November 26, 2014

 

Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College President, with student veterans at the Veterans Day paradeDear Friends and Colleagues,

This is the season to show gratitude for the many things we are thankful for in our personal and professional lives.

On Veterans Day earlier this month, Berkeley College had an opportunity to thank our veterans by attending a ceremony at our Woodland Park location or by marching in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City (pictured right). It was heartwarming to see our student veterans and their families march up Fifth Avenue and be acknowledged for the sacrifices they have made for this country.

I am also thankful for all that our faculty and staff do to make Berkeley College an exemplary academic institution. On November 6, 2014, 13 faculty members received Faculty of the Year awards, recognizing them as role models who demonstrate commitment to the success of our students. Also in November, we celebrated the graduation of the Leadership Berkeley Class of 2014. This rigorous training program prepares our best and brightest as the future leaders of Berkeley College.

I invite you to read more about the endeavors and initiatives taking place at Berkeley College in this issue of Berkeley College Newsline.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

Cordially,

Dario A. Cortes signature

Dario A. Cortes, PhD
President of Berkeley College

 

Berkeley Celebrates Veterans at Ceremony and Parade

See the Photos: To view more photos from the Veterans Day parade, click here.

On November 10, 2014, Berkeley College honored all those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including many of its own students, faculty and staff, during a Veterans Day ceremony in the Renaissance Hall Atrium at the Woodland Park location.

Berkeley College student Ryan Davenport of Paterson, a U.S. Army veteran, recited the Soldier’s Creed and described how the creed was his support as he adjusted to civilian life.

“At Berkeley, we are fortunate to have more than 500 students, as well as faculty and associates, who have served in the military,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, during the ceremony. “We gather to remember those veterans who have gone before us in acts of bravery and heroism and remember their sacrifices.”

On November 11, 2014, about 60 Berkeley College student veterans and their families marched in the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan, NY.

More on Veterans Day: To view a News 12 New Jersey feature about Berkeley College student veteran John Partin, click here.

Berkeley College student veteran Ryan Davenport of Paterson

Photo Caption A: Student veteran Ryan Davenport recites the Soldier’s Creed during a Veterans Day ceremony at Berkeley College in Woodland Park.

Berkeley College student veterans at the Veterans Day Parade in New York City

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College student veterans and their families prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

 

President Joins Board of Latino Leadership Alliance

Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College President 


Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, has been elected to the Board of Delegates of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ), an organization that seeks to empower and unify organizations and individuals in advocating for the rights of Latinos throughout New Jersey. The announcement was made at the LLANJ quarterly Board of Delegates meeting on October 25, 2014.









Students and Faculty Tap into Virtual Community

National Distance Learning Week took place from November 10 through 14, 2014. The initiative of the United States Distance Learning Association encourages schools, businesses and government organizations to educate their constituents on the growth in distance learning and showcase their local accomplishments.

Berkeley College Online® hosted a number of events that allowed students and faculty to tap into the College’s virtual community. Students were invited to submit virtual performances through the Virtual Coffee House; compete in a Virtual Scavenger Hunt; and participate in Webinars that focused on resources such as the Library or career preparation. The community at-large also was encouraged to donate food or time to a local food pantry through a Virtual Food Drive.

The Berkeley College Online® Faculty Symposium introduced topical teaching workshops and new app ideas into the online and on-site teaching realms. Keynote speaker Corinne Hoisington, PhD, Faculty, Information Systems Technology, Central Virginia Community College, an author and expert on today’s hottest technologies, set the audience and their handheld devices ablaze by introducing Augmented Reality apps such as LAYAR, Anatomy 4D and ThingLink.

Berkeley College faculty experiment with Augmented Reality during National Distance Learning Week

Photo Caption A: Berkeley College faculty experiment with an Augmented Reality app during the Berkeley College Online® Faculty Symposium.

Anthony Avallone and Samuel Lloyd, Berkeley College faculty, teach a workshop during National Distance Learning Week

Photo Caption B: Anthony Avallone, DIBA, Berkeley College Online Chair, Larry L. Luing School of Business, and Samuel Lloyd, DPS, Berkeley College Online Associate Chair, Larry L. Luing School of Business (far left), conduct a workshop during the Berkeley College Online® Faculty Symposium.

