Middlesex County High School Students Graduate from Goodwill Ambassador Program




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010


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

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM GOODWILL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM HOSTED BY WOODBRIDGE AND BERKELEY COLLEGE

Berkeley College is happy to announce the recent graduation of the fourth class of Goodwill Ambassadors from the Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge, NJ. Twenty students from local high schools took part in the 10-week Goodwill Ambassador – Youth Connection program.

The Goodwill Ambassadors program was created and implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with John E. McCormac, Woodbridge Mayor, and local schools and businesses. During the ceremony held at the Renaissance Inn in Iselin, several students spoke about the experience. All of the graduates received certificates, backpacks, and the Woodbridge Township Mayor’s Citation.

Debra Mallamace, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Middlesex Campus, complimented the students on their dedication and commitment. 

“As Goodwill Ambassadors you have chosen to set yourselves apart from others,” Ms. Mallamace said. “You are all caring citizens who understand the importance of being involved in the community. I respect your intelligence, compassion, enthusiasm and leadership.”

At the graduation ceremony, 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 and 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 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 Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark.  And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields.The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

  

Photo Caption A:  Students from Woodbridge High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassador – Youth Connection programimplemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Left to right are David Mudrak, Zamira Feliz, Mayor McCormac, Page Ashley Campbell, Cassandra Burdziak and Debra Mallamace, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Middlesex Campus.

 

Photo Caption B:  Students from JFK Memorial High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassador – Youth Connection programimplemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Left to right are Nirmiti Borkhetaria, Praya Basheri, Lavannya Pulluveetil, Mayor McCormac, Varsha Poddar, Nishi Jariwala and Debra Mallamace, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Middlesex Campus.

  

Photo Caption C:  Students from Colonia High School recently graduated from the Goodwill Ambassador – Youth Connection programimplemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and local schools and businesses. Left to right (back row) areAnika Alam, Karisa Foreman, Ellijah Legaspi, Mayor McCormac, Jessica Farese, Irene Kim and Debra Mallamace, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Middlesex Campus. Left to right (front row) are Renee Warrick, Benjamin Lioue, Priscilla Savage, Swan Cho, Altamash Momin and Adesewa Adwusi.

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