Somerset County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

SOMERSET COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE

 

Graduates from Somerset 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 Somerset County received diplomas:

  • Anissa Aviles of North Plainfield, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Andre Barquero* of Raritan, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications
  • Gissel Benites* of Bound Brook, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
  • Andrea Cano* of Hillsborough, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Ciara Cuevas of Somerset, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Alice Diaz of Somerset, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Tyree Hare of Somerset, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management – Human Resource Management
  • Jamie Harris of Manville, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Sylwia Jachimska of Bound Brook, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Naomi Jones of North Plainfield, NJ, Surgical Processing Technician Certificate
  • Kelly Lavery* of Green Brook, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Tiarra Marner of Somerset, NJ, Patient Care Technician Certificate
  • Paul Martens of Manville, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
  • Sandy Nguyen* of Green Brook, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Areysi Olivos Hernandez* of Somerset, NJ, Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Jamie Perez* of Manville, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
  • Daniel Perez of Somerset, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Sciences
  • Shardee Azizah Khalylah Richardson* of Somerset, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
  • Kelly Swain of South Bound Brook, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Jimmy Tessier of Somerset, NJ, Associate in Applied Science in Health Services Administration
  • Patricia Vasquez of Belle Mead, NJ, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
     

* Denotes students graduating with honors

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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