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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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EDGAR GOMEZ, MD, OF CENTRAL BRONX, NY,
Photo Caption (L to R): Gabriel Holder, MD, Chair, Medical Assistant program, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Edgar Gomez, MD, Medical Assistant program, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, one of the recipients of the Adjunct Faculty of the Year awards; and Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, at the ceremony held at Battery Gardens in Manhattan, NY, on November 3, 2016.
Edgar Gomez, MD, Medical Assistant program, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award during a dinner reception held at Battery Gardens on November 3, 2016, in Manhattan, NY. A resident of the central section of the Bronx, NY, Dr. Gomez was among 18 Berkeley College faculty members and fellow professionals who were recognized by students and colleagues for their contributions to student-centered learning in exceptional ways.
“These annual awards recognize faculty members who serve as role models in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley College students,” said Beth M. Castiglia, PhD, Provost, Berkeley College. “We know they are successful because of their love of teaching. The feedback from their students and colleagues reflect this.”
Dr. Gomez said his most memorable experience was the day a student approached him and promised to strive for more in her life because he motivated her to be better and not to settle.
Other recipients of the Adjunct Faculty of the Year awards included Domenico P. Loschiavo, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business; Albert Muzikar, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business; and Lori Rassas, JD, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies.
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 8,000 students – including more than 600 international students – in its Master, 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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