Berkeley College Celebrates its Renaissance with Ribbon Cutting for $9 Million Student Services Hub

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES ITS RENAISSANCE WITH
RIBBON CUTTING FOR $9 MILLION STUDENT SERVICES HUB

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, celebrated the opening of its new Renaissance Hall – a facility that serves as a hub for student services – at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, September 17. The newly constructed 35,000-square-foot Renaissance Hall was built by the College with private funds at a cost of $9 million. Its focal point is a modern atrium, comprising three stories of glass facing east.

“Renaissance Hall is more than an impressive building,” said Dario A. Cortes, President of Berkeley College. “The underpinnings of this building are reinforced by the pillars of excellence and achievement in teaching and learning, career development and community service that will continue to drive the legacy of Berkeley College into the future.”

Renaissance Hall is fully wireless for technology and includes six classrooms; the Academic Support Center, where students are coached in career preparation, job interview and presentation skills as well as in academics; the Walter A. Brower Library; the Admissions Welcome Center; the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; dining facilities; the campus bookstore; a fitness room; meeting and conference rooms; a community room; exterior and interior student and community gathering spaces; and the Student Development and Campus Life offices.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Berkeley College leadership acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the Borough of Woodland Park and recognized the mutually supportive relationship that has developed since the College moved to Garret Mountain in 1976. The College sponsored the purchase of town signs when voters elected to change the Borough’s name from West Paterson in 2009, and took part in the Woodland Park Centennial parade and celebration earlier this year.

“Berkeley College is truly a part of the fabric and the family of the borough we now call Woodland Park,” said Keith Kazmark, Mayor, Borough of Woodland Park.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 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® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

State and local officials gather for the opening of Renaissance Hall at Berkeley College in Woodland Park

Photo Caption A: Local and state officials gathered with Berkeley College leadership, faculty, staff and students as well as representatives from area chambers of commerce at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, to celebrate the opening of its new Renaissance Hall at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, September 17.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/WPK_RenaissanceHallCeremonyOvw_081714.jpg

Berkeley leadership, students and officials cut the ribbon at Renaissance Hall

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, celebrated the opening of its new Renaissance Hall at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, September 17. Pictured are Berkeley College leadership and students with local and state elected officials.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/WPK_RibbonA_091814.jpg


Officials from the Borough of Woodland Park recognize the accomplishments of Berkeley College
 

Photo Caption C: Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, celebrated the opening of its new Renaissance Hall at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday, September 17. During the ceremony, the College acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the Borough of Woodland Park and recognized the mutually supportive relationship that has developed since the College moved to Garret Mountain in 1976. Left to right are Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations; Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman; Gary W. Holloway, Woodland Park Councilman; Keith Kazmark, Woodland Park Mayor; Dario A Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; Tina Gatti, Woodland Park Councilwoman; Rita Pascrell, Woodland Park Councilwoman; Joseph Spinelli, Woodland Park Council President; Vincent DeCesare, Woodland Park Councilman; and Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Woodland Park.

To view a high resolution image of the above photo go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/WPK_RibbonB_091814.jpg

 

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