Passaic Student Receives Outstanding Achievement Award From Berkeley College
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
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PASSAIC STUDENT RECEIVES
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM
BERKELEY COLLEGE INTERIOR DESIGN DEPARTMENT
During a special textile class held for Berkeley College interior design students and alumni at the Great Falls Historic District’s Paterson Museum, student Emmanuel Rodriguez of Passaic in Passaic County, NJ, was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Berkeley College Interior Design Department. A total of nine students were recognized.
“These award recipients take very different approaches in their design concepts, but what they all have in common is the perseverance and dedication to succeed,” said Alfonso Torino, PhD, a faculty member speaking at the event on behalf of the Berkeley College Interior Design Department. “We are very proud to acknowledge their hard work.”
The interior design program, which included a presentation of the history of textiles and a tour of the Paterson Museum, was sponsored in part by Knoll Textiles, Spinneybeck Leather, Mohawk Industries and Benjamin Moore & Co. Vendors from these companies attended the event and were on hand to speak with interior design students, alumni and faculty about the latest trends in the industry.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area and Berkeley College Online.
Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Emmanuel Rodriguez (center) of Passaic, NJ, received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Berkeley College Interior Design Department, during a special textile class at the Great Falls Historic District’s Paterson Museum. Also pictured left to right are Interior Design faculty member Alfonso Torino, PhD; Chair, Interior Design, Kevin Byrne, ASID; and Interior Design faculty members Ernesto Fong and Michael Valletta.