Essex County Residents Honored as Berkeley College School of Health Studies Pins Graduates


Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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The Berkeley College School of Health Studies recently conducted a pinning ceremony to honor graduates entering the fields of Practical Nursing and Patient Care Technology.  Residents of Essex County, NJ, received pins.   

Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, gave the welcome address and pointed out the changes the students have made in their own lives.  “We are proud of each of our graduates,” he said. “We are proud of the fact that you will be representing Berkeley College as you embark on your careers – you will carry the skills and values that represent the Berkeley College traditions of excellence in teaching and learning and service to the community.”

The following graduates from Essex County received pins:

- Shilisa Bethea of Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Lorenzo Bosano of Bloomfield, Practical Nurse

- Emmanuella Charles of Maplewood, Patient Care Technician

- Lenore Corry of Caldwell, Patient Care Technician

- Ingrid Cortes of Belleville, Patient Care Technician

- Kanisha Devonish of East Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Rosa Duprey of Newark, Practical Nurse

- Shantia Fuller of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Alisa Gay of East Orange, Practical Nurse

- Shirley Gomez of East Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Nelsi Hernandez of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Quanasiya Johnson of Irvington, Patient Care Technician

- Lonet Joseph of Irvington, Patient Care Technician

- Shani Latimer of Irvington, Patient Care Technician

- Midavia Lewis-Moore of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Alison Lorenzo of Newark, Practical Nurse

- Qadiryyah Marshall of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Anita Osei-Kofi of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Jeffrey Pak of Cedar Grove, Practical Nurse

- Emmanuella Farah Phanord of Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Arlene Phelps of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Jason Rosario of Nutley, Patient Care Technician

- Shaneise Simpson of Glen Ridge, Practical Nurse

- Myra Patrice Smith of Belleville, Patient Care Technician

- Jenitza Francien Thomas of Irvington, Patient Care Technician

- Tania Torres of Belleville, Patient Care Technician

- Cislyn Wilson of Bloomfield, Practical Nurse

The Berkeley College School of Health Studies was created to provide career-focused education in some of today’s most in-demand healthcare professions – in clinical specializations, as well as healthcare administration and management. Degree and certificate programs have been carefully developed to meet the needs of this important field.  

Practical Nurse graduates provide care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings.

Patient Care Technicians work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to oversee and monitor patients. As vital members of the healthcare team, they provide direct patient care and comfort measures, take vital signs, collect specimens, and more. Patient Care Technicians who are multi-skilled and cross-trained in venipuncture, electrocardiography, and home healthcare enjoy broader responsibilities and advancement opportunities.

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 six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year. The website address is

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