 

Post-Election Event Spotlights Politics in New Jersey

On November 5, 2014, Berkeley College sponsored the 13th Annual Post-Election Analysis and Networking Event in Renaissance Hall at the Woodland Park location. A panel of guests discussed the political strategies and economic situations that led to election results, including what the future may hold for New Jersey.

Event speakers included Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman; John Galandak, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey; Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations; Roger Bodman, Esq., Senior Partner, Public Strategies Impact; and Bill Maer, Esq., Partner, Public Strategies Impact.

Students attended the event, and during the question-and-answer session, asked questions related to the job climate and how election results would benefit higher education.

Kevin Luing, Roger Bodman, Teri Duda, John Galandak, and Bill Maer at the Berkeley College Post-Election event

Photo Caption (L to R): Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman; Roger Bodman, Esq., Senior Partner, Public Strategies Impact; Teri Duda, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Government Relations; John Galandak, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey; and Bill Maer, Esq., Partner, Public Strategies Impact.

Congratulations to the Leadership Berkeley Class of 2014

The Leadership Berkeley Class of 2014 graduated on November 13, 2014. The goal of the yearlong Leadership Berkeley program is to develop future leaders at Berkeley College by enabling the associates to better understand their strengths and leadership capabilities.

The Leadership Berkeley Class of 2014

Photo Caption (L to R): Back row are Theresa Omelczuk, Director, Budgeting; Sherrica Taylor, Student Success Coordinator, Advising, Newark and Woodbridge; Charles Cheesman, Director, Adult Admissions, Midtown Manhattan; Jennifer Porter, Director, Alumni Relations; Jairo Borja, Director, Business Development, Career Services; Byron Hargrove, PhD, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences and Director, Honors Program; and Donna Nicholson, Director, Integrated Media and Content Development, Marketing. Front row are Angelica Sanchez, Accounts Payable Manager; Christina Ferraro-Dhuyvetter, Director, Financial Aid, Woodland Park; Jennifer Litvak, Assistant Dean, Online, Student Development and Campus Life; and Lisa Azzarone, Accreditation Coordinator, School of Health Studies.

 

Berkeley Ranks Among Top Colleges for Military Students

Thanks to the work of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Berkeley College has been recognized for supporting veterans in their academic pursuits. The College was named to the 2015 Best for Vets list for four-year colleges by Military Times magazine and recognized as a 2015 Top School by Military Advanced Education magazine.

The Military Times Best for Vets distinction evaluates the factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. Among four-year schools, Berkeley College is one of only four colleges in New Jersey and 10 colleges in New York to make the 2015 list.

In ranking Top Schools, Military Advanced Education evaluates institutions by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support, and online support services. This is the sixth consecutive year the College has received recognition from the magazine.

In Military Advanced Education: To read an article about online veterans resource centers by Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College Associate Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, click here.

 

Berkeley Recognized for International Enrollment

Berkeley College recently was ranked seventh in international student enrollment among 40 special focus institutions by the Institute of International Education Open Doors report. Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities. The data was released on the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that prepares Americans for a global environment.

 

College Wins Gold MarCom Awards for Commercials

Congratulations to Marketing and VIA Agency, whose work earned Berkeley College two gold MarCom Awards in the category of Television Commercials (Broadcast and Cable). According to the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, which administers the award, the winning commercials were chosen from among 6,500 entries worldwide. The winning commercials are titled “Maria” and “Successful Careers #5.”

 

Additional Associate Accomplishments

Jairo Borja, Berkeley College Director, Business Development, Career Services, was honored on October 16, 2014, at the Latino Stars Awards & Networking Event in Queens, NY. The event recognizes influential Latino men and women whose major achievements and participation in the community have made a difference in New York. In his role as Director, Business Development, Mr. Borja manages a team that seeks out internships and jobs for students and graduates, actively networking with area chambers of commerce and industry-specific organizations to seek out new employment opportunities.

Jairo Borja, Berkeley College Director, Business Development, and Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, during the Latino Stars Awards

Photo Caption (L to R): Jairo Borja, Berkeley College Director, Business Development, Career Services, and Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, who served as a guest speaker at the Latino Stars Awards & Networking Event.

 

Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Paramus and Woodland Park, was recognized by the YWCA at the 41st Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon on November 7, 2014, in Manhattan, NY. As an inductee of the Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2014, Ms. Pinsky-Mauro joins a network of more than 3,000 distinguished professionals and pioneers who inspire greatness.

