Information and Resources From Student Affairs

Dr. Yesenia Madas, Associate Vice President Student Affairs

Dear Students,

We know that this is an uncertain time for all of us. You are not alone, we are here to support you! I will be hosting a virtual meeting later this week to give you an opportunity to share any concerns you have or ask any questions. In the meantime, we have set up a student FAQ page which we will continue to update. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates. Please note: Any phone number listed below is being monitored remotely by employees as campus buildings are restricted per Governor Murphy’s executive orders.

As spring break comes to an end, you likely have immediate questions about your classes.

Please see below for class information and support:

Your Professors will advise you via CANVAS or your Brookdale email no later than Wednesday, March 25 about current plans to complete the semester.

If you do not hear from your professor by Wednesday, March, 25, please contact the appropriate Institute Office for your course:

Health Science Institute: Dean Jayne Edman: [email protected] or her Administrator Susan Scarangella: [email protected]

Humanities Institute: Dean Margaret Natter: [email protected] or her Administrator Carol DiBuccio: [email protected]

Stem Institute: Dean Anoop Ahluwalia: [email protected] or her Administrator Kara McCoy: [email protected]

Business and Social Science Institute: Dean Pat Gallo: [email protected] or her Administrator Joan Rudinksi: [email protected]

What if I need help with CANVAS? Email the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at [email protected]

What if I need tutoring support? Every student has been enrolled in a Canvas course called ACADEMIC AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT-SP20P. In this course, you will find resources and information about academic support from areas like The Brookdale Math Lab, The Learning Commons, and Librarians. Visit Canvas for more information. You may also get tutoring online by clicking here.

What about my tests? Please contact your faculty member about testing options. Some faculty may offer testing with webcam proctoring via Respondus Monitor.
What if I don’t have access to the internet or a device to access online materials? An important survey was sent to you yesterday evening related to online access and learning. If you did not already respond, please respond by midnight tonight, so that we can connect with you if you do need assistance. The survey was sent via text and email.

We also recognize that you may need the assistance of our student services departments or others in the community.

Stay engaged with the Student Life and Activities Virtual Activities Page! Win prizes and have fun! Make sure to follow Student Life on Facebook @Brookdale Student Life & Activities and on Instagram @bdaleslb. There are fun and interactive ways to stay involved!

Academic Advising click here.

Financial Aid go to Web Advisor SelfService; My Financial Aid to access your financial aid info and check your Brookdale email for important messages from financial aid or you can email us at [email protected]

Registration and Records email [email protected]

Disability Services*: Trupti Ashar at [email protected] or 732-224-2730 or [email protected]
*students with accommodations should contact their professors to request accommodations if they haven’t done so already and if they have requested accommodations earlier in the semester, they should remind their professors of their needs. Disability services office is available to assist you.

Career and Leadership Development: [email protected] or Susan Tencer at 732-224-2792; Follow them on Instagram @brookdalecld for updates or visit

Cashier’s office Mike DeStefano at [email protected] or 732-224-2256

International Center: intern[email protected] or Lucyna Wadych-Ketley at 732-224-2799

Veteran’s Affairs email [email protected]

Testing Center: [email protected]

Library: [email protected] Need Librarian Assistance? Please click here to make an appointment.

Educational Opportunity Fund Program: [email protected]

What if I am food insecure? Please contact our food pantry [email protected] for referral assistance.

Community Resources see attached and below:

Crisis Counselors from the Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health are available to help residents who may be experiencing stress or anxiety due to the evolving situation. The counselors will provide County residents with guidance to help them through this challenging time. Please call 732-845-2070.

Need helping caring for your Coronavirus Anxiety? Please click here for additional resources.

Resilience, Coping, and parenting strategies for everyone during uniquely challenging times webinar click here.

What if I have other questions? Please connect with us here.

What if I need to speak to someone? Please call 732-224-2020 (Currently being staffed remotely Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm)

We are here to support you and want to help you successfully complete your courses this semester.

Again, we know this is an incredibly difficult time, but we will get through this together.

If you still have questions and need help, please email or call me.

Stay Safe,


Dr. Yesenia Madas

Associate Vice President

Student Affairs

Brookdale Community College

MAC Building Room 106

765 Newman Springs Rd

Lincroft NJ 07738

(732) 224-2215

“Education is for improving the lives of others and leaving your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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