Assemblyman Jamel Holley’s Passion for Public Service Inspires Berkeley College Students

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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ASSEMBLYMAN JAMEL HOLLEY’S PASSION FOR
PUBLIC SERVICE INSPIRES BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS

Photo Caption A: Jamel Holley, New Jersey General Assembly Member of the 20th Legislative District (far left), speaks with students about his experience in public service during a visit to Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, on June 14, 2017. Students pictured above (from left to right) are Wiktoria Wegorowska of Garfield, NJ; Jerry Ubah of Elizabeth, NJ; Anya Polanco of Fair Lawn, NJ; and Huda Shalabi of Paterson, NJ.

“You have to roll up your sleeves and work hard to achieve your goals,” said Jamel Holley, New Jersey General Assembly Member of the 20th Legislative District, during a visit to Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, on June 14, 2017.

While meeting with students and administrative officials from Berkeley College, Assemblyman Holley discussed his journey in public service, from working as a campaign staffer to serving his community in elected office as a council member and mayor of the Borough of Roselle. In his current position, Assemblyman Holley represents the Union County municipalities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle and Union Township.

“My heart has always been with the people, and in serving the people,” Assemblyman Holley said. “Public service has been instilled in me, and as a public service official, your word is your bond.”

“It was interesting to hear him explain everything he went through to get to this point in his life, and how no matter where he ended up, he was going to give back to others,” said Berkeley College student Jerry Ubah of Elizabeth, NJ. “The confidence and faith he has in himself is really motivating to me as I pursue a career in graphic design.”

When Berkeley College student Huda Shalabi of Paterson, NJ, asked about his initial interest in pursuing a career in criminal justice, Assemblyman Holley acknowledged how keeping an open mind to new prospects led him to public service.

“It was inspiring to hear Assemblyman Holley emphasize the importance of taking everything into consideration, and always being open to new opportunities that may come your way,” said Ms. Shalabi.

Photo Caption B: Jamel Holley, New Jersey General Assembly Member of the 20th Legislative District (fifth from left), meets with students and administrative officials from Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, on June 14, 2017. Pictured above from left to right are Angela Harrington, Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Relations; student Jerry Ubah of Elizabeth, NJ; student Wiktoria Wegorowska of Garfield, NJ; Teri Duda, Senior Vice President, Government Relations; student Huda Shalabi of Paterson, NJ; Ashante Barnes-Connor, Assistant Dean, Student Development and Campus Life; Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College; Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Campus Operating Officer, Woodland Park; Kevin Luing, Board Chairman; Amy Soricelli, Vice President, Career Services; student Anya Polanco of Fair Lawn, NJ; Elana Zolfo, EdD, Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business®; and Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, all from Berkeley College.

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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