Sussex County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122



Graduates from Sussex County, NJ, 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 five New Jersey campuses – Dover, 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 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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Editor’s Note: Attached is a PDF file containing the names of all Berkeley College graduates who reside in Sussex County, NJ. 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

BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration

CT = Certificate


* Denotes students graduating with honors


Sussex County Graduates        
First Name Last Name Town Degree Area of Study
Susan Kudrzycki Andover CT Medical Assistant
Erin Moore Andover CT Patient Care Technician
Robert Coombs* Branchville BBA General Business
Lisa Kemmlein Branchville CT Patient Care Technician
Caitlyn Caraturo* Byram Township BBA Health Services Management
Sonia Caballero* Franklin BBA Business Administration - Management
Jacqueline Jitnarine Glenwood CT Practical Nurse
Danielle Osellame Glenwood CT Medical Assistant
Elizabeth Davis Hamburg AAS Surgical Technology
Catherine Kochka-Thomas Hamburg CT Patient Care Technician
Samantha Pustelniak Hamburg CT Medical Assistant
Shae Bourdette Hopatcong AAS Medical Assistant
Lori Dingman* Hopatcong CT Surgical Processing Technician
Renee Lee* Hopatcong CT Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Priscilla Uba* Hopatcong BBA Health Services Management
Jaqueline Steele-Burgess Lafayette AAS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Joseph Aguilar* Newton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Michael Moore Newton CT Surgical Processing Technician
Randy Letelier Ogdensburg AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Sara Arthur Sandyston CT Patient Care Technician
Amanda Bridges Sparta CT Medical Assistant
Lawrence Mckeon Sparta CT Practical Nurse
Rebecca Demouth* Stanhope CT Medical Assistant
Connie Dunster Stanhope CT Medical Assistant
Melinda Kiss* Stanhope AAS Business Administration - Management
Zita Quezada Stanhope BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Shawn Weiss Stanhope BBA Fashion Merchandising and Management
Calista Downtain Sussex CT Medical Assistant
Shannon Scully Sussex CT Patient Care Technician
Bret Speer Sussex BBA Health Services Management
Sabrina Barreto Wantage CT Surgical Processing Technician
Amanda Cherena Wantage CT Surgical Processing Technician

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