Northern Bronx Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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Graduates from the northern sections of the Bronx, NY, were awarded diplomas at the 2017 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on May 5, 2017, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. More than 2,900 students were awarded Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, and Certificates. The graduating class included 175 military and veteran students and 200 international students, representing 42 countries.

“This is your day,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “You have done it. The opportunities that stand before you are endless. From this moment forward, there are no limits other than what you place on yourself.”

The Berkeley College Class of 2017 comprises graduates who exemplify the “new” traditional student, as so many are first-generation college graduates, with some workforce experience. The average age of a Berkeley College graduate in 2017 is 28.5 years. Just over 31 percent of the graduates entered Berkeley as first-time, full-time students, and more than 81 percent identify as a minority.

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 8,000 students – including more than 550 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 five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four 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 fifth and sixth columns


AAS = Associate in Applied Science

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration

BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate


* Denotes students graduating with honors

First Name Last Name Borough Zip Code Degree Area of Study  
Beverly Addo Bronx 10475-5201 BBA Accounting  
James Bonilla Bronx 10468-5059 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Tamika Brown Bronx 10466-5917 AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding  
Tara Budhu Bronx 10466-3132 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Kanika Bulgin* Bronx 10467-5310 BS Legal Studies  
Tosha Campbell Bronx 10469-1018 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Ivan Canals Bronx 10463-7210 AAS International Business  
Laurita Carino Bronx 10467-8230 BBA Health Services Management  
Lorraine Clarke-Hewitt* Bronx 10469-3807 BBA Health Services Management  
Ajauni Daley Bronx 10469-3416 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Onelly De La Cruz Bronx 10467-3112 BBA Health Services Management  
Christopher De La Cruz Bronx 10475-4536 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Taylor Douglas Bronx 10467 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Sean Dutra Bronx 10463-5954 BBA Marketing Communications  
Rameeka Farrell Bronx 10463-7623 BBA General Business  
Ashley Feliciano Bronx 10467 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Stasia Francis Bronx 10467-5307 AAS Business Administration – Accounting  
Ashleigh Francis Bronx 10475-1404 AAS Financial Services  
Demian Frederick Bronx 10475-1544 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Abigail Frimpong Bronx 10467-2457 BBA Health Services Management  
Mauricio Gerena* Bronx 10463-5240 AAS Information Technology Management  
Guillermo Guerrero Bronx 10471-3864 BBA International Business  
Raby Gueye Bronx 10467-6642 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Enyatta Hamm Bronx 10469-5757 BS Legal Studies  
Kimberley Harrison Bronx 10475-2924 BBA Accounting  
Anathalee Harvey* Bronx 10466-4670 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Shadene Howe* Bronx 10466-2014 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Tina Ismael* Bronx 10467-5819 BBA Accounting  
Antoinette Ivezaj Bronx 10470-2436 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Soneya Jhingree Bronx 10467-9345 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Nichole Lachhana Bronx 10468-2932 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Maria Lamazon Bronx 10466-4360 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Patricia Leonard* Bronx 10464-1347 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Remy Mabuye Bronx 10467-9036 BBA International Business  
Viet Mai Bronx 10468 AAS Marketing Communications  
Danielle Mckenzie Bronx 10468 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Avorie McLeod Bronx 10466-3669 CT Practical Nurse  
Alicia Nembhard Bronx 10466-5828 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Leonita Palushi Bronx 10467-9046 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Arkeem Pollard Bronx 10466-6058 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Mantie Reid Bronx 10469-3312 AAS Information Technology Management  
Patricia Rendon* Bronx 10468-2023 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Carolyn Riley Bronx 10469-5330 BBA Health Services Management  
Joseph Rodriguez Bronx 10468-7189 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Joshua Rosario Bronx 10467-8664 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Leonardo Salcedo Sifontes Bronx 10468-4586 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Hadi Shah Bronx 10467-1450 BBA Marketing Communications  
Pamela Sierra* Bronx 10475-4536 AAS Legal Studies  
Stephanie Taveras Bronx 10466-3427 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Valerie Taveras Bronx 10467-1813 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Althea Thomas* Bronx 10469-2283 AAS Health Services Administration  
Sabrina Thomson Bronx 10463-7769 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Barbara Tiburcio Bronx 10468-4905 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Radayci Torres* Bronx 10468-2066 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Erick Vasquez Bronx 10468-3011 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Christopher Vaughn Bronx 10467-1305 BBA Financial Services  
Dawn Williams* Bronx 10475-5351 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Janelle Wilson Bronx 10467-8605 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Robert Wint* Bronx 10469-3130 BBA Business Administration – Information Systems Management  
Daneisha Wright* Bronx 10466-5301 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Stephanie Zuniga Bronx 10467-4855 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  


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