FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE ASSOCIATES AND ALUMNI HONORED
Photo Caption A: Councilman Luis Velez (Left), Fifth Ward, Paterson, NJ, and Master of Ceremonies, and Rev. Jose Lopez (Right), CEO/President, New Jersey Center for Empowerment and Community Development, Jersey City, NJ, honor M. Isabel Alarcon of Jersey City, NJ, Berkeley College Class of 2012, and Associate, Berkeley College Government Relations, for her contributions to the community during the Hudson County Heritage Extravaganza and Children’s Parade and Festival Gala, held on August 27, 2016, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
Members of the Berkeley College community were among those honored during the Hudson County Heritage Extravaganza and Children’s Parade and Festival Gala, held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Sponsored by the New Jersey Center for Empowerment and Community Development (NJCECD), The Gala recognized those who have contributed to the well-being, education and safety of families in the community, while also celebrating the rich diversity and Hispanic heritage of New Jersey and Hudson County.
Among the honorees were Berkeley College alumni M. Isabel Alarcon of Jersey City, NJ, Class of 2012, and Associate, Berkeley College Government Relations; David Osorio of Clifton, NJ, Class of 2015, Onsite Specialist, Stryker, New York, NY; and Jeison Martinez of Dover, NJ, Class of 2016, Distribution and Sales Support, Power Hawk Technologies, Rockaway, NJ. In addition, Angela Harrington, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Relations, was presented with the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the NJCECD.
The Gala was a pre-celebration to the Heritage Extravaganza Children’s Parade and Festival, taking place on September 10, 2016, in Jersey City, NJ. Those recognized during Saturday evening’s Gala will also serve as guests of honor during the parade and festival, which begins at 12:30 p.m. in front of City Hall Plaza in Jersey City, NJ.
Photo Caption B: Pictured above (Left to right), Angela Harrington, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Relations; M. Isabel Alarcon, Berkeley College Class of 2012, and Associate, Berkeley College Government Relations; and Damaris Bergas, Director, High School Admissions, Berkeley College Brooklyn, attend the Hudson County Heritage Extravaganza and Children’s Parade and Festival Gala, held on August 27, 2016, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Ms. Harrington received the Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Ms. Alarcon was one of three Berkeley College alumni honored for their contributions to the community.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
- End -
To view high resolution versions of the above photos, go to: