March 10, 2015
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Spring is upon us, bringing exciting news to Berkeley College.
Last week, the College announced it will offer its first master’s degree program. A Master of Business Administration degree in Management will be offered in Woodland Park beginning in September 2015. The Berkeley MBA builds on the College’s 84-year tradition of student-focused excellence and career placement, and offers a rigorous, balanced curriculum that was developed with input from business and industry leaders.
The Berkeley College Men's Basketball team is also spreading “March Gladness,” having captured the College’s first-ever United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship in a hard-fought game against the Nittany Lions of Penn State Mont Alto.
Commencement will be held on April 24, 2015, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. In February, we welcomed our Commencement speaker, Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, New Jersey Director of the Office of Homeland Security, to visit the College and see firsthand our commitment to student success. We also recently welcomed Mila M. Jasey, Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, for a tour and meet-and greet. It is no surprise that she was impressed with the caliber of our students.
We encourage you to join us at the Spring Veterans Career Expo on April 17, 2015. Berkeley College will co-host the event with Be A Hero – Hire A Hero, an initiative that focuses on assisting veterans with transitioning to civilian life through the organization’s network of professional, corporate, educational and military organizations. We also look forward to this spring’s National Security Forum. The forum, titled “Critical to Our National Security: A Forum on Information Sharing for Public Health and Healthcare Sector Preparedness and Response,” will be held on May 29, 2015, at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.
This issue of Berkeley College Newsline highlights many events that reinforce Berkeley’s reputation as an exemplary institution. Career fairs in New Jersey and New York helped hundreds of students and graduates realize their full career potential. Our students reached out to serve their communities by volunteering at nursing homes, food banks and elementary schools. One of our students selflessly became a bone marrow donor when he was identified as a match for a 13-year-old boy.
Enjoy this issue of Berkeley College Newsline.
Dario A. Cortes, PhD
President of Berkeley College
Photo Caption: Berkeley College welcomed Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, to Woodland Park in February. Pictured (L to R) are Tim Luing, Executive Vice President, BES Inc.; myself; Assemblywoman Jasey; Teri Duda, Senior Vice President, External Relations; and Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman.
Berkeley College to Debut MBA in Management
Berkeley College is proud to announce that it will offer its first Master’s degree program – a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management – in September 2015. The MBA program builds on the College’s 84-year tradition of student-focused excellence and career placement, and offers a rigorous, balanced curriculum that was developed with input from business and industry leaders.
The Berkeley MBA program, which is a product of long-range Strategic Planning, will deliver the knowledge and skills required to excel in a diverse and technology-driven business environment. Outstanding faculty with real-world experience will help students integrate concepts taught in the program with actual projects related to their current jobs.
Like all Berkeley College students, graduates of the MBA program will benefit from lifetime career assistance and will join a network of more than 50,000 Berkeley College alumni in the United States and worldwide.
A newly established School of Graduate Studies will oversee the MBA in Management, as well as future graduate degrees at Berkeley College.
Share the news: Read the press release and share via Twitter.
@BerkeleyCollege launches new MBA program. Built on tradition, focused on your future. #MBA #gradschool #MBABerkeley
Knights Capture First National Title
Congratulations to Coach Chris Christiansen and the Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team, who on March 7, 2015, captured their first United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship. The Knights defeated the Nittany Lions of Penn State Mont Alto by a score of 57-55 in overtime.
On February 22, 2015, the team won its seventh Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Knights defeated the defending champion Bears of St. Joseph’s College by a score of 91-82 at the Albert M. White Gymnasium in Albany, NY. Earlier in the week, the Knights were named regular-season champions with a perfect 6-0 record this season.
For more athletics news, click here.
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Photo Caption: The Knights won both the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship and the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship.
Security Forum to Focus on Healthcare Preparedness
On May 29, 2015, Berkeley College will sponsor “Critical to Our National Security: A Forum on Information Sharing for Public Healthcare Sector Preparedness and Response.” The forum, co-sponsored with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), will be held at the John Theurer Cancer Center at HUMC in Hackensack, NJ.
Presenters will discuss public and private partnerships as well as the importance of coordination and sharing public health crisis information at all levels. The forum provides valuable information for public and private health providers, public health officials, industry representatives, emergency preparedness leadership, and anyone interested in health sector coordination.
