FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
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A small group of
Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy and Berkeley College Chairman Kevin Luing were joined by Career College Association representatives, including President Harris Miller during the visit.
Dr. Healy commented, “This is a great opportunity for our students to experience firsthand the value of the process of community and civic engagement, which – along with the academics and workplace preparedness – is vital to their success.”
Chairman Luing said, “The engagement by top federal education policy officials like Madam Under Secretary Tucker with non-traditional higher education students is absolutely critical. An enormous workforce challenge faces this country and, for most working Americans, we need alternatives to a traditional four-year liberal arts education. Career education, with its emphasis on market driven curricula, flexible class schedules, student support, and employer outreach, is transforming the conventional wisdom about higher education. Business and education partnerships are essential to build our economic strength.”
“Kudos to Secretary Tucker for reaching out to career college students and seeking their views on a range of higher education topics,” said
A leader in business education for more than 75 years,
Photo Caption A: Madam Under Secretary Sara Martinez Tucker (center) of the US Department of Education met with non-traditional Berkeley College students during her national “Listening Tour.” Pictured with her (left to right) are Berkeley College Chairman Kevin Luing, Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, New York Dr. Glen Zeitzer, and Career College Association President Harris Miller.
Photo Caption B: Berkeley College was one of the first stops on the national “Listening Tour” of Madam Undersecretary Tucker of the US Department of Education (seated center), to conduct a roundtable discussion and meet with nontraditional students at the College’s Midtown Campus in New York City. With her are (standing, first row, left to right): students Aleyda Luna., Brooklyn, NY; Paris Ricks, Brooklyn, NY; Berkeley College Board Chairman Kevin Luing; Joyce Ventura, Brooklyn, NY; Esther Gross, New York, NY. Standing in the second row, left to right, are Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, New York, Dr. Glen Zeitzer; Tyree Smith, Brooklyn, NY; Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy; Alonzo Burwell of Port Reading, NJ; Angela Salerno of Yonkers, NY; Alimuir Nickerson, East Orange, NJ; Mariama Sanoh, Brooklyn, NY; Denise Chapman, New York, NY; Diana Rivera, Brooklyn, NY; Kelly Sutton of East Orange, NJ; Magaly Veliz of Port Jervis, NY; and Jose Peralta of Queens, NY.
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