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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered
Photo Caption A: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers helped the Food Bank for Westchester sort and pack donated food.
Berkeley College celebrated its 7th Annual Community Service Day on June 17, 2016. Faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered at more than 30 service-based organizations in New York and New Jersey.
In Westchester County, Berkeley College’s volunteers worked at the YMCA and Gilda’s Club Westchester, both in White Plains, NY, and the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford, NY.
“I’m just happy to come here and work for the Food Bank, to give back and do a random act of kindness.” said Berkeley College honors student Milkallie Hodge while talking to FiOS1 News about volunteering at the Food Bank for Westchester.
“Community Service Day at Berkeley College helps build awareness about the role non-profit organizations play in keeping our local communities strong and vibrant,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College. “This day also serves as an impetus for inspiring our faculty, staff, alumni and students to continue to share their time and talents beyond this special day.”
Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.
Photo Caption B: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers helped the White Plains YMCA in White Plains, NY, with landscaping, planting and weeding.
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 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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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