Bergen County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERGEN COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE

 

Graduates from Bergen County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2017 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 5, 2017, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. More than 2,900 students were awarded Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, and Certificates. The graduating class included 175 military and veteran students and 200 international students, representing 42 countries.


“This is your day,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “You have done it. The opportunities that stand before you are endless. From this moment forward, there are no limits other than what you place on yourself.”

The Berkeley College Class of 2017 comprises graduates who exemplify the “new” traditional student, as so many are first-generation college graduates, with some workforce experience. The average age of a Berkeley College graduate in 2017 is 28.5 years. Just over 31 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first-time, full-time students, and more than 81 percent identify as a minority.

The following students from Bergen County received diplomas:

  • Diana Abramov of Fort Lee, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Angelica Acevedo of Fairview, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Omari Addison of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Maria Aguiar of Cliffside Park, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Maria-Jose Alvarez* of Cliffside Park, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Aisha Batista of South Hackensack, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Marketing Communications
  • Luisa Bermeo of Hackensack, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Stephanie Bernal of Fairview, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Cristian Castro of Fort Lee, NJ, Surgical Processing Technician Certificate
  • Sue Chung of Hackensack, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Jennifer Chuqui of Hackensack, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Elvia Chuqui of Hackensack, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
  • Katrina Craig of Bogota, NJ, Patient Care Technician Certificate
  • Annadelia De La Cruz* of Fairview, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Joanne DeCello of Palisades Park, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Administration
  • Olga DeJesus* of Little Ferry, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Emely Fernandez of Ridgefield Park, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Juan Galarza of Bogota, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Christopher Galeano* of Little Ferry, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Karen Garoz of Fairview, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Ambiorix Henriquez of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Management
  • Simone Henry of Hackensack, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Administration
  • Mostafa Joma* of Cliffside Park, NJ, Bachelor of Science in International Business
  • Yasmin Lewis+ of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Chikonde Makungu of Hackensack, NJ, Practical Nurse Certificate
  • Andy Martinez of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Brian Park* of Palisades Park, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
  • Melody Perez of Hackensack, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Katarzyna Rendon* of Fort Lee, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
  • Nestor Rendon* of Fort Lee, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Maria Reyes* of Cliffside Park, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Joann Rosales of Hackensack, NJ, Practical Nurse Certificate
  • Kiara Rosario of Ridgefield Park, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate and Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assistant
  • Donna Ruscingno* of Little Ferry, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Michael Saldana of Ridgefield Park, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Aliyah Silver of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Mariaelena Soto of Hackensack, NJ, Surgical Processing Technician Certificate
  • Jeannette Tarquino of South Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Communications
  • Stephanie Tejada* of Cliffside Park, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Alexandra Vargas of Hackensack, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Eric Vargas of Hackensack, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Jahnique Wiggins* of Fairview, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management

 

* Denotes students graduating with honors

+ Denotes graduate of the Honors Program, a selective, interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving students.

 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

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