President's Photos 

 Berkeley College President Dario Cortes helps to break ground at the Berkeley College Woodland Park campus

June 4, 2013. Breaking ground for the Berkeley College Woodland Park Renaissance.

Left to Right: Mark Wagener, Vice President for Operations, Berkeley College; Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman, Berkeley College; Linda Pinsky, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Paramus and Woodland Park Locations; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College; and Don Devine, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Berkeley College

 

 


 

 

Berkeley College President Dario Cortes and staff spend Memorial Day 2013 in Newark, New Jersey to honor fallen soldiers and recognize the many Berkeley College student veterans

On May 29, 2013 Berkeley College held a Memorial Day ceremony at the Newark, New Jersey location to honor fallen soldiers and recognize the more than 500 Berkeley College student veterans.

Left to Right: Stan Holland, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Newark Campus; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College; Tami Maurer, Associate Director, Berkeley College Military and Veteran Affairs; and student veteran Luis Sosa. 

 
 Berkeley College President Dario Cortes and students attend the One to World Fulbright Awards Dinner in New York City

On May 22, 2013 Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, students, and staff attended the One to World Fulbright Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Left to Right: Karl Mukaz, Berkeley College student; Frida Karlsson, Berkeley College student; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College; Mrs. Harriet M. Fulbright, President, J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center; Arslan Haidov, Berkeley College student; Nori Jaffer, International, Berkeley College; Jacob Dyer, International, Berkeley College; Lisa Karakas, International, Berkeley College.

Photo Credit: Ira Fox Photography

 
Berkeley College President Dario Cortes with North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx at Berkeley College’s New York City campus 

On May 14, 2013, Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President Berkeley College welcomed North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. Representative Foxx visited Berkeley College’s New York City campus to meet with students, faculty and associates.

 
 New York State Education Department Regents Member Charles Bendit visited the Berkeley College New York City location

On May 6, 2013, New York State Education Department Regents Member Charles Bendit visited the New York City location.

Left to Right: John Rapanos, Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business; Will Moya, Campus Operating Officer, New York City; Myra Butensky, Fashion Faculty; Dr. Dolores M. Fernández, Board of Trustee Member; Dr. Byron Hargrove, Director, Honors Program, Psychology Faculty; Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President; New York State Education Department Regents Member Charles Bendit; Dr. Dallas Reed, Associate Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life; Dr. Wolfgang Hink, Chair, Larry L. Luing School of Business; Dr. Marianne Vakalis, Interim Provost; Chris Christensen, Management Faculty; Bryan Flores, Berkeley College student; Dr. Donald Kieffer, Dean, School of Liberal Arts; Odelle George, Berkeley College student; Abdulatti Elshakshuki, Berkeley College student; and Dr. Judith Kornberg, Dean, School of Professional Studies. 

 
  
New York State Education Department Regents Member Harry Phillips visited the Berkeley College White Plains location 

On May 6, 2013, New York State Education Department Regents Member Harry Phillips visited the White Plains location.

Left to Right: Dr. Michael Jacobs, Associate Chair, English; Miriam Keller-Perkins, Accounting and Finance Faculty; New York State Education Department Regents Member Harry Phillips; Dana Jacob, Berkeley College student; Blake Murray, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty; Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President; Jose Tavares, Board of Trustees; Yutaro Muraoka, Berkeley College student; Andrea Nemeth, Assistant Campus Operating Officer, New York City and White Plains; Marisol Abuin, System Chair, Legal Studies; and Alicia Martinez, Director, Residence Life, White Plains. 

  
Berkeley College and ASIS International joined Public Safety and Security Officers for a Security Symposium. 

On May 1, 2013, Berkeley College and ASIS International joined Public Safety and Security Officers for a Security Symposium.

Left to Right: Ron Hurley, Director of Public Safety, Berkeley College; Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President, Berkeley College; and Brian Higgins, Chief of the Bergen County Police Department and Director of Public Safety for Bergen County. 

 
 Berkeley College President Dario Cortes with Berkeley College Chairman Nina Vaca and Berkeley College Board Chairman Kevin Luing at the 2013 Commencement

On April 26, 2013 Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc., delivered the Commencement Address to the Berkeley College Class of 2013. Ms. Vaca was given an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

Left to Right: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College; Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources; and Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman.