The event is free, but seating is limited. For more information, email NationalSecurityForum@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Work of World Fine Art Group on Display in Brooklyn
The Berkeley College Brooklyn Gallery will present the work of the World Fine Art Group through April 30, 2015. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
“We have featured members of the World Fine Art Group before; this is in fact the third time,” said Robert Keiber, Curator, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn galleries. “They are a great collection of artists from all over the world, and I consider their work both stunning and visionary.”
Design Management Program Begins in April
This spring, Berkeley College will offer a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Design Management in Woodland Park. The program is accepting enrollment for the Spring Quarter, which begins in April 2015.
“The BBA degree program is timely for today’s market because it teaches strategy, communications, marketing and technology,” said Alfonso Torino, PhD, Chair, Interior Design, School of Professional Studies.
“Our students will get a solid background in both design and management,” added Carlos Cruz, Chair, Graphic Design, School of Professional Studies. “Graduates with degrees in Design Management will be able to start their own businesses, manage creative people and projects, and market new products and services.”
Photo Caption: Alfonso Torino, PhD, Chair, Interior Design, School of Professional Studies, engages students in project discussion during a conceptual design class.
Poster Contest Supports March for Babies
Berkeley College recently invited local high school students to use their creativity to design posters in support of the March of Dimes. The posters promote the March of Dimes and its annual March for Babies fundraising walk at Wayne Hills High School on April 26, 2015.
First prize includes a three-month subscription to lynda.com, which offers video courses for a variety of skills and hobbies – an $80 value. The second- and third-prize winners will receive Blick Art Materials store gift cards for $50 and $25, respectively. This month, all participants are invited to a reception at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, where the College will display the entries and announce the winners.
For more information, click here.
Midtown Gallery Marks Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month in February, the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery presented artwork from the estate of Avel deKnight. At an artist’s reception on February 5, 2015, Stephen Tyson, a professor, artist and lecturer, provided an introduction and talk about Mr. deKnight and his work.
Mr. deKnight was born and educated in New York City to parents from the Caribbean Islands of Barbados and Puerto Rico. He later studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Julian in Paris. He was an instructor at the Art Students League of New York, an academician at the National Academy of Design, and an instructor at the Academy School of Fine Arts from 1981 until his death in 1995.
“We lost a great talent when Avel – an outstanding and provocative artist – died,” said Robert Keiber, Curator, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn galleries. “I know that it’s the right decision to exhibit Avel’s artwork at Berkeley College to represent Black History Month.”
To view a video about the exhibit, click here.
Photo Caption: Artist Stephen Tyson speaks about Avel deKnight during an artist’s reception celebrating Black History Month at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery.
College Promotes Veterans Job Fair on One on One
On February 25, 2015, Brian Maher, Berkeley College Vice President, Career Services, was a guest on One on One with Steve Adubato. Mr. Maher discussed the Be a Hero – Hire a Hero Veterans Career Expo, as well as Berkeley’s commitment to active servicemembers and veterans.
The Veterans Career Expo will be held at Berkeley College in Woodland Park on April 17, 2015, and invites members of the military, veterans and their families to network with more than 50 employers and recruitment representatives.
To watch the segment, click here.
Berkeley Highlights Career Skills at Spring Training
On February 24, 2015, Berkeley College Career Services and the Office of Student Development and Campus Life held a systemwide professional development event titled “How to Make Your Next Interview a Big Hit.” The baseball-themed event taught students how to build interview skills and enhance their job search techniques. Staff wore baseball jerseys to the events, which also featured hot dogs, peanuts and baseball trivia.
Photo Caption: Kevin Frey, Director, Student Development and Campus Life, Woodbridge (right), talks to students about how to make their next interview a “big hit.”
Cross-Country Team Supports Young Runners
On February 20, 2015, Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan invited elementary and middle school students from Girls Prep for a college tour and training session with its New York Cross-Country team. In March, Girls Prep on the Lower East Side and in the Bronx will host the Ultimate Pi Day 5K, a fundraiser to support the school’s STEM programs and encourage its students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“When I was younger, I could run a 100-yard dash, but these girls are planning to run three miles,” said Adam Rosen, PsyD, Berkeley College Cross-Country Coach, New York. “Community involvement is very important for Berkeley College as well as for our Cross-Country team, so when we heard about the Pi Day race, we knew right away that we wanted to get involved.”
