FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008
Contact: Ilene Lumpkin
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
FROM THE HISPANIC BUSINESS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
FOUNDATION OF NJ
Berkeley College is proud to announce that Daisy Herrera of Newark is a recipient of a 2008 Scholarship from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation (HBCSF) of NJ. Recipients are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and must commit to completing 80 hours of community service during the college year.
Ms. Herrera, who is of Colombian descent, and was born and raised in Newark, is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Newark Campus
. She graduated valedictorian of Barringer High School in Newark in 2001, and credits a strong family support system for her academic success.
“I am especially grateful to my mother who gave me the gift of resilience and determination,” says Ms. Herrera.
The HBCSF is run by volunteers who give of their time and expertise, and are responsible for raising funds, disseminating the scholarship applications to high schools and colleges, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, and disbursing the funds directly to colleges on behalf of the students.
“The reward for trustees is knowing that they have helped a student achieve his or her goal of attaining a college education,” says HBCSF President Jose Hernandez. “Our ultimate goal is to have the recipients of these scholarships ‘pay it forward’ by taking an active role in the foundation to help others make their college dreams come true.”
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 6,000 students, with more than 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu
Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Daisy Herrera (center) is the recipient of a 2008 Scholarship from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ. She received the award during a Scholarship Gala held at The Venetian in Garfield. With Ms. Herrera are HBCSF Vice President Hector Banegas and HBCSF Secretary Juanita Sullivan-Gallo.
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