 


  

 

Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President and Dr. Byron Hargrove, Director, Honors Program joined Honors Program Scholars, faculty, alumni, and friends for a graduate reception. 

On April 15, 2013, Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President and Dr. Byron Hargrove, Director, Honors Program joined Honors Program Scholars (pictured), faculty, alumni, and friends for a graduate reception.


 

  

Business Council of Westchester meeting

On January 31, 2013, Berkeley College hosted a reception at the Westchester location along with the Business Council of Westchester for the newly elected New York Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Left to Right: John Ravitz, Executive Vice President of The Business Council of Westchester; Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Dr. Dario A. Cortes, President of Berkeley College; Cynthia Rubino, Vice President of Government Relations of Berkeley College; Dr. Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. 

  


  

 Berkeley College opened a Veterans Resource Center in Newark

Berkeley College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on November 13, 2012 to open a Veterans Resource Center for students at the Newark location.

Left to Right: Richard E. Robitaille, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; Maja Johnson of Newark, President, Berkeley Renegades student veterans club; Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College President; Stan Holland, Campus Operating Officer, Newark, and a veteran Army officer; Rachel D’Alessandro, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; Diane Recinos, Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management; and Glen Zeitzer, Ph.D.

 
  
Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., delivered the Berkeley College Convocation 

On October 12, 2012, Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College President delivered his State of the College at the Berkeley College Convocation.

 
  
Berkeley College Alumni Reunion Weekend 2012 

On September 27, 2012, Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and the Office of Alumni Relations joined a group of Berkeley College Alumni for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2012. 

  


  

 

 Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana visited Berkeley College

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana visited Berkeley College on September 25, 2012.

Left to Right: Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President; Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen; Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana; Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman.

 
  
Congressman Brad Garrett visited Berkeley College Paramus 

Congressman Brad Garrett visited Berkeley College Paramus on September 24, 2012.

Left to Right: Randy B. Luing, Board Vice Chairman; Brian D. Luing, Trustee; Teri Duda, Sr. VP, Government Affairs; Congressman Brad Garrett; Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President; and Linda Pinsky, Campus Operating Officer, Paramus and Woodland Park.

 
  
 Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. greets Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh

On September 20, 2012 Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College President (left), greeted Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh, at a joint news conference at Town Hall in Greenburgh, NY.

 
  
 Berkeley College officially renamed the School of Business the Larry L. Luing School of Business

On June 15, 2012, Berkeley College officially renamed the School of Business the Larry L. Luing School of Business.

Left to right: Glen Zeitzer, Ph.D.; Cynthia C. Marchese, Vice President, International; Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President; John Rapanos, D.P.S., CFP, Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business; Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman; Larry L. Luing, former Berkeley College President and Chairman Emeritus; Timothy D. Luing, Trustee; Brian D. Luing, Trustee; and Randy B. Luing, Board Vice Chairman.

 
  
Memorial Day ceremony at the Woodland Park location 

On May 30, 2012 Berkeley College held a Memorial Day ceremony at the Woodland Park location. The ceremony remembered fallen soldiers and recognized the more than 500 Berkeley College students and numerous staff who served in the Armed Forces. Left to right are Tami Maurer, Coordinator of Veterans Support Services, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; Richard E. Robitaille, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; U.S. Army Capt. Chris Carbone; Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College President; Rachel D’Alessandro, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; and student veteran Jeremiah Carnes of Edison, who read an original poem at the ceremony.

 
  

On May 11, 2012 more than 350 Berkeley College associates and alumni volunteered 1,500 hours of community service at community agencies in New York and New Jersey for the annual Community Service Day. Dario A. Cortes (second from right), Berkeley College President, volunteers with Berkeley College associates at Room to Grow in Manhattan as part of the third annual Berkeley College Community Service Day, held Friday, May 11.

 
  
Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Peter C. Harvey, Esq. 

On May 3, 2012 Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College President, recognized Peter C. Harvey, Esq., Berkeley College Trustee and former New Jersey Attorney General, for his participation in a Homeland Security Symposium held at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy in Mahwah, NJ.

