Morris County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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Graduates from Morris County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2018 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 11, 2018, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included more than 140 military and veteran students, and 180 international students, who represent 40 countries. Two hundred and ninety-eight graduates received Certificates; 757 graduates received Associate degrees; 1,248 graduates received Bachelor’s degrees; and 58 graduates received Master’s level degrees.


“Know that the future isn’t written for us. The future is written by us,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “In your heart, you truly need to understand that the only person you are destined to become … is the person that you decide to be.”


The Berkeley College Class of 2018 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. The average age of a Berkeley College graduate in 2018 is 29.6 years. Just over 31 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first time, full-time students; and, more than 82 percent identify as minorities.

Berkeley College graduates join a network of more than 60,000 alumni and receive lifetime career assistance. 


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 7,100 students – including more than 440 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

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Diplomas and areas of study are denoted in the fourth and fifth columns.


AAS = Associate in Applied Science

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate

MBA = Master of Business Administration


* Denotes students graduating with honors


+ Denotes graduate of the Honors Program, a selective, interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving students.



Berkeley College - Morris County, NJ        
First Name Last Name City Degree Area of Study
Casey Gonzalez Boonton AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Brandon Messam* Boonton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Kathleen Vargo Boonton CT Medical Assistant
Morgan Ziegler* Boonton BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Jesenia Chaparro Budd Lake CT Surgical Processing Technician
Shaianne Dash* Budd Lake CT Medical Assistant
Amanda Hatton* Budd Lake BBA Marketing Communications
Deborah Helder* Budd Lake CT Medical Assistant
Kimberley Ike Budd Lake AAS Business Administration – Management
Kaitlyn Mckinnon* Budd Lake CT Surgical Processing Technician
Carla Ramirez Budd Lake CT Medical Assistant
Michele Stroessenreuther* Budd Lake CT Surgical Processing Technician
Tayler Ziemianin Budd Lake CT Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Stefani Bedell Butler CT Medical Assistant
Jennifer Schaub* Butler AAS Surgical Technology
Lina Sanchez Patino* Cedar Knolls CT Surgical Processing Technician
Meghan Cloidt*+ Chatham BS National Security – Specialization in Homeland Security
Ria Ryerson* Denville CT Medical Assistant
Connie Acosta* Dover BBA Business Administration – Management
Felicita Allen Dover CT Practical Nurse
Katherine Bermudez* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Rocio Castro Olaya Dover CT Medical Assistant
Bianca Estudillo* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Luis Gutierrez Dover BBA Accounting
Wilhemenia King Dover AAS Business Administration – Management
Emmanuel Machado Dover AAS Business Administration – Management
Jeison Martinez Valderrama Dover MBA Master of Business Administration in Management
Yensy Mencia Guerra Dover CT Medical Assistant
Carlos Ocampo* Dover AAS Business Administration – Management
Natashia Orama Dover BBA Health Services Management
Christine Rodriguez Dover AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Jahel Rodriguez Gomez Dover CT Practical Nurse
Stephany Sabogal Grisales Dover CT Medical Assistant
Marixa Soto Dover BBA General Business
Victoria Stanley Dover BBA Business Administration – Management
Julia Szumlicz* East Hanover CT Medical Assistant
Donna De Venezia Flanders BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Michael Rodriguez* Kenvil BBA General Business
Katrina Kasabri Kinnelon BBA General Business
Jennafer Henry Lake Hiawatha BBA Business Administration – Management
Bryan Hoppe* Lake Hiawatha MBA Master of Business Administration in Management
Stephanie Tamayo Lake Hiawatha CT Practical Nurse
Eliza Villegas-Acuna Lake Hiawatha CT Practical Nurse
Camille Giordano* Lake Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Elizabeth Miscisak* Lake Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Joyce Vidal-Larosa* Lake Hopatcong AAS Surgical Technology
Alix Caracciolo Landing CT Medical Assistant
Martha Chavez Zavala* Landing AAS Health Services Administration
Vanessa Cuozzo Landing AAS Surgical Technology
Elisa Monterroso Landing CT Practical Nurse
Stacey Peia* Landing CT Practical Nurse
Antonette Cimafranca* Lincoln Park AAS Surgical Technology
Danielle Sanchez* Lincoln Park CT Practical Nurse
Klime Zaturoski Lincoln Park AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Brianna Zuppa Lincoln Park BBA Business Administration – Management
Jessica Sosa Long Valley BBA Business Administration – Management
Jessica Almeida Mine Hill CT Patient Care Technician
Cecilia Fanizza* Mine Hill BBA Business Administration – Management
Laura Rodriguez Mine Hill CT Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Rhea Sanchez* Morris Plains BBA Accounting
Suany Figueroa Meza Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Angie Hernandez Munguia Morristown CT Practical Nurse
Juliana Loaiza Morristown AAS Surgical Technology
Eileen Maloney-Hatala* Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Rajia Moore Morristown BBA General Business
Diana Quizhpe-Lopez Morristown BBA Accounting
Roman Agama Mount Arlington BBA International Business
Brittany Doyle* Mount Arlington AAS Business Administration – Management
Brittani Pallone Mount Arlington CT Practical Nurse
Diana Ventura Netcong CT Patient Care Technician
Rachel Acosta Parsippany CT Medical Assistant
Taniayah Austin* Parsippany CT Surgical Processing Technician
Thomas Berardo Parsippany AAS Surgical Technology
Danielle Brecka* Parsippany AAS Business Administration – Management
Kristina Brecka* Parsippany AAS Health Sciences
Eric De La Espriella Parsippany BBA Accounting
Nathan Pham* Parsippany BBA Business Administration – Management
Illyas Sarwari Parsippany BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Madhvi Sethi* Parsippany CT Practical Nurse
Kayla Sexton Parsippany CT Patient Care Technician
Jennifer Smith Parsippany CT Medical Assistant
Gimena Tamagno* Parsippany AAS Surgical Technology
Christina Thokey* Parsippany AAS Surgical Technology
Niketa Verma* Parsippany BS Information Technology Management
Jessica Ingino* Pompton Plains CT Medical Assistant
Maria Mera Randolph CT Surgical Processing Technician
Belinda Santos Randolph CT Medical Assistant
Jose Daza Rockaway AAS Business Administration – Management
Rosariagrazia Gencarelli* Rockaway AAS Business Administration – Accounting
Grace Hueter Rockaway CT Medical Assistant
Brianna Vento* Rockaway CT Surgical Processing Technician
Melvin Montalvo* Stirling MBA Master of Business Administration in Management
Shannon Foote Succasunna CT Medical Assistant
Gianna Lobosco Succasunna CT Medical Assistant
Elizabeth Matos* Succasunna CT Surgical Processing Technician
Beelal Akram Towaco AAS International Business
Laurie Grune* Wharton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Katherine Jimenez* Wharton BBA Health Services Management
Marlene Murillo Wharton BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Gloria Pineda Wharton BS Legal Studies
Breanna D'Aloia Whippany BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice


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