FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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MERCER COUNTY GRADUATES RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Graduates from Mercer County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2019 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 10, 2019, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The average age of the Berkeley College undergraduate receiving an award is 28 years. Just under 39 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first time, full-time students; and 84 percent identify as minorities.
“Every one of us at the Berkeley College Commencement ceremony shared the pride of these graduates because we know the difference a college degree will make in their futures, and how the upward mobility of these graduates will impact future generations,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.
The following graduates from Mercer County were awarded diplomas from Berkeley College:
- Joseph Leone Ranallo* of Ewing, Bachelor of Science – Legal Studies
- Ruchama Orne of Trenton, Associate of Applied Science – Marketing Communications
- Latisha Percival of Ewing, Bachelor of Science – Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
- Kaitlynn Rivera* of East Windsor, Associate of Applied Science – Medical Assistant
- Raul Salazar* of Ewing, Associate of Applied Science – Business Administration - Management
- Ashley Sciarrotta of Lawrence Township, Bachelor of Business Administration – Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Marquita Taylor* of Trenton – Bachelor of Business Administration – Fashion Merchandising and Management
The Berkeley College Class of 2019 reflects a diverse population from all walks of life. Many are the first in their families to earn college degrees. Others are not native English-speaking.
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 7,000 students – including more than 350 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 four New Jersey campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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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* Denotes students graduating with honors