Nassau County Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at Berkeley College

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122



Students from Nassau County, NY, have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists at Berkeley College for the Winter 2016 Quarter. 

“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.” 

The following students from Nassau County have been recognized: 

President’s List
- Brunilda Aguerre of North Baldwin
- Kaleema Armstead of Hempstead
- Ruth Bhatti of Elmont
- Tiffany Jeffrey of Elmont
- Mayra Leon of Valley Stream
- Nicolette Lewis of Elmont
- Petagay McKinson of Hempstead
- Indra Sedhai of Floral Park
- Mia Walker of Port Washington
- Cristina Zirpolo of Port Washington

Dean’s List
- Stephanie Absolom of Freeport
- Sesha Beharry of Cedarhurst
- Jacqueline Castellanos of Uniondale
- Yronely Estevez of North Baldwin
- Melissa Gaitan of Woodmere
- Aenlly Gonzalez of North Bellmore
- Kevin Hosannah of Elmont
- Rosena Jean of Elmont
- Christian Kapata of Hempstead
- Taranjit Kaur of Valley Stream
- Kimberley Lewis of North Bellmore
- Tabitha Louisjeune of Roosevelt
- Alejandra Munt of Elmont
- Kenyah O’Neal-Boyd of Hempstead
- Sherley Pardo of Roosevelt
- Linda Perez of Valley Stream
- Katherine Perez-Rivera of Hempstead
- Tasfia Rahman of Valley Stream
- Karen Reyes of Lynbrook
- Pamela Santos of Hempstead
- Alana Sierra of Rockville Centre
- Alisia Steele of Merrick
- Shakeira Stockhausen of Westbury
- Sini Thampan of Franklin Square
- Ivana Toic of Farmingdale
- Bryan Zirpolo of Port Washington

Berkeley College students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the President’s List. Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List. 

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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. 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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