FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
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Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE INDUCTS BERGEN COUNTY STUDENTS
Students from Bergen County, NJ, have been inducted into national honor societies at Berkeley College.
“Congratulations to the Berkeley College students who have been inducted into national honor societies,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Membership is a mark of excellence that not only recognizes academic achievement, but also positions these students competitively as leaders in their chosen professions.”
The following students from Bergen County were inducted:
- Shamaya Brown of Garfield, Phi Theta Kappa
- Julian Derwisz of Wallington, Phi Theta Kappa
- Mathew Gerardi of Elmwood Park, Alpha Sigma Lambda
- Irene Kogan of Fair Lawn, Mu Kappa Tau and Sigma Beta Delta
- Katarzyna Konefal of Wallington, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Financial Management Association
- Susan La Torre of Garfield, Phi Theta Kappa
- Angela Loeber of Fair Lawn, Financial Management Association
- Eva Soltus of Saddle Brook, Alpha Sigma Lambda
- Jessica Yuskaitis of Fair Lawn, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Sigma Beta Delta
- Laura Zapata of Lodi, Sigma Beta Delta
The Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society was founded in 1945 to honor dedicated adult and non-traditional students who handle their life responsibilities while achieving and maintaining a high level of academic success. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and must rank in the top 20 percent of their class.
The Financial Management Association National Honor Society was founded in 1974 to acknowledge the accomplishments of outstanding students of finance. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The Mu Kappa Tau National Honor Society was founded in 1966 to recognize academic excellence and to encourage individuals seeking a lifelong commitment to an exceptional standard of ethics and achievement within the marketing discipline. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Juniors must be in the top 10 percent and seniors in the top 20 percent of their classes.
The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society was established in 1918 to honor the academic achievement of students pursuing two-year degrees. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society was founded in 1994 to honor students in business, management or administration who are pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must rank in the top 20 percent of their class.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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