FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
Contact: Ilene Lumpkin
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE HOSTS
WOODBRIDGE APPRECIATION DAY AT MIDDLESEX CAMPUS
Berkeley College joined with Woodbridge, NJ residents to celebrate Woodbridge Appreciation Day at the Middlesex Campus. Members of the College staff were pleased to host this fun-filled event that included awards for local citizens, and an abundance of food, games, and prizes.
At a special ceremony, Chester Kinal, Pat Trombetta, and Frank St. Marie each received the Woodbridge 2008 Community Citizen Award for their tireless work and commitment to the Senior Olympics.
Next, Berkeley College honored nine-year-old Michael Stoms. In July, when his neighbor’s house was struck by lighting and as his family called for help, the young man had the presence of mind to grab a hose to extinguish the fire. For his quick thinking, he received the Woodbridge 2008 Hero Award.
As students, friends, and family members looked on, Diane Recinos, former Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer, congratulated the award recipients. “I speak for everyone at Berkeley College when I say how proud we are today of your efforts,” she said. “You represent the best there is in this community.”
Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac echoed Ms. Recinos’ words. “Let me congratulate Michael Stoms, Chester Kinal, Pat Trombetta and Frank St. Marie for their efforts. At the same time, I want to acknowledge the Berkeley College educators, staff, and students for their years of distinguished contributions to the town of Woodbridge.” He added a thank you to Berkeley College for hosting its second Woodbridge Appreciation Day, a tradition he’d like to see continue long into the future.
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 6,000 students, with more than 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Michael Stoms (front) was honored with the 2008 Community Hero Award during Woodbridge Appreciation Day held September 29, 2008 at Berkeley College, Middlesex Campus, Woodbridge, NJ. Standing behind him are former Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Diane Recinos and Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac.
Photo Caption B: Chester Kinal, Frank St. Marie, and Pat Trombetta (front row, left to right) each were honored with a 2008 Community Citizen Award during Woodbridge Appreciation Day held September 29, 2008 at Berkeley College, Middlesex Campus, Woodbridge, NJ. Also in the photo are Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac (back row) and former Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Diane Recinos.
Photo Caption C: Michael Stoms (center) was honored with the 2008 Community Hero Award during Woodbridge Appreciation Day held September 29, 2008 at Berkeley College, Middlesex Campus, Woodbridge, NJ. Also in the photo are (left) former Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Diane Recinos and Middlesex Campus Counselor Alyson Pompeo.
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