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 Winter 2016 Quarter.

“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

- Mohammad Abdellatif of Garfield

- Valentina Aliano of Elmwood Park

- Krystal Apanah of Lodi

- Divairy Aponte of Elmwood Park

- Gina Ascione of Hasbrouck Heights

- Baktygul Askarova of Garfield

- Lissette Baez of Lodi

- Valbona Ballaj of Fair Lawn

- Bianca Battaglia of Wood-Ridge

- Angela Bezzina of Moonachie

- Michael Bezzina of Moonachie

- Quadhir Cline of Elmwood Park

- Aubrey DeLeeuw of Garfield

- Mary Delgado of Lodi

- Michael Desantis of Fair Lawn

- Damain Douglas of Lodi

- Amina Elhafiane of Lodi

- Muryong Kim of Wallington

- Beata Kulik of Wallington

- Dennis Molina of Garfield

- Issa Musalaev of Fair Lawn

- Nicole Novotny of Lodi

- Nathaniel Vazquez of Lodi

- Margaret Wiktorowski of Garfield

Dean’s List

- Natalie Alvarez of Saddle Brook

- Yinett Baez of Garfield

- Tiara Beesley of Maywood

- Colleen Callahan of Lodi

- Alisha Carrillo of Hasbrouck Heights

- Rene Davila of Lodi

- Patrick Duffy of Elmwood Park

- Hanzel Escorcia of Fair Lawn

- Oscar Gutierrez of Wallington

- Samantha Kennedy of Lodi

- Katarzyna Konefal of Wallington

- Mark Lo Bue of Elmwood Park

- David Maldonado of Elmwood Park

- Vanessa Matos of Garfield

- Melissa Mena of Garfield

- Maria Menendez of Lodi

- Fatma Merbah of Lodi

- Jennifer Ortiz of Garfield

- Anya Polanco of Fair Lawn

- Ana Rivera of Lodi

- Laura Rivera of Garfield

- Justin Savio of Garfield

- La-Nida Smith of Elmwood Park

- Salome Tsikarishuili of Wallington

- Emily Urrego of Elmwood Park

- Santiago Vasquez of Lodi

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 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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. 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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