Assemblyman Buchwald Tells Berkeley College Students to Continue Making Westchester County A Better Place

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Assemblyman Buchwald visits Berkeley College in White Plains, Westchester County, NY.


Photo Caption: (Left to right) Brian Maher, Senior Vice President, Career Services; Ted Halveka, Campus Operating Officer, White Plains; student Mobash Rahman; David Buchwald, Assemblyman, State of New York; students Jamoy Smikle and Judy DeSalva; and Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, stop for a photo op during Assemblyman Buchwald’s college visit. He urged Berkeley College students to continue what they’re doing to make to make Westchester County a better place.

New York State Assemblyman David Buchwald met with Berkeley College President Michael J. Smith and students at the Berkeley College campus in White Plains on Friday, January 29, 2016.

“I’m really honored to have Berkeley College in my Assembly District,” said Assemblyman Buchwald. 

During the discussion, student Jamoy Smikle of Mount Vernon, NY, who is graduating this spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management, asked the Assemblyman, “What made you get into your field?”

“A desire to be involved and to give back to my community,” said Assemblyman Buchwald.

Students shared their aspirations for the future and discussed the College’s community service club and volunteer initiatives students have been a part of in the City of White Plains, including with Lifting Up Westchester,  a non-profit organization that provides shelter and support to residents in need in Westchester County. 

“Continue what you’re doing to make White Plains and Westchester County a better place,” said Assemblyman Buchwald. 

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 three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year.  The website address


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