Louisa Frick, a Development Associate with Girls Prep, said she was thankful for the opportunity to visit Berkeley because it helped to demystify the college experience for the young students.
“From an early age, we focus on college readiness,” Ms. Frick said. “But by coming to a college campus and meeting the people here, it shows our students this is something they can do. They can picture themselves here.”
(Pictured) Amber, a third-grade student at Girls Prep Lower East Side, stretches with the Berkeley College New York Cross-Country team in preparation for the Ultimate Pi Day 5K to support women in STEM.
Students Read Books at McKinley Elementary
On February 20, 2015, students from Berkeley College in participated in Celebrity Read, a community initiative of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson. The students visited McKinley Elementary School in Newark, NJ, where each volunteer read to two classrooms. This is the fourth year Berkeley College in Newark has participated in this event.
Photo Caption (L to R): Berkeley College students Abigail Brown, Nasheema Baskerville, Speedy Guareno, Atasia Jackson, Arceli Vernazza, Michael Jones, Glenn Burgess, Jason Donkor, Oscar Planas and Ranee Robertson.
Career Fairs in New Jersey and New York a Success
In February 2015, Berkeley College locations in New Jersey and New York held career fairs that welcomed students to discuss interview opportunities and job placements.
On February 18, 2015, nearly 50 students attended a career fair in Newark where the College welcomed companies such as Ashley Furniture, Cablevision, FedEx, New York Life and State Farm Insurance. On February 10, 2015, 30 companies and more than 120 students visited Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park to connect with companies such as Blinds To Go, Columbia Bank, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Verizon Wireless, Mass Mutual, NJ TRANSIT and the Pennsylvania State Police.
In Midtown Manhattan, a Justice Studies Career Fair on February 4, 2015, welcomed 140 students and graduates as well as companies such as the Peace Corps, Optimum Security Services, the 9/11 Memorial Fund and numerous police departments, including those from Suffolk County, Philadelphia and New York City. On February 3, 2015, an Accounting Career Fair was attended by 115 students and graduates as well as companies such as MetLife, New York Life and Empire Tax Professionals.
Photo Caption: A representative from NJ TRANSIT greets a potential employee at a career fair at Berkeley College in Woodland Park.
Berkeley Celebrates Black History Month with Jazz
On February 17, 2015, Berkeley College in Woodland Park welcomed flautist Keith Marks as part of a Jazz Coffee House event in the Atrium at Renaissance Hall. Students were invited to reflect on how the jazz movement is tied to black history. On February 18, 2015, William Brown and Company visited the College to perform skits about trailblazers in black history.
Students Scope the Trends at Fashion Week
More than 45 Berkeley College students had an opportunity to explore the inner workings of the fashion industry when they volunteered at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from February 11 through 19, 2015. Some students served as brand ambassadors for The Daily Front Row, while others worked on social media or media outreach for the fashion magazine. To read about the experiences of fashion intern Camilla Johannesen (pictured), click here.
Dover Hosts Black History and Respect Event
On February 11, 2015, the Office of Student Development and Campus Life in Dover hosted a Black History and Respect event. Students watched a clip from the movie “Forrest Gump” and discussed the social and racial struggles depicted. They also examined their own experiences with racism and ways to decrease it within their communities.
Photo Caption (L to R): Berkeley College students (back row) Magdalena Gonzales, Xochitl Hernandez, Shanaya Burke, Tabitha Lambert, Luisa Zapata, Stephanie Galicia and Jackie Perez and (front row) Gabrielle Marrazzo and Lenore Corry pose under the Respect Week Quilt in Dover.
Commencement Speaker Tours Berkeley
On February 11, 2015, Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, New Jersey Director of the Office of Homeland Security, visited Berkeley College in Woodland Park. Dr. Rodriguez will deliver the Commencement address on April 24, 2015, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Dr. Rodriguez met with Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College; took a tour of the campus with Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer; and visited with students, faculty and staff.
