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, NJ, 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 Bergen County. 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 

+ Denotes graduates of the Honors Program, a selective, interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving students

Jack Calderone Elmwood Park AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Rosa D'anna* Elmwood Park CT Surgical Processing Technician
Daniel Ehrmann* Elmwood Park CT Surgical Processing Technician
Enes Erus Elmwood Park BBA International Business
Matthew Gerardi* Elmwood Park AAS Surgical Technology
Amanda Ingram* Elmwood Park CT Patient Care Technician
Angie Kattan Elmwood Park BS International Business
Anyie Rodriguez Elmwood Park AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Miguel Hernandez* Fair Lawn BS Business Administration
Irene Kogan* Fair Lawn BS Marketing Communications
Issa Musalaev Fair Lawn AAS Business Administration - Management
Nichole Van Riper Fair Lawn CT Patient Care Technician
Jessica Yuskaitis* Fair Lawn BS Health Services Management
Shante Aleman Garfield CT Medical Assistant
Baktygul Askarova* Garfield CT Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Christine Barnes Garfield AAS Surgical Technology
Karen Castaneda* Garfield BS Health Services Management
Aubrey DeLeeuw* Garfield AAS Legal Studies
Jacqueline Hiltz Garfield CT Patient Care Technician
Christine Hirschman Garfield BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Valentina Jaramillo Garfield CT Patient Care Technician
Linelle Jeziorski Garfield CT Patient Care Technician
Suzan Kourani Garfield BFA Interior Design
Katarzyna Majdanska* Garfield BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice with a Minor in Information Technology Management
Kristina Martin* Garfield BS Fashion Merchandising and Management with a Minor in International Business
Dennis Molina* Garfield CT Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Jennifer Ortiz Garfield AAS Business Administration - Management
Miguel Pedraza Garfield BS Accounting
Natalia Ramirez* Garfield BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Joanna Reza Garfield AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Jennifer Rosario Garfield BBA Business Administration
Miguel Sanchez Garfield BBA Financial Services
Annette Tarnawski Garfield BS Business Administration
Brendina Torres Garfield CT Medical Assistant
Christian Vargas Garfield AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Clara Zavala Garfield CT Patient Care Technician
Danielle Truncellito Hasbrouck Heights AAS Interior Design
Natali Arias-Orozco* Lodi CT Medical Assistant
Dilek Cinar Lodi AAS International Business
Jesus Duran Lodi AAS Marketing Communications
Elizabeth Espinoza* Lodi CT Medical Assistant
Zina Kacanic Lodi CT Patient Care Technician
Katarzyna Krzywicki* Lodi CT Medical Assistant
Maria Menendez* Lodi BS Legal Studies
Fatma Merbah* Lodi CT Practical Nurse
Javielis Tiburcio-Valdez* Lodi CT Medical Assistant
Marina Vorontsova* Lodi BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Jewal Wilson Lodi AAS Medical Assistant
Lanique Watts Maywood BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Jessica Mercer Moonachie AAS Surgical Technology
Alexis Sheridan* Rochelle Park BS Business Administration
Jennifer Encarnacion* Saddle Brook BS Management - Entrepreneurship
Melissa Nawrath Saddle Brook AAS Business Administration - Management
Eva Soltys* Saddle Brook BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Helen Alarcon Wallington CT Medical Assistant
Karina Cruz* Wallington CT Patient Care Technician
Norbert Szczypinski Wallington BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Natalia Tello Wallington BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Bianca Battaglia Wood-Ridge BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Shamira Drakeford*+ Wood-Ridge BS Business Administration


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