Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Aaron Richter, New Jersey Acting Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Visit Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
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CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX AND AARON FICHTER, NEW JERSEY ACTING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, VISIT BERKELEY COLLEGE IN WOODLAND PARK, NJ

 

Congresswoman Foxx and Acting Commissioner Fichter Visit Berkeley College

Photo Caption: (Above, left to right) Berkeley College President Michael J. Smith and Board Chairman Kevin L. Luing; Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Chair, Higher Education Subcommittee and Member, Education and the Workforce Committee; Aaron R. Fichter, Acting Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations, and Member, New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, enjoy a moment for a photo opportunity during their visit to Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, on October 18, 2016.

Berkeley College administrative officials and students welcomed visits and meetings with representatives from both the federal government and the State of New Jersey in Woodland Park, NJ, on October 18, 2016. U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Chair of the Higher Education Subcommittee and Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, and Aaron R. Fichter, Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development met with Berkeley College President Michael Smith and Board Chairman Kevin Luing as well as students.

“Berkeley College understands that students need more than a one-size-fits-all higher education system,” said Congresswoman Foxx. “By tailoring solutions to their students’ needs, they are making postsecondary education more accessible and affordable. Their emphasis on innovation, access and completion will continue to open the doors of higher education to more students.”

“The day was productive,” said Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations, and Member, New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission.  “The dialogue was open and honest, and included discussions about the great work being done in New Jersey with regard to the State Employment and Training Commission under the direction of Acting Commissioner Aaron Fichter.  He and Congresswoman Foxx brought valuable insights, along with thoughtful discussion encouraged by Berkeley College representatives, including President Michael Smith, Chairman Kevin Luing, and Career Services Vice President Brian Maher.”

(BelowCongresswoman Virginia Foxx (second from right), Chair, Higher Education Subcommittee and Member, Education and the Workforce Committee; enjoys interacting with and hearing the perspectives from Berkeley College students during her visit to the Woodland Park, NJ, campus on October 18, 2016.

Congresswoman Foxx meets with Berkeley College students

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 2016U.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.

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