Bergen County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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Graduates from Bergen County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2015 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on April 24, 2015, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This year’s class of 2,300 graduates included more than 200 international students and 120 military and veteran graduates. 

“All of us at Berkeley are proud to celebrate this momentous occasion with you,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “This day represents a culmination of years of hard work and determination, but it is just the beginning. It takes knowledge, passion and persistence to succeed. Believe in yourself and reach higher.”

Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 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, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.

Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address

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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in Bergen County. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by town of residence. If you are unable to open this file, please send a reply via e-mail or call the Media Relations Department at the phone number listed above. Our students and their families are very proud of this accomplishment. We respectfully request that you print the names of the graduates who reside in your coverage area. Thank you for your consideration. 

Legend for Attachment:

Diplomas and areas of study are denoted in the fourth and fifth columns

AAS = Associate in Applied Science
BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
BFA = Bachelor of Fine Arts 
BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate

* Denotes students graduating with honors

Berkeley College Commencement 2015        
Bergen County Graduates        
First Name Last Name Town Diploma Area of Study
Jonnell Disla Bogota BS Marketing
Devon Miley Bogota BS Business Administration – Accounting
Justin Schumylowych* Bogota CT Medical Assistant
Mostafa Joma Cliffside Park AAS International Business
Jonathan Melo* Cliffside Park BS Information Technology Management
Nahiovi Pena Cliffside Park CT Surgical Processing Technician
Anthony Reinoso Edgewater AAS Business Administration – Management
Melissa Benavides* Fairview CT Medical Assistant
Natasha Castillo* Fairview CT Medical Assistant
Annadelia De La Cruz* Fairview AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Manuela Feliz Fairview CT Surgical Processing Technician
Tanya Garipian Fairview BS Business Administration
Michael Zavala* Fairview BFA Interior Design
Diana Abramov* Fort Lee AAS Business Administration – Management
Elizabeth Arias Fort Lee CT Multi–Level Patient Care Technician
Jonathan Link Fort Lee BS Financial Services
Nelson J Campoverde Hackensack BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Alessandro Catano* Hackensack BS Management
Latia Chaffin Hackensack BS Business Administration
Betsy Davalos Hackensack CT Medical Insurance and Coding Administration
Kiana Grant Hackensack CT Surgical Processing Technician
Francesca Hahn-Galioto* Hackensack CT Surgical Processing Technician
Jamal John Hackensack AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Marina Ovalles Hackensack AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Karina Pena* Hackensack AAS Business Administration – Management
Cassondra Quinones Hackensack BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Ruby Quinones Hackensack BS Business Administration – Accounting
Helen Talley Hackensack BS Health Services Management
Lori Timbiano* Hackensack CT Patient Care Technician
Cecil Villar Hackensack BBA Business Administration – Information Systems Management
Jessica Zambrano Hackensack BBA Business Administration – Management
Erika Macias Leonia CT Patient Care Technician
Kristina Caplin Little Ferry BS Business Administration
Anthony Demarco* Little Ferry AAS Marketing Communications
Silvio Herrera Little Ferry CT Surgical Processing Technician
Angela Latifi* Little Ferry AAS Health Science
Viranshaben Panchal Little Ferry CT Patient Care Technician
Donna Ruscingno* Little Ferry AAS Business Administration – Accounting
Rocky Wireko* Little Ferry CT Surgical Processing Technician
Shakira Ali Palisades Park BS Business Administration
Ileana Figueroa* Palisades Park AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Cristina Meza Ridgefield AAS Health Services Administration
David Ian Piadozo* Ridgefield Park AAS Business Administration – Management
Kenny Ramirez Ridgefield Park BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Paula Trotter* Ridgefield Park BS Marketing


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