Monmouth County High School Seniors Awarded Berkeley College Scholarships


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122



High school students from Monmouth County, NJ, have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College. Each year, these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student.


“We are very proud of the achievements of these high school students,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “Supported by their families and schools, they have taken the first important steps on the path toward success. We are counting on these students to make the most of every opportunity to advance their futures through higher education.”


The following students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:

  • Sarah Abdelaziz of Cliffwood, Matawan Regional High School
  • Karen Amaro-Meledez of Freehold, Freehold High School
  • Farren Cardinale of Middletown, Middletown High School North
  • Emily Craggan of Hazlet, Raritan High School
  • Francisco Dejesus of Tinton Falls, Monmouth Regional
  • Brianna Gonzalez of Howell, Howell High School
  • Kayla Larocca of Manalapan, Manalapan High School
  • Destiny Lowe of Port Monmouth, Middletown High School North
  • Jermain Moore of Freehold, Freehold High School
  • Susan Munguia of Freehold, Freehold High School
  • Matthew Nesbitt of Keyport, Matawan Regional High School
  • Alari Ramos, Jr. of Howell, Freehold Township
  • Lisestrella Romero of Freehold, Freehold Borough
  • Christopher Wraback of Manalapan, Freehold High School


Photo Caption (L to R): Standing are Joseph Siriano, Director of Admissions, Berkeley College in Woodbridge; Susan Manguia of Freehold; Matthew Nesbitt of Keyport; Sara Abdelaziz of Cliffwood; and Brianna Gonzalez of Howell. Sitting are Emily Craggan of Hazlet Township; Germaine Moore of Freehold; and Destiny Lowe of Port Monmouth. The students have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.


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 550 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 five New Jersey campuses – Dover, 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 four 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


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