Central Bronx Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122



Graduates from the central Bronx, NY, were awarded diplomas at the 2016 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on April 29, 2016, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included 140 military and veteran students and 200 international students. More than 800 students graduated with honors and nearly 400 students earned their degrees online. 

“We live in a time where there are many great needs,” Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, told the graduates. “There are people who can use our help – who can use your help. The universe is waiting for all your great works. I’m counting on each and every one of you to make good things happen.” 

In honor of the College’s 85th anniversary year, Mildred García, EdD, President of California State University, Fullerton, delivered the Commencement Address. Dr. García served as the first system-wide president of Berkeley College from 2001 through 2007. 

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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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in the central Bronx. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. If you are unable to open this file, please send a reply via e-mail or call the Media Relations Department at the phone number listed above. Our students and their families are very proud of this accomplishment. We respectfully request that you print the names of the graduates who reside in your coverage area. Thank you for your consideration.  

Legend for Attachment:

Diplomas and areas of study are denoted in the fifth and sixth columns

AAS = Associate in Applied Science

AS = Associate in Science

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration

BFA = Bachelor of Fine Arts

BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate 

* Denotes students graduating with honors

First Name Last Name Borough Zip Code Degree Area of Study
Shahena Akther* Bronx 10462-8020 BBA Health Services Management
Jackson Alexander Bronx 10460-5348 BBA Management
Sahibzada Azeem Bronx 10462-3104 BBA Management
Ashley Baret Bronx 10462-2928 BBA Accounting
Samantha Chase* Bronx 10458-2922 AAS Legal Studies
Adelina Dacaj Bronx 10461-6201 AAS Business Administration - Accounting
Charliene Everett Bronx 10462-7029 BBA Marketing Communications
Mohamed Fofana Bronx 10457-8512 BBA Accounting
Racine Frazer Bronx 10458 AAS Health Services Administration
Veprim Gashi* Bronx 10462-3173 BBA Business Administration
Frederick Gervacio Bronx 10460-1234 BS Information Technology Management
Steveen Manon Bronx 10457-5417 BBA Business Administration
Jamiek McDowell Bronx 10453-2706 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Aida Memedoski Bronx 10458-6452 BBA Management
Devon Moquete Bronx 10458-1532 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Melody Nieto-Colon Bronx 10462-4418 BBA Health Services Management
Gloria Patrone Bronx 10457-8320 BBA Accounting
James Richards Bronx 10462 BBA Management
Lynn Rivera Bronx 10457 BS Legal Studies
Jennifer Rodriguez* Bronx 10458-1470 AAS Health Services Administration
Khalilah Russell Bronx 10457-6633 BBA Business Administration
Carolina Santana* Bronx 10453 BBA Health Services Management
Katrina Semey* Bronx 10461-5922 AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Jordy Torres Bronx 10453-5660 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Anwar Uddin* Bronx 10461-3466 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Luis Veloz* Bronx 10462 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Joy Wright Bronx 10453-7642 BBA Management


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