Northern Bronx Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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



Graduates from the northern Bronx, NY, 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 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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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in the northern Bronx. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. 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 fifth and sixth 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

First Name Last Name Borough Zip Code Degree Area of Study
Rachel Barry Bronx 10469-3632 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Elvis Bryan Bronx 10467-7517 AAS Business Administration - Marketing
Daniel Campbell Bronx 10466-1102 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
David Chickerie Bronx 10468-2508 BBA Marketing Communications
Lorraine Clarke-Hewitt* Bronx 10469-3807 AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Nyree Cruz Bronx 10467-6734 BBA Management
Melissa Elysee Bronx 10463-5239 AAS Health Services Administration
Samary Encarnacion Bronx 10468-3715 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Christina Estrada Bronx 10468-3710 BBA Health Services Management
Kevin Frias Bronx 10468-1972 BBA Management
Esther Garabito* Bronx 10475-3223 BBA Management
Mauricio Gerena* Bronx 10463 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Lissette Del Carmen Gilbert Bronx 10466-1908 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Adriana Gonzalez Bronx 10468-2902 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Brittiany Hammond* Bronx 10475-1430 CT Patient Care Technician
Davada Harmon* Bronx 10467-8354 AAS Legal Studies
Dijon Harris Bronx 10469-2918 AAS Marketing Communications
Erin Jean* Bronx 10463-7140 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Jonathan Jenkins* Bronx 10467-5606 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Jonathan Martinez Bronx 10467-2144 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
D'Nisha McHayle Bronx 10466 BBA Management
Sade McLeod Bronx 10469-1743 BBA Health Services Management
Elisa Mejia Bronx 10468-6248 BBA International Business
Roman Mota* Bronx 10468-4499 BBA Financial Services
Stacey Nelson Bronx 10466-4568 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
David Ortiz Bronx 10467 AAS Marketing Communications
Yanais Parrot Bronx 10468-4043 BBA Health Services Management
Yira Paulino Bronx 10468-4430 BBA Health Services Management
Tiffany Reid Bronx 10463-7014 BBA Marketing
Monique Robinson Bronx 10468-5536 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Eddie Rodriguez Bronx 10467-8075 BBA Management
Jessica Roldan Bronx 10468-1725 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Cherly Rosario Bronx 10467 BBA Management
Michael Rosario Bronx 10471-1504 AAS Business Administration - Management
Ingrid Sanchez Bronx 10468-1522 BBA Management
Narada Smith Bronx 10466-1725 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Danyal Sorel Bronx 10463-5757 BBA Financial Services
Cheyanne Swanson Bronx 10471-2742 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Shenice Talbert Bronx 10467-8907 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Marsha Willis Bronx 10469-2967 BBA Marketing Communications
Shaqule Wilson Bronx 10466-4045 BBA Management
Louis Woodall IV Bronx 10466-2114 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Asha Yarrell Bronx 10467-6578 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice


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