Since its founding in 1967, Brookdale Community College has defied expectations.
Few believed that a 100-year-old horse farm could be transformed into an elite academic institution.
Few believed that students would line up to take classes in converted barns, or that “a college without walls”
would take root in Monmouth County.
Over time, people started calling Brookdale “The Impossible Dream.”
In the five decades since, Brookdale has awarded tens of thousands of college degrees. Generations of students
have found their voice, discovered their passions, and changed their lives right here, at the old horse farm.
That’s what “The Impossible Dream” means to us. It means success in the face of overwhelming odds.
At Brookdale, we believe in Impossible Dreams, because we used to be one. And we help make them happen every day.

2016-2017 Special 50th Anniversary Events

Please check this page frequently for additional events and details

 Events for the Spring 2017 Term
Feb. 10-12
Brookdale’s Athletic Hall of Fame “Celebrating 50 years of Brookdale in Action”
Friday dinner, Saturday basketball games, Sunday brunch —
all with 50th Anniversary flair
Mar. 23 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony
Brookdale’s Foundation Scholars celebrate their educations with family and friends
 Apr. 2 Brookdale’s Spring Open House
Apr. 6 Addams Family — The Musical
Come and celebrate 50 years of Brookdale performances at the free dress rehearsal
of this popular musical
Apr. 13 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Quiz Bowl
Special questions reflect Brookdale’s 50 years of history
May 5 Barringer Dinner
The Alumni Association honors excellence in education