Bergen County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122





Graduates from Bergen County were awarded diplomas at the 2016 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on April 29, 2016, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included 140 military and veteran students and 200 international students. More than 800 students graduated with honors and nearly 400 students earned their degrees online.

“We live in a time where there are many great needs,” Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, told the graduates. “There are people who can use our help – who can use your help. The universe is waiting for all your great works. I’m counting on each and every one of you to make good things happen.”

In honor of the College’s 85th anniversary year, Mildred García, EdD, President of California State University, Fullerton, delivered the Commencement Address. Dr. García served as the first system-wide president of Berkeley College from 2001 through 2007. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is

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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in Bogota, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Fairview, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Leonia, Little Ferry, Palisades Park, Ridgefield and Ridgefield Park. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by town of residence. If you are unable to open this file, please send a reply via e-mail or call the Media Relations Department at the phone number listed above. Our students and their families are very proud of this accomplishment. We respectfully request that you print the names of the graduates who reside in your coverage area. Thank you for your consideration. 

Legend for Attachment:

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


* Denotes students graduating with honors

Tessa Caropolo Bogota AAS Business Administration - Management
Carlos Veras Bogota BS International Business
Kenneth Verona Bogota CT Medical Assistant
Clara Alcantara Cliffside Park CT Medical Assistant
Lawrence Kverel* Cliffside Park BS Fashion Merchandising and Management with a Minor in International Business
Juan Carlos Fernandez-Davila Edgewater BS Information Technology Management
Manuela Feliz Fairview AAS Health Sciences
Maria Lobo Fairview BS Business Administration
Nelly Popoter Fairview AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Liz Santodomingo Fairview BS Legal Studies
Elizabeth Ann Lescher* Fort Lee BS Business Administration
Alexandra Carchi* Hackensack CT Surgical Processing Technician
Karina Carguaytongo* Hackensack AAS Medical Assistant
Marylia Castellanos Hackensack AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Estefania Curillo Hackensack CT Patient Care Technician
Luis Dotson Hackensack BS Management
Monique Humes Hackensack AAS Business Administration - Management
Ebubekir Kahraman Hackensack BBA International Business
Brian Maldonado Hackensack BS Marketing Communications
Katina Martinez Hackensack CT Medical Assistant
Raydhira Medina Hackensack BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Katherine Neblett* Hackensack BS Legal Studies
Lorraine Wheat* Hackensack BS Business Administration
Brittany Witherspoon Hackensack BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Tarisayi Machiri* Leonia BS Health Services Management
Sandra Sanchez Leonia AAS Business Administration - Management
Stephanie Beltran Little Ferry BS Business Administration
Pedro Correa* Little Ferry BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Melissa Varga Little Ferry BS Management
SoHyun Lee* Palisades Park BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Malisha Ramirez Palisades Park BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Jui-Chuan Tai Palisades Park AS International Business
Jennifer Mendez* Ridgefield AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Juan Faciolince* Ridgefield Park BS Accounting
Romina Fraygola* Ridgefield Park CT Surgical Processing Technician
Brittney Gonzalez Ridgefield Park CT Medical Assistant
Maria Perez* Ridgefield Park AAS Health Sciences
Maria Perez* Ridgefield Park CT, AAS Surgical Processing Technician, Health Sciences
Dawn Rizzi Ridgefield Park CT Medical Assistant


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