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Graduate Gives Back to Berkeley College as a Professor
The Dover campus of Berkeley College has been consolidated into the Woodland Park, NJ campus. Additional New Jersey campuses are located in Newark, Paramus, and Woodbridge. Programs are also offered at the New York City, Brooklyn, and White Plains, NY campuses, as well as Berkeley College Online®.
Juanita Casiano realized her dream of teaching at Berkeley College with her appointment in 2014 as a full-time faculty member in Berkeley’s School of Health Studies. After earning her Billing and Coding Specialist certification from Dover Business College in 2007, Ms. Casiano graduated from Berkeley College with an A.A.S. in Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding in 2012, and earned a B.S. in Healthcare Management in 2014. She has since earned her M.S.H.A. degree from New England College.
Ms. Casiano teaches courses in the School of Health Studies in Dover and Woodland Park, NJ, as well as online. “Berkeley College prepared me for a dynamic career that I enjoy sharing with the students of Berkeley College,” she said.
One of Ms. Casiano’s closest mentors was Mary McDonough, Ph.D., former Provost and professor of Management in the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®. “I learned from her that it doesn't matter who says you cannot do something, because you know you can and should do it,” she said. “Dr. McDonough was the one who encouraged me to continue my education and gave me the opportunity to work at Berkeley College.”