Bergen County Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at Berkeley College

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 spring 2018 semester.


“We take pride in these students and their academic accomplishments,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “As they prepare to graduate and progress toward their future successes, their work ethic and talent will serve them well.” 


The following students from Bergen County have been recognized:


President’s List

- Marcel Afif of Hackensack

- Nikolai Bazhenov of Hackensack

- Damarnie Clarke of Hackensack

- Elsa Coloma of Leonia
- Manuel Flores Najera of Hackensack

- Erin Lynch of Hackensack

- Michael Martinez of Hackensack

- Joffre Penafiel of Hackensack

- Festim Qorrolli of Little Ferry
- Rama Tutari of Edgewater


Dean’s List


- Sara Bahare Angourani of Leonia
- Jordon Bailey of Hackensack
- Benjamin Bobbie of Hackensack
- Nicole Brown of Hackensack
- Melanie Castano of Bogota
- Christian Colon of Fairview
- Aissatou Faye of Fairview
- Sonya Fernandez of Hackensack
- Fanta Finan of Hackensack
- Simone Gordon Edwards of Edgewater
- Janet Greene of Hackensack
- Ena Guzman of Bogota
- Navoun Maxwell of Hackensack
- Aliaa Metawee of Fairview
- Jisandra Mezquita of Hackensack
- Kathy Ocasio of Fort Lee
- Cristian Orjuela of Cliffside Park
- Ashley Pacheco of Fort Lee
- Christina Pedoto of Fairview
- Erica Ramirez of Fort Lee
- Melissa Ramirez of Bogota
- Gloria Roca of Bogota
- Waldys Romero Tejada of Hackensack
- Lori Stavridis of Hackensack
- Giovanni Suarez of Fairview
- Rachelle Trenard of Bogota
- Marlin Vasquez of Ridgefield Park
- Morgan Wilson 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 quality 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 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

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