FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE NAMED A MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL
FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Berkeley College has been selected as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines. The Military Friendly School designation honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that offer the most support to America’s active duty military personnel and veterans as they seek to further their education. Institutions are selected based on the support and benefits offered to military students such as military scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, and a full-time staff dedicated to working with veterans.
“It is an honor for Berkeley College to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year,” said Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Berkeley College is distinguished in that it has four onsite Veterans Resource Centers – at the New York locations in Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and at the New Jersey locations in Woodland Park and Newark. In addition, earlier this year Berkeley College launched an Online Veterans Resource Center providing the school with the opportunity to reach a far greater number of student veterans, as well as students who are active service members stationed overseas.”
Approximately 500 military students and veterans are enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online. Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the National Guard, the Army and the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Criteria used in creating the survey was developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu
Photo Caption: Berkeley College has been selected as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines. Institutions are selected based on the support and benefits offered to military students such as military scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, and a full-time staff dedicated to working with veterans. Pictured (left to right) taking time out from studies in the Veterans Resource Center at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, NY, are student veterans David Biladeau of Arverne in Queens, NY; Christopher Hendricks of Montrose, NY; and Raquel Fulgham of Manhattan, NY.