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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 […]

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 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 […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13

Audience members watch an outdoor performance of Shakespeare on the Great Lawn in Lincoft.

Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will kick off July 13 on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The free, open-air theater performances will be held Thursday through Sunday evenings from July 13 to July 23. Showtime is 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns July 13

Musicians perform for a large audience seated on the Belmar Beach.

Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Sonny Landreth, Wesley Stace, Tommy Stinson, Ari Hest, Hamish Anderson and The Grip Weeds. The free, open-air concert series will run from July 13 through Aug. 31. Concerts are held every Thursday […]

Brookdale Scholarship Ball Raises Record $124,000

A group of honorees and Brookdale Foundation supporters stand together in the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club ballroom.

More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 […]

Brookdale Celebrates 2017 Scholars Day

Employees stand together and hold up Scholars Day programs in the Student Life Center.

Hundreds of Brookdale employees came together on the Lincroft campus May 11 for a day of professional development, idea-sharing, personal enrichment and institutional growth during the 2017 Scholars Day program. This year’s Scholars Day, chaired by Linda DeButts, David Wiseman and Gabriela Sprague, featured a full morning of breakout sessions and exhibitions hosted by Brookdale […]

Student Art Takes Center Stage in CVA Gallery

Terry Konn looks at paintings hung in the CVA Gallery.

Brookdale students, faculty, staff and community members poured into the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on April 27 for a celebratory reception honoring an exhibition of student work and the publication of Collage 2017. The exhibition, running through May 3, featured original sculptures, drawings, paintings, jewelry, mixed media and other works of art created […]

Students, Faculty Honored at 2017 Global Citizenship Awards

Students and employees stand together and hold up certificates of recognition in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of students, faculty members, campus clubs and advisors were recognized for “thinking outside the classroom” on May 2 during the seventh annual Global Citizenship Awards, hosted by Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project, The International Education Center and the Office of Student Life and Activities. The program recognized four clubs and more than 20 students for performing […]

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