Bergen County Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at Berkeley College

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122




Students from Bergen County, NJ, have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists at Berkeley College for the winter 2017 semester.


“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.”


The following students from Bergen County have been recognized:


President’s List

- Maria-Jose Alvarez of Cliffside Park

- Amy Aviles of Leonia

- Wendy Cajas of Hackensack

- Cristian Castro of Fort Lee

- Jean Debrosse of Fort Lee

- Natasha Dempster of Hackensack

- Deanna Fatah of Hackensack

- Alex Hernandez of Fairview

- Muryong Kim of Palisades Park

- Erin McCullough of Little Ferry

- Bintou Papoute Ouedraogo of Hackensack

- Ashley Pacheco of Fort Lee

- Joffre Penafiel of Hackensack

- Melissa Ramirez of Bogota

- Waldys Romero Tejada of Hackensack


Dean’s List

- Arturo Damias of Hackensack

- Mario Hernandez of Little Ferry

- Josue Jaramillo of Fairview

- Navoun Maxwell of Hackensack

- Lydia Odaga of Fort Lee

- Kathy Ocasio of Fort Lee

- Mariah Ramirez of Hackensack

- Nestor Rendon of Fort Lee

- Ana Rodriguez of Fort Lee

- Christian Rodriguez of South Hackensack

- Kiara Rosario of Ridgefield Park

- Kayla Smith of Hackensack

- Kayla Toney of Hackensack

- Rachelle Trenard of Bogota

- Morgan Wilson of Hackensack

- Keila Ynfante of Hackensack


Berkeley College students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the President’s List. Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List.

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 8,000 students – including more than 550 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 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. For four 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


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