FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES SCHOOL OF
CONTINUING EDUCATION WITH RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
The School of Continuing Education at Berkeley College is proud to announce the grand opening of its new facilities, which were on display during a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month at the New York City Midtown Campus. The School of Continuing Education was established this year as part of the President’s Strategic Plan, Vision for the Future, 2010-2015, which called for the College to be comprised of five schools.
The individualized benefits and broad array of curricula offered by the School of Continuing Education help adult and non-traditional students achieve and exceed their educational goals whether they are enrolling in college for the first time, returning to enhance their careers, or taking courses for personal enrichment.
“The development of the School of Continuing Education culminates in Berkeley College offering opportunities for our students in workforce development and retooling of skills that build a strong framework for a successful career,” said Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, at the ceremony.
Dean of the School of Continuing Education Ricardo Ortegón said the School will continue to adapt to give Berkeley College students a substantial edge when they join the workforce.
“The School of Continuing Education will evolve to meet the needs and demands dictated by our environment,” said Dean Ortegón. “We will continue to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in emerging industries and with new and advanced technologies.”
In January 2010, the School of Continuing Education will launch its Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at the New York City Midtown Campus; the Garret Mountain Campus in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), NJ; and the Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge, NJ. The non-credit program, which is approved by the American Bar Association, will prepare students in a field that is expected to grow extensively in coming years.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, and Dean of the School of Continuing Education Ricardo Ortegón lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of new facilities for the School of Continuing Education at the New York City Midtown Campus. Pictured left to right are Berkeley College alumna Brigitte Cunning, Provost Glen Zeitzer, PhD; Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs, Marianne Vakalis, EdD; Dean Ortegón; Dr. Cortes; and Campus Operating Officer, New York City Midtown, Kristin Rowe.
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