FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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STATEN ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
High school students from Staten Island in Richmond County, NY, have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College. Each year, these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student.
“These students have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “They deserve these scholarships, which can go a long way in helping the next generation of students access a well-rounded, career-focused education.”
The following students from Staten Island have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College:
- Samantha Balderas, New Dorp High School
- Christopher Bongiorno, Tottenville High School
- Diariou Diallo, The Michael J. Petrides School
- Lauren Donadio, Notre Dame Academy High School
- Tal Iss, Susan E. Wagner High School
- Guy Mattia, New Dorp High School
- Beth Ann McGinley, Curtis High School
- Patrick Meehan, Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School
- Michael Muscarella, Tottenville High School
- Rowyda Othman, Susan E. Wagner High School
- Irlanda Reyes Contreras, Curtis High School
- Sabrina Tucciarone, Tottenville High School
Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Reportas one of the Best Colleges in the 2014 and 2015 Online Bachelor Degree category rankings. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption (L to R): High school senior Rowyda Othman of Staten Island and Melisa Chavez, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan. Ms. Othman received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College.
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