FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE JUSTICE STUDIES STUDENTS LEND A HAND
AT GREENBURGH MUNICIPAL COURT
After several months of planning, the town of Greenburgh recently announced a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with Berkeley College that will benefit both the township and students seeking to gain experience in their field of study. Berkeley College students will spend their time as interns helping the township municipal court address a tremendous backlog of tickets and administrative paperwork.
“This is a great new beginning,” said Alan Hochberg, Chairman of the Citizens Budget Committee. “With the aid of the federal work-study program and Berkeley College, students pursuing degrees in the field of Justice Studies are serving their internships by working with our judges and court administrator to process a backlog of 100,000 summonses.”
At a news conference announcing the partnership, Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, said that in addition to addressing a serious problem facing the court, the partnership will generate much-need revenue without incurring additional cost.
Stuart Siegman, Berkeley College Director of Career Services, New York, applauded the partnership.
“What a tremendous opportunity for these students to gain practical experience,” he said.
A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. 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: As a result of a partnership between Greenburgh and Berkeley College, students will spend their time as interns helping the township municipal court address a tremendous backlog of tickets and administrative paperwork. Left to right are Stuart Siegman, Berkeley College Director of Career Services, New York; Berkeley College Justice Studies students Tiffany Seote of Mount Vernon, Daisy Chavez of Port Chester and Konti Markvuaja of Cross River; Arlene Gordon-Oliver, Greenburgh Town Justice; and Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor.
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