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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
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BERKELEY COLLEGE NAMED TO PRESIDENT’S HIGHER EDUCATION
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently announced that Berkeley College has earned a place on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the second consecutive year Berkeley College in New York has been named to the Honor Roll. It is the first recognition for Berkeley College in New Jersey.
The President’s Honor Roll names higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.
“In 2016, Berkeley College celebrates its 85th year of preparing students not only for career success, but for a future of engaged citizenry in their communities,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The values of social responsibility go hand in hand with our identity as an organization. We are proud of the spirit of giving and the tradition of volunteerism that has earned Berkeley College this honor.”
Throughout the year, the Berkeley Cares initiative addresses important social issues in the areas of food, shelter, health and student success. The College’s application also highlighted Community Service Day, the College’s largest volunteer effort, now in its seventh year.
About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, the CNCS taps the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. The organization invests in programs like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund and the Volunteer Generation Fund to serve, build and make an impact that changes lives and communities.
About Berkeley College
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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. 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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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