Berkeley College Student Julie Hansen of Alesund, Norway, Finds Success

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Receives State of Mind Award from National Society of Leadership and Success




Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Julie Hansen of Alesund, Norway, received a $1,000 State of Mind award from the National Society of Leadership and Success. 


Berkeley College student Julie Hansen of Alesund, Norway, studying at the Midtown Manhattan campus, New York City, received a $1,000 State of Mind award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). 

A sophomore with a 3.8 grade-point average, Ms. Hansen is pursuing a BBA in International Business, expecting to graduate in the spring of 2018.    

“When I first applied for the award, my expectation to win wasn’t high, but now I’m glad I took the chance,” Ms. Hansen said.  “It reminded me that you can do whatever you put your mind to.  Just take control and do your best.”

“NSLS looks for members that live by its mission to build leaders who make a better world, and Julie is a perfect example,” Sherrille T. Shabazz, EdD, Associate Dean, Student Development and Campus Life, Brooklyn and White Plains, said.  “She was nominated to receive the State of Mind award because of her commitment to leadership and service within the Berkeley College community and the New York City area.”  The award is given to those who initiate or participate in a program or event that impacts their local community in a positive manner. 

“I’m proud to receive the award and happy I chose Berkeley College to complete my studies,” Ms. Hansen said.  “I knew it would be a great opportunity and I wanted to challenge myself.  I wanted to move somewhere new, and New York was the most exciting option.  My education at Berkeley gives me a unique experience that differs from the other students in Norway.” 

Ms. Hansen is one of the 237 students comprising the inaugural class of Berkeley College students inducted into the NSLS earlier this year.  In addition, 129 Berkeley College students are members of the online chapter.   

NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society, with students selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 548 chapters, NSLS currently has more than 671,000 members nationwide. 

In addition to honorable distinction, NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, and employee recruitment through an online job bank. 

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 8,000 students – including more than 600 international students – in its Master, 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

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