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Rising stars!

Congratulations to the nearly 2,300 Berkeley College graduates who were awarded certificates and degrees at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

A Special Message: U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer delivers a Commencement message to Berkeley College graduates.

Commencement 2015: Words of Wisdom

“Many of you are first-generation Americans, as I am, seeking a better life in this country. Single parents juggling home, career and school. Military veterans transitioning to a new stage in your life and your career. Mid-career professionals seeking to invest in yourselves so you can attain new heights of success. So you are an exceptional class. You have already sacrificed so much to get to this point.”

– Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Commencement Speaker and Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security

“We need to find sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. We’re going to need determination, persistence and faith to succeed. It’s true the road to achieving our goals will not be easy or short, but if we stay the course we will be victorious.”

– Nicole Singletary, Student Speaker and Management Entrepreneurship graduate

“This day represents a culmination of years of hard work and determination, but it is just the beginning. It takes knowledge, passion and persistence to succeed. Believe in yourself and reach higher.”

– Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College 

“The economy is changing. The fact that you’ve gotten this advanced degree at a great institution means that you’re better prepared to go out in the world and get a good-paying job. The best advice I can give you is this: If you have a dream, now is the time. Reach for it. Don’t let the fear of failure deter you.”

– U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, via video message


MBA to Launch in September: Berkeley College will offer its first Master’s degree program – a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management – in September 2015. The program builds on the College’s 84-year tradition of student-focused excellence and career placement.

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Press Release Highlights

Veterans History Project: The third installation of the Veterans History Project records the experiences of Berkeley College veterans and their families. The initiative was created by the U.S. Library of Congress in 2000 to preserve and archive personal accounts of American servicemembers.

Berkeley College Commencement


When: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

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Commencement Speaker: Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security. Click here to learn more.

Student Speaker: Nicole Singletary, a Management – Entrepreneurship graduate from the Newark location, will speak about her determination to improve lives in her hometown of Newark, NJ. Read more…

Outstanding Student: David Osorio, a Surgical Technologist graduate from the Clifton location, will receive the Robert Maher Outstanding Student award.

Alumni of the Year: Tamba D. Aghailas, advocate for citizens of Africa. Click here to learn more.

Grad Salutes: Students had an opportunity to pick up their caps and gowns, order class rings, and take graduation pictures. Click here to learn more.

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Read about Berkeley College academic and volunteer service initiatives in the March 10, 2015 issue of Berkeley College Newsline.

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For the second consecutive year, Berkeley College has been ranked among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Read more...


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