FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN PASSAIC COUNTY
Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered
more than 1,300 hours of community service at sites in New Jersey and New York
Photo Caption A: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day,Berkeley College volunteers and Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College (pictured third from left), provided housekeeping help at the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton.
Berkeley College celebrated its 7th Annual Community Service Day on June 17, 2016. Faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered at nearly 30 service-based organizations in New Jersey and New York.
In Passaic County, NJ, Berkeley College volunteers worked at the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library in Woodland Park; the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton; the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne; the Public Library in Wayne; Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson; and the Woodland Park Recreation Department.
“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.”
“You get to provide a service to the local community around your campus, meet staff that you may not normally work with, hang out with staff you know, and have fun doing it,” said Leonard De Botton, Berkeley College Chief Information Officer, Information Systems, who volunteered his time at the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne. “It is one of my favorite days at work.”
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 Woodland Park Recreation Department keep the community clean.
Photo Caption C: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers painted a four square court and helped the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne with maintenance
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 five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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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