Berkeley College Donates 29 Computers to Students at Newark Campus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
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BERKELEY COLLEGE DONATES PERSONAL COMPUTERS TO
29 STUDENTS AT NEWARK CAMPUS
Throughout the year the Information Technology Department at Berkeley College replaces business computers with updated models. This year as part of a PC Distribution Pilot Project, 29 computers were donated to students to help them in their academic pursuits.
“After doing some research we discovered that a number of students at our Newark Campus did not have computers,” said Berkeley College Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard Robitaille, EdD. “In the past we’ve donated the refurbished computers to charities, but the PC distribution to students has been such a great success that it’s a program we would like to continue at Berkeley.”
The computer donation made life much easier for Nijn Wagstaff of Newark, who had to travel to the public library to do research for class.
“My old computer is broken and I cannot afford to get it fixed,” said Ms. Wagstaff, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. “I was elated when I learned that I had been chosen for a computer from Berkeley. Now I can get my research completed and turn in my papers on time.”
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 7,200 students, with more than 700 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. 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 recently donated 29 refurbished computers to students at the Newark Campus. Among the recipients were left to right, Nakeya Shamburger of East Orange; Christopher Thomas and Nijn Wagstaff of Newark; and Tuyen Le of Jersey City.
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