Morris County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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



Graduates from the Morris County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2016 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on April 29, 2016, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The graduating class included 140 military and veteran students and 200 international students. More than 800 students graduated with honors and nearly 400 students earned their degrees online. 

“We live in a time where there are many great needs,” Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, told the graduates. “There are people who can use our help – who can use your help. The universe is waiting for all your great works. I’m counting on each and every one of you to make good things happen.” 

In honor of the College’s 85th anniversary year, Mildred García, EdD, President of California State University, Fullerton, delivered the Commencement Address. Dr. García served as the first system-wide president of Berkeley College from 2001 through 2007. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is

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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in Morris County. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by town of residence. If you are unable to open this file, please send a reply via e-mail or call the Media Relations Department at the phone number listed above. Our students and their families are very proud of this accomplishment. We respectfully request that you print the names of the graduates who reside in your coverage area. Thank you for your consideration.  

Legend for Attachment:

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

AAS = Associate in Applied Science

AS = Associate in Science

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration

BFA = Bachelor of Fine Arts

BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate 

* Denotes students graduating with honors


Anyelina Duran Dover AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Piedad Florez Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Alondra Gladys Gallardo Dimas Dover AAS Medical Assistant
Jeyleen Galloza Dover CT Medical Assistant
Zucell Godinez Dover CT Medical Assistant
Sandra Ibarra* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Sammy Lascano* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Sammy Lascano* Dover AAS Medical Assistant
Johnier Lopez* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Alondra Martinez Dover CT Medical Assistant
Jeison Martinez Valderrama Dover BS Business Administration
Marlen Medrano Dover CT Medical Assistant
Ligia Mendez Dover AAS Surgical Technology
Maria Isabel Navarro* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Wesley Ogilvie* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Madeline Orama* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Cristian Osorio* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Chicku Paul Dover CT Practical Nurse
Erika Perez* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Karen Pico Vinces* Dover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Carmen Puno Dover CT Practical Nurse
Selina Quintero* Dover CT Medical Assistant
Kiara Rodriguez* Dover BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Stephanie Velasco Dover CT Medical Assistant
Marcelo Almeida East Hanover CT Surgical Processing Technician
Stephanie D'Amore* East Hanover CT Medical Assistant
Megan Niedzinski* East Hanover CT Patient Care Technician
Samantha Kastner* Flanders CT Medical Assistant
Fabiolla Sanchez* Flanders CT Medical Assistant
Alexa Spinella Flanders CT Medical Assistant
Evelin Avelino-Stupar* Kenvil AAS Medical Assistant
Noelle Greene* Kenvil CT Medical Assistant
Carolynn Johnson Kinnelon AAS Business Administration - Management
James Shanley Kinnelon AAS Surgical Technology
Kevin Newton* Lake Hiawatha BS Accounting
Jamie Handlin* Lake Hopatcong BS Business Administration
Shanna Kowalewski* Lake Hopatcong CT Surgical Processing Technician
Sabrina Kucevic* Lake Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Brittany Radulic Lake Hopatcong AAS Medical Assistant
Kristin Chudley Landing CT Medical Assistant
Jennifer Kraft Lincoln Park CT Patient Care Technician
Andrea Rayment Lincoln Park BS Fashion Merchandising and Management with a Minor in International Business
Lisa Antoniello Long Valley CT Medical Assistant
Jillian Ruballos* Long Valley CT Surgical Processing Technician
Kimberly Shaw* Long Valley CT Patient Care Technician
Yamile Castano-Arango Madison AAS Health Sciences
Maureen Medina* Madison CT Medical Assistant
Alexis Shupe* Madison CT Medical Assistant
Laura Gill* Mendham CT Patient Care Technician
Cidia Fuentes* Mine Hill AAS Surgical Technology
Samantha Orama Mine Hill CT Medical Assistant
Juda De Oliveira* Morris Plains BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Victoria Golab* Morris Plains AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Malgorzata Szarlej* Morris Plains BS Health Services Management
Ana Bravo Munoz Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Lourdes Castillo Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Richard Dillon* Morristown CT Patient Care Technician
Mekuriaw Gebaye Morristown CT Patient Care Technician
Kathy Inestroza Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Tanya James Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Diana Ledezma-Chantre Morristown CT Medical Assistant
Maria Quizhpe - Lopez Morristown AAS Medical Assistant
Diana Quizhpe-Lopez Morristown AAS Business Administration - Accounting
Shanaya Burke Oak Ridge AAS Health Sciences
Shanaya Burke Oak Ridge CT Patient Care Technician
Crystal Carroll* Parsippany CT Medical Assistant
Maria Giraldo Parsippany CT Patient Care Technician
Nelly Guzman Osorio* Parsippany CT Medical Assistant
Nidia Osorio* Parsippany CT Patient Care Technician
Gimena Tamagno* Parsippany CT Surgical Processing Technician
Nasiba Umarkhanova* Parsippany BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Alberesha Sulejmani Pequannock BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Gaurav Kriplani Pine Brook BS Business Administration
Ali Merbouti* Pine Brook AAS Surgical Technology
Bohdan Tashak Pine Brook BS Business Administration
Monica Iglesias Pompton Plains BS Business Administration
Andrew Katsock* Pompton Plains BS Marketing Communications
Juan Duque Randolph AAS Medical Assistant
Maria Alejandra Durango Castillo Randolph AAS International Business
Shadelle Levys* Randolph CT Medical Assistant
Monica Torres* Randolph CT Medical Assistant
Diana Burklow Riverdale BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Angela Colon* Rockaway BS Business Administration
Marling Contreras Rockaway CT Medical Assistant
Robert Garduce Rockaway CT Surgical Processing Technician
Juliana Lopez* Rockaway CT Surgical Processing Technician
Kristie Olsen* Succasunna AAS Surgical Technology
Erandi Anzures Jimenez* Wharton CT Medical Assistant
Jazmin Arias-Loaiza Wharton BS Business Administration
Rebecca Cables* Wharton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Elianna Galeas Wharton CT Medical Assistant
Jody Isakoff* Wharton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Sindy Mesa* Wharton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Nilsa Orama* Wharton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Michael Wessner* Wharton CT Patient Care Technician


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