Bronx Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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Graduates from the Bronx, NY, were awarded diplomas at the 2018 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 11, 2018, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included more than 140 military and veteran students, and 180 international students, who represent 40 countries. Two hundred and ninety-eight graduates received Certificates; 757 graduates received Associate degrees; 1,248 graduates received Bachelor’s degrees; and 58 graduates received Master’s level degrees.


“Know that the future isn’t written for us. The future is written by us,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “In your heart, you truly need to understand that the only person you are destined to become … is the person that you decide to be.”


The Berkeley College Class of 2018 reflects a diverse population from all walks of life. Many are the first in their families to earn college degrees. Others are not native English-speaking. The average age of a Berkeley College graduate in 2018 is 29.6 years. Just over 31 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first time, full-time students; and, more than 82 percent identify as minorities.

Berkeley College graduates join a network of more than 60,000 alumni and receive lifetime career assistance. 


A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 an MBA 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 four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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Diplomas and areas of study are denoted in the third and fourth columns.


AAS = Associate in Applied Science

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
BS = Bachelor of Science

MBA = Master of Business Administration


* Denotes students graduating with honors



Berkeley College Commencement 2018 - Bronx (Central), NY        
First Name Last Name Degree Area of Study Zip Code
Isamar Acosta* BBA Accounting 10458
Laurisa Aguilar BBA Marketing Communications 10460
Christopher Alincastre BBA Marketing Communications 10461
Debra Ambrosi* BBA General Business 10462
Bertrand Assiga Assiga BBA Financial Services 10453
Ysabel Ayala AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10462
Jenny Bartolomey AAS Legal Studies 10462
Kiyana Brooks AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management 10460
Marie Butler* BBA Health Services Management 10458
Michelle Caraballo AAS Business Administration – Management 10462
Raven Cardona* AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management 10458
Muhamadou Ceesay BBA International Business 10457
Fatma Dansoko BBA Health Services Management 10457
Shayquana Elliott BBA Business Administration – Management 10460
Lucelly Escolastico* AAS Health Services Administration 10453
Indyia Fayson* BBA Accounting 10453
Jonathan Galicia* AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10453
Lashanique Gardner* BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10457
Germany German BBA Marketing Communications 10457
Carlos Gomez* AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10460
Akiah Grant AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management 10462
Shaylin Hernandez BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10453
Teshara Johnson BBA Health Services Management 10462
Leila Kabore AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding 10457
Yaa Kwashie BS Legal Studies 10460
Emily Martinez MBA Master of Business Administration in Management 10453
Vanitty Massallo BBA Health Services Management 10461
Clara Matos BBA Accounting 10460
Javette McCoy AAS Health Services Administration 10457
Angelique Melendez AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10458
Ubalde Soraya Mopoundza-Ngamouele BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management 10461
Tettey Nartey BS Information Technology Management 10462
Nicole Nicolas BBA Business Administration – Management 10461
Melody Ortega BBA Marketing Communications 10462
David Ortiz BBA Marketing Communications 10458
Anthony Perez AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10457
Maiker Perez BBA Marketing Communications 10457
Josmila Persia BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10461
Ertha Polidor BBA Accounting 10458
Michelle Ramirez* BBA Health Services Management 10461
Talisha Rudolph BBA Business Administration – Management 10460
Pamela Sanchez BBA Health Services Management 10453
Nirvana Sayers BBA Marketing Communications 10457
John Tejeda AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10457
Grisel Velez BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10460
Niema Washington BBA General Business 10453
Sukari Williams* AAS Business Administration – Management 10462
Sadreana Williams* BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice 10460


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