Katherine Conits Honored As Berkeley College 2009 NY Alumna of the Year

Katherine Conits Honored As Berkeley College 2009 NY Alumna of the Year

Berkeley College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

KATHERINE CONITS HONORED AS
BERKELEY COLLEGE 2009 NY ALUMNA OF THE YEAR
 

Berkeley College is proud to recognize Katherine Conits, naming her Berkeley College 2009 New York Alumna of the Year. Ms. Conits graduated with highest business honors from the Berkeley School Executive Secretarial Program in 1983, and was recognized at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony held recently at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

A resident of Yonkers, Ms. Conits has 25 years of corporate experience and currently serves as Director of Public Affairs at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. With 960 properties in 97 countries, and approximately 145,000 employees, Starwood is a leader in the hotel and leisure industry.

Ms. Conits plays a pivotal leadership role in philanthropy at Starwood’s headquarters in White Plains, NY. Her responsibilities include fostering a spirit of community outreach and overseeing the company’s charitable grant-giving programs, including its volunteer and fundraising campaigns. She also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador in the local community and is a member of the 2009 Board of Directors for the Business Council of Westchester. 

Ms. Conits’ debut into the corporate world began with a Berkeley internship at the ITT Corporation World Headquarters in New York City. There she gained experience in the Human Resources and Shareholder Investor Relations divisions. ITT was acquired by Starwood in 1998.
 
“Berkeley’s executive internship program and business curriculum provided me with invaluable experience and the necessary tools and advanced education to succeed as a student and to commence my journey into the corporate world,” says Ms. Conits.
 
A leader in business education for 78 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of over 7,200 students, with more than 700 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.



Photo Caption: Berkeley College recognized Katherine Conits of Yonkers by naming her 2009 New York Alumna of the Year. Ms. Conits graduated with highest business honors from the Berkeley School Executive Secretarial Program in 1983. She received her award from Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, during the 2009 Commencement Ceremony held recently at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

 

 

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