Berkeley Today Stories

Navi Ship at sunset
June 2, 2022
Teneshia Clarke knows how to get things done. With more than seven years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, the Petty Officer First Class (E-6) had the very serious responsibility of supervising sailors and host nation partners who ensured the safe issuance, transfer, and receipt of petroleum products. But she’s also pushing herself to go further…and has big plans for the future.
image of a  person with a  syringe
August 9, 2021
COVID-19 spread across the world like a biological tsunami, inundating clinics, hospitals, and medical centers. As the first wave of infections reached New Jersey, Kristen Buehler, a Berkeley College M.B.A. student with a concentration in Health Services Management and an office supervisor at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, was pulled into the tumult. What follows is a testament to health administrators across the country who stepped up during the early days of the pandemic.
Group of financial professionals analyzing markets
July 8, 2021
In addition to serving students in its degree and certificate programs, Berkeley College has a Corporate Learning Partnership (CLP) program which offers significant benefits to employees and families of member organizations. This innovative platform creates an alliance between Berkeley and these organizations, which include corporations, nonprofits, and even towns and municipalities. One of the many benefits of this partnership is a 30% tuition reduction for those who pursue their degree on-site and online.*
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.