Monmouth County News Briefs, Sept. 8


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The Brookdale Community College Foundation will host the 42nd annual Education Open Golf Tournament on Sept. 23 honoring Louis Scaduto Jr., president, CEO and co-owner of Food Circus Supermarkets. The tournament will be held at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Howell, to support scholarships and student success.

“We are grateful for all the sponsors and golfers of this event whose generosity means hundreds of well deserving Brookdale students continue to receive the funds they need to pursue their education,” said Nancy Kaari, vice president of advancement.

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“The many scholarships offered through the foundation enable many students to earn their associate degree at Brookdale, transfer to four-year institutions to achieve their undergraduate degree, or start their career after completing a certificate program,” she said.

Scaduto began his career in 1978 at the age of 14. He attributes his strength in leadership to the values instilled by his parents, Grace and Lou Sr.

After attending Brookdale Community College, Scaduto earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Monmouth College in 1986.

The tournament will be a full scramble beginning with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Many contests will provide fun at this all-day event, starting with brunch at 9:30 a.m. and ending with a cocktail hour and 50/50 at the start of the post-play awards and outdoor patio dining.

Foursomes and individuals are welcome to play or attend the dinner. Call 732-224-2260 for more information.


The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents an informal Yiddish class, “Kibbitz and Schmooze: Exploring The Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten.”

This program is for individuals interested in sharing their knowledge and love for the Yiddish language. The program is scheduled for Sept. 26 from 7-8 p.m. facilitated by JHMOMC Board President Larry Gurman. Admission is free (donations are always welcome), according to a press release.

The origins of Yiddish have ties to elements of Hebrew, Jewish-French, Jewish-Italian and various German dialects. Yiddish is the language of the Ashkenazim, central and eastern European Jews and their descendants, and is written using Hebrew letters, according to the press release.

The Jewish Heritage Museum is in the Mount’s Corner shopping center, corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road, Freehold Township. To make a reservation, call 732-252-6990 or visit A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the program.


Brookdale Community College has entered into a transfer agreement that includes joint admission and formal transfer agreements with William Paterson University, Wayne.

These agreements will provide an opportunity for students to seamlessly transfer to William Paterson University after obtaining their associate degree from Brookdale Community College. In addition, Brookdale students will benefit from a four-year curriculum mapped out for more than 26 programs, according to a press release.

The associate transfer agreements provide transfer into Bachelor of Science degree programs that include Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Mathematics; and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Health Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Communications, Media Studies, Music Studies, Leadership and Professional Studies, and Liberal Studies.

This Pioneer Pathways Joint Admissions Agreement gives Brookdale students the opportunity to take courses at William Paterson’s campus or online.

For those interested in pursuing a career in nursing, transfer agreements were also established for Brookdale’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and William Paterson’s RN to BSN (bachelor’s degree) and MSN Express Plus Degree Program (master’s degree). The Nursing degrees are offered either online or in-person, according to the press release.

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, is the county college of Monmouth County.

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