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:

  • Erin Burdzy of North Arlington, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Administration
  • Stephanie Careri+ of North Arlington, NJ, Surgical Processing Technician Certificate
  • Jessenia Montero of North Arlington, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
  • Maka Nolan of North Arlington, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Jillianne Pangaro* of Carlstadt, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Danielle Reo of North Arlington, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Alejandra Rivera of North Arlington, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management
  • Marissa Rovetto* of Carlstadt, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Sarah Simins of Lyndhurst, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Francesco Torino* of Rutherford, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Michele Tulp+ of Rutherford, NJ, Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Lizbet Vidals*+ of East Rutherford, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Brittney Vosbrink+ of Rutherford, NJ, Patient Care Technician Certificate

 

* 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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