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

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The Berkeley College School of Health Studies recently honored graduates entering the fields of nursing and patient care technology at a pinning ceremony held at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ.

The following graduates from Essex County, NJ, received pins:

- Evelyn Marie Collado of East Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Shirley Contant of West Orange, Practical Nurse

- Courtney Dunnell of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Carol Howard of Newark, Practical Nurse

- Patrice Johnson of Newark, Practical Nurse

- Evlouse Louissaint of East Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Evita Martell of East Orange, Practical Nurse

- Davone Mcgarell of West Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Jamie Nelson of Cedar Grove, Patient Care Technician

- Lesley Penafiel of Newark, Patient Care Technician  

- Farah Phanord of Orange, Patient Care Technician

- Angel Santiago of Newark, Patient Care Technician

- Alexandra Townsley of Belleville, Practical Nurse

“Congratulations on entering an exciting and dynamic field,” said Elizabeth Fitzgerald, RN, CCRN, Interim Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies. “Advances in science, medical research and technology offer improvements in health and well-being that we never thought possible. All of us at Berkeley College are proud of your commitment to further your education and your chosen career.”

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. Some of the employers with whom Berkeley College nursing and patient care technology students and graduates have conducted internships, clinical rotations or have been hired include Chilton Medical Center, Kessler Institute, Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Brighton Gardens of Saddle River, Star Pediatric Homecare Agency, and Sunrise of Edgewater.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 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, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which will begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree in Management in September 2015.

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 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year.  The website address is

Photo Caption (L to R):  Tamar Natroshvili, RN, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Carol Howard of Newark; Monica Johnson-Wiggins of Paterson; Evita Martell of East Orange; Alexandra Townsley of Belleville; Margaret Babcock, RN, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; Shirley Contant of West Orange; Jamie Nelson of Cedar Grove; and Lesley Panafiel of Newark.  The graduates received pins from Berkeley College.

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