FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
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BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS DONNA M. BOLES
AS NEW JERSEY ALUMNA OF THE YEAR
During the 2013 Commencement Ceremony, held Friday, April 26, at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ, Berkeley College presented Donna M. Boles of Morris Township in Morris County, NJ, with the New Jersey Alumni of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a Berkeley College graduate who has enjoyed professional success and personal fulfillment. Ms. Boles graduated from Berkeley College in Ridgewood in 1972 with an Associate’s degree.
The New Jersey Alumni of the Year Award is presented annually to a Berkeley College graduate who has enjoyed professional success and personal fulfillment.
“As an alumna of Berkeley College, a senior manager at Becton Dickinson and Company and in her leadership roles in several philanthropic and professional organizations, Ms. Boles is a wonderful role model for our graduates,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.
Ms. Boles joined BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) in 1973. In 2005, she was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for all worldwide human resource activity within the company, which spans 50 countries.
Active in philanthropic and human resources organizations, Ms. Boles has served on the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Sussex & Passaic, Inc. since 2005 and currently serves as Chairwoman of that Board. She also serves on the Board of the Center for Human Resource Strategy at Rutgers University and is an Executive Committee member of the HR Advisory Councils of the Conference Board. In addition, Ms. Boles is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers and the Executive Leadership Council.
In 2012, Savoy Magazine named Ms. Boles as one of the “Top Influential Women in Corporate America.” The Network Journal magazine named her one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” in 2011, and Black Enterprise magazine named Ms. Boles one of the “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2010.
In addition to her education at Berkeley College, Ms. Boles holds a BA from Upsala College and an MBA from Pace University.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College presented Donna M. Boles of Morris Township, NJ, with the New Jersey Alumni of the Year Award at the 2013 Commencement Ceremony, held Friday, April 26, at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Left to right are Ms. Boles and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.
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