A Message from the President:
Berkeley College Commemorates 85 Years
As we celebrate our 85th year of educating students and providing them with a pathway to the American Dream, we are proud to share our news about the people and experiences that are part of the diverse fabric of the Berkeley College legacy.
Berkeley College is rich with role models who inspire us in our mission to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers. Some of these individuals are featured in this issue of Berkeley College newsline. One example is Iessa Sutton, our Campus Operating Officer in Brooklyn, who relates her success to our students when she shares how she was the first member in her family to earn a College degree.
Keenan Langston, a Brooklyn native and member of the championship Berkeley Knights Men’s Basketball team, recently achieved a 1,000-point milestone in his career. Keenan is completing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and plans to walk across the graduation stage on April 29, 2016. Keenan, who attributes his achievements on and off the court to “hard work and practice and more practice,” offers these words to his teammates: “As important as success is on the court, I want them to realize that education always comes first, and balance is key.”
Berkeley College is a vibrant community with students taking advantage of teaching and learning opportunities to expand their view of the world and their local communities, and the careers they plan to pursue. Career fairs held at our locations in Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains, and at other College locations, offer immediate opportunities for students to apply for available positions and to learn more about the expectations of employers.
Throughout the year, public officials visit our campuses and meet with our students. They are interested in hearing about our students’ concerns, hopes and dreams for the future. At the same time, students learn about the leaders and issues influencing public policy in their communities. These conversations spark an awareness of self, community, the importance of public service, and what it takes to be successful.
Enjoy this issue of Berkeley College newsline.
Michael J. Smith