Linda Pinsky-Mauro and Berkeley College associates at the 41st Annual Academy of Women Leaders YWCA Salute Luncheon

Photo Caption (L to R): Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life; Will Moya, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Midtown Manhattan; Kevin L. Luing, Berkeley College Board Chairman; Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Paramus and Woodland Park; Karen Carpentieri, Berkeley College Vice President, Human Resources; and Mark Wagener, Berkeley College Vice President, Operations.

 

Amy Soricelli, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations 

Amy Soricelli
, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations, contributed a section to the book A Successful Senior Year Job Search Begins in the Freshman Year by Bob Roth (AuthorHouse 2014). Her spotlight topic is titled “Popular Social Media Sites Can Help You Network to Find a Job.”

 





Conrad Walker
, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Brooklyn, was appointed to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting on October 29, 2014. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for its members, promoting a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn.

Carlo Scissura, President, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Conrad Walker, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Brooklyn, and Denise Arbesu, Board Chair, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Photo Caption (L to R): Carlo A. Scissura, President, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Denise Arbesu, Board Chair, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; and Conrad Walker, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, Brooklyn.


Ana Yee, Berkeley College Director, Career Services and Quality Control, and Jorge Ramos, Telemundo anchorAna Yee, Berkeley College Director, Career Services and Quality Control, was recognized at the El Centro Hispano 40th Anniversary Gala on October 18, 2014, for her role in placing students in successful internships and jobs within the organization. According to the organization, the students recommended by Ms. Yee “have gained invaluable experience working in a nonprofit setting.” Ms. Yee also received a Certificate of Recognition from New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District). She is pictured with Telemundo anchor Jorge Ramos, who serves as Master of Ceremonies at the gala.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Faculty of the Year

Each fall, Berkeley College presents awards for outstanding teaching. The Faculty of the Year awards recognize faculty who are role models in demonstrating commitment to the success of Berkeley College and its students. The 2014 award recipients were recognized on November 6, 2014, during a dinner at Club 101 in Manhattan, NY.

 

Larry L. Luing School of Business

Excellence in On-site Instruction
Dena Bateh, PhD, Management

Excellence in Online Instruction
Joanne Snider, Accounting and Finance

Special Adjunct Faculty Award
Larry Yodice, Management

Berkeley College Faculty of the Year Larry L. Luing School of Business

Photo Caption (L to R): Rahul Bedi, PhD, Interim Chair, Management; Dena Bateh, PhD, Management; Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Provost; Larry Yodice, Management; Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online; Joanne Snider, Accounting and Finance; and Joseph Scuralli, DPS, Interim Dean.

 

School of Health Studies

Excellence in On-site Instruction
Francisco Abinader, MD, CCMA, Associate Chair, Medical Assistant program

Excellence in Online Instruction
Kelly Berge, CPC, CBCS, Online Chair

Special Adjunct Faculty Award
Christopher de la Victoria, RN, CMSRN, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs

Berkeley College Faculty of the Year School of Health Studies

Photo Caption (L to R): Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online; Christopher de la Victoria, RN, CMSRN, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs; Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Provost; Katherine Sullivan, PhD, Chair, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs; Sheila Dynan, Dean; Gabriel Holder, MD, RMA, CCMA, CBCS, Chair, Medical Assistant program; and Francisco Abinader, MD, CCMA, Associate Chair, Medical Assistant program. Not pictured is Kelly Berge, CPC, CBCS, Online Chair.

 

School of Professional Studies

Excellence in On-site Instruction
Kyong Lee, Interior Design

Excellence in Online Instruction
Patricia Greer, JD, Legal Studies

Special Adjunct Faculty Award
Charlotte Watson, JD, Legal Studies

Berkeley College Faculty of the Year School of Professional Studies

Photo Caption (L to R): Lenore Molee, JD, Dean; Alfonso Torino, PhD, Chair, Interior Design; Kyong Lee, Interior Design; Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Provost; Charlotte Watson, JD, Legal Studies; Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online; and Marisol Abuin, JD, Chair, Legal Studies. Not pictured is Patricia Greer, JD, Legal Studies.

