Teri Duda Honored as One of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business

Friday, February 29, 2008

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Contact:  Ilene Lumpkin
Director of Media Relations
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                      TERI DUDA HONORED



Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President of External Affairs, was named one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, a New Jersey business news publication. The Best 50 Women in Business awards program, sponsored by Wachovia Bank, Lowenstein Sandler PC and WithumSmith+Brown, honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business making headlines in their fields. The awards recognize the impact of women who are business owners and business leaders in creating jobs and building communities in New Jersey.


Ms. Duda is well-known and respected in local communities where she serves in a variety of leadership roles. In her capacity as Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Teri manages community relations and political liasoning throughout New Jersey. Teri is Chair Emeritus of the Paramus Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Teri is active in the Greater Paterson Chamber of Commerce where she serves as Vice President of Education. And she is a Trustee of the Passaic County 200 Club, where she is working to bolster membership. An active Rotarian, Teri launched the Hope for a Better Tomorrow program in District 7490 this past year. The comprehensive program seeks to give struggling families a ‘hand up instead of a hand out.’ Teri was proud to join the Newark Regional Business Partnership Board in 2007.


While maintaining her active role in the communities Berkeley College serves, Teri is always looking to improve the lives of New Jersey’s youth. Her most recent initiative is the Goodwill Ambassadors program which has been successfully launched in Woodbridge and Newark. The interactive youth leadership development program is designed to create enthusiastic, informed spokespeople and will be launching in Paterson and Paramus in fall 2008.


Ms. Duda is also the recipient of the 2008 Garden State Woman of the Year award in the area of Education, and last year Teri was honored to receive The Shirley Chisholm Catalyst for Change Award in the category of Civic and Community Service from the office of Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman of the 35th District. Her work and involvement on behalf of Berkeley College in the ongoing economic development, planning, and partnerships in West Paterson, as well as Berkeley College locations in Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark, have improved the lives of those who live and work throughout New Jersey.


 “We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women,” said David A. Schankweiler, CEO of Journal Publications, parent company of NJBIZ.  “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena.  On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these fifty outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.” NJBIZ and the program sponsors will honor this year’s 50 winners with an awards ceremony on Monday, March 31 at the Palace in Somerset, NJ.  In addition, winners will be highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ on April 7, 2008.


For information about the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business awards program or to purchase tickets, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Adina Gold at agold@njbiz.com, 732-246-5713.


A leader in business education for more than 75 years, Berkeley College currently maintains an enrollment of more than 6,000 students, with nearly 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College® Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.



Caption: Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President of External Affairs, was named one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, a New Jersey business news publication.


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