Berkeley Today Stories

Photo of Theresa Murphy and her kitchen design
May 18, 2020
Theresa Murphy graduated with her Associate’s degree in Interior Design from Berkeley College just days after September 11, 2001. And while the world as we knew it has changed drastically since that fateful day, the fundamentals she learned and the skills she developed still hold true today.
Photo of Yuliana Cevallos
May 13, 2020
“There are no excuses for not achieving what you desire and what you are capable of doing.” This is Yuliana’s philosophy and she has spent her formative years believing in this. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador 34 years ago, she was sent to a private school so she would have better opportunities. While there was some English, most of the instruction was in Spanish.
Photo of Adam Karriem at the Berkeley College Commencement ceremony
May 6, 2020
As the fourteenth of sixteen children in his family, college wasn’t immediately in the plans for Adam Karriem. In fact, he was 32 before he even began and eventually became the first of his siblings to earn a degree. “I was skeptical about returning to school after being out for so long, he remembered. “But I was always good with computers and looked into Berkeley while I was exploring colleges. I visited the New York City campus and immediately felt very comfortable. Everyone was down-to-earth—very friendly and welcoming. They answered all my questions and I loved the fact that the classes were small.”
Photos of Demetria Foster teaching in front of a class
April 29, 2020
When Demetria Foster was a young girl, she would invite her friends in the neighborhood over to play school. They would gather chairs from the all over the house and line them up in neat rows in the front yard. Of course, she would start by taking attendance and handing out little schoolbooks that she made herself. The class would then work from the books on whatever assignment she had decided on for that day. Demetria was four when she started “teaching.” Now, she is living her childhood dream by teaching business courses at Berkeley College.
Group of Alumni Students at Alumni Weekend
October 30, 2019
The Berkeley College Office of Alumni Relations held Alumni Weekend 2019 on October 18-20 in New York City. The reunion weekend was an opportunity for the nearly 60,000 Berkeley College alumni to reconnect and network with fellow alumni. Activities for the weekend offered a mix of social and educational programming, allowing alumni to come back to campus, reconnect with faculty and fellow classmates, and make new professional contacts.