National Disability Employment Awareness Month Brings Workforce Voices to Berkeley College

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH BRINGS WORKFORCE VOICES TO BERKELEY COLLEGE

 

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Recognizing the importance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Berkeley College Offices of Disability Services and Career Services will present “A Day in the Life with a Disability,” on October 24, 2018, at Berkeley College, 12 East 41st Street, in New York City.

“It is important for the public to hear directly from successful individuals with disabilities,” said Sharon McLennon-Wier, PhD, Berkeley College Director of Disability Services. “You learn a great deal by listening to these experiences firsthand.”

“So often today you are likely to have a coworker with a disability,” added Amy Soricelli, Berkeley College Vice President of Career Services. “At Berkeley we prepare students and alumni for the diverse global workforce experience.”

The presentation and discussion will bring to life the real-world stories of four individuals with physical, learning and mental health disabilities, who are successful in the professional fields of finance, higher education, public speaking and social services, The guest speakers include Jordan Burnham, Director of Student Engagement at Minding Your Mind; Preston Burger, CUNY LEADS Advisor at Bronx Community College; Tabitha Haly, Vice President, Developer Lead, at JPMorgan Chase; and Leydy Rodriguez, Peer Specialist at ACCESS-VR.

There is no charge to attend; however, registration is required. To register click here.

Press contact:  Ilene Greenfield
IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Cell: 862-432-2104

Photo Caption:  Guest speakers (left to right) at the upcoming presentation “A Day in the Life with a Disability,” taking place at Berkeley College, 12 East 41st Street, in New York City on October 24, 2018, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, are: Preston Burger, CUNY LEADS Advisor at Bronx Community College; Leydy Rodriguez, Peer Specialist at ACCESS-VR; Tabitha Haly, Vice President, Developer Lead, at JPMorgan Chase; and Jordan Burnham, Director of Student Engagement at Minding Your Mind.

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 7,000 students – including more than 350 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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. 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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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