Southern Bronx Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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Graduates from the southern 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


* Denotes students graduating with honors


+ Denotes graduate of the Honors Program, a selective, interdisciplinary and seminar-based educational opportunity offered to a limited number of high-achieving students.

First Name Last Name Borough Zip Code Degree Area of Study  
Javier Aquino Bronx 10455-1611 BBA Accounting  
Yineidy Aramboles Bronx 10451-3076 BBA Marketing Communications  
Jean Marc Banga Bronx 10459-2330 BBA International Business  
Khadejha Brunner Bronx 10452 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Daniela Bullard Bronx 10472-5400 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Katherine Candelario Bronx 10474-5964 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Byron Carchi Bronx 10451-5128 BBA General Business  
Dana Cavaluzzi* Bronx 10465-3158 BBA Marketing Communications  
Diane Cifu* Bronx 10465-2333 BS Legal Studies  
Kisha Cruz* Bronx 10452-9039 BS Legal Studies  
Sheyla Cuevas Bronx 10451-4387 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Marino Cuevas Bronx 10452-9246 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Devontae Daniel* Bronx 10456-5750 AAS Business Administration – Accounting  
Jason De La Cruz* Bronx 10473-4049 BBA General Business  
Marco De La Rosa Bronx 10454-3022 BBA Accounting  
Moussa Diallo Bronx 10456-1769 AAS International Business  
Salim Drammeh+* Bronx 10456-8116 BS Information Technology Management  
Edgar Espinal* Bronx 10459-3366 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Frank Farino Bronx 10452-7285 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Samantha Ford Bronx 10465 AAS Marketing Communications  
Jackie Fulton* Bronx 10473-2135 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Kenny Gillett Bronx 10459-1433 BS Information Technology Management  
Elisa Gomez Bronx 10459-1677 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Leon Green* Bronx 10454-2906 BBA Health Services Management  
Dayalyn Grullon Bronx 10456-1841 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Emony Henderson Bronx 10455-3721 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Eledy Hiraldo Bronx 10454-3342 BBA International Business  
ShanaKay Irving Bronx 10473-3403 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Jessica Jimenez* Bronx 10452-8817 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Juanita Johnson Bronx 10459-4288 BBA Accounting  
Rufine Kouchimon Lawani Bronx 10454-4200 BS Legal Studies  
Jazmine Laboy Bronx 10452-4261 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Shaleader Laing Bronx 10452 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Julio Lara* Bronx 10454-1512 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Bryan Lazo Bronx 10472-2324 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Arisbeth Lezama Bronx 10454-4420 BBA Accounting  
Carolina Marroquin* Bronx 10459-5150 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Jennifer Martinez Bronx 10472-6425 BBA Health Services Management  
Victor Martinez* Bronx 10455-2906 AAS Financial Services  
Cerrone McCrary Bronx 10451-5526 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Samantha McDowell Bronx 10454-4818 AAS Business Administration – Management  
Jason Merced Molina* Bronx 10451-5031 BS Information Technology Management  
Arianny Mero Bronx 10465-1913 AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding  
Amanda Moreno* Bronx 10454-1124 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Hector Nunez Bronx 10456-2037 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Herlena Okine* Bronx 10473-2616 AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding  
Nico Quinones Bronx 10451-4520 BBA Health Services Management  
Yeraly Reyes Bronx 10452 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management  
Gaudy Rivera Bronx 10452 BBA Health Services Management  
Lisandra Rodriguez Bronx 10456-7023 AAS Health Services Administration  
Sasha Seme Bronx 10452-4634 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Regine Simmons Bronx 10456-7795 BBA General Business  
Raj Singh* Bronx 10472-3958 BBA Marketing Communications  
Isha Smith Bronx 10456-4466 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Nicholas Smith Bronx 10472-4520 BBA Marketing Communications  
Poonam Suman* Bronx 10472-4801 AAS Health Services Administration  
Estephany Tavarez Bronx 10454-3905 BBA Accounting  
Ashley Taveras Bronx 10465 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Megan Vazquez Bronx 10454 AAS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Debbie Vazquez* Bronx 10473-1323 BBA Health Services Management  
Shanee Whaley Bronx 10459 BBA General Business  
Lanique Williams Bronx 10454 BBA Business Administration – Management  
Anthony Winns Bronx 10451-4323 BBA Health Services Management  
Shanice Wolfe Bronx 10455-2222 BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice  
Aurela Zeqiraj* Bronx 10465-1616 BBA Health Services Management  


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