FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 21, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE ENROLLMENT SERVICES
MAKES HOLIDAY DONATION TO LIFTING UP WESTCHESTER
Photo Caption: The Enrollment Services Department of Berkeley College donated nearly 50 gift cards for movie tickets, coffee and clothing to Lifting Up Westchester, to benefit underprivileged Westchester County teens. Pictured (L to R) are Janet Tahiri, Berkeley College Hiring Coordinator, Enrollment Services, and Nancy Inzinna, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager, Lifting Up Westchester.
This month, the Enrollment Services department of Berkeley College collected nearly 50 gift cards to benefit the Brighter Futures After School Mentoring Program at Lifting Up Westchester. The gift card collection, which included certificates for movie tickets, coffee and clothing for underprivileged Westchester County teens, was just one of the drives spearheaded by Berkeley College since it began its relationship with Lifting Up Westchester in 2015.
The mission of Lifting Up Westchester is to restore hope by providing those in need with food, shelter and support, lifting them to greater self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. Over the past year, Berkeley College has held multiple food and toy drives, as well as a collection for Lifting Up Westchester’s summer programs for developmentally challenged teens and young adults.
“The need for gestures of kindness continues to grow,” said Nancy Inzinna, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager for Lifting Up Westchester. “I have found Berkeley College students and staff to be truly committed to helping the community. Their support has made it easier to fulfill our mission.”
Trisha Farmer, Berkeley College Vice President, Enrollment Services, said her department’s efforts mirror the College’s long tradition of addressing the needs of the communities surrounding its campuses.
“This was a true team effort and I am very proud of my department for taking on these projects,” Ms. Farmer said. “Our team was happy to help Lifting Up Westchester and support its mission of serving Westchester County.”
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 600 international students – in its Master, 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.
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