Student Spearheads Jeans Collection
Berkeley College in Woodland Park and Paramus recently collected more than 75 gently used pairs of jeans for Teens for Jeans, an initiative of DoSomething.org and Aeropostale. The collection was spearheaded by Pamela Macek, a Legal Studies student at Berkeley College in Woodland Park. Last year, Ms. Macek collected 53 pairs of jeans from family and friends, and accomplished her goal to beat that record this year.
The jeans will be shipped to Aeropostale by the Office of Student Development and Campus Life to be donated to homeless youth in the local community. According to DoSomething.org, jeans are one of the items most requested by homeless youth because they can be worn multiple times between washes, can be dressed up or dressed down, and provide a sense of normalcy for the person wearing them.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College student Pamela Macek displays some of the gently used pairs of jeans she collected for the Teens for Jeans initiative.
Berkeley College Promotes Heart Health
In February 2015, Berkeley College marked American Heart Month by encouraging faculty and staff to Go Red for Women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women.
In return for a donation to the American Heart Association, associates were invited to wear jeans and the color red to work on February 6, 2015.
Photo Caption: Associates at Berkeley College in Paramus Go Red for Women during American Heart Month.
Woodland Park Welcomes Assemblywoman Jasey
On February 4, 2015, Berkeley College in Woodland Park welcomed Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey. Assemblywoman Jasey represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District and in January was named Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. She toured the Berkeley College facilities and met with students and staff in Renaissance Hall to learn about the College’s career-focused curriculum and deep commitment to student success.
Photo Caption (L to R): Back row are Janelle Giles, Director, Student Development and Campus Life, Paramus and Woodland Park; Berkeley College student Josephine Elliott; New Jersey Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, 27th District; Berkeley College student Antoinette Kassas; and Dallas Reed, PhD, Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life. Seated are Berkeley College students Pamela Macek, James Stokem, Shawn Norbert, Jeison Martinez and Jazzlyn Feliciano.
Author Discusses Novel at Book Club Event
On February 3, 2015, Berkeley College in Woodland Park and Berkeley College Online® hosted a question-and-answer session with Salena Fehnel, English, School of Liberal Arts, about her book Nesting Dolls. The book was the Winter 2015 selection for the Berkeley College Online® Book Club.
Fifty students participated in the event, either on campus or through the live stream. Click here to view the recorded question-and-answer session. For more information about the book club, contact Matthew LaBrake, Library Director, Online, at matthew-labrake@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Photo Caption (L to R): Matthew LaBrake, Library Director, Online, hosts a question-and-answer session with Salena Fehnel, English, School of Liberal Arts.
Berkeley Recognizes Next Class of Scholars
In January, February and March 2015, Berkeley College hosted scholarship events to recognize high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. Each scholarship is renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student.
“These students have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “They deserve these scholarships, which can go a long way in helping the next generation of students access a well-rounded, career-focused education.”
Photo Caption (L to R): Ted Havelka, Campus Operating Officer, White Plains; high school scholar Caitlyn Hammons; and John Rivera, Berkeley College alumnus.
School of Health Studies Pins Graduates
On January 30, 2015, the Berkeley College School of Health Studies held a pinning ceremony to recognize graduates pursuing careers as practical nurses, patient care technicians, surgical processing technicians and surgical technologists. More than 90 students from Clifton and Dover were eligible to participate in the pinning ceremony, held in Renaissance Hall in Woodland Park.
“Each of you has demonstrated your commitment to the pursuit of a career in healthcare,” said Sheila Dynan, DMH, Dean, School of Health Studies. “Today we recognize your efforts and congratulate you.”
Photo Caption (L to R): Berkeley College students Rosaury Garcia and Yadira Bustamante; Kofi Poku, CST, CRCST, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, School of Health Studies; students Paola Deleon and Erick Tavarez; and Katherine Sullivan, PhD, Chair, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs, School of Health Studies. The graduates received pins from Berkeley College.
Newark Students Support Community FoodBank
On January 23, 2015, students from Berkeley College in Newark volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ. The students labeled more than 2,000 bags of pasta and placed them in large box for distribution. Each year, the Community FoodBank and its partners feed 900,000 hungry residents. (Pictured L to R) Back row are Berkeley College students Speedy Guareno and Nicole Valentin. Front row are students Darcy Vawser, Jovonne Jacobs, Abigail Brown and Nasheema Baskerville.