 

School of Liberal Arts

Excellence in On-site Instruction
Denise Feldman, DA, English

Excellence in Online Instruction
Steven Streeter, English

Special Adjunct Faculty Award
Gloria Davy, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences

Berkeley College Faculty of the Year School of Liberal Arts

Photo Caption (L to R): Donald Kieffer, PhD, Dean; Steven Streeter, English; Gregory Hotchkiss, ThD, Associate Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences; Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online; Denise Feldman, DA, English; Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Provost; and Gloria Davy, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Developmental Education

Excellence in On-site Instruction
Teshwar Gopaul, Director, Math Center, Academic Support Center

Berkeley College Faculty of the Year Developmental Education

Photo Caption (L to R): Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Provost; Teshwar Gopaul, Director, Math Center, Academic Support Center; and Gerald Iacullo, Dean, Academic Support Center and Pre-College Programming.

 

More Than 25 Berkeley Faculty Present at Conference

More than 25 Berkeley College faculty gave presentations, moderated discussions, or delivered workshops during the 2nd Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking on October 25, 2014, at St. John’s University. The keynote speaker was Susan Albertine, PhD, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Susan Albertine, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Michael Jacobs, Berkeley College Associate Chair, English

Photo Caption (L to R): Keynote speaker Susan Albertine, PhD, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities; and Michael Jacobs, DA, Berkeley College Associate Chair, English, and Director of the Conference Committee.

 

Larry L. Luing School of Business

Alyssa Adomaitis, PhD, Fashion, reviewed “Dare to be a Fashion Major? Male Student Experiences in an Apparel Program” in September 2014 and “The Mediating Role of Brand Trust in Clothing and Affect in Clothing Brand Loyalty Formation: A Cross-Cultural Examination of U.S. and India” in November 2014 for the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.

Augusto Casas, PhD, Management, presented “Participation of Financial Planners in U.S. Tax Court Trials” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Financial Services in Nashville, TN, in October 2014.

Christian Ehiobuche, PhD, Management, is the author of “Optimization of E-Commerce Platform as Value Adding Tools for Customers,” which was published in the Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, and “Central American Markets: A Struggle for Dominance between the U.S. and China,” which was published in the Journal of International Diversity, both in September 2014.

Diane Maglio, Fashion, presented “Material Culture and Object Analysis in the Fashion Curriculum” at the Fashion: Now & Then conference at LIM College in October 2014.

Michael McAteer, DBA, Interim Associate Chair, Management, conducted an interactive workshop about leadership skills for a group of 25 high school students as part of the High School Outreach Conference. The workshop was held in Renaissance Hall at Berkeley College in Woodland Park on July 25, 2014.

 

School of Liberal Arts

Jason Clarke, Humanities and Social Sciences, is a co-author of “Iconic memory for the gist of natural scenes,” which was published in the Journal of Consciousness and Cognition in November 2014. The paper describes research of a very short-lived memory called iconic memory.

Joyce Frei-McNeill, DLit, English, presented an eight-week film discussion series titled “Brando & Burt: Versatile Actors in Lesser-Known Films” at the Lake Hiawatha Library in November 2014. The series focused on the lesser-known films of Marlon Brando and Burt Lancaster.

Cezar Giosan, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the author of “Sleep Disturbance, Disability, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Utility Workers,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in August 2014. He also was invited to serve as a peer reviewer for a paper submitted for publication in Depression and Anxiety.

Laura Harste, PhD, Math and Sciences, was a panelist at the 2nd Annual World Sexual Health Day Celebration at the Cutting Room in Manhattan, NY, on September 4, 2014. The title of the event was “What Does Sexual Well-Being Mean to You?” Dr. Harste also presented “The Environment: Sustainability is Not Just for Tree-Huggers Anymore” during the Lifetime Learning series at Washington Township Library on October 16, 2014.

Laura Harste, Berkeley College Faculty, serves on a panel during the World Sexual Health Day Celebration

Photo Caption: Laura Harste, PhD, Math and Sciences (left), serves on a panel during the 2nd Annual World Sexual Health Day Celebration.

Heidi Hoefinger, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the author of Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships (Routledge 2013). The book is based on a dissertation that won the Groundbreaking Subject Matter Accolade from the International Convention of Asia Scholars, and the book made the top six for the BBC’s Ethnography of the Year Award in the United Kingdom. Dr. Hoefinger read from her book during a book launch party at ClampArt Gallery in Manhattan, NY, on October 24, 2014.

