Berkeley College and Dover, NJ, Community Celebrate Campus Opening

, 2013

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield




More than 100 dignitaries, business and civic leaders from the Dover, NJ, community celebrated the grand opening of the Dover location of Berkeley College located at 1 W. Blackwell Street in historic downtown on Monday, October 7.

Citing her educational path that began at Berkeley in East Orange, NJ, honored guest speaker, New Jersey Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, 26th Legislative District, spoke of her experience growing up in Morris County. She also described the benefit Berkeley College graduates have with respect to the pursuit of successful careers.  The Assemblywoman, joined by Senator Anthony R. Bucco, 25th Legislative District, and his son, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, 25th Legislative District, presented a Proclamation from the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly to Berkeley College.  The Proclamation recognized the excellence and value of this institution of higher education in Dover.

“New Jersey has a great need for your services and your graduates,” said Senator Bucco, who toured the renovated building located in historic downtown Dover, NJ. “The transformation that Berkeley College, the Mayor and his Council have done here is remarkable.  The greatest gift is that of a quality education.”

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College, acknowledged the efforts that went into establishing the new location. 

“Today we have more than 300 students -- including more than 130 new students -- taking classes at the new Berkeley College Dover location,” said Dr. Cortes. “And they represent not only the School of Health Studies, but also the true academic community available here that includes the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. Berkeley College will continue to support community and business associations and the next generation of global citizens who can benefit from Berkeley’s outstanding record of changing lives and educating for career success.”

“Much hard work and planning was put into this historic building to make it right for our students and the town of Dover,” said Maureen DiFonzo, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College, Dover. “The students are the reason we are here -- to give them the best education possible so they may go out into the workforce with careers.”

“Berkeley College offers its students from Morris, Sussex and Warren counties the opportunity to take classes in some of the most in-demand careers today,” Ms. DiFonzo said. “The flexibility of full time, part time, day, evening and online access to certificate programs, and both bachelor’s and associate degrees, makes Berkeley unique.”

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover.  In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is


Photo Caption:

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Berkeley College in Dover are (left to right):  Bryan Hoppe, Assistant, Advisement; Sam Morreale, Member, Board of Trustees; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President; Randy B. Luing, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees; Maureen DiFonzo, Campus Operating Officer, Dover location; Timothy D. Luing, Member, Board of Trustees; Paul Boudreau, President, Morris County Chamber of Commerce; Teri Duda, Senior Vice President, Government Relations; BettyLou DeCroce, New Jersey Assemblywoman, 26th Legislative District and guest speaker; Anthony R. Bucco, New Jersey Senator, 25th Legislative District; James Visioli and Carolyn Blackman, Aldermen, Third Ward; Anthony M. Bucco, New Jersey Assemblyman, 25th Legislative District; James Dodd, Mayor, Dover; Esperanza Porres-Field, President, Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce; Rob Case, Dean of Advisement.

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