Berkeley College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Events in New York and New Jersey

Friday, September 24, 2021
Contact: Chanel Donaldson
Senior Associate, Media Relations


Berkeley Hispanic Heritage

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Berkeley College is proud to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans with special events during Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 through October 15, 2021. With a theme of Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope, the following events will be held: 

On Campus:

Date: September 20 to October 15, 2021
Name: Hispanic Heritage Book Display 
Description: The Library and Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) created a book display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through literature, highlighting Hispanic authors.

Date: October 7 to 13, 2021
Name: Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia
Description: SDCL will share historical and current information to test student, faculty and staff knowledge of Hispanic heritage.

Off Campus:

Date:  October 8, 2021
Name:  Hispanic for Progress of Essex County, Inc. – Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Time:  4 to 8 p.m.  
Description:  Berkeley College is a sponsor of this event, which includes a parade and ceremony at City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ. For more information, email Kelly Depsee, Director, Communications and External Relations, at 


Date: October 12, 2021
Name: LatinX - Using this Term in the Hispanic Community
Time: 4 p.m. 
Description: SDCL is hosting a panel to define and explain the differences among the various terms used to identify members of the LatinX and Hispanic communities.

The following programs are available anytime and anywhere:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Spotify Playlist
  • Motivational Monday
  • Travel Channel
  • FoodEASE

Berkeley College celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021. The theme commemorating this milestone is “Empowering Lives for 90 Years!” Visit the 90th Anniversary webpage for more information.  

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials. 

Berkeley College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,900 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for eight consecutive years. The website address is

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.