Bergen County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu



BERGEN COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
FROM BERKELEY COLLLEGE 

 

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
Melissa Ramirez* Bogota BBA Accounting
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
Helen Ramirez Fairview BBA Marketing Communications
Daniel Zamora Fairview AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Christian Colon* Fairview AAS Business Administration-Accounting
Christina Pedoto* Fairview CT Medical Assistant
Christina Pedoto* Fairview AAS Medical Assistant
Giovanni Suarez* Fairview AAS Health Services Administration-Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Aliaa Metawee*+ Fairview BS Legal Studies
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
Edward Garcia Hackensack BBA Accounting
Janet Greene* Hackensack BBA Accounting
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
Jennifer Rodriguez Hackensack CT Practical Nurse
Waldys Romero Tejada* Hackensack BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Lori Stavridis* Hackensack AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Kayla Toney*+ Hackensack BBA Marketing Communications
Alexandra Vargas Hackensack BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Morgan Wilson* Hackensack BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Marcel Afif* Hackensack AAS Business Administration-Management
Ana Morales-Acosta Leonia CT Practical Nurse
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
Jennifer Perez Ridgefield AAS Surgical Technology
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
         
         

 

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