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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
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WALL TOWNSHIP RESIDENT RECEIVES VETERANS GRADUATE AWARD
Professor Edward J. Lynskey, EdD, served with the U.S. Marine Corps, New Jersey State Police
On April 7, 2016, Berkeley College honored the sacrifices of veterans and their families, including the nearly 150 military and veteran students who will graduate from the College later this month. At the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Gala, Edward J. Lynskey, EdD, Professor, Justice Studies, School of Professional Studies, received the 2016 Veterans Graduate Award.
The resident of Wall Township, NJ, was chosen by the graduating veterans as someone who was a supporting force during their time at Berkeley College. Dr. Lynskey holds an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and served on both active and reserve duty. He was a member of the New Jersey State Police for 28 years and attained the rank of lieutenant.
“I am honored to assist in the future success of the Berkeley College students who served in the United States military,” said Dr. Lynskey. “They are a positive force within the Berkeley College student body.”
Dr. Lynskey holds an EdD, an EdS, and an MA from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; an MS from the University of Phoenix; and a BA from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.
The Salute to Veterans Gala featured a screening of the fourth installment of the Veterans History Project, a video initiative of the U.S. Library of Congress that was created to collect and preserve personal accounts of American service members, as well as a Veterans Reflection Project gallery of military portraits.
During the event, Berkeley College distributed certificates and red, white and blue honor cords to military graduates to wear during the College’s Commencement ceremony on April 29, 2016.
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Since 2009, more than 500 military and veteran students have graduated from Berkeley College. More than 530 military students are currently enrolled. For the third consecutive year, Berkeley College has been ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report.
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 www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption (L to R): Edward J. Lynskey, EdD, Professor, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, and the recipient of the 2016 Veterans Graduate Award, is congratulated by Maja Mendez, Assistant Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.
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