Business Students Volunteer at Nursing Home
On January 23, 2015, members of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) visited St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Cedar Grove, NJ. The students spent time with the residents and helped out during Spa Day. It is the second consecutive year the group has volunteered at St. Vincent’s. FBLA-PBL received its National and New Jersey charters in January 2014 and enrolls more than 50 club members at Berkeley College in Woodland Park and Paramus and through Berkeley College Online®.
Dover Donates Winter Clothing to Salvation Army
This winter, students at Berkeley College in Dover donated winter clothing, including coats, hats, scarves and sweaters, to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army in Dover, NJ, serves residents in need in Morris County and the surrounding areas. Berkeley College has extended a hand to this organization in the past, volunteering for the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Dover during its 2014 Community Service Day.
Pictured (L to R): Berkeley College students Leydi Castro, Sammy Lascano, Lisa Wolfe, Luis Lugo, Ahnijah McLean, Jason Camacho and Teresa Bianco display winter clothes donated to the Salvation Army.
Paramus Student Becomes Bone Marrow Donor
John Cedeno, a Management – Entrepreneurship student at Berkeley College in Paramus (pictured), became a bone marrow donor on October 9, 2014, after he was identified as a match for a 13-year-old boy. Mr. Cedeno was inspired to join the donor registry after his professor, Melissa Baralt, PhD, Math and Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, invited a representative from the The Icla Da Silva Foundation to speak during her Bioethics class. Click here to read more about Mr. Cedeno’s journey.
Berkeley Recognized for Contribution to Centennial
Berkeley College was recognized with the Key to the City award by the Borough of Woodland Park at a Council meeting on February 18, 2015, for its contribution to the Borough’s Centennial celebration.
The College has developed a mutually supportive relationship with the Borough since its move to Garret Mountain from East Orange in 1976. The College honored this relationship at the 6th annual Under the Tent event in September 2014, and students and associates participated in the Centennial Parade in May 2014, where they won the Judges’ Choice award.
(Pictured L to R) Teri Duda, Senior Vice President, Government Relations; Berkeley College student Ashley Alba; and Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Campus Operating Officer, Paramus and Woodland Park, accept a plaque from the Borough of Woodland Park.
Congratulations to the 2014 Associates of the Year
Berkeley College associates were recognized at the Associate of the Year awards luncheon on December 9, 2014. Associates were recognized for adaptability, customer service, excellence, innovation, leadership, teamwork, and for being student-centered.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College associates are recognized at the Associates of the Year awards luncheon on December 9, 2014.
Additional Associate Accomplishments
Jarrod Cecere, Instructional Designer, and Justin Smith, Senior Instructional Technologist, both Online Faculty Support Team, presented “PedTech: The Merger of Pedagogy and Technology to Give a Professional Edge to Academic Multimedia Projects” at the Online and Hybrid Learning Conference in East Brunswick, NJ, in January 2015. They also presented at the NJEDge.Net Annual Conference in Plainsboro, NJ, in November 2014.
Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®, presented “Creating a Healthy Work/Life Balance” at the United States Distance Learning Association International Forum for Women in E-learning conference on December 3, 2014.
Andie Johnston DiMarco, Assistant Dean, Online, presented “The 5Ms of Online Faculty Training” at the Online and Hybrid Learning Conference in New Brunswick, NJ, on January 15, 2015. She also presented “New to Online Faculty Training: The Next Generation” at the NJEDge.Net Annual Conference in Plainsboro, NJ, in November 2014.
Andie Johnston DiMarco, Assistant Dean, Online, and Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online, presented “Five M’s to Teaching and Developing Faculty to Teach Online” at the 2015 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Virtual Conference on February 10, 2015.
Catherine Palmer, Vice President, Enrollment, contributed to an article about admissions advice in Military Advanced Education (Volume 10, Issue 1) in February 2015.
