Berkeley College Honors Faculty Of The Year


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Berkeley College recently honored 10 faculty members during the Faculty of the Year Awards dinner. The honorees received awards for their excellence in teaching as recognized by students and colleagues at Berkeley College. More than 150 faculty members and associates attended the dinner that was held at Club 101 in New York City.  
“These annual awards recognize faculty members who serve as role models in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley College students,” said Berkeley College Provost Glen Zeitzer, PhD.
This year’s recipients are:
School of Business
Diane Maglio, MA, Associate Chair, Fashion, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2002. Ms. Maglio has an MA in Museum Studies: Costumes and Textiles and an AAS in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY; and a BA in English from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.
Samuel Lloyd, DPS, Management, Online, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2000. Dr. Lloyd has a DPS in Business Management from Pace University, NY; an MA in Economics from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; and a BS in Mathematics from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL.
School of Liberal Arts
Ralph E. Peters, Jr. PhD, Associate Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2009. Dr. Peters has a PhD in Psychology and Religion and an MPhil from Drew University, Madison, NJ; and a BA from Bethany College, Bethany, WV.
Yesudas Choondassery, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2006. Dr.  Choondassery has a PhD in Social Ethics and an MPhil in Religion from Drew University, NJ; an MA in Religion and Religious Studies from Fordham University, NY; and a BA in Philosophy from Kerala University, India.
School of Professional Studies
Alfonso Torino, PhD, Interior Design, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2005. Dr. Torino has a PhD in the History of Architecture of Western Civilization from the University of Rome, Italy; a BArch from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ; and a Diploma of Design and Roman Topography from the Michelangelo Buonarroti Institute, Rome, Italy.
Kimberly Collica, PhD, Justice Studies, began teaching at Berkeley College in 2009.  Dr. Collica has a PhD in Criminal Justice and an MPhil in Criminal Justice from The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York (CUNY), NY; an MA in Criminal Justice and a BA in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NY.
Developmental Education
James Pacello, MA, Developmental Education, began working in the Berkeley College Academic Support Center in 2006. Mr. Pacello has an MA in English and American Literature from Hunter College, CUNY, NY; and a BA in English from The College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY.
Academic Service Learning Initiative
The goal of Academic Service Learning (ASL) is to provide opportunities for students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. The following faculty members were recognized for their contribution to the ASL program at Berkeley College:
John T. Zanetich, PhD, Health Services, School of Professional Studies, was one of the pioneers of the ASL Program when it was launched in 2006. He began teaching at Berkeley College in 2006. Dr. Zanetich has a PhD from the State University of New York, University at Albany, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Albany, NY; an MGA from the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government, Philadelphia, PA; an MA in Clinical Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, OH; and a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.
Lynne Remedios, MBA, CPA, Accounting and Finance, School of Business, has taught ASL courses for the past three years. She began teaching at Berkeley College in 1995.  Ms. Remedios has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; and an AAS in Accounting from Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY. She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.
Catherine St. John, DA, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, has taught ASL courses for three years. She began teaching at Berkeley College in 1981. Dr. St. John has a DA from New York University, School of Visual Arts, NY; and an MA and BA from William Paterson College (now William Paterson University), Wayne, NJ.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Berkeley College recently honored 10 faculty members during the Faculty of the Year Awards dinner. Back Row (L to R) are Berkeley College Provost Glen Zeitzer, PhD; Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD; Ralph E. Peters Jr. PhD; James Pacello, MA; Kimberly Collica, PhD; Yesudas Choondassery, PhD; John T. Zanetich, PhD; Samuel Lloyd, DPS; and Berkeley College Chairman of the Board Kevin L. Luing. Front Row (L to R) are Lynne Remedios, MBA, CPA; Alfonso Torino, PhD; Catherine St. John, DA; and Diane Maglio, MA. 



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