Bergen County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERGEN COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE

 Graduates from Bergen County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2018 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 11, 2018, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included more than 140 military and veteran students, and 180 international students, who represent 40 countries. Two hundred and ninety-eight graduates received Certificates; 757 graduates received Associate degrees; 1,248 graduates received Bachelor’s degrees; and 58 graduates received Master’s level degrees.

“Know that the future isn’t written for us. The future is written by us,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “In your heart, you truly need to understand that the only person you are destined to become … is the person that you decide to be.”

 

The following graduates from Bergen County were awarded diplomas from Berkeley College:

 

- Michelle Alston* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management

- Omer Arda* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

- Ammy Arakaki of Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management

- Tchabuka Butkhuzi* of North Arlington, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology

- Veronica Buzzurro of Lyndhurst, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration – Management

- Stephanie Careri of North Arlington, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology

- Elvis Carino* of East Rutherford, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice

- Ana De Los Santos of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

- Jeanine Farrell* of North Arlington, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice

- Jenna Foote* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management

- Melissa Gonzalez of East Rutherford, Associate in Applied Science in Legal Studies

- Edgar Jurado* of Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

- Abdulvahap Kalkan* of Lyndhurst, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business

- Stefanie Lopez of East Rutherford, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management

- Sandra Martinez* of Lyndhurst, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology

- Craig Morgan* of North Arlington, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice

- Angela Palanza* of Rutherford, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

- Rosalia Ramirez of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management

- Nickolas Reis of North Arlington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration – Management

- Edith Riley* of North Arlington, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

 

The Berkeley College Class of 2018 reflects a diverse population from all walks of life. Many are the first in their families to earn college degrees. Others are not native English-speaking. The average age of a Berkeley College graduate in 2018 is 29.6 years. Just over 31 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first time, full-time students; and, more than 82 percent identify as minorities.


Berkeley College graduates join a network of more than 60,000 alumni and receive lifetime career assistance. 

 

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 7,100 students – including more than 440 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 four New Jersey campuses – 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 five 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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* Denotes students graduating with honors

 

 

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