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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
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MORE THAN 70 BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS SCHOLARS SET THE STAGE AT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ACTIONS TO ADDRESS GLOBAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES
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More than 70 Berkeley College Honors scholars presented their projects and solutions to address society’s important issues at a Research Symposium held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan at the campus on East 41st Street on Friday, August 4, 2017. Research topics in the students’ major fields of study included societal issues related to body image; consumer behavior and environmental impacts; criminal justice, law and ethics; cultural norms, gender stereotyping, and personal/national identity; fashion; healthcare; and interior and architectural design.
Byron K. Hargrove, PhD, Director, Berkeley College Honors Program, greeted the presenters, faculty, staff, family and friends, and introduced the program.
Dr. Hargrove also introduced Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. President Smith also addressed the Honors Program presenters.
“You have all of the tools you need to be successful,” President Smith said. “Define success on your own terms. It is based on who you choose to be. And, learn how to learn. Then there are no limits.”
Six Honors scholars received awards for academic performance and community service at the reception, and one faculty member was especially recognized with an award for this year. The Berkeley College Honors Program, which includes a rigorous academic component, also requires students to contribute hours toward community service.
The Honors scholars who received awards for academic performance were Michael Chue-Roa of Brooklyn, NY, Stephanie De La Cruz of Yonkers, NY, Kailin Jones of Garfield, NJ, Susana Mantilla of Woodland Park, NJ, and Danial Sarafian of South Amboy, NJ. The honors scholars who received awards for their community service were Michael Chue-Roa of Brooklyn, NY and Kallie McGrath of New York, NY.
This year’s Honors Faculty award was presented to Yehudas Choondassery, PhD, of Little Falls, NJ, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts.
Photo Captions A and B: Top: More than 70 Berkeley College Honors scholars celebrate after they had presented their thesis papers and projects at a Research Symposium held at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on August 4, 2017. The honors scholars were recognized, received awards, and celebrated with their friends and faculty at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. Above: Berkeley College Honors scholar Michael Chue-Roa of Brooklyn, NY, presents his research project “Capital Punishment and Its Impact on Our Society,” at the Berkeley College 2017 Research Symposium held in Midtown Manhattan on August 4, 2017.
Photo Caption C: Berkeley College Honors Program online scholar Simone Bellamy of Charlotte, NC, responds to a question posed about her research project titled “The Evolution and Impact of Natural Hair,” at the Berkeley College 2017 Research Symposium held in Midtown Manhattan on August 4, 2017.
Photo Captions D and E: At the Berkeley College 2017 Honors Scholars reception held at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on August 4, 2017. Honors scholars award recipients for Academic Performance are (Photo left, left to right) Susan Mantilla of Woodland Park, NJ, Daniel Sarafian of South Amboy, NJ, and Kailin Jones of Garfield, NJ, and (in Photo right, left to right): Stephanie De La Cruz of Yonkers, NY, and Michael Chue-Roa of Brooklyn, NY. With them are Lauren Linkowski, Associate Dean, Center for Academic Success, Berkeley College, New York (left), and Byron K. Hargrove, PhD, Director, Berkeley College Honors Program. The reception took place following presentations of research projects by more than 70 Berkeley College Honors Program scholars at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, NY.
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