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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
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BERGEN COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Graduates from Bergen County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2019 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 10, 2019, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The average age of the Berkeley College undergraduate receiving an award is 28 years. Just under 39 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first time, full-time students; and 84 percent identify as minorities.
“Every one of us at the Berkeley College Commencement ceremony shared the pride of these graduates because we know the difference a college degree will make in their futures, and how the upward mobility of these graduates will impact future generations,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.
The following graduates from Bergen County were awarded diplomas from Berkeley College:
- Cheyenne Allen of Rutherford, Practical Nurse Certificate
- Cristyn Battista of Lyndhurst, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
- Estefania Brito* of Lyndhurst, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management
- Erin Burdzy of North Arlington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management
- Elvis Carino* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
- Katherine Collins* of North Arlington, Master of Business Administration in Management\
- Angela Conti of North Arlington, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Regina Espinosa of North Arlington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Communications
- Ana Fernandez of Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Services Management
- Carolina Gomes* of North Arlington, Surgical Processing Technician Certificate
- Sara Hernandez* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Andrew Muniz* of East Rutherford, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
- Karla Orellana Concul* of East Rutherford, Associate in Applied Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
- Alejandro Pena*+ of Lyndhurst, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
- Kasie Romero of Rutherford, Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration Management
- Lauren Sotomayor–Torres* of East Rutherford, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Sigrid Torres of Lyndhurst, Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding Certificate
- Kaylee Vasquez* of North Arlington, Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology
- Sheyla Zamarra* of Rutherford, Practical Nurse Certificate
- Mauro Zambrano of Lyndhurst, Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
The Berkeley College Class of 2019 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.
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 7,000 students – including more than 350 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
+ Denotes graduates of the Honors Program, a selective interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving studentS.