First-Year Honors Students Present Research on Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
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FIRST-YEAR HONORS STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH
ON UNSPOKEN BARRIERS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
AT BERKELEY COLLEGE IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN 

 

Photo Caption A: Berkeley College Pre-Honors First-Year student Carlos Leon-Morales of Brooklyn, NY, presents his research at the Research Poster Session held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on July 27, 2018. His research poster was titled “Colorism as a Form of Discrimination.” In all, 91 students presented their posters on topics related to this year’s Honors Program research theme, Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice.

Students in the Pre-Honors First-Year Berkeley College Honors Program presented their research posters at sessions held in Midtown Manhattan and Woodland Park, NJ, on July 27, 2018. Ninety-one high-achieving undergraduate students conducted research on topics related to the theme, Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice. Students chose a range of subject matter that reflected their individual interests, and many spoke with passion about how their own personal experiences influenced their choices of topics.

Topics the students addressed in their research varied. Examples included LGBTQ healthcare, suicide and mental illness, alienation of minorities, linking immigration to terrorism, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities, effects of psychological abuse, global economic inequality, inequality in housing, gender bias in the accounting field, forensic accounting benefits to society, and juveniles tried as adults.

“You are here to learn, and you have the ability to learn how you learn,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, in addressing the students. “Know your goal and learn so that you continue to do so throughout the course of your life. The research you present here today shows how you formulate your own thinking. It gives you the ability to communicate and to tell your own story.”

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College Pre-Honors First-Year student Athena Durnin of Mahopac, NY, who is enrolled in the Information Technology Management program, presents her research poster titled “Homophobia: An Unreasonable Fear,” at the Research Poster Session held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on July 27, 2018.

 

Photo Caption C: Pre-Honors First-Year student Alexandra Bucokova of Slovakia presents her research poster titled “Teen Dating Violence.” Students in the Pre-Honors First-Year Berkeley College Honors Program presented their research posters at sessions held in Midtown Manhattan on July 27, 2018. Ms. Bucokova is enrolled in the Fashion Merchandising and Management program.

Scholarship and service distinguish the rigorous requirements of the Honors Program at Berkeley College. First-Year Honors students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher and complete three consecutive Honors Seminars from the fall to spring terms at Berkeley College at one of four campuses: Woodbridge and Woodland Park in NJ or Midtown Manhattan and White Plains in NY. The students must also complete 10 or more hours of documented community service from the fall to spring terms.

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 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s 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 an MBA 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 four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

 

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To view the photographs as high-resolution images, go to:

Photo A: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_PreHonorsCarlosLeonMorales.jpg

Photo B: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_PreHonorsAthenaDurnin.jpg

Photo C: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_PreHonorsAlexandraBucokova.jpg

 

 

 

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