Berkeley College Vice President Appointed as Spokesman for Financial Aid Awareness




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE VICE PRESIDENT APPOINTED AS
SPOKESMAN FOR FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS
 
Berkeley College is pleased to announce that Vice President of Financial Aid, Howard Leslie, has been appointed to serve as a spokesman and presenter for the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) during Student Financial Aid Awareness Month. The campaign was established by New York Governor David A. Paterson to encourage students and families to explore the college financial aid opportunities available to them. Student Financial Aid Awareness Month runs through February 25.
 
Mr. Leslie has worked as a Financial Aid Administrator for 33 years, providing support, training and consultation nationwide. He joined Berkeley College in October 2009 and is responsible for the management of its Financial Aid offices.
 
“Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a vital first step toward securing financial assistance for a college education,” said Mr. Leslie. “The events and workshops offered by HESC can help students and their families navigate the FAFSA process to ensure they receive the financial aid to which they are entitled.”
 
Mr. Leslie will conduct HESC FAFSA workshops on the following dates:

- February 10, 5:00 to 7:00 pm – Dodge YMCA, 225 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
- February 11, 6:00 to 8:00 pm – New Visions for Public Schools, Evander High School Campus, 800 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx
- February 24, 6:00 to 8:00 pm – New Visions for Public Schools, Jefferson Campus, 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn
 
For more information on workshops, visit www.StartHereGetThere.org. A HESC FAFSA hotline will be available on February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from noon to 6:00 pm by calling 1-800-808-1790.
 
To view Mr. Leslie’s full profile, visit www.berkeleycollege.edu/people/Howard_Leslie.htm.
 
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
 
 
 
Photo Caption: Berkeley College Vice President of Financial Aid, Howard Leslie, has been appointed to serve as a spokesman and presenter for the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation during Student Financial Aid Awareness Month.
 
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