FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018
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MORE THAN 50 BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS SCHOLARS
PRESENT RESEARCH AT SYMPOSIUM ADDRESSING
UNSPOKEN BARRIERS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Berkeley College Honors scholars presented their projects and solutions to address the theme Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice at a research symposium held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on Friday, August 3, 2018. The Honors Program offers a highly selective, interdisciplinary, and seminar-based educational opportunity to high-achieving students at Berkeley College in New Jersey and New York.
Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director, Berkeley College Honors Program, greeted the presenters, faculty, staff, family and friends, and introduced the program.
Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, presented the scholars with a challenge. “If you don’t write your own story, someone else will write it for you,” he said. “The story you write will be much more exciting and much more passionate than what another person would write about you. So what is your story? Are you aiming toward excellence? Thomas Watson, Chairman and CEO of IBM, said, ‘If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.’ ”
The Berkeley College Honors Program, which includes a rigorous academic component, also requires students to contribute hours toward community service.
Following presentations by the Honors scholars, a reception was held at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. Awards were presented to the scholars for academic performance and community service, and alumni, faculty members and support staff were recognized for their accomplishments.
Photo Caption A: (Top) Nadira Khan of South Ozone Park in Queens, NY, speaks about “The Side Effects of Immoral Drug Pricing in America” during the Berkeley College Honors Program research symposium.
Photo Caption B: Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director, Berkeley College Honors Program, greets presenters, faculty, staff, family and friends at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on August 3, 2018. More than 50 Honors scholars came together for this symposium to present their research addressing the theme Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice.
Photo Caption C: Berkeley College Honors scholar Ashley Luna of Brooklyn, NY, presents her poster on “The Impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”
Photo Caption D: Honors scholars celebrate during a reception held at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on August 3, 2018. The reception followed presentations of research projects by more than 50 Berkeley College Honors students.
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