 
  
Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities 

On April 23, 2012, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. (center front) presented at the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB) 2012 National Conference on Trusteeship in Washington, DC. President Cortes was joined by sixteen participants to discuss governance challenges within higher education specific to proprietary institutions.

 

 
Berkeley College President Dario Cortes with Steve Adubato 

On September 27, 2011 President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. was interviewed by Steve Adubato on Caucus New Jersey.



President's Lunch 

Group photo from Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 2011

 

 Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, hosted a President’s Lunch during Alumni Reunion Weekend in Woodland Park, NJ

On September 15, 2011 the President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., hosted a President’s Lunch during Alumni Reunion Weekend in Woodland Park, New Jersey.


On August 25, 2011, Dr. Les Lee, President of Kun Shan University in Taiwan visited Berkeley College.

Dario Cortes, President of Berkeley College meets with Les Lee

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Kun Shan University President Les Lee sign a Memo of Understanding.

 
 Berkeley College President Dario Cortes shakes hands with Les Lee, President of Kun Shan University in Taiwan

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Kun Shan University President Les Lee.

 
Berkeley College representatives meet with the President of Kun Shan University

From left to right: Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Kun Shan University President Les Lee; Chairman of the Board Kevin Luing; Trustee Timothy Luing; and Provost Glen Zeitzer, Ph.D.



Berkeley College presents funds raised to The Japan Society

The Berkeley College community raised $4,344, including a match from the College, to benefit Japan’s relief efforts. The proceeds were divided between the American Red Cross; the Japan Society; the New York City’s Mayor’s Fund; and Save the Children. On June 16, 2011, Japan Society President Motoatsu Sakurai accepted the check on behalf of the four organizations.

From left to right: Coordinator, Student Development and Campus Life, Nicole Luthman; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; and Japan Society President Motoatsu Sakurai.


Dario Cortes speaks at the Newark Campus' 5th Anniversary 

On June 6, 2011, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. welcomed attendees to the Newark location's 5th Anniversary celebration. 


Dario Cortes speaks at Berkeley's Memorial Day celebration 

On May 31, 2011, Berkeley College observed Memorial Day in Woodland Park, NJ.

Pictured: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed attendees at the Memorial Day Ceremony.

 
 Dario Cortes with guests at Berkeley's Memorial Day celebration.

From left to right: Founder, Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey George T. Hanley, Esq.; Borough Administrator, Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus Donald Cirulli; Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, Ed.D.; Coordinator of Veterans Support Services Rachel Hodgson; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; and Woodbridge Business Administration Management student veteran Jeremiah Carnes.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes speaks at the Dover Business College graduation. 

On May 14, 2011, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed the graduates at the Dover Business College Commencement Ceremony.


Dario Cortes is honored by the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of New Jersey.

On May 12, 2011, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. was honored by the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of New Jersey at their 18th Annual Scholarship Gala, held at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ.

From left to right: PIX Morning News Features Reporter Lisa Mateo; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of New Jersey Vice President Saara Marte; and Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of New Jersey President Hector Banegas.


Dario Cortes speaks at the Fashion Entrepreneurs Panel in New York City 

On May 4, 2011, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. welcomed attendees to the Teaching and Learning Series - Fashion Entrepreneurs Panel at the Princeton Club in New York City.


President Dario Cortes speaks at the 2011 Berkeley College Commencement.

The 2011 Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony was held on April 29, 2011.

Pictured: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed the graduates at the Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.

 
Dario Cortes congratulates a Berkeley College graduate. 
 
 President Dario Cortes congratulates a Berkeley College graduate.

Pictured: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. congratulated graduates as they received their degrees.

 
 The Berkeley College President's Party processes at Berkeley College graduation.
 
 The Berkeley College President's Party processes at Berkeley College Commencement.

The President’s Party processed at the conclusion of the Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.


Dario Cortes attends a post-commencement luncheon at the Winners Club. 

Following the 2011 Commencement Ceremony the President hosted a luncheon at the Winners Club in East Rutherford, NJ.

From left to right: New Jersey Congressman and Commencement Speaker Donald M. Payne; 2011 New York Alumna of the Year Busingye Matsiko-Andan; and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.


 Berkeley College President Dario Cortes poses with the NJ Best Places to Work 2011 Award.

