Hispanic Heritage Month at Berkeley College Opens with Illustrious Awards Honoring Prominent Latinos and Latinas

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT BERKELEY COLLEGE OPENS
WITH ILLUSTRIOUS AWARDS HONORING
PROMINENT LATINOS AND LATINAS

 Berkeley College

Photo Caption: Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College (center), and administrators, staff, alumni and students, honor the contributions of Latino and Latina innovators at The Illustrious Awards on September 14, 2018, at City University of New York Graduate Center. The awards ceremony was sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies at Berkeley College, a nonprofit dedicated to research and advocacy, which will be housed on the College’s Newark campus.

 

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As organizations across the country commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Berkeley College students, faculty and staff celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans with special events throughout September and October.

 

On Friday, September 14, Berkeley College was a sponsor of The Illustrious Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments of Latino and Latina innovators. Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, provided welcome remarks at the event held at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The awards ceremony was sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies at Berkeley College, a nonprofit dedicated to research and advocacy, which will be housed on the College’s Newark campus.

 

Awards were presented to 53 prominent Latinos and Latinas. “The Illustrious Award honorees are examples of illustrious and courageous men and women who achieved their goals. They are role models for our students,” said President Smith.

 

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Executive Director of the Berkeley College Foundation, and alumna Vanessa Deleon, Class of 2016, an interior designer and TV personality, are among past honorees. Students from Berkeley College served as ambassadors at the event.

 

The following events will be held for students and associates at Berkeley College during Hispanic Heritage Month:

 

Drive-In Movies – “Frida”

September 15 to October 15, 2018

Livestreamed, with discussions on Yammer in the Online Film Club group

 

“Conoce tu Conocimiento (Know Your Knowledge)” with Hispanic Heritage Jeopardy

September 17, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Brooklyn, Student Activity Center

 

“Spanish, Hispanic and Latin” Discussion

September 17, 2018, 6 p.m.

White Plains, Room 301

 

Mexican Luncheon

September 18, 2018, 3 p.m.

White Plains, Third Floor Lounge

 

“Let’s Move Your Feet with Nelly” Salsa and Merengue Dance Class

September 18, 2018, 12 to 1 p.m.

Brooklyn, Room 308

 

Movie Night: “I Am the Queen: A Celebration of Chicago’s Puerto Rican Transgender Community”

September 19, 2018, 9 p.m.

White Plains, Third Floor Lounge

 

Movie and Discussion: “Frida”

September 19, 2018, 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.

Brooklyn

 

“El Mariachi Oro de Mexico” Mariachi Music

September 19, 2018, 2 to 3 p.m.

Newark

 

“You Better Belize It” – Food, Art and Music of Belize

September 19, 2018, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn

 

“Let’s Move” Bachata, Salsa and Merengue Dance Class

September 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

White Plains, Lower Level

 

“Café Y Pan” (Coffee and Bread)

September 20, 2018, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Brooklyn, Campus Lab Hallway

 

Hispanic Food Festival

September 20, 2018, 12 to 2 p.m.

Paramus, Student Center

 

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, Correcting Racial Bias

September 20, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Newark

 

Hispanic Heritage Trivia

September 25, 2018, 12 to 2 p.m.

Midtown Manhattan (43rd)

 

Movie and Discussion: “Frida”

September 26, 2018, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Woodbridge

 

Movie and Discussion: “Frida”

October 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Midtown Manhattan (43rd) and Paramus

 

Movie and Discussion: “Selena”

October 4, 2018, 4 p.m.

Woodland Park

 

“My Experience as a Hispanic-American” Panel Discussion

October 10, 2018, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Woodbridge

 

Coffee Talk: A Discussion about Issues Impacting the Hispanic Community

October 11, 2018, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Paramus, Student Center

 

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, Correcting Racial Bias

October 11, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Newark

 

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, Correcting Racial Bias

October 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Newark

About Berkeley College

 

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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