FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
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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 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.
Berkeley College graduates join a network of more than 60,000 alumni and receive lifetime career assistance for as long as the college operates. Berkeley College offers a career-focused educational experience with students able to take advantage of traditional classes and online education, with programs in more than 20 fields of study.
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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Diplomas and areas of study are denoted in the fourth and fifth columns.
AAS = Associate in Applied Science
AS = Associate in Science
BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
BFA = Bachelor of Fine Arts
BS = Bachelor of Science
CT = Certificate
MBA = Master of Business Administration
* Denotes students graduating with honors
+ Denotes graduate of the Honors Program, a selective, interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving students.
|John||Patrick||Bogota||AAS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Laura||Marquez||Cliffside Park||CT||Medical Assistant|
|Cristian||Orjuela||Cliffside Park||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Simone||Gordon Edwards*||Edgewater||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Stephania||Perez||Fairview||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Daniel||Zamora||Fairview||AAS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Giovanni||Suarez*||Fairview||AAS||Health Services Administration-Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding|
|Nestor||Rendon||Fort Lee||MBA||Master of Business Administration in Management|
|Alexandra||Tapia||Fort Lee||BBA||Health Services Management|
|Kathy||Ocasio*||Fort Lee||BBA||Health Services Management|
|Ashley||Pacheco*||Fort Lee||BFA||Graphic Design|
|Nicole||Brown||Hackensack||AAS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Wendy||Cajas||Hackensack||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Damarnie||Clarke*||Hackensack||AAS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Adria||Correa||Hackensack||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Sonya||Fernandez*||Hackensack||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Janet||Harris||Hackensack||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Essence||Harrison||Hackensack||BBA||Fashion Merchandising and Management|
|Navoun||Maxwell*||Hackensack||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Joffre||Penafiel*||Hackensack||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Waldys||Romero Tejada*||Hackensack||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Lori||Stavridis*||Hackensack||AAS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Alexandra||Vargas||Hackensack||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Morgan||Wilson*||Hackensack||BBA||Fashion Merchandising and Management|
|Christopher||Galeano*||Little Ferry||BS||Justice Studies - Criminal Justice|
|Taehyun||Jung||Palisades Park||AAS||Fashion Merchandising and Management|
|Militsa||Lombardo||Palisades Park||MBA||Master of Business Administration in Management|
|Usman||Naeem*||Ridgefield Park||CT||Surgical Processing Technician|
|Christian||Reyes||Ridgefield Park||AAS||Business Administration-Management|
|Jonathan||Vargas||Ridgefield Park||BBA||Business Administration - Management|
|Marlin||Vasquez*||Ridgefield Park||AAS||Surgical Technology|
|Caleb||Texidor||South Hackensack||AAS||Business Administration-Management|