Clifton Student Receives Scholarship from American Society of Interior Designers, NJ Chapter



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Berkeley College is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2012 Industry Partner Scholarship, awarded by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (NJASID), is Christopher Dobles of Clifton, NJ. The scholarship is awarded based on academic accomplishments, a letter of recommendation from an employer or a faculty member, and a letter from the student expressing a desire to work in the interior design profession.

Mr. Dobles, who serves as President of the Berkeley College Student Chapter of the NJASID, is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interior Design at Berkeley College in Paramus. In 2011, Mr. Dobles won the NJASID Samuel and Rhoda Chalfin Memorial Scholarship competition for a chair that he designed during Student Workshops held at Berkeley College.

“Christopher has great passion and enthusiasm for design. He is constantly challenging himself by exploring new and creative solutions to apply to his projects,” said Jason Lee, Faculty Liaison for the Berkeley College Student Chapter of NJASID.

Students with a BFA degree in Interior Design are prepared for careers in areas including residential or commercial interior design; exhibit design; design management; and merchandising and retail display management. Berkeley College also offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design at the Paramus location.

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Christopher Dobles (far right) of Clifton, NJ, is the recipient of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (NJASID) 2012 Industry Partner Scholarship. Also pictured left to right are Berkeley College student Or Moladjan of Flushing in Queens, NY, who received the NJASID 2012 Jay Slack Memorial Educational Scholarship; and NJASID President Sharon Draznin. The students were presented with their awards at a recent NJASID Design Excellence Awards dinner. 





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