On April 26, 2011, Berkeley College was honored at the Best Places to Work in New Jersey awards dinner at the Hilton East Brunswick.

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Vice President, Human Resources Karen Carpentieri.


Dario Cortes attends the unveiling of the Berkeley College timeline. 

Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony the 80th Anniversary Berkeley College Legacy Timeline Exhibit was unveiled.

From left to right: Chairman of the Board Kevin Luing; Brooklyn Borough President Hon. Marty Markowitz; and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.


Dario Cortes speaks at the 2011 Associate Recognition Dinner. 

On April 14, 2011 President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed Berkeley College associates during the Associate Recognition Dinner at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes attends the unveiling of a restored portrait of Walter Brower, the Library's namesake. 

On April 12, 2011, the Woodland Park location Walter A. Brower Library unveiled the restored namesake portrait, and hosted a "A Visit with Dr. Brower" in celebration of the College's legacy of leadership.

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Vice President; Library Services Marlene Doty, M.S.; Chairman of the Board Kevin Luing; Shirley Brower; and Berkeley College Trustee Emeritus Walter A. Brower, Ed.D.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes attends the Ribbon Cutting for the Veterans Resource Center. 

On January 6, 2011, Berkeley College celebrated the opening of the Veterans Resource Center for students. The Center is located on the 12th floor of the New York City Midtown location, 11 East 41st Street, adjacent to the Berkeley College Library Annex.

From left to right: Vice President, Operations Tom Alessandrello; Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, Ed.D.; Coordinator of Veterans Support Services, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Rachel Hodgson; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; and Campus Operating Officer, New York Kristin Rowe.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes attends the McGuire Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 

On December 9, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., along with military representatives, faculty, staff, and other guests attended a special ribbon cutting ceremony in the Education Training Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in southern New Jersey to celebrate the first time a college degree in business is being offered there since 2003

From left to right:Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management Diane Recinos; Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, Ed.D.; Faculty, Management, School of Business Kwaku Ampadu-Nyarkoh, Ph.D.; Flight Chief, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Education Center Linda Richardson; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Coordinator of Military Affairs Jennifer Davis; 87th Mission Support Group Deputy Commander Andrew Butterfield; Coordinator of Veterans Support Services Rachel Hodgson; and Senior Director of Enrollment Robert Oddo.


Dario Cortes attends the 2010 Leadership Berkeley graduation. 

On November 11, 2010, the graduates of the Leadership Berkeley class of 2010 celebrated the successful completion of the nine month program which focuses on the personal and professional development of a select group of Berkeley College associates.

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Leadership Berkeley graduate Yaruby Petit-Frere; and Chairman of the Board Kevin Luing.


Dario Cortes attends the New York City Veterans Day Parade with the Student Veterans Assocation. 

On November 11, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and members of the Berkeley College community, including Berkeley Troops, a chapter of the national Student Veterans of America (SVA) coalition, marched in the New York City Veterans Day Parade.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes celebrates Veterans Day at the Garret Mountain Campus. 

On November 10, 2010, Berkeley College military students and staff were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Woodland Park location. TSgt. Shade M. Lee of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen spoke at the ceremony.

From left to right: Coordinator of Veterans Support Services Rachel Hodgson; TSgt. Shade M. Lee of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; and Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, Ed.D.


Berkeley College President Dario Cortes speaks at the 2010 Faculty Awards. 

On November 4, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. spoke at the 2010 Faculty of the Year Awards Dinner in New York City.


President Dario Cortes visits Berkeley College Newark Campus. 

On October 27, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. met with students at the Newark location.

From left to right: Newark Information Systems Management student, Kyrese Mason; Newark Business Administration student, Michelle Edwards; Newark Business Management student, Mahogany Johnson; Newark Fashion Marketing and Management student, Michael Garcia; Newark Justice Studies-Criminal Justice student, Triniqua Dildy; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Newark Justice Studies-Criminal Justice student, Yassir Harrison; Newark International Business student, Mikeah Thomas; Newark Justice Studies-Criminal Justice student,Tarrik Tucker; Newark Marketing student, Sha'Shawna Howard; Newark Justice Studies-Criminal Justice student, Kenyetta Young; and Newark Fashion Marketing and Management student, Sequine Lee.


