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brookdale_campus_2Press release from Brookdale Community College

On Sunday, November 6, Brookdale Community College will hold its annual Fall Open House inside the Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus.

Between the hours of 12 to 3 p.m., high school students, career-changers and residents of all ages are invited to meet with Brookdale staff, ask questions and explore more than 50 degree and career training programs offered through the college.

For the first time, attendees will also be able to take customized “academic tours” and meet with representatives from Brookdale’s four Academic Institutes: Business and Social Science; Health Sciences; Humanities; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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SpringOpenHouseFrom press materials issued by Brookdale Community College

On April 21 and 24, Brookdale Community College  will host two separate events for high school students, career-changers and residents of all ages; designed to present comprehensive information on continuing education in a one-stop setting.

Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities will be on hand at the Spring 2016 Monmouth County College and Transfer Fair, set for Thursday, April 21 inside the Robert J. Collins Arena at BCC. Between 6 and 8:30 p.m., county high school students and their parents are invited to meet face-to-face with college representatives and learn about available academic programs, financial aid opportunities, campus life, the application process and more. Current Brookdale students are also invited to meet with representatives from potential transfer schools during the free public event, sponsored by the Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association and Brookdale.

Represented institutions include schools from across the northeast, the south and the Midwest, including Rutgers, Penn State and Michigan State universities, as well as the University of Miami, Virginia Tech and the University of Arizona (go here for a full list of participating schools).

Monmouth County high school guidance counselors will also host a “Help Table” at the fair offering guidance to students about the college selection process. Robert Franek, senior vice president at the Princeton Review and lead author of the book “Colleges That Create Futures,” will provide a keynote address at 6 p.m. For more information please contact your local high school guidance office or call Brookdale Recruitment Services at (732)224-1857.

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New 2 YouBrookdale Community College hosts the semi-annual New 2 You Kids Consignment Sale, running for five days starting Tuesday.

Its spacious floor and wraparound walkways have served as the setting for numerous indoor sporting events, major concerts and appearances by the likes of Maya Angelou. Starting Tuesday, the Robert J. Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College becomes a bargain basement.

Continuing for five days through March 19, the twice-yearly New 2 You Kids Consignment Sale sets up shop, creating a strolling/rolling bazaar of clothing and accessory items for children and teens, housewares and more.

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Stephen-Fanuka1Stephen Fanuka, host of HGTV’s ‘Million Dollar Contractor,” will be the special guest at the 25th annual Jersey Shore Home Show at Brookdale Community College. 

Sure, online shopping is here to stay (and it won’t be long before delivery drones are dropping our rush-ordered packages of interlocking patio stones upon our heads). But for those who still appreciate the sawdust smell of a big-store lumber department, the mind-boggling choices of paint swatches and the sport and science of the brick-and-mortar experience — there’s nothing quite like the strolling smorgasbord that is the annual Jersey Shore Home Show on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College.

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FallOpenHouse-14Press release from Brookdale Community College

This fall, and for the first time, Brookdale Community College will host two open house events, featuring expanded offerings for adult learners, career-changers and residents returning to the classroom.

Brookdale’s college-wide Fall Open House, open to high-school students, prospective college students and residents of all ages, will be held from 12 to 2 pm on Sunday, November 15 at Brookdale’s Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus.

Brookdale’s new Adult Open House, designed specifically for residents age 24 and over, will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 4:30 to 7 pm, inside the Brookdale Student Life Center.

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2015-LIBRARY_VIEW_shrunkPlanned upgrades for Brookdale’s Lincroft campus include new seating alcoves, landscaping and art installations, as pictured in this design rendering of the college’s Bankier Library. (Photos courtesy of Partner Engineering and Science) 

Press release from Brookdale Community College

Officials of Brookdale Community College have approved a $1,986,000 renovation project that will create a new “pedestrian thoroughfare” on the Lincroft campus.

The project, funded by the state and Monmouth County through the Chapter 12 capital improvement program, will transform the college’s existing rear walkway into the “Campus Gateway Path,” featuring decorative pavement, new landscaping, fencing, seating alcoves, art installations and ornamental lighting. The renovations will stretch from the Performing Arts Center on the north end of the Lincroft campus, to the Collins Arena on the south end. Improvements will also be made to the entrance and walkway of the Monmouth Museum, with all phases of the project expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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Davy KnowlesManx bluesmaster Davy Knowles is the main-man musical guest at the 18th annual Brookdale Guitar Show – merely the biggest of several special events on campus this Sunday.

By all traditional expectations a quiet day on campus, this Sunday promises to keep the Route 520 roundabout out front of Brookdale Community College humming with visitors to the sprawling Lincroft complex.

All members of the general public are being welcomed as BCC hosts its annual Spring Open House between 12 and 2 pm, inside the Robert J. Collins Arena. Current high schoolers and the career-changing curious are invited to learn about the more than 50 degree and certificate programs offered at the county college, with guided tours available and faculty advisors from all departments on hand to answer questions about course curricula, scholarships, grants, financial aid, job training and four-year programs.

Also on-site will be representatives from partner universities such as Georgian Court and Rutgers, available for questions on streamlined transfer agreements and discounted tuition. Complimentary refreshments will be furnished by Brookdale’s Culinary Education Center, and parking for the event is available in lots 6 or 7. Take it here for more info — and take it around the corner for more happenings on campus this April 12.

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merill_hogeFormer pro footballer Merril Hoge, Seal Team Five commander Captain Tom Chaby and The Program’s CEO Eric Kapitulik are the special guests, as the 2015 Victory Road Leadership Speaker Series comes to Brookdale Community College on Tuesday, June 2, with a registration deadline of May 1.

Press release from Brookdale Community College
On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 2, the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College  will host three fascinating men; each of them sharing personal experiences and lessons in expanding one’s reach and influence — and in empowering those around you to evolve alongside — as leaders playing an important role.

When the kickoff event of the 2015 Victory Road Speaker Series comes to the BCC campus, it will center around the theme Breaking Boundaries Beyond Expectations — with the focus on the men and women who have made profound life and work progress, often in the face of substantial adversity, while cultivating new leaders and building a winning culture.
Commanding  Officer of Seal Team Five, Captain Tom Chaby, will speak on Failure Is Not An Option; CEO of The Program, Eric Kapitulik, will discuss Leadership and Overcoming Adversity; and Former NFL Star, ESPN Analyst, and cancer survivor Merril Hoge will show how to Find A Way.

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Home-Show-in-ArenaOnline shopping was never like this: Brookdale Community College hosts the brick ‘n mortar bazaar that is the 25th annual Jersey Shore Home Show, one of a pair of three-day special events happening this weekend on the Lincroft campus. 

It’s a strolling smorgasbord of product showcases and demos — everything from spas to sponges, bath stalls to burglar alarms, flagpoles to floor coverings, stonework to solar panels, windows to water treatments, and every helpful/ healthful thing between.

Now marking a quarter-century as a form of therapy for cabin fever in the drab foothills of the calendar year, the Jersey Shore Home Show returns to the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College for a 25th annual edition.

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