough demand to sustain a two-year institution, with Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) already operating in West Long Branch. Others thought it would […]

Students ‘Dive In’ to Bermuda Study Abroad Program
Students stand together on a boat in the Caribbean during a study abroad excursion in Bermuda.

It’s rare to find a college syllabus that includes items like snorkeling, coral reef research, fish identification and trawling for plankton. It’s rarer still to find a summer class that meets on a boat, a marine research base and in a fully functioning laboratory on the island of Bermuda. But for the eight students who […]

Asbury Park Dream Academy Welcomes Second Cohort
Students pose with their certificates of recognition in a blue-painted room in Asbury Park High School.

For 17 local high schoolers, college starts now. The students, all incoming freshmen at Asbury Park High School (APHS), were officially inducted on June 29 into the Asbury Park Dream Academy, a unique early-college high school program cohosted by the Asbury Park School District and Brookdale Community College. Throughout the next four years, the students will […]

Hundreds Attend Open House at New Wall Campus Building
Prospective students and their parents speak with Brookdale employees in the Wall West lobby.

More than 250 students, prospective students and family members got a close look at Brookdale’s new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art classroom facility in Wall Township on July 12 during the inaugural open house for Brookdale’s newly christened Wall Campus. The open house featured a variety of information booths, welcome addresses, refreshments, giveaways and guided tours of the new classroom […]

Brookdale Board Welcomes New Graduate Trustee
Austin Ridoux poses for a photo in a suit on the Lincroft campus walkway near Larrison Hall.

State Assemblyman Sean Kean joined interim Brookdale president David Stout on July 5 to swear in Austin Ridoux as the Brookdale Board of Trustees’ newest graduate trustee. Ridoux, of Wall, graduated from Brookdale in May with a degree in business administration. This fall he will transfer to the Rutgers University Business School in New Brunswick, where […]