Marisol Abuin, Chair, Online, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, Honored at YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon

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Marisol Abuin, Chair, Online, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, was recognized by the YWCA of the City of New York (YWCA-NYC) at the 43rd Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon on November 18, 2016. The luncheon, which was held at the New York Marriot Marquis in New York City, is a celebration of the women leaders who inspire greatness in us all.

The YWCA-NYC is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The Salute Luncheon is a strategic opportunity to give companies a chance to recognize exceptional senior executives or rising stars. Ms. Abuin joins a network of more than 3,000 distinguished professionals and pioneers who motivate others.

“Education is the foundation of successful futures for young women. We thank the YWCA-NYC for shining a light on the trailblazing women like our own Marisol Abuin, who through her commitment to teaching excellence, empowers the lives of our students at Berkeley College,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.

Ms. Abuin joined Berkeley College in 1999 as an instructor in Paralegal Studies. Prior to her current position, she served as Chair of Legal Studies, Dean and Chair of the School of Professional Studies, and Coordinator of Paralegal Studies in White Plains, NY. She received the Faculty of the Year Award in 2008, and the Faculty of the Year Award for Faculty Technology in 2015.

Before joining Berkeley College, Ms. Abuin was an adjunct faculty member in the Paralegal Certificate and Legal Nurse Consultant Program at Long Island University, and an adjunct faculty member in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Queens College. She also worked as a Legal Editor in The Thomson Company and as a Senior Tax Consultant in Financial Counseling Services at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in New York City. Last year, she was recognized by the New York City Paralegal Association for her leadership. She has also served as a member of the American Bar Association Approval and Re-approval of Paralegal Programs.

Ms. Abuin holds a Doctor of Law degree from Fordham University School of Law and a BS in Accounting from Fordham College of Business. She is a member of the NYS Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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 8,000 students – including more than 600 international students – in its Master, Baccalaureate, and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree 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 five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is


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