FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN MANHATTAN
Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered
Photo Caption A: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers helped Hats for Preemies knit and crochet hats, booties and blankets for preemies in the NICU at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. Three baskets filled with knitted items were delivered to the hospital that day, and more will be delivered next week.
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 Manhattan, Berkeley College’s volunteers worked with the New York Public Library, Citymeals on Wheels, Hats for Preemies, and Room To Grow.
“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.
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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