FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
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BERGEN COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
“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:
- Cory Fehr of Emerson, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
- Carmela Fontana* of Township of Washington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management
- Natazia Green* of Westwood, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Walid Hamzeh* of Township of Washington, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
- Summer Kosmos of River Vale, Master of Business Administration in Master of Business Administration in Management
- Matthew Ramcalian of Woodcliff Lake, Practical Nurse Certificate
- Ivan Sirka of Hillsdale, Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
- Ingrid Sloan* of Park Ridge, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior 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.
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.
* Denotes students graduating with honors