Carol Smith, Assistant Provost, Online, presented “Effective Practices in Student Retention and Assessment” at HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on January 15, 2015. She also was part of a panel titled “You’ve Got Them, Now How Do You Keep Them? Developing a Student Management System that Fosters Retention,” at the UPCEA and ACE Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy in San Antonio, TX, on January 22, 2015.
Sharod Tomlinson, Assistant Dean, Student Development and Campus Life, New York, presented “Wrestling with the Inner Me” at the APCA Midwest Regional Campus Events Conference in Chicago, IL, on October 25, 2014. Mr. Tomlinson also spoke to students at Loyola University during the visit.
Larry L. Luing School of Business
Darshan Desai, PhD, Management, participated in the panel session “Game On! Why Gaming Matters to Brooklyn’s Innovative Economy” during the 2nd annual Brooklyn Tech Triangle U Week. The panel was held on March 4, 2015, at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Dr. Desai also presented “Big Data Analytics for Monitoring and Evaluation of Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)” at the INFORMS annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, in November 2014.
Christian Ehiobuche, PhD, Management, is the author of “Students as Global Citizens; Can Dialogue Enhance Engagement and Learning Outcome,” which was published in the Global Education Journal (Issue 4) in December 2014.
Christian Ehiobuche, PhD, Management, and Dorothy Minkus-McKenna, DPS, Director, Center for Global Studies, co-authored “Social media as a strategic tool for business sustainability in the Sub-Saharan region,” which Dr. Minkus-McKenna presented at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences conference titled “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa” in Rheinbach, Germany, on November 13, 2014.
Lloyd Soobrian, PhD, Accounting and Finance, presented “Survey of Pricing Methods and Strategies for Creating Value for Multinationals Entering Emerging Markets” at the Emerging Markets 2015 conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Syleecia Thompson, DBA, Management, presented “The Making of a Girlpreneur,” a workshop for teenage girls who have their own businesses, at the Young Enterprising Sisters YESPRENEUR Conference at Barnard College on November 1, 2014. She was honored for her resilience at the “Pain of a Blaque Woman, Still I Stand” conference in Harlem, NY, on October 11, 2014.
School of Liberal Arts
Kathryn Buckley, English, is the author of “Broken Bird: Reflections on the Upside of Anger,” which was featured in The Rumpus, an online magazine, in January 2015. Her essay “The Stories Inside” was published in The Chaffey Review (Volume XII) in January 2015.
Mary Jane Clerkin, DA, English, presented “How Easy Can Connections Get?” at the 2015 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Virtual Conference on February 10, 2015. She also presented at the United States Distance Learning Association International Forum for Women in E-learning conference on December 3, 2014.
Joyce Frei McNeill, DLit, English, presented a six-week film series titled “America’s Hot and Cold Wars through the Camera’s Lens” for the Lake Hiawatha Library in January and February. Participants watched and discussed the films “Drums along the Mohawk,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “They Were Expendable,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Fail Safe.”
Cezar Giosan, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, presented his research on “Cognitive Evolutionary Therapy for Depression” at the 2nd Global Conference on Psychology Researches at the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, in November 2014.
Heidi Hoefinger, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, presented “It’s the Place Where You Can Be Yourself, So Welcome Home: Queer Kinship and Place-Making in the LGBTQ Post-Migrant Dance Club Scene in London” at the American Anthropological Association 113th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in December 2014.
Robert Keiber, English, was honored by actress and model Wendy Stuart, who dedicated a chapter of her book Last Model Standing to his first theater company and the 12-year run of his sketch comedy show, “I'm Okay, But You Keep Screwing Me Up.”
Dean Kostos, English, presented “Surrealism: Its Relevance to Writers Today,” “Memoirs & Personal Essays,” “Persona Poems & Dramatic Monologues,” “A Broad Overview of Poetry,” and “Meter without Stress” at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference on November 3, 2014. His poem “Ice Garden” was featured on The Good Men Project, an online magazine that examines what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.
Thomas Miller, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, was Guest Curator of “The Bureau of Memories: Archives & Ephemera” at Hierarchy Gallery in Washington, D.C., in December 2014. The exhibition featured more than two dozen research-based works by anthropologists and artists exploring the disappearance and transformation of 20th-century analog collections in the digital era. The installation was presented by the Ethnographic Terminalia collective and sponsored by the American Anthropological Association for its 113th Annual Meeting.
