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‘Minority Male Initiative’ Conference Returns Feb. 23

A male student stands in front of a stone archway on the Lincroft campus.

Local students are invited to a free day of networking, career development and scholarship opportunities on Feb. 23 during the fourth annual Minority Male Initiative conference, hosted by Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council. The free conference, titled “Defining Your Career Pathway,” will offer career-oriented workshops designed specifically for local high school juniors, […]

Brookdale Alum Turns ‘Digital Nomad,’ Packs Bag for Asia

A man stands in a Brookdale classroom next to two packed backpacks on a desk.

It’s been a long, winding road for Paul Kovalski. And that’s just the way he likes it. To date, the 28-year-old Marlboro native and burgeoning entrepreneur has visited more than 20 countries, launching a podcast in the process and working to grow a new digital brand centered on travel, meditation and the pursuit of passion. […]

Gallery Reception Kicks Off 2018 Visiting Artist Series

Two men face a wall and look at various paintings and photographs in the CVA gallery.

Dozens of Monmouth County’s most acclaimed visual artists will be featured in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery this semester as part of the Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Series, which kicked off with a public reception on the Lincroft campus Jan. 19. The series, sponsored by grants from the Monmouth County Arts Council […]

Spring Semester Kicks Off With Free Massages, Pancakes

Students hold up plates of custom-designed pancakes in the Student Life Center lobby.

Following a frigid, blustery winter break, Brookdale students had the opportunity to thaw out and gear up for the spring term on Jan. 16 during the biannual “Warm Up to Another Semester” program, hosted in the Student Life Center. The event, sponsored by Student Life and Activities, featured free five-minute massages, hot tea and coffee […]

Orioles Broadcaster Headlines 2018 Brookdale Hall of Fame Class

Jim Hunter smiles on the field of the Baltimore Orioles stadium

Baltimore Orioles broadcaster Jim Hunter will headline a select group of former Brookdale Community College athletes, students and coaches to be inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 9 during an awards dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold. Hunter, a veteran broadcaster entering his 21st season as a member of the […]

Officials Cut Ribbon on County’s First Recovery High School

Dignitaries and education officials cut a red ribbon in front of a banner for the KEYS Academy Recovery High School.

In an effort to provide new hope and opportunity for area high school students recovering from addiction, dozens of state, county and local officials joined together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Jan. 11 to cut the ribbon on the new K.E.Y.S. Academy, the first ever Recovery High School in Monmouth County. K.E.Y.S., an acronym for […]

Brookdale Visiting Artist Series Kicks Off Jan. 19

A painting of a band of Renaissance era street performers surrounded by flying pigeons.

Acclaimed local painters, sculptors, photographers and other visual artists will host free workshops and participate in a juried art show this semester as part of Brookdale’s 2018 Visiting Artist Series. The series, sponsored in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council, will kick off on Jan. 19 with a juried group show featuring work by […]

Career Services Launches New ‘Learn @ Lunch’ Series

Students and staff stand together in the officers of Maser Consulting as part of Brookdale's Learn at Lunch series

Dozens of Brookdale students were able to tour local businesses and network with working professionals and Brookdale alumni this fall as part of the new “Learn @ Lunch” series, sponsored by the Office of Career and Leadership Development (CLD). The free initiative, spearheaded by CLD assistant director Anne LaPorta, provides students with lunch, transportation and […]

Brookdale Giving Tree Program Donates 500 Gifts

Helen Vota and Ann Marie Alfieri hold wrapped presents in front of a holiday tree in the Brookdale bookstore.

Brookdale Community College students and employees rallied together in support of local families this holiday season, collecting and donating 500 gifts and more than $5,000 as part of the college’s 24th annual Giving Tree program. The initiative, organized by Brookdale’s Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC) and held from Nov. 13 to Nov. 30, allowed students, employees […]

Students Unwind During Fall 2017 Anti-Stress Week

Students pet a dog in the Bankier Library.

Between final exams, work obligations, holiday pressures and application deadlines for transfer universities, December can be a stressful month for Brookdale students. From Dec. 12 to 14, however, those pressures took a backseat to free massages, pinata bashing, coloring stations, therapy dogs, and other stress-free activities during Fall 2017 Anti-Stress Week. The biannual initiative, sponsored […]

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