Berkeley College Honors Program Recognizes Jackson Heights Scholar for Community Service

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Byron Hargrove, Director of the Berkeley College Honors Program; student Marielena Moreno; and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President

Photo Caption: On Tuesday, September 16, Marielena Moreno of Jackson Heights in Queens, NY, received the 2014 Honorable Mention Community Service Award through the Berkeley College Honors Program. The award, which was presented at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, recognizes a scholar who has shown commitment to service in his or her local community. The award was presented during the Berkeley College Honors Program Graduate Reception, which marked the completion of work by 38 Honors Scholars who showcased thesis posters and presentations at the first Honors Scholar Research Symposium in Midtown Manhattan on September 12. The thesis by Ms. Moreno was titled “Youth Crime: The Negative Impact of Adult Prison on Juvenile Offenders.” At the Honors Program Graduate Reception, scholars received Certificates of Completion and honor cords to be worn with their caps and gowns at Commencement. Ms. Moreno is pursuing a degree in Legal Studies at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, NY. Left to right are Byron Hargrove, PhD, Berkeley College Director, Honors Program; Ms. Moreno; and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.

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