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TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2008
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PAUL SUCEC HONORED AS
BERKELEY COLLEGE 2008 ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
Berkeley College recently honored Paul Sucec, naming him Berkeley College 2008 Alumni of the Year. Mr. Sucec, who majored in Marketing and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Berkeley College Midtown New York City Campus in 2002, was recognized at the 2008 Commencement Ceremony held at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
A marketing services manager for ESPN, Mr. Sucec began his career with the company in 1997 after serving in the United States Army. Starting in the mailroom, Mr. Sucec advanced through several careers. While working full-time at ESPN, he attended college and earned an Associate’s degree (AAS), a Bachelor’s degree (BBA), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). In 2003, he was called up with his National Guard Unit to serve a tour in Iraq and spent a year in An Nasiriyah, located in Southern Iraq.
Mr. Sucec credits Berkeley College for setting the foundation and discipline to move ahead in his career and earn an MBA. “Several professors made a strong impression on me,” he says. “The experience and knowledge they brought into the classroom from the real world helped the class see how the education they were receiving could be translated into necessary skills.”
One of the most rewarding aspects of Mr. Sucec’s career is watching the company grow, knowing that his work has made a positive impact. His advice to graduating students about to embark on a new journey is what he learned from ESPN President George Bodenheimer: Always be a student. For Mr. Sucec, education is the key to success. “If you want to succeed in the business world,” he says, “you really need to keep educating yourself about the industry you are in. Education never stops.”
With the same enthusiasm that his Berkeley College instructors showed when he was a student, today, Mr. Sucec helps others connect and grow. In addition to a rewarding career, he and a friend have created the Web site, fellastrip.com, a community for men to share advice and tips about “guy” vacations. “I am using my Berkeley College education to push forward with an entrepreneurial spirit,” he adds.
A resident of Stratford, Connecticut, Mr. Sucec grew up in Deltona, Florida. In addition to earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Berkeley College, he earned an MBA in Marketing from Regis University and an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Technical Career Institutes (TCI). He is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans.
A leader in business education for 77 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of over 6,000 students, with more than 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. 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 recently honored Paul Sucec (center) of Stratford Connecticut, by naming him Berkeley College 2008 Alumni of the Year. Also in the photo are Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy and Berkeley College Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations, Richard Feldman. Mr. Sucec was recognized at Berkeley College 2008 Commencement Ceremony held at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
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