Berkeley College Online Promotes National Distance Learning Week


, 2013

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122


NEW YORK, NY - Outside the TODAY show studios this morning at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City the eager Berkeley College Online community stood, decked out in their blue-with-white imprinted sweatshirts.  They carried global beach balls and held high a banner that read: Berkeley College Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week.  Their early morning efforts were rewarded when Al Roker, NBC Weatherman, asked Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online, what it was all about.

“We’re celebrating National Distance Learning Week,” shouted Ms. Goldstein.

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) awarded USDLA/Quality Standards (QS) certification to Berkeley College Online™ in June, 2013. As Berkeley College is one of the first colleges or universities worldwide to receive USDLA/QS certification, this places Berkeley College Online among an elite group of institutions recognized for excellence in distance learning.

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 approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover.  In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

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