Donn Mitchell, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the author of “Take Justice Seriously, for Love’s Sake,” an article about Human Rights Day that was published in The Living Church magazine in November 2014.
Barbara Monaghan, Online Associate Chair, and Roseann Torsiello, EdD, Online Chair, co-presented “Using Web Tools to Spark Student Interest” at the 11th Annual Faculty Technology Showcase at Bloomfield College on January 13, 2015. They also co-presented at the NJEDge.Net Annual Conference in Plainsboro, NJ, in November 2014.
Michael Montlack, English, is the author of the poem “New Orleans: The UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack (1973),” which was published in The Cortland Review (Issue 65) in November 2014.
Catherine St. John, DA, Humanities and Social Sciences, presented “Rethinking Art Education” at the School of Visual Arts Twenty-Eighth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists on October 30, 2014. In addition, her paintings were on exhibit at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey as part of the Center’s Annual Group Exhibition.
David Andrew Stoler, English, presented his film Daadi at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2014. His documentary Untitled on the closing of the OK Harris Gallery in SoHo was added to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art earlier this year.
Roseann Torsiello, EdD, Online Chair, presented “Integrating Emerging Technologies and Information Literacy in Online Learning” at the 2015 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Virtual Conference on February 16, 2015. She also presented at the College of Reading and Learning Association 47th Annual Conference in St. Paul, MN, in November 2014.
Hugo Walter, PhD, English, was appointed by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers to be a Series Editor for the monograph series “Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature.”
Jonathan Weidenbaum, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the author of “Achieving Purpose in an Open Cosmos: The Continuing Relevance of William James for Relational and Interpersonal Theory,” a section for the book Making Our Ideas Clear: Pragmatism in Psychoanalysis (Information Age Publishing 2015).
School of Professional Studies
Charlane Brown, JD, Legal Studies, served on the Criminology Peer Review Committee of the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which completed the merit review of Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program applications for the 2015-16 year.
Kevin Egan, Legal Studies, is the author of “The American Professor,” a short story that was featured as a podcast on Crime City Central in September 2014.
Edith Linn, PhD, Criminal Justice, presented “Good Lie, Bad Lie: Evolving Case Law on Police Misrepresentation during Interrogation” at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA, in November 2014.
Ross London, JD, PhD, Criminal Justice, is the author of Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice (Wipf and Stock 2014), which was updated from the 2011 edition with a new preface.
Eileen MacAvery Kane, Graphic Design, had her work included in the Annual Members’ Exhibition at Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY, and in the Orange County Arts Council Members Exhibit at SUNY Orange in Middletown, NY, in January and February 2015.
School of Health Studies
Joseph Charleman, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN, Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician programs, presented “Building a Bridge from Student to Healthcare Professional” at the Association of Surgical Technologists Instructors Forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 6, 2015.
Barbara Cohen, RN, JD, PhD, Health Services, is a co-author of “Remembering Grace: A Personal Reflection on Death and Dying,” which appeared as part of “New Conversations about End-of-Life Care” in Nursing in the 21st Century in January 2015.
Marlene Doty, Vice President, Library Services, is the author of “Building a Renaissance Library,” which appeared on Page 4 of the New Jersey Library Association winter newsletter.
Bonnie Lafazan, JD, Library Director, Woodbridge, hosted “Google Hangouts on Air” as part of the LibraryLinkNJ TechEx series in November 2014.
Matt LaBrake, Library Director, Online; Bonnie Lafazan, JD, Library Director, Woodbridge; and Amanda Piekart, Information Literacy Instructional Designer, presented “Providing Engaging Learning Opportunities in the Online Environment: From Faculty Outreach to Student Success” at the Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey 2015 Annual Users’ Conference at Rutgers University on January 9, 2015.
Amanda Piekart, Information Literacy Instructional Designer, presented “ACRL Standards vs. The Framework: What are the Issues and Why Should You Care?” at the Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey 2015 Annual Users’ Conference at Rutgers University on January 9, 2015.
Susan Van Alstyne, Library Director, Newark, was invited to join the Essex County Library Directors, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote and further the development of library services in Essex County.
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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