FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
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BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS VETERANS
DURING CEREMONY IN WOODLAND PARK
Berkeley College recently held a ceremony in Woodland Park to commemorate Veterans Day and to honor the more than 480 Berkeley College students and numerous staff who served in the Armed Forces.
“Veterans Day is a celebration of all those who have served and given of themselves,” said Richard Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We celebrate those who have chosen to answer that call and serve our nation.”
The ceremony also remembered Tishon Duncan, a Berkeley College student enrolled in the Justice Studies – Criminal Justice program and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, who died this past September. The College distributed pins bearing Mr. Duncan’s name to all attendees.
“For him it was full speed ahead. You could see in him the traits that made him successful in the Navy,” said Michael Lincoln, Director of Adult Admissions, Woodland Park, who mentored Mr. Duncan. “Berkeley College will miss Tishon. We will miss his warmth and his leadership.”
Also during the ceremony, Tami Maurer, Coordinator of Veterans Affairs, New York, read from the diary of her grandfather, a World War II soldier who was drafted in 1941 and wrote about his service in Africa, Italy and Germany.
The College will continue to honor the military this holiday season through a drive that will send items and cards to troops overseas.
A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Michael Lincoln, Director of Adult Admissions, Woodland Park (left), honors Tishon Duncan, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, during a Veterans Day ceremony at Berkeley College.
Photo Caption B: Maja-Monique Johnson helps fellow student veteran Vincent Perez attach a pin honoring Tishon Duncan during a Veterans Day ceremony at Berkeley College.
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