President’s Photos

Berkeley College in Veterans Day Parade New York City

November 11, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, poses with student veterans as they prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

 


 

Berkeley College Veterans Day ceremony Woodland Park

November 10, 2014: Pictured (L to R) are Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Associate Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs; student veteran Ryan Davenport; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; and Maja Johnson-Mendez, Coordinator, Military and Veterans Affairs; at the Veterans Day ceremony at Berkeley College in Woodland Park. 

 


 

Steve Adubato and Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College President

October 27, 2014: Steve Adubato hosted Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, as part of a special “One-on-One” series called “Newark at a Crossroads.” The program highlighted people and organizations that positively impact the city.

 


 

 Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. Congresswoman, visits Berkeley College in Brooklyn

October 24, 2014: U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District of New York, visited Berkeley College in Brooklyn. Pictured (L to R) are Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; students Kimberly Roberts and Destiny Serulle; Congresswoman Clarke; student Justin Lopez; and Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman.

 


 

All Associates Day at Berkeley College in Woodland Park

October 13, 2014: All Associates Day was an opportunity to network, learn and have fun, as well as to share a vision for the future of Berkeley College through a new Strategic Plan. Pictured (L to R) are Timothy D. Luing, Senior Vice President, BES Inc.; Randy B. Luing, President, BES Inc.; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; Brian D. Luing, Senior Vice President, BES Inc.; and Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman.

 


 

College presidents from Eastwick College, DeVry University, the University of Phoenix, and Eastern International College, visit Berkeley College in Woodland Park

October 9, 2014: Area college presidents visited Berkeley College in Woodland Park for a luncheon and meeting. The administrators also took a tour of the new Renaissance Hall building before discussing the climate of higher education. Pictured (L to R) are Thomas Eastwick, President of Eastwick College; Chris Grevesen, PhD, President of DeVry University, New Jersey Campus; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; and Gary Williams, Vice President and Campus Director of the University of Phoenix. Not pictured is Bashir Mohsen, President of Eastern International College. 

 


 

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark receives a plaque from Berkeley College during Under the Tent

September 17, 2014: The 6th annual Under the Tent event welcomed local dignitaries and members of area chambers of commerce for an evening of jazz music, food and networking. The College presented Keith Kazmark, Mayor of Woodland Park with a plaque in recognition of the borough’s Centennial. Pictured (L to R) are Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Woodland Park; Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman; Mr. Kazmark; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; and Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations.

 


 

Berkeley College Renaissance Hall ribbon cutting

September 17, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park. The 35,000-square-foot facility serves as a hub for student services. 

 


 

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, speaks at Honors Scholars Research Symposium

September 12, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, speaks during the first Honors Scholars Research Symposium, held in Manhattan, NY. The Symposium featured theses by student scholars on a variety of subjects and was the culmination of a year of studies through classroom discussions, seminars and research. 

 


 

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, speaks to students in the Honors Program

August 12, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, discusses the Berkeley experience with students enrolled in the Berkeley College Honors Program. 

 


 

Dario A. Cortes, President of Berkeley College, Richard LaBarbiera, Paramus Mayor, and Kevin Luing, Chairman of the Board, Berkeley College

August 5, 2014: Berkeley College was recognized by the Paramus Cultural Arts Council, the Borough of Paramus, and the Paramus Library, for its contributions to support children’s programs. Pictured (L to R) are Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; Richard LaBarbiera, Paramus Mayor; and Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman.

 


 

Walter Mosley, Assemblyman, visits Berkeley College in Brooklyn

July 25, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College (second from left), poses with New York State Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, 57th District (center), and students in Brooklyn. Assemblyman Mosley learned about the College’s career-focused curriculum, internship programs, job placement rates, partnerships with local businesses, and deep commitment to student success.

 


Hispanic leaders visit Berkeley College in Dover

July 23, 2014: Representatives of Dover’s Hispanic community came together for a luncheon and tour of Berkeley College in Dover. The group discussed future collaborations including local internship and volunteer opportunities for students. Pictured (L to R) are Gordon S. Graber, Esq., Attorney, Sullivan and Graber; James Dodd, Dover Mayor; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; Esperanza Porras-Field, President, Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce; and Bill Ferreira, Esq., Board Chairman, Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce.

 


 

U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visits Berkeley College in Woodland Park

July 21, 2014: U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina (standing, seventh from left) received a warm welcome from Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College (standing, fifth from left) and students during a visit to Berkeley College in Woodland Park. She addressed questions on a wide range of subjects including her personal challenges, the value of higher education, financial aid, tuition and healthcare.

 


 

Leaders from Berkeley College, Essex County College, Pillar College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and Seton Hall University participate in Newark College Town

June 23, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, met with other leaders in education during a Newark College Town event. Administrators from Berkeley College, Essex County College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pillar College and Rutgers University discussed future collaborations and ways to positively impact the city. Pictured (L to R) are David E. Schroeder, EdD, President of Pillar College; Dr. Cortes; Gale E. Gibson, EdD, President of Essex County College; Brian L. Strom, MD, Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; and Arcelio Aponte, Vice Provost, Finance and Administration, Rutgers University – Newark.

 


 

Berkeley College Community Service Day at Room to Grow

May 16, 2014: Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College (third from left), volunteers with associates at Room to Grow in Manhattan, NY, during the 5th Annual Berkeley College Community Service Day. Approximately 300 staff, faculty, students, alumni and trustees volunteered more than 1,000 hours of service at 27 community agencies in New York and New Jersey. The mission of Room to Grow is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.

 


 

Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College President, and Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Congressman, New York

May 5, 2014: Pictured (L to R) are Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, and U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, who represents the 8th Congressional District of New York, during the Congressman’s visit to Berkeley College in Brooklyn. 

 


 

James Waters, Chief, Counterterrorism, NYPD, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College

May 1, 2014: Pictured (L to R) are James R. Waters, Chief, Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, following a seminar titled “Protecting Critical Infrastructure – Monday Morning Quarterback: Lessons from the Big Game.” The conference, held at MetLife Stadium, provided an overview of what it takes to protect the public at events such as the Super Bowl.

 


 

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor, and Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley Board Chairman, during Commencement

April 25, 2014: Pictured (L to R) are Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor and Commencement speaker; and Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman. The 2014 graduating class was the largest in the history of Berkeley College with more than 2,300 students from Berkeley College locations in New York and New Jersey and Berkeley College Online® receiving Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees and certificates.

 


 

 Business open house at Berkeley College in Brooklyn

April 11, 2014: Berkeley College in Brooklyn opened its doors to borough businesses during a tour and luncheon for business leaders. The event was held in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (L to R) are Rick Miranda, President and CEO, Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Sylvia R. Mata, President, League of United Latino American Citizens, Queens Council; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; and Mahshid Khavari, Berkeley College Counselor, Career Services.

 


 

Students Speedy Guareno and Steven Rivera and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, at the Veterans Resource Center at Berkeley College in Dover

January 29, 2014: Berkeley College celebrated the opening of a Veterans Resource Center at its location in Dover. The College now has six centers that serve military and veteran students, including an online resource. Pictured (L to R) are student veterans Speedy Guareno and Steven Rivera, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College.