LINCROFT, NJ – On September 20, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Rutgers-Brookdale Partnership was held on the Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft. As part of the expanded Brookdale-Rutgers University Partnership starting this fall, students will now be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s flagship campus in Lincroft.

The Rutgers-Brookdale Partnership, first established in 1998 at Brookdale’s Freehold campus, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate degree and transfer seamlessly into a Rutgers degree program, completing all coursework at one Monmouth County location. Rutgers University’s move to Brookdale’s main campus in Lincroft is an exciting step forward and will allow for program expansion, and easier access in Monmouth County. Students also have access to a variety of university resources, including registration, financial aid, and career search assistance.

“We’re proud to open our flagship campus to making earning a Rutgers degree more accessible to residents of Monmouth County.” said Brookdale President David Stout.  “We look forward to the growth of new programs and opportunities and strengthening our relationship.”

Attendees included Senator Sam Thompson, Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown Township Mayor Kevin M. Settembrino, Committeeman Anthony S. Perry, Committeewoman Patricia A. Snell, Brookdale Community College Board Chair, Carl J. Guzzo, Jr., Vice-Chair, Tracey Abby-White, and fellow Board Members Latonya Brennan, Suzanne Brennan, Les Richens and Paul Crupi.