Berkeley College Recognizes Top Athletes, Leaders of Tomorrow during U.S. Army Hispanic Games at the Armory

 

 
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
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BERKELEY COLLEGE RECOGNIZES TOP ATHLETES, LEADERS OF TOMORROW DURING U.S. ARMY HISPANIC GAMES AT THE ARMORY

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The area’s top high school athletes faced off last weekend, competing in the 24th Annual U.S. Army Hispanic Games, sponsored by Berkeley College at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center in Washington Heights, NY. During the event, Berkeley College and the Armory Foundation recognized 11 high school athletes with the Leaders of Tomorrow award, honoring their achievements in academics and athletics, as well as their contributions to the Hispanic community.

“Berkeley College is proud to join the Armory Foundation in recognizing the Leaders of Tomorrow award recipients,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “These athletes not only stand out on the track, but are also making a difference in their communities.”

Watch the Highlights: Click here to watch a video from the U.S. Army Hispanic Games.

Leaders of Tomorrow award recipients include:

  • Shanita Baker, George Washington High School
  • Shearjashub Batista, Susan E. Wagner High School
  • Julia Check, Bronx High School of Science
  • Brandon Farardo, High School for Media and Communications
  • Imani Gray, Elmont High School
  • Lauren Hernandez, Susan E. Wagner High School
  • Nakacee McNab, Freeport High School
  • Chris Mitto, Valley Stream Central High School
  • Maria Mosquera, Jamaica High School
  • Evaluna Smith-Gaitner, Bronx High School of Science
  • Justin Vasquez, Christ the King High School

Photo Captions: (Top) Sir Berkeley, the Berkeley College mascot, poses with Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River High School, winner of the Women’s 1-Mile Invitational, during the U.S. Army Hispanic Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center in Washington Heights, NY. (Above) Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College (third from left); and Rita Finkel, Co-President and Director, Armory College Prep (right), congratulate the Leaders of Tomorrow award recipients during the U.S. Army Hispanic Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center in Washington Heights, NY.

 

The U.S. Army Hispanic Games were founded as a way to honor the Hispanic culture of Washington Heights, NY. More than 5,000 athletes from high schools across the tristate area competed. During the event, President Smith and the Berkeley College mascot, Sir Berkeley, held the finish line tape for the Women’s 1-Mile Invitational.

“Berkeley College was a tremendous partner in the 24th running of the U.S. Army Hispanic Games,” said Rita Finkel, Co-President and Director, Armory College Prep. “Seeing their team interact with the thousands of high school athletes was so exciting. We are so thankful for the partnership with Berkeley College and hope to continue and strengthen it in the years to come.”

On January 19 and 20, 2018, Berkeley College will sponsor the New Balance Games at the Armory. In March, Berkeley College associates will compete in the 2018 Armory NYC Indoor Marathon team relay, which supports The Armory Foundation in its mission to promote fitness and education through athletic, educational and community programs.

Photo Caption: Sir Berkeley, the Berkeley College mascot, fires the starting gun for the Women’s 1-Mile Invitational during the U.S. Army Hispanic Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center in Washington Heights, NY.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 an MBA 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. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu

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