President Dario Cortes addresses associates at the Student Success Retreat. 

On September 14, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed Berkeley College associates during the Student Success Retreat.


Dario Cortes attends Alumni Event - New York Red Bulls soccer game. 

On August 14, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Berkeley College alumni attended the NY Red Bulls vs. LA Galaxy soccer game at the Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison, NJ.

From left to right: Berkeley College alumni Beverly Jackson; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Berkeley College alumni Nick Vertucci with his son, Nicholas Vertucci; and Berkeley College Director of Alumni Relations Michael Smullen.


Dr. Cortes at the BES Associate Appreciation Day picnic at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, NJ. 

On July 28, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. attended Berkeley Educational Services’ Associate Appreciation Day picnic at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, NJ.

From left to right: Berkeley College Associates Ruth Scardilli; Anne O'Shea; Joyce Reade; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Adrienne Kakaty; Deborah Katz; Joan Donelan; and Barbara Smith.


Dr. Cortes at the Grand Opening of the Center City Sports Bar in Paterson, NJ. 

On July 26, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. attended the Grand Opening of the Center City Sports Bar located in the Center City Mall in Paterson, NJ.

From left to right: Senator John A. Girgenti; Senator Girgenti’s Chief of Staff, Jill Shortway; and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.

 
Dr. Cortes with officers of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic. 

From left to right: Director of Operations, Giovanni Restrepo, the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic; Director of Resource Development, Paul Scire, the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic; and President Dario A. Cortes Ph.D.


 Dr. Cortes at the NJPAC SOTC Reception.

On June 24, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. attended NJPAC's Sounds of the City 2010 opening night of their outdoor summer concert series in Newark, NJ.

From left to right: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Becton, Dickinson and Company; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D; NJPAC's President and CEO, Lawrence P. Goldman; Managing Director, Ann D. Borowiec, JPMorgan Private Bank; and Vice President Administration/HR, Jay Yule, Jersey Eagle Sales Company, LLC.



Dr. Dario Cortes with the Latino Institute Honorees.

On June 11, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. was honored by The Latino Institute, Inc. as an outstanding Latino educator.

From left to right: Honorees, Assistant Vice President, Ruddys E. Andrade, Academic Affairs, Grants and Sponsored Programs, New Jersey City University; Director, Althea R. Yancy, AT&T Public Affairs; and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.


Berkeley College President Dr. Dario Cortes at the Latino Institute.

President and CEO of The Latino Institute, Inc., William Colón, presents President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. with an honorary plaque recognizing him as an outstanding Latino educator.

From left to right: President and CEO of The Latino Institute, Inc., William Colón and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.



Dr. Cortes attends the Gillibrand summit.

On June 8, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and nearly 80 other college and university presidents from across New York attended U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first Summit Of NY College and University Presidents in Washington, D.C.



Berkeley Alumni

Hosted by President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and the Berkeley College Alumni Association, the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards Reception drew more than 80 alumni, friends and guests who enjoyed networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at a private club in Manhattan.

Pictured here are President Dario A. Cortes, along with Eileen McNerney and Rosemarie Brenner (center, front row) and many other alumni and members of the Berkeley College community.

 


 



President Dario Cortes gives commencement speech.

The 2010 Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony was held on April 30, 2010.

Pictured: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. addressed the graduates at the Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.


NJ General Assemby Speaker Sheila Oliver speaks at Berkeley College Commencement.

NJ General Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver was the 2010 Commencement Speaker for Berkeley College.


Sheila Y. Oliver receives an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Berkeley College.

President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., and Chairman Kevin Luing awarded NJ General Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver the honorary Doctor of Law degree during the Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony. 

 


The President's Party processing at graduation 2010.

The President’s Party processed at the conclusion of the Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.

From left to right: (back row) NJ General Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver; Berkeley College Board Member Catherine Einersen, Ed.D.; (middle row) President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; and Chairman Kevin Luing; (front row) New Jersey Chair, Professional Studies Deborah Ranges.


Berkeley College Board Members participate in Graduation 2010.

Berkeley College Board members participated in the 2010 Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony.

