Sussex County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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Graduates from Sussex County, NJ, were awarded diplomas at the 2015 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony, held on April 24, 2015, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This year’s class of 2,300 graduates included more than 200 international students and 120 military and veteran graduates. 

“All of us at Berkeley are proud to celebrate this momentous occasion with you,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “This day represents a culmination of years of hard work and determination, but it is just the beginning. It takes knowledge, passion and persistence to succeed. Believe in yourself and reach higher.” 

Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 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, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.

Berkeley College has six New Jersey locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year. The website address

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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in Sussex County. For your convenience, the file is arranged in alphabetical order by town of residence. 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 fourth and fifth columns

AAS = Associate in Applied Science

BS = Bachelor of Science

CT = Certificate

* Denotes students graduating with honors

Berkeley College Commencement 2015        
Sussex County Graduates        
First Name Last Name Town Diploma Area of Study
Samantha Bortel Andover CT Medical Assistant
Amy Kithcart* Andover CT Medical Assistant
Ashley Benson Byram Township BS Interior Design Management
Maggie Michaud Byram Township CT Medical Assistant
Matthew Ziegert* Byram Township BS Marketing Communications
Natasha Gonzalez Franklin CT Multi–Level Patient Care Technician
Geovanna Lami* Franklin BS Business Administration
Frank Campos Glenwood BS Business Administration
Jessica Apolito Hamburg AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Virginia Campbell* Hamburg CT Medical Assistant
Jessica De La Rosa Hamburg AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Sharon Salameh* Hamburg AAS Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Michael Hyjeck Highland Lakes AAS Business Administration – Management
Nicole Nyul Highland Lakes CT Medical Assistant
Tori Anlas Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Shae Bourdette Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Ingrid Castaneda Hopatcong AAS Business Administration – Management
Tyman Fialo Hopatcong CT Business Administration
Robin Vizueta Hopatcong CT Practical Nurse
Heather O'Brien* Montague CT Practical Nurse
SueAnn Schweyer* Montague CT Multi–Level Patient Care Technician
Jenna Banfield* Newton BS Interior Design Management
Jennine Da Fonseca* Newton CT Medical Assistant
Geraldine Hernandez* Newton CT Medical Assistant
Kassandra Mokrzycki* Newton CT Medical Assistant
Maxine Swentzel* Newton CT Medical Assistant
Nicole Diaz Sandyston AAS Medical Assistant
Brian Mccann Sparta BS Financial Services
Alicia Rivera* Stanhope AAS Medical Assistant
Desiree Ballester-Gould Sussex CT Practical Nurse
Sara Bloomer Sussex CT Practical Nurse
Jessica Coursen Sussex BS Justice Studies – Criminal Justice
Brittany Lebelle Sussex CT Medical Assistant
Alaina Muller Sussex CT Business Administration – Computerized Accounting
Brianna Buttel* Vernon BS Business Administration
Meghan Decoite* Vernon CT Medical Assistant


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