Recent Graduate from East Orange Receives Berkeley College Honors Scholar Alumni Award

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Photo Caption: Berkeley College alumna Vanessa Wilson of East Orange, NJ (center), receives the alumni award at the Honors Scholars Graduate Reception held on August 3, 2018, at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. The award was presented by Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director, Honors Program (left), and Michele Figueroa, Career Counselor, Newark, both of Berkeley College.

Berkeley College held an Honors Scholars Graduate Reception to celebrate the achievements of students enrolled in the Honors Program at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on August 3, 2018.  Earlier that day more than 50 Honors students presented their research projects based on the theme Unspoken Barriers in Social Justice, in Woodland Park, NJ, and Manhattan, NY. Awards presented at the Reception included recognition for student academic performance and community service, and alumni, faculty and support staff, for their accomplishments.     

Vanessa Wilson of East Orange, NJ, is a former Honors scholar and a recent Berkeley College graduate, cum laude, with a BBA in Fashion Merchandising and Management. Her aspiration is to become a fashion coordinator. “Ms. Wilson has taken the next step closer to her goal as she is employed as a customer experience stylist associate at Rent the Runway in Secaucus, NJ,” Dr. Hargrove said.  “In this position she uses her creative critical thinking abilities to solve customer problems, and is gaining experience in the skills a leader must have interacting with people, de-escalating issues, confronting situations and making the right decisions.” 

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 7,100 students – including more than 440 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 four New Jersey campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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

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