Berkeley College Alumni Newsletter

October 2014

College Hosts First Scholars Research Symposium

College Hosts First Scholars Research Symposium

Byron Hargrove, Ph.D., Director of the Berkeley College Honors Program, opens the first Berkeley College Honors Scholars Research Symposium held in September.

The first Berkeley College Honors Scholars Research Symposium, held on September 12 in New York City, featured the works of student scholars who rose to the challenge and presented fascinating theses on a variety of subjects. The symposium, which opened with an address to the students from Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President of Berkeley College, is the culmination of a year of studies through classroom discussions, seminars, and research in close proximity with peers and professors.

Berkeley College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and offers an interdisciplinary theme-based Honors Program to a limited number of high-achieving students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees. The theme for the 2013-2014 Berkeley College Honors Program was “Rediscovering New York City,” with students exploring such topics as the history and culture of the city, along with the growth of the financial district and the city’s criminal justice system.

“Participation in the program is on an invitation-only basis with recommendations coming from faculty members and advisors,” said Byron Hargrove, Ph.D., Director of the Honors Program. “In addition to excelling in their academic programs, Honors Scholars volunteer for service projects in the community, participate in Honors seminars conducted by senior faculty, and conduct independent research.”