Berkeley College Joins Latino Leaders at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington D.C.

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Photo Caption: Domenika Lynch (second from right), President and CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), with Dario A. Cortes (far right), PhD, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, during the CHCI’s 39th Annual Awards Gala in Washington D.C. on September 15, 2016. Also in the photo from the left are Berkeley College representatives Evelyn Baez, Government Relations Coordinator, New York; Teri Duda, Senior Vice President, Government Relations; and M. Isabel Alarcon, Government Relations Associate.

Officials from Berkeley College attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 39th Annual Awards Gala in Washington D.C. on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Held during the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the CHCI Gala is one of the largest gathering of Hispanic nonpartisan, public and private sector leaders in the United States, and celebrates the achievements of Latino Americans.

President Barack Obama, who spoke at the gala, said, “By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started this journey together, and we could not have done it without the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.”

The President addressed topics affecting Latinos nationwide. “We have got to help more students not just get to college, but finish college. We have got to reform our criminal justice system, and protect our children from the madness of gun violence. And yes, we have got to finally make meaningful, effective immigration reform a reality in this country,” President Obama said.

The Annual Awards Gala was the culmination of CHCI’s weeklong Public Policy Conference. Throughout the week, Berkeley College officials attended discussions and presentations focusing major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. Key issues included education, STEM, economy and workforce, labor, health and immigration.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is


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