Berkeley College Student Receives Scholarship from International Commerce Club NJ

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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Berkeley College is proud to announce that Michelle Defaz of Manhattan, NY, has received a scholarship from the International Commerce Club NJ. Ms. Defaz recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the New York City Midtown Campus. She now holds an internship with the United Nations in New York.
The goal of the International Commerce Club is to foster international trade and development in the tri-state area. Ms. Defaz was awarded the scholarship for her the quality of her essay about protectionism and its impact on international trade and the shipping industry.
“The International Commerce Club has partnered with Berkeley College for several years,” said ICC President Karin Alfonso. “We continue to be impressed with the aptitude and qualifications of Berkeley College students who compete for the scholarship each year.” 

“Michelle is a remarkable student,” said Berkeley College Dean, School of Business, John Rapanos, DPS, CFP. “She has participated in the Berkeley Cares community service program, has been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists consistently, and has been inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta business honor society. We are pleased that ICC has recognized her many accomplishments with this scholarship.”
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area; four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; and Berkeley College Online. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is
Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Michelle Defaz of Manhattan, NY, recently received a scholarship from the International Commerce Club NJ. Left to right are Berkeley College Vice President, Career Services, Michael Soehnlein; Ms. Defaz; Berkeley College Chair, Management, NY, School of Business, Rahul Bedi, PhD; and Berkeley College Dean, School of Business, John Rapanos, DPS, CFP.
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