Gerald Iacullo, Berkeley College Dean, Academic Support Center and Pre-College Programming 

Gerald Iacullo
, Dean, Academic Support Center and Pre-College Programming, conducted two workshops at Barry University on August 20, 2014. The titles of the workshops were “Developmental Math: Strategies and Solutions,” which focused on creating an environment that actively engages the student in the learning process, and “Effective Strategies for Tutoring Math,” which was geared toward underprepared students.

 





Robert Keiber, Berkeley College Faculty, English 


Robert Keiber, English, gave a presentation on his book, Fear is Good, at East Carolina University School of Art and Design on September 18, 2014. He also served as a judge for the annual American Society of Contemporary Artists 97th Members Exhibition in Manhattan, NY, in October 2014. In addition, six poems from Mr. Keiber’s book, Urban Hykool, were published in the The Milford Journal in October 2014.

 



Dean Kostos
, English, is the author of “At a Revival Tent, Sojourner Truth Envisions a New Jerusalem,” which was published in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Vol. 30, No. 2). In addition, his poem “Shiva Bhairava” was published in The Bangalore Review in October 2014, and his poem “The Antique Cast” was included in The Good Men Project in September 2014. The Good Men Project is an online magazine that features stories about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.

Thomas Miller, Berkeley College Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences 



Thomas Miller
, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, produced the short film “Kino-Phosphor” for the 2015 Drone Cinema Film Festival in Leiden, Netherlands. His nonfiction graphic novel, The Unknown Man, created at the Reanimation Library in Brooklyn, NY, was exhibited in “Book Futures” at the South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery in Adelaide, Australia.

 





Donn Mitchell
, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, attended “40 Years Ordained – 2,000 Years in Ministry,” a symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the priestly ordination of women in the Episcopal Church. “I thought it was important to attend this symposium, as it celebrated the ministry of all women, today and in the past,” he said. The symposium met in late summer at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, PA. 

Michael Montlack, Berkeley College Faculty, English 
Michael Montlack, English, recently was interviewed about his poetry for Prick of the Spindle (Vol. 8.3), an online journal. He is the author of the following poems: “My Sister Michele Never Read the Book,” which was published in Luna Luna magazine in September 2014; “New South Wales: Platypus” and “End Game,” which were published in the Fall 2014 issue of Gertrude; “Comprende?” which was published in the Fall 2014 issue of Knockout; and “New Orleans: The UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack (1973),” which was published in The Cortland Review (Issue 65). 


Jea Sophia Oh
, Humanities and Social Sciences, spoke about “Energy for a Greener Future: Conversations on Theology, Cosmology and Environmental Justice” at the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures and Alumni Reunion at Drew University on October 15, 2014.

Afshin Razani, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, spoke about “What’s Driving the New ‘Cold War’ in Ukraine?” at the Quaker Meeting House in West Hartford, CT, in June 2014. The event was sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice; the Greater New Haven Peace Council; and the Connecticut ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition. Dr. Razani also spoke about “The Imperial Roots of Global Warming: Economic, Industrial, and Military” during a workshop at St. John’s University in September 2014. The workshop, organized by the U.S. Peace Council, was part of a series of events held in Manhattan, NY, in conjunction with the People’s Climate March.

Mitchell Serels, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, was one of two rabbis invited to attend “Strangers in a Strange Land,” the 27th Erasmus Lecture in Manhattan, NY. The lecture was presented by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and focused on how Protestant influence has waned and has not been replaced by activist people of faith.

Mia Siegert, English, is the costume designer for the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of “CATS,” which ran November 21 through 23, 2014, in Lubbock, TX. The play featured Ken Page, who starred in the original Broadway production of the musical.

Mia Siegert, Berkeley College Faculty, works on costumes for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of Cats

Photo Caption: Mia Siegert, English, works on costumes for the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of “CATS.”

Catherine St. John, Berkeley College Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences 


Catherine St. John, DA, Humanities and Social Sciences, delivered the inspirational message at the monthly African American Cultural Committee meeting at the Montclair Art Museum in October 2014. The theme for her message was “The Story of Art: A Narrative of Belonging.”

