Lincroft, NJ –Brookdale Community College is proud to announce that on Friday, May 11, the College will award 2,283 degrees to the 2,269 graduating students class of 2012 in the in the Robert J. Collins Arena.

Of the total degrees, 1,305 are for the Associate in Arts, 523 for the Associate in Applied Science, 359 for the Associate in Science and 12 for the Associate in Fine Arts. Fourteen students have earned two degrees. Fifty nine academic credit certificates will be awarded. One academic credit certificates of achievement will be awarded. Outstanding Student awards recipients are;

  • Arts/Communications:Manalapan
  • Business and Technology: Manalapan
  • English & Reading:, Ocean Grove
  • Mathematics:, Ocean Grove
  • Science & Health Science: Long Branch
  • Social Science & Education:, Hazlet

College Interim President Dr. William M. Toms will preside over the graduation ceremony. Grand Marshals will be Professor Barbara Baron and Professor Jeanne Vloyanetes. Delivering the invocation will be Reverend Robert Kaeding who will be also be presented an Honorary Degree by Professor Eric Goll.

Dr. Toms will give the welcoming address. Greetings from the Class and Presentation of the Class Gift will be from Tim Hart, Manasquan who was elected to serve as the 2012-2013 Graduate Trustee. Dr. Dianna Phillips, Executive Vice President, Educational Services, will announce the Certification of Candidates. Reverend Robert Kaeding will deliver the ceremony’s closing benediction.

Live viewing of Brookdale’s 2011 graduation ceremony in its entirety, beginning at 11:00 a.m., can be viewed on Brookdale Television channel for Monmouth County Comcast subscribers on channel 21 and Verizon FIOS subscribers on channel 46 as well as being accessed from the homepage; below the TV screen, click on “Brookdale TV Live & More Videos.” The first choice for viewing will be ‘LIVE TV Stream.” Click on the triangle for play and enjoy Commencement.