Southern 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 southern 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 southern 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
Benjamin Adjei Bronx 10473-1704 AAS Health Services Administration
Ireen Alam Bronx 10472-3801 BBA Health Services Management
Davon Allen Bronx 10459-3328 BBA Management
Sheila Alvarez Bronx 10459-1761 AAS Legal Studies
Humberto Ariza Bronx 10454-3022 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Jean Marc Banga Bronx 10459-2330 AS International Business
Yentl Beato Bronx 10459-1712 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Amanda Bhalerao* Bronx 10465-3707 BBA International Business
Veton Boga Bronx 10465-1118 BBA International Business
Nestor Cabrera Bronx 10472-4244 BBA Management
Jeffrey Camilo Bronx 10459-5181 BBA Management
Mandisa Charles* Bronx 10472-1920 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Yasmilka Clase* Bronx 10472-2258 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Gramsci Correa Bronx 10452-1757 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Nicole Covington Bronx 10452-4156 AAS Marketing Communications
Marino Cuevas Bronx 10452-9246 BBA Accounting
Tannis Dawson* Bronx 10451-4233 BBA Management
Louis Duprey Bronx 10465-2827 AAS Information Technology Management
Glenda Espinosa Bronx 10451-4334 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Elida Fernandez Bronx 10456-5462 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Patricia Freire Bronx 10452-9333 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Grace Geraldo Bronx 10472-1206 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Diamonique Green Bronx 10456-5832 BBA Management
Tiphany Griffith Bronx 10456-1650 AAS Business Administration - Accounting
Yelitza Henriquez Bronx 10452-8719 CT Medical Assistant
Sulay Hiraldo Bronx 10456-6337 AAS Financial Services
Gentiana Ipekli Bronx 10465-3112 BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Maria Irizarry Bronx 10473-1311 BBA Marketing
Isaiah Isaac* Bronx 10473-3110 BS Information Technology Management
Isatou Juwara* Bronx 10452-4767 BBA Health Services Management
Fatimatu Kebbeh* Bronx 10465-2429 BBA Business Administration
Jonathan Leon Bronx 10473-2103 BBA Accounting
Christopher Lisboa Bronx 10472-4612 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Yuriko Martel* Bronx 10455-4045 BBA Accounting
Kenrick Martinez Bronx 10455-4120 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Shari Martinez Bronx 10473 BBA Health Services Management
Leigton Matamoros Bronx 10465-3112 BBA Management
Monique McClendon Bronx 10473-2754 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Margaret Mendez Bronx 10474 AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Juan Mora Bronx 10459-4179 BBA Management
Lizette Morales* Bronx 10473-2757 AAS Health Services Administration - Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Gwendolyn Nobles Bronx 10455 BBA Accounting
Hector Nunez* Bronx 10456-2037 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Luis Pascual* Bronx 10452-0039 BBA International Business
Amanda Rai Bronx 10465-1916 BBA Health Services Management
Edward D Roman Bronx 10465 BBA Health Services Management
Alexis Saavedra Bronx 10472-2354 BS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Ismaila Saho Bronx 10451 BBA Business Administration
Perla Senyil Bronx 10459-5183 BBA Health Services Management
Juliana Serwaa* Bronx 10452-6000 AAS Surgical Technology
Jessica Severino Bronx 10455-2041 AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Christian Watkins Bronx 10456-2438 AAS Business Administration - Management


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