HS Goodwill Ambassadors Graduate from Partnership with Berkeley College



 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu


New Class of High School Students 'Graduate' as Goodwill Ambassadors
from Partnership with Berkeley College


Berkeley College is happy to announce the recent graduation of its third class of Goodwill Ambassadors from the Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge. Thirty students from local high schools took part in the 10-week Goodwill Ambassadors - Youth Connection program.

The Goodwill Ambassadors program was created and implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and with local schools and businesses.  At a ceremony held at the Renaissance Inn in Iselin, the graduates received certificates, backpacks, and the Woodbridge Township Mayor’s Citation.

Berkeley College Woodbridge Campus Operating Officer Debra Mallamace complimented the students on their dedication and commitment.  She said, "As Goodwill Ambassadors you have chosen to set yourselves apart from others. You are all caring citizens who understand and have demonstrated the importance of being involved in the community. “

Speaking at the graduation, Woodbridge Mayor McCormac said, "On behalf of the community we serve, I am both proud and honored to see you all graduate. You are our future, and I am delighted that Berkeley College, the schools and the businesses here have continued this hallmark youth leadership program.  What you have learned has given you not only a better understanding of your community, but also the practical skills you need to be successful in the world.”

Each week students participated in workshops covering topics such as Leadership; Economic Development; Teamwork; Business Etiquette; Networking; Woodbridge History; Elections, Community Involvement; and Cultural Life and Negotiation. Presentations were given by experts in the community and followed by focus groups where students discussed the topics presented.

A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs.
The College has four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships.  Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.  

Photo Caption A:  Students from Colonia High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassadors - Youth Connection program implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Seated left to right are: Krishna Patel, Jia H. Wong, Tara Belloni, Kristina Allan, Gifty Afriyie and Rebecca Fenderson,  Standing left to right are: Christina Colon, Mansi Sanghvi, Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac, Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Debra Mallamace,  Alison Pajonk, Neda Kabi and Josephine Lee. 

 


Photo Caption B:  Students from Woodbridge High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassadors - Youth Connection program implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Seated left to right are: Ngima Wambugu, Trisha Bolastig, Judy Guarin, and Kierstan Carter. Standing left to right are: Samanta Jackson, Emily Sheehan, Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac, Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Debra Mallamace, Sara Serrano, and Natalie Gasparowicz. Not pictured: Steven Cordero. 

Photo Caption C: Students from JFK Memorial High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassadors - Youth Connection program implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Seated left to right are: Mary Ruggerio, Jerrard Johnson, Shifa Gandhi, Rumesah Farrukh, and Anh Nguyen. Standing left to right are: Pranav Badami, Alexander Korintus, Daniela  Correia, Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac, Berkeley College Middlesex Campus Operating Officer Debra Mallamace, Bryan Li, and Esha Vaid.

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