Berkeley Today Stories

photo of Rachel Gonzalez
March 8, 2023
Even as a child, Rachel Gonzalez had plans of working in the healthcare field one day. After entering community college, she felt her initial studies were “too broad.” She wanted more focus.
Entrepreneurship event. Image includes five people. Events hosts and alumnus
January 31, 2023
As part of National Entrepreneurship Month in November, a time to celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster the American economy, Berkeley College held an Alumni Entrepreneurs Showcase in the gallery at the Woodland Park campus. The event featured a panel of alumni entrepreneurs and was attended by students, faculty, and associates from the College. Displays of the entrepreneurs’ businesses were also featured and the event was even catered by D’s Cozy Kitchen, which is owned and operated by one of the panelists. The event was organized by Michael Iris, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and Career Services, and Panagiota Babadelis, Marketing Manager at Berkeley College.
U.S. News world report badges Best online college for Bachelors, Veterans ad Bachelors business 2023
January 24, 2023
Berkeley College has again received several important distinctions from media authority U.S. News & World Report: • Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs–for the 10th consecutive year! • Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for Veterans–for the 10th consecutive year! • Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs–Business • Best Online MBA Programs
Berkeley College students Vanessa and Danielle.
December 12, 2022
In spring of 2019, Berkeley College students Vanessa Guzman and Danielle O’Neill both happened to be enrolled in an elective course, “Addiction and Obsession.” They became project partners and built a friendship during the semester. The two went on a few outings together outside of Berkeley as friends and instantly felt an unbreakable connection. Saddened by the semester coming to an end and thinking they would no longer see each other weekly; they both checked their schedules for the upcoming semester. Lo and behold, they were placed in not one, but two additional electives together, “Advances Writing” and “Forensic Psychology.”
Three images of Lindsay. From left to right, first image is beside a brown horse, the second image Lyndsay is holding an award in her hand, and the third image is dressed in uniform as a firefighter. her one by a laptop and th
November 30, 2022
Although she’s still a student, Lindsay Fiorellini is already quite accomplished. She’s certified as an EMT and a firefighter and has a passion for helping people in need. And she’s loving her time at Berkeley College as a Justice Studies - Criminal Justice major concentrating in Homeland Security. She expects to graduate in December with her Bachelor's degree. 
people working on a table with paper reports, a laptop and a calculator
November 21, 2022
Vedika Rupee was 13 years old when her family moved to the United States from Guyana. “My upbringing in Guyana was different from the life here,” she remembered. “Transitioning from the metric system and learning the imperial system was just one of many things I had to learn!” And though her focus wasn’t initially on college, she would later go on to earn not one, but three degrees from Berkeley College
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November 14, 2022
Thinking back, Dan Birnbaum is quick to point out the importance of the many relationships he built at Berkeley College. “I still keep in touch with some of my professors and advisors to this day,” said the 2003 graduate.
Roylyn McNatt
September 30, 2022
It was a difficult journey to the graduation stage for Roylyn McNatt. Between the pressure of working full-time and issues with completing her coursework, there were times she was ready to give up and walk away. She credits her support from Berkeley College—which included President Dr. Diane Recinos and Campus Operating Officers (COO) LaTysha Gaines and Linda Mauro, as well as others—with making it possible.
Lachanee Scott
September 20, 2022
Just a month after arriving in the United States from Jamaica, Lachanee Scott began her studies at Berkeley College. “It was a bit of a culture shock coming to the United States,” she remembered. “I looked into several schools, but I knew I didn’t want to feel just like a number. I saw the way the Berkeley professors and staff interacted with the students and the feel stood out to me.” After enrolling, she immediately felt comfortable, “Everyone at Berkeley made it easier for me to transition to life here and begin preparing for a career.”