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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
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BERKELEY COLLEGE, NJ, JUSTICE STUDIES DEBATE TEAM TAKES FIRST PRIZE
IN CRITICAL THINKING COMPETITION
Photo Caption: Berkeley College Dean of Academic Affairs Orsete Dias, EdD, (right) awards Berkeley College New Jersey students Taseen Peterson (left) and Berthony Duverglas the first-place prize at the Justice Studies Debate Competition, held in honor of Law Day. The competition demonstrated the critical thinking skills of teams from colleges in New York and New Jersey while raising awareness, sensitivity and respect for a plurality of viewpoints.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College faculty join members of the judges panel at the Justice Studies Debate Competition sponsored by Berkeley College in honor of Law Day at the 101 Club in New York City. Left to right are Berkeley College Chair of Professional Studies, NJ, Deborah Ranges, JD; Berkeley College Chair of Professional Studies, NY, Marisol Abuin, JD; Supreme Court Justice James R. Cowhey; New York Assistant District Attorney William Fleming, JD; St. John’s University Criminal Justice Professor James O'Keefe, PhD; Westchester County Department of Public Safety Director of Training Maryellen Martirano; Greenburgh, NY, Police Lt. Desmond Q. Martin; and Berkeley College Dean of Academic Affairs Orsete Dias, EdD. Kings County prosecutor Richard K. Farrell (not pictured) also served as a competition judge.