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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 […]

Getting Out the Vote
Students at an information table about voting.

Brookdale participated in the nationwide Voter Registration Day on September 24 with voter registration tables set up in numerous locations across the Lincroft campus. Voter Registration Day aims to encourage people to register, educates voters about making sure their registration is current and provides information on how to get an absentee ballot. Brookdale students participated […]

Learning About Library Resources
Students completing a puzzle at the Bankier Library.

The Bankier Library was packed with students enjoying a free lunch, Dippin’ Dots, games, puzzles and good company all while learning all about the services the library has to offer at CeLIBration on September 17. To get a raffle entry ticket and the chance to win great prizes, students spoke with library faculty and staff […]

Global Citizenship Project Theme and Launch
Students learning about environmental issues.

The Global Citizenship Project launched its One World: Environmental Issues theme at the kickoff event on September 26. The event introduced the theme of environmental issues to students and demonstrated how make a difference in the world by helping the environment. Students participated in an eco-challenge, learned about sustainable fashion, and met “Captain Cardboard.” There […]

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