From left to right: (top row) Brian Luing; Kenneth Weinstein; James Courter, Esq.; José Tavares; Timothy Luing; Dolores Fernández, Ph.D.; (bottom row) Catherine Einersen, Ed.D.; Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., President, Ex Officio; Kevin Luing, Chairman of the Board; and Randy Luing, Esq., Vice Chairman of the Board.



Dr. Dario Cortes plays ping pong with Berkeley College students.

On April 26, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. met with students from the Woodbridge location to discuss their Berkeley College experience.

Pictured: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. and Woodbridge Business Administration student, Maria Blemur, play ping pong in the student center.


President Dario Cortes meets with Middlesex students.

From left to right: Woodbridge Business Administration student, Maria Blemur; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.;, Woodbridge Marketing student, Angela Sielski; and Woodbridge Financial Services student, Markos Rutty.



President Dario Cortes visits Univision to speak about Berkeley College.

On Thursday, March 25, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. was interviewed on a half-hour Univision community show, with News Co-anchor, Antonio Martinez.



Dario Cortes presents a check to four relief organizations on behalf of Berkeley College following the tragedy in Haiti.

On February 25, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., presented a check for $16,336 to AmeriCares, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and Save the Children — four organizations that are bringing aid to Haiti in the wake of the January earthquake. AmeriCares Vice President, Individual Philanthropy, Jennifer Grey accepted the check on behalf of the four organizations.



President Dario Cortes visits Univision to speak about Berkeley College.

From left to right: News Co-anchor, Antonio Martinez and President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., reviewed the main points before the show taping.


President Dario Cortes visits Univision to speak about Berkeley College.

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. was interviewed by Merijoel Duran, Morning News Anchor, Univison.



Berkeley College is visited by government officials.

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.; and Chairman Kevin L. Luing.


Berkeley College is visited by government officials.

Berkeley College was visited by several government officials who were given a tour of the Woodland Park location and met with the leadership team to learn more about Berkeley and its role in New Jersey’s higher education.

From left to right: President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.; Assemblyman Joseph Cryan; and Chairman Kevin L. Luing.



Berkeley College President Dario Cortes participates on the Sustainability Panel at Ramapo College.

Participating on the Sustainability Panel at Ramapo College in October discussing Berkeley College green initiatives.

From left to right: President G. Jeremiah Ryan, Ed.D., Bergen Community College; President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D., Berkeley College; and President Rosemary Jefferies, R.S.M., Ph.D., Georgian Court University.



Berkeley College President Dario Cortes is interviewed by Ricardo Espinoza of 1280 AM WADO radio station.

Berkeley College President Dario Cortes is interviewed by Ricardo Espinoza of 1280 AM WADO radio station.

President Cortes was interviewed in Spanish by the host Ricardo Espinoza of the 1280 AM WADO radio station reaching out to the Hispanic NY and NJ community through radio interviews building awareness and offering assistance.



Berkeley College President Dario Cortes speaks at the Newark Insiders Forum.

On December 1, 2009, President Cortes presented Berkeley College’s support of the revitalization of the city of Newark at the Newark Insiders Forum sponsored by the Newark Regional Business Partnership. He was one of four presidents who were invited to speak.



Berkeley College honors veterans on Veteran's Day 2009.

Veteran’s Day was observed on November 11, 2009 at Berkeley College honoring the veterans of wars past and present.

From left to right: Richard Robitaille, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs; Sgt. Major Thomas Clark; Lt. Colonel Mark Pierterski; and Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D.



Berkeley College celebrates the grand opening of the new Berkeley College Online headquarters.

Celebrating the grand opening of the new Berkeley College Online (BCO) headquarters in Clifton, NJ.

From left to right: BCO Director of Career Services Rosemarie Berman; Passaic County Freeholder Bruce James; Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, 34th District; Clifton Councilman Peter Eagler; Constituent Representative for Congressman Bill Pascrell, Carmen DePadua; Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD; Berkeley College Chairman Kevin L. Luing; BCO Dean Carol Smith; BCO Campus Operating Officer Sharon Goldstein; and BCO Admissions Counselor Ashley Maikranz.



Berkeley College President Dario Cortes speaks at the 2009 Faculty of the Year Awards.

President Dario A. Cortes, Ph.D. speaking at the 2009 Faculty of the Year Awards in NYC.