FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
HUNTINGTON RESIDENT NAMED GRAND PRIZE WINNER IN 80TH ANNIVERSARY
VIDEO CONTEST AT BERKELEY COLLEGE
Berkeley College is proud to announce that Elijah Johnson of Huntington, NY, has been named a grand-prize winner in the 80th anniversary video contest. The contest invited students, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate the College’s legacy of changing lives. Mr. Johnson is a student at the White Plains location.
“Submissions used original songs, images, and on-screen text to express how Berkeley College has changed lives for 80 years by embracing diversity and fostering academic success,” said Stan Holland, 80th Anniversary Video Contest Committee Chair and Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Newark. “These videos show the many creative talents of our students and staff.”
Videos were reviewed by a panel of judges. Three grand-prize winners and three runners-up from the Berkeley College community were selected. Judging was based on message/relevance, factual accuracy, inspirational value, creativity, originality, and technical proficiency.
Grand-prize winners will receive their choice of a $1,000 cash prize or a four-day trip for two. Runners-up will receive an Apple iPad. In a raffle for early submissions, one student also was awarded an iPod Touch.
To watch Mr. Johnson’s video, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wiRhgQ5vAw
A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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