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Brookdale Offers Assistance with Community College Opportunity Grant Eligibility
The Brookdale CCOG team.

The Community College Opportunity Grant is a New Jersey state-funded financial aid program for students attending community colleges statewide. For students who meet certain eligibility criteria, CCOG may enable thousands of students to attend community colleges tuition free. To determine one’s eligibility, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form […]

Brookdale Foundation’s 40th Annual Education Open Golf Tournament Set for September 26, 2019
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The Brookdale Community College Foundation’s 40th Annual Education Open Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ. The event benefits the Foundation’s “Invest in Student Success” scholarship fund. The fund provided more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants to support student success during […]

Brookdale Community College Receives Reaccreditation from Middle States Commission On Higher Education
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Brookdale Community College received official notice from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) of its reaccreditation. The Commission made its decision at its June 26-27 meeting. “I am grateful to the Commission and its evaluators who reviewed our compliance with the Middle States Standard of Excellence for their valuable insights, suggestions and recommendations,” […]

Graduate Profile: Kayla Breaud
Picture of morning commencement speaker Kayla Breaud and her coach Katie Edmundson.

“I felt like I had a good story to tell,” Kayla Breaud, student speaker at the morning commencement ceremony, said about why she applied to speak. Breaud, a Distinguished Scholar, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success. […]

Graduate Profile: Jonathan Scott
Picture of afternoon commencement speaker Jonathan Scott and Dr. David Stout.

Jonathan Scott encountered many changes and challenges on his Brookdale journey. While pursuing his degree full-time at 24, Scott also worked full-time as a bartender. He juggled the challenges of academics – classes, papers and exams – with long and often irregular hours at various establishments. However, Scott’s life would soon experience another major transformation […]

Brookdale Celebrates 49th Commencement
Picture of the Outstanding students and Dr. David Stout.

Brookdale Community College awarded  degrees and certificates to 1,884 students in two graduation ceremonies at the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 16. Brookdale also acknowledged seven outstanding student award winners (editor’s note: click here for profiles on each student) and presented honorary degrees to two individuals and honored two more with Distinguished Alumni Awards. […]

Brookdale Concordia Chorale’s Summer Tour Stops at China
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Last summer, the Brookdale Concordia Chorale scored its first performance outside the United States, singing one service and evensong for an entire week at Exeter Cathedral in the United Kingdom. The group’s international tour continues this summer in China with performances in and around Shanghai after a Memorial Day performance at Carnegie Hall. Founded in […]

Visiting Writers
Picture of Brookdale students at the AWP Conference.

Brookdale students who are members of the Creative Writing Club (CWC) have attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference and book fair for several years with Suzanne Parker, associate professor in the English department and the Creative Writing Club advisor. Students Izzy Beach, Tiffany Goodman, Tate Hewitt, Indira Moscoso and Victor […]

Delgira Samtonova Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
Brookdale student Delgira Samtonova.

Delgira Samtonova was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence, community service, and personal accomplishments. Samtonova, a music technology major, plans to use her love and passion for music to bring healing to those in […]

Jessica Salazar-Aparicio Named Outstanding Student Award Winner 2019
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Jessica Salazar-Aparicio was named one of the seven Brookdale graduates who will receive the Outstanding Student Award at the commencement ceremonies on May 16. The awards recognize student academic excellence, community service, and personal accomplishments. Salazar-Aparicio will continue her education in the fall at either Stevens Institute of Technology or the New Jersey Institute of […]

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