Sussex County Graduates Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

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



Graduates from Sussex County, NJ, 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 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. 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 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

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

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First Name Last Name Town Degree Area of Study
Ashley Auchenbach* Andover CT Patient Care Technician
Christopher Ziegert Byram Township AAS Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
Krystal Pluymers* Franklin CT Medical Assistant
Jeremy Romanelli Glenwood BS Business Administration
Halil Diker Hamburg BS Information Technology Management
Chirley Venescar Hamburg CT Practical Nurse
Ashley Clark* Hewitt BS Marketing Communications
Crystal Card Highland Lakes AAS Business Administration - Accounting
Lilybeth Feliciano Hopatcong CT Patient Care Technician
Maria Angela Levyash Hopatcong CT Patient Care Technician
Gabrielle Marrazzo* Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Jillian Varrone* Hopatcong CT Medical Assistant
Alexa McFadden Lafayette CT Medical Assistant
Rebecca Cifaldi Montague CT Medical Assistant
Courtney Emanuel Montague CT Patient Care Technician
Katherine Pacheco* Newton CT Patient Care Technician
Tanysha Soulia* Newton AAS Medical Assistant
Teresa Bianco* Ogdensburg CT Surgical Processing Technician
Katherine McClellan* Ogdensburg CT Medical Assistant
Magdalena Gonzales Sparta CT Patient Care Technician
Megan Gorrell* Sparta CT Medical Assistant
Sharon Hartenfels Sparta CT Medical Assistant
Amanda Jean Markferding Sparta CT Patient Care Technician
Hannah McCloskey Stanhope AAS Health Sciences
Amanda Lewis* Stockholm AAS Health Sciences
Sarah Hennessey* Sussex CT Surgical Processing Technician
Kiersten Bonanno Vernon BS Fashion Merchandising and Management
Amy Gretina* Vernon BS Business Administration
Christine Peraino* Vernon BS Health Services Management


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