Berkeley College Honors Student from Fairview Receives Award for Community Service

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Photo Caption: Berkeley College Honors student Aliaa Metawee of Fairview, NJ (center), receives the award for community service at the Honors Scholars Graduate Reception held on August 3, 2018 at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. The award was presented by Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director, Honors Program, Berkeley College (left), and Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.

Berkeley College held an Honors Scholars Graduate Reception to celebrate the achievements of students enrolled in the Honors Program at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on August 3, 2018. Earlier that day more than 50 Honors students presented their research projects based on the theme Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice.  Awards presented at the Reception included recognition for student academic performance and community service, and alumni, faculty and support staff, for their accomplishments.     

Aliaa Metawee of Fairview, NJ, who is pursuing a BS in Legal Studies at Berkeley College, received the award for community service.  Her research was titled “Terrorism Has No Religion: Examining Islamophobia and Separating Islam from Terrorism” in which she discussed the fear or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims in general.  

The Berkeley College Honors Program, which includes a rigorous academic component, also requires students to contribute hours toward community service.

Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director, Honors Program, Berkeley College, acknowledged the integrity and commitment of the students. “I am both proud and impressed by the work and integrity of these Honors students as they demonstrate their creativity and critical-thinking skills through their research and projects they presented today,” he said.

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 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has four New Jersey campuses – 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. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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