Berkeley College Honors Students From Essex County Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Sucesss

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Photo Caption: (Above): New Berkeley College student members of the National Society of Leadership and Success New York chapter celebrate their induction during a ceremony held at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ, on August 15, 2018. (Below): New Berkeley College student members of the National Society of Leadership and Success New Jersey chapter celebrate their induction.

Berkeley College celebrated the induction of its fifth cohort of students into the New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) during a ceremony held at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ, on August 15, 2018. Students are selected for membership to the NSLS, the nation’s largest leadership honor society, by their colleges based on either academic standing or leadership potential.

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In his remarks to the inductees, Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, said, “The mission of the National Society of Leadership and Success is not so different from that of Berkeley College. Like Berkeley, NSLS wants to help you achieve your goals and, by empowering you, seeks to create a force of good in the community. You are here because you are leaders, and I cannot wait to see the many ways you will make a difference.”

During the ceremony, 175 students were inducted into the Berkeley College New Jersey and New York chapters. The following students from Essex County, NJ, were inducted into the NSLS:

  • Esthefania Abreu of Newark
  • Sarah Remi Adedjouma of Newark
  • Shantay Bailey of East Orange
  • Talena  Baumann of West Orange
  • Sheelia Brascomb of Newark
  • Vera Castellano of Belleville
  • Jocelyn Cazares of Newark
  • Ichiaka Doumbia of Newark
  • Dononvon France of Bloomfield
  • Destiny Fraser of East Orange
  • Aquel Frazier of Newark
  • Jaquil Frazier of Newark
  • Mia Hernandez of Belleville
  • Fatou Keita of East Orange
  • Jennifer Lupian of Newark
  • Bianca Nazario of Newark
  • Gabrielle Peralta of Newark
  • Karla Perez-Bardales of Newark
  • Amanda Ramana of East Orange
  • Nadirah Rhodes of Newark
  • Ana Roman of Newark
  • Aliyah Thom of Irvington
  • Christiana Torres of Verona
  • Adrianna Young of Newark


Candidacy to the NSLS is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. The organization hosts live-streamed speaker events, allowing members to hear from and interact with national leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors such as Arianna Huffington, Carly Fiorina and Rudy Giuliani. Click here to learn more about the NSLS.

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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