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To Protect & To Serve
The two officers after being sworn in.

Alexandra Clayton and Andrew Gioia credit Brookdale for equipping them with the skills and training needed to attain their personal and professional goals. The pair welcomed the opportunity to return to their alma mater in a new role as the latest members of the Brookdale police force. Police work was part of Clayton’s fiber from […]

Completing a Journey
The graduating nursing students.

Eighty-seven nursing graduates participated in the Nursing Pinning Ceremony earlier this month, formally marking the completion of their studies and start of their professional careers. “The need for skilled individuals such as yourself with talent and compassion has never been greater,”” said President Stout. He concluded his remarks with a quote from Maya Angelou that […]

Morris Blackburn Exhibit at Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery
Woodcut of a self portrait of Morris Blackburn.

An exhibition honoring Morris Blackburn’s artworks and his teaching excellence will be on view at Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery from January 22 through February 21, 2020. The exhibition, “Morris Blackburn and his Legacy: Painter, Printmaker, Writer, and Teacher,” features 20 of his paintings, screen prints, wood engravings and etchings. The […]

Addressing Workforce Needs
Officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Brookdale Community College and 160 Driving Academy have joined forces to address the critical shortage of commercial truck drivers. 160 Driving Academy has opened its 46th driving vocational school on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, creating a path for individuals to obtain the commercial driver’s license necessary for long-haul transportation of food, equipment and a broad range […]

Student Ambassadors
Admissions Team picture.

Student Ambassadors are a helpful presence on the Brookdale Community College Lincroft campus. Student Ambassadors work either in the Admissions Office or with Student Life and Activities. They are student employees who can be seen around campus doing jobs such as staffing the information desks at the Warner Student Life Building and the CAR Building, […]

Ray Catena and Brookdale Partnership
Picture at the signing.

For more than two decades, Brookdale’s Auto Tech program has been the go to place for individuals interested in pursuing careers as auto technicians. Students hone their automotive diagnostic and repair skills, gain hands-on training and, in the most popular track, earn an associate’s degree. Employers value Brookdale’s highly-skilled auto tech graduates as workers who […]

Student Profile: Thomas Polak
Picture of Thomas Polak.

After 21 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Thomas Polak IV decided to return to school to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Polak choose to attend Brookdale Community College’s nursing program because of the stellar reputation of the program. “I had heard so many positive experiences from friends, I realized there was no other […]

Helping Hands Lounge Dedication
Picture of David Stout and Freeholders cutting the ribbon.

Brookdale community members, Monmouth County freeholders, community partners and guests gathered for the dedication of the Helping Hands Lounge in MAN 214 on September 17. “We all know how difficult it is to focus and concentrate when you’re hungry,” said Brookdale President David Stout.  “Students can’t realize their potential if they are worried about their […]

Alumni Profile: Karl Larose
Picture of Karl Larose.

Growing up, Karl Larose saw the impact unreliable cars always needing repairs had on his mom’s everyday life and tasks, in addition to struggling financially to keep them running. He wanted to take those burdens away from his mom. His wish became true later in life. The Eatontown, NJ resident not only earned his degree […]

Enabling Success
Picture of Laurie Salka and Euniqha Cox.

Based at Brookdale’s Long Branch campus, the Monmouth County Displaced Homemakers Services assists individuals who through death, divorce, domestic violence, separation or disability of a spouse or long-term partner have lost their household’s primary source of income.  Most clients served are from Monmouth County, although county residency is not a requirement.  All services are at […]

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