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BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORED FOR
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College received honors from Dover, NJ, during an event celebrating its 85th Anniversary on September 14, 2016. Pictured (Left to Right): Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College;James P, Dodd, Mayor of Dover, NJ; Rick Kelly, Curator of the Dover Area Historical Society; and Lynn Stamatelatos, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Dover.
Members of the community of Dover, NJ, gathered to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Berkeley College on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at its campus on West Blackwell Street. During the event, Berkeley College was honored by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover with a proclamation recognizing its 85 years of career-focused education.
“Congratulations to Berkeley College on this milestone, we are proud to have you as a true partner,” said James P, Dodd, Mayor of Dover, while presenting Berkeley College with the proclamation. Mayor Dodd also spoke on the town’s upcoming initiatives, including enhancing law enforcement presence to ensure public safety and ensuring local businesses continue to thrive.
Rick Kelly, Curator of the Dover Area Historical Society, addressed the significance of the George Richards Building, where Berkeley College in Dover is located. Initially opened as a department store in 1869, one of Dover’s oldest buildings is named after the town’s first mayor, George Richards. Mr. Kelly then presented Berkeley College with a photo taken in 1931 of the George Richards Building posed next to a photo taken in 2016 of the building. “It is amazing what Berkeley College has done with its renovations of the building, including the preservation of the brick walls inside a few of its offices and conference rooms,” Mr. Kelly said. “The College should be as proud of this as Dover is.”
Photo Caption B: Rick Kelly (Right), Curator of the Dover Area Historical Society, presents Berkeley College with photos of the George Richards Building taken in 1931 and 2016 during an event celebrating its 85th Anniversary in Dover, NJ, on September 14, 2016. Michael J. Smith (Center), President of Berkeley College, and Lynn Stamatelatos (Left), Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Dover, received the photos on behalf of Berkeley College.
Before receiving honors from Mayor Dodd and Mr. Kelly, Kevin Luing, Board Chairman of Berkeley College, and Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, spoke about the College’s roots in Dover. Berkeley College officially opened the doors to its campus in Dover in 2013, after merging with Dover Business College. Today, students enrolled in the Berkeley College School of Health Studies have access to fully equipped nursing and patient care laboratories, simulated operating rooms, and modern medical laboratories in Dover, providing hands-on experience in facilities that replicate current working healthcare environments.
“We want those in the medical field to understand the value Berkeley College students bring with them,” President Smith said. Berkeley College in Dover also offers courses in programs such as Fashion Merchandising and Management, Marketing Communications, Management, Justice Studies, and Legal Studies.
The celebration included a screening of The Dover Queen, a promotional film that was produced in 1940 by the Chamber of Commerce. Attendees were also given tours of the Berkeley College Dover campus facilities, and had the chance to view a display of historic memorabilia and photos from the Dover Area Historical Society.
Photo Caption C: Memorabilia and photos collected by the Dover Area Historical Society were on display during Berkeley College’s 85th anniversary celebration in Dover, NJ, on September 14, 2016.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its 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.
Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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