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School Year Kicks Off With 2017 Welcome Back Week
Students pose for a group photo on the Lincroft campus.

Hundreds of new and returning students came together from Sept. 12 to 14 to ride mechanical sharks, play inflatable bungee games, sign up for campus clubs, watch open-air movies and dine on barbecue and funnel cakes during Brookdale’s 2017 Welcome Back Week. The festivities kicked off Sept. 12 with a Welcome Back BBQ on the Lincroft […]

Brookdale Students Audition for MTVU
A male student auditions on camera for MTVU on the Lincroft campus.

Dozens of students were given a rare chance at stardom on Sept. 12 as MTVU descended on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus in search of its next on-air VJ. For four hours, representatives from the college-focused cable network held open auditions in the Brookdale Visitors Lot, adjacent to the college’s annual Welcome Back BBQ. Aspiring stars were handed a microphone […]

Brookdale, Monmouth County Cut Ribbon on ‘Wall West’
Brookdale officials stand with Monmouth County Freeholders to cut the ribbon on the Wall West building.

What was once a dream is now a reality. Following years of planning, design, grant applications and construction, dozens of area dignitaries, elected officials and college representatives gathered at Brookdale’s Wall Campus on Sept. 12 to cut the ribbon on the college’s new 37,000-square-foot Wall West classroom building. The building – boasting 14 classrooms, two science […]

Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns to Speak at Brookdale
Ken Burns poses for a photo near a small home.

Community members are invited to a presentation by one of the nation’s most acclaimed filmmakers on Oct. 27, when Ken Burns visits Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Winner of fifteen Emmy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008 for […]

Career Training Graduates Honored
Students, staff and officials gather together for a photo in the Student Life Center.

More than 200 community members, area dignitaries and college officials came together in Lincroft on Aug. 31 to recognize the Summer 2017 graduates of Brookdale’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) division. Nearly 60 graduates from 12 different career training programs – including welding, patient care technician, veterinary assistant, medical assistant, and business office support specialist – were presented […]

Brookdale Welcomes New International Students to Campus
Two dozen students, staff and administrators stand together for a photo on the Lincroft Campus Walkway.

More than 20 students from across the globe were welcomed into the Brookdale family on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program hosted by the International Education Center (IEC). The students – hailing from countries including China, Pakistan, Brazil, Hong Kong, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Honduras, the Philippines, Russia and Jamaica – were greeted by a wide range […]

Hazlet Early-College High School Program Welcomes Class of 2021

While many incoming high school freshmen are buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes, and gearing up for the coming school year, 36 students from the Hazlet Township School District are getting ready for college. The students, all incoming Raritan High School freshmen from Hazlet and Union Beach, are the newest members of the Explorer Early […]

Freehold Campus Hosts Family Welcome Night
Yesenia Madas speaks to a roomful of students and parents in the Freehold Campus community room.

Dozens of new students and their parents were officially welcomed into the Brookdale community on Aug. 23 during this year’s Freehold Campus Family Welcome Night, held in the community room at Brookdale’s Freehold campus. Faculty and representatives from a wide range of student service divisions joined Freehold Campus Dean Yesenia Madas and interim Brookdale President David Stout […]

Golf Tournament to Raise Money for Brookdale Scholarships
Golfers put on a green with a water trap in the background.

Community members and local businesses are invited to tee off in support of local students at the 38th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, hosted by the Brookdale Community College Foundation, will feature a full day of golf on Eagle Oaks’ […]

Math Camp Adds Fun to Learning Equation
Students build a structure out of Kinex pieces in the MAC building.

For many middle-schoolers, the school year is long enough. When summer vacation rolls around, the idea of heading back to a classroom for a week-long math lesson is nearly unthinkable. But for the ten students enrolled in Brookdale’s Mathematics Puzzles Plus! summer camp, the past week has been one of the highlights of the summer. “It’s […]

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