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JUNE 2021
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Berkeley College Grads Are Defined by "Guts and Greatness," Says U.S. Senator Cory Booker Berkeley College celebrated more than 1,800 graduates at the in-person Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The story of Berkeley College graduates is the story of families, immigrants, veterans, entrepreneurs and healthcare heroes who represent the rich diversity and resilience of students persisting during a difficult year. “Through all the challenges of the last year you have persevered,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “I am very proud of each of you for your determination during this time.” Morning and afternoon sessions recognized certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree graduates from August 2019 through April 2021, giving those who could only celebrate their achievement virtually in 2020 a chance to finally walk across the graduation stage.
#Berkeley Grad2021: Grads Show their Pride with Trending Hashtag
Graduates took to social media to share their excitement on Commencement Day. In fact, they are still posting about it. Check out some of the top posts that capture the thrill of the day!
Cruz Jaquez Sisters
Sisters from the Dominican Republic Earn Degrees from Berkeley College
In 2016, Pamela and Gabriela Cruz Jaquez moved to the United States from their small hometown of Tamboril, Santiago, with one goal in mind: to build a better life.
David Brown
Entrepreneur and Father of Five Overcomes Obstacles to Earn MBA
During the pandemic, David Brown overcame challenges as a small business owner and discovered a passion for educating his community about financial literacy.
Double Sets of Twins, Quadruple the Pride
Commencement was an especially meaningful day for two sets of twins who relied on one another and the support of Berkeley College faculty and staff to make it to the graduation stage.
Berkeley College Graduation 2021 by the Numbers
View a snapshot of the Class of 2021
Berkeley College Commencement Highlights Local Graduates
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Belleville Man and Twin Overcome Struggles, Earn College Degrees
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Mother and Daughter Graduate Together
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