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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
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BERKELEY COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE 85TH ANNIVERSARY
Fund drive and ticket sales for March 29 Devils-Bruins game will benefit
NEWARK, NJ – Berkeley College will celebrate its 85th anniversary and ongoing commitment to student success at Prudential Center on March 29, 2016, as the New Jersey Devils host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. The organizations will partner to raise funds in support New Jersey children’s hospitals.
Monetary donations collected at Prudential Center, as well as a portion of every ticket purchased by Berkeley College associates and students, will be used to purchase blankets for children in New Jersey hospitals. The Devils will present Berkeley College senior administration with a custom hockey jersey and in-game elements will help drive fundraising efforts on the arena’s concourse.
“As we celebrate this milestone for Berkeley College, we recognize our mission of leading students to dynamic careers, as well as our legacy of volunteerism,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “We expect our students to bring a social consciousness with them when they leave Berkeley and go on to make a difference in New Jersey and the world.”
In 2016, Berkeley College will mark 85 Acts of Kindness as part of its anniversary celebration. Throughout the year, the College assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success, through the Berkeley Cares initiative.
“We are committed to improving the lives of the people of New Jersey through partnerships with organizations that share our values and goals,” said Hugh Weber, President, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “Berkeley College is a first-class institution that is focused on building community leaders, and we are proud to help celebrate 85 years of success.”
On April 29, 2016, hundreds of Berkeley College graduates will walk across the stage at Prudential Center to receive Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees and certificates during the 2016 Commencement Ceremony. The College has more than 50,000 alumni worldwide.
About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its 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 six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
About the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 30-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are currently in their 34th season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at www.newjerseydevils.com, on Facebook, and @NJDevils on Twitter and Instagram.
About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and Facebook, and follow @PruCenter on Twitter.
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College will celebrate its 85th anniversary at Prudential Center on March 29, 2016, as the New Jersey Devils host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. The organizations will partner to raise funds in support New Jersey children’s hospitals.
Photo Caption B: Members of Berkeley College senior administration accept a signed jersey from the New Jersey Devils during a special celebration of the College’s 85th anniversary. Pictured (L to R) are Tim Luing, Executive Vice President of Berkeley College; Randy Luing, Vice Chairman, Berkeley College Board of Trustees and President of BES Inc.; Warren J. Martin, Jr., Esq., Member, Berkeley College Board of Trustees; Kevin Luing, Chairman, Berkeley College Board of Trustees; Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College; and Mr. Weber.
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