 






David Stoler, Berkeley College Faculty, English 



David Andrew Stoler
, English, is the author of “The Bad Seeds,” an article that appeared in The Providence Phoenix in October 2014. Mr. Stoler also was named to the Editorial Board of Teachers & Writers Magazine.

 


 





Hugo Walter, Berkeley College Faculty, English 





Hugo Walter
, PhD, English, is the author of Sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book (Peter Lang 2014). In addition to exploring the theme of sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s work, the book presents a short history of sanctuaries in 19th-century American and European literature. 





Stephen Wolf, Berkeley College Faculty, English, with the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award, Honors Program 



Stephen Wolf
, PhD, English, received the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award during the Honors Scholars Graduate Reception at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ, on September 16, 2014. The award recognized Dr. Wolf’s contribution to the Honors Program by sharing his extensive theme-related knowledge of New York City. During the Honors Program, Dr. Wolf led the scholars on numerous educational tours of the city.

 

 




School of Professional Studies

Kevin Egan, Berkeley College Faculty, Legal Studies 




Kevin Egan
, Legal Studies, is the author of “Joe the Terrorist,” a short story that was published in the September-October 2014 issue of Thuglit magazine.

 

 











School of Health Studies

Kelly Berge, CPC, CBCS, Online Chair, facilitated Berkeley College’s first massive open online course (MOOC), titled Allied Healthcare Careers: Beyond the Mask. The MOOC was developed in collaboration with Andie Johnston DiMarco, Assistant Dean, Online; Jarrod Cecere, Instructional Designer; and Michael Samman, Director, Online Faculty Support and Instructional Design. The noncredit course started on September 22, 2014, and offered an introductory overview for anyone considering a career in the healthcare industry.

Joseph Charleman, Berkeley College Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs 
Joseph Charleman
, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, was named to the Association of Surgical Technologists Education and Professional Standards Committee in September 2014. The committee develops strategies to stabilize and increase the quality of entry-level surgical technology education. Mr. Charleman also co-presented “The Certified Surgical Technologist Making a Difference – Medical Mission Abroad” at the New Jersey State Assembly – Association of Surgical Technologists fall conference in Iselin, NJ, on September 20, 2014. 


Joseph Charleman
, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, and Joan Zarra, RN, Associate Chair, Nursing, joined Healing the Children New Jersey® on a medical mission to La Romana in the Dominican Republic on October 24, 2014. The group saw 500 patients and conducted 115 ophthalmology or ear, nose and throat procedures on children in need. It is the third time Mr. Charleman has traveled with the group.

Joseph Charleman and a patient in the Dominican Republic during a Healing the Children medical mission

Photo Caption: Joseph Charleman, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, spends time with a young patient during a medical mission to the Dominican Republic.

Barbara Cohen, Berkeley College Faculty, Health Services, at the Washington Township Library 
 
Barbara Cohen
, PhD, JD, RN, Health Services, presented “Bioethics and the Future of Medicine” during the Lifetime Learning series at Washington Township Library on October 9, 2014. She also presented “The Lived Experience of the Orthodox Jewish Registered Nurses” at the 40th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Charleston, SC, in October 2014. In addition, Dr. Cohen serves as an advisor for the 2014-15 fundraising campaign for the Keville Frederickson scholarship fund of The Graduate Center, CUNY, which supports nursing scholarships.



Carlos Sanchez, Berkeley College Faculty, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs 



Carlos Sanchez
, CST, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, was elected to the Board of Directors for the New Jersey State Assembly – Association of Surgical Technologists. The mission of the group is to promote recognition of surgical technology, focus on education and credentialing, and encourage the exchange of ideas to ensure quality patient care.  

 

 

 

Bonnie Lafazan, JD, Library Director, Woodbridge, was the featured contributor to “TechEx,” the technology exchange portal for LibraryLinkNJ, in October 2014.

Amanda Piekart, Information Literacy Instructional Designer, and Bonnie Lafazan, JD, Library Director, Woodbridge, presented “Librarians as Leaders: How to Lead the Way for Lifelong Learning through Successful Programming” at the Association of College and Research Libraries Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Inaugural Virtual Conference on October 22, 2014.

Yevgeniy Sokolovsky, Library Assistant, Woodland Park, is the author of “An encounter with defamiliarized life: translating Osip Mandelstam’s early poems,” which was published in Cardinal Points (Vol. 4) in October 2014.

 

About Berkeley College

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.