Important Student Resources and Information During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Academic Advisors are on hand to help students manage their studies and to align their educational plans with their academic, career, and personal goals. Students are encouraged to speak with their Academic College Advisor to discuss any issues they may need assistance with, as well as for information on how to access learning resources.

For students becoming acclimated to taking courses online, Kimberly Malone, Dean, Academic Advisement, encourages students to be disciplined and plan to dedicate the same amount of time to their studies as they did in the classroom. Read Ms. Malone’s advice to students for succeeding in an online environment. Additional tips for posting to online discussion boards, tutoring resources and more can be found here. Academic Advisement contacts and resources are available through the My Profile button via the Engage portal.

Career Services has the solution for helping students gain face time with potential employers, even in challenging times – virtual career fairs. Upcoming webinars focus on interview preparation and how to succeed at a virtual career fair. See the list of upcoming Career Services events.

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers a wide range of academic resources including access to peer and professional tutors. Students can schedule a virtual appointment. See additional instructions and a list of CAS resources.

Updates from Berkeley College about coronavirus COVID-19, as well as hotlines, resources, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for students, are available at BerkeleyCollege.edu/Coronavirus.

Current students with disabilities transitioning online will continue to receive their accommodations. Students who have a disability and have not applied for services as of this date should contact Sharon McLennon-Wier, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, Director of Disability Services, at Sharon-McLennon@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 201-364-7689. Dr. McLennon-Wier will review the student’s current documentation and assist him or her in developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) plan with an ADA Coordinator/Personal Counselor based on his or her home campus. Proctors are available to help students with taking examinations online, using Canvas, organizing assignments, use of assistive technology and more. To schedule a proctor who can meet remotely via Zoom, contact Georgia Pilling, the Proctor Scheduler, at georgia-pilling@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 212-986-4343, ext. 4268. Students who are behind with submitting assignments or at risk of failing course(s), should contact an ADA Coordinator/Personal Counselor located at their home campus who can negotiate needed extensions with professors. Students who require assistive technology or a laptop should contact Dr. McLennon-Wier.

The Financial Aid Office is available virtually to assist students in completing any necessary documentation and answering any questions. The Berkeley Financial Aid Office utilizes electronic forms (E-forms), BerkBox (a secure upload portal for documents), and FAFSAs can be completed on the web or via mobile devices (MYStudentAid on Apple or MYStudentAid on Google Play). Students can access E-Forms and BerkBox by navigating to the E-Form tile in Engage and parents can access BerkBox

For students without internet access at home, Information Systems (IS) suggests the following companies that offer low-cost or free services for students. Check Engage as updated resources become available.

  • Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi to students for 60 days. Call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Comcast is offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days to new low-income families as well as opening their Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone for free. View a map of Xfinity hotspots.
  • Altice through Optimum and Suddenlink is offering free internet connectivity for 60 days. Optimum is also offering access though their special Wi-Fi hotspots.
    • SSID: optimumwifiemergency
    • Call 866-200-9522 to enroll in the Optimum region.
    • Call 888-633-0030 to enroll in the Suddenlink region.
  • AT&T is offering public access to their Wi-Fi hotspots for free. There are also offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

The Library supports faculty, students and all associates remotely through a wide array of options.

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA) is monitoring Federal Legislation impacting the G.I. Bill and Military Tuition Assistance. With the President signing S3503 into law, the housing/living stipend difference between online and resident designation is protected until December 21, 2020. The OMVA works with military students using Tuition Assistance and follows the guidelines issued by each branch. Visit the OMVA Facebook page for virtual activities and information about Zoom meetings that will be held for open discussions.

As individuals can experience increased stress during this time, remember that students have access to personal counselors online. Personal Counseling contacts and resources. Read a column by Sandra Coppola, Ph.D., Senior Director, Personal Counseling, about ways to cope with anxiety and stress.

Student Accounts is the source for information regarding the billing and payment of tuition and fees and room and board (if applicable). The department can also establish student payment plans, process student refunds or withdrawals, and prepare Statements of Accounts (e.g. for employer tuition reimbursement). Student Accounts can be reached at 973-200-1150. See additional contacts and resources

The Office of Student Development and Campus Life hosts an Online Student Community with virtual activities in many areas including Financial Literacy, Career Services and the Center for Academic Success. On Wednesday evenings, students can visit a chat room for hourlong “Company Conversations.” The informal hangout provides a relaxed environment that fulfills a social need for students in an online environment. Visit the Online Student Community.

Available for students at any campus.

  • Academic Advisement: 973-200-1066
  • Career Services: 973-200-1191
  • Financial Aid: 973-200-1148
  • Information Systems Help Desk: 973-278-5400 ext. 1540
  • Student Accounts: 973-200-1150
  • Student Development and Campus Life: 973-546-2925

International Student Contacts

New York City
Nori Jaffer, EdD, Vice President, International
212-687-3730 ext. 4304
NAJ@BerkeleyCollege.edu

White Plains
Suzeana Stewart
914-694-1122 ext. 3333
Suzeana-Stewart@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Student Development and Campus Life Contacts

Newark
LaTysha Gaines
973-642-3888 ext. 4218
Latysha-Gaines@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Paramus
Jennifer Litvak
201-967-9667 ext. 1736
JRL@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Woodbridge
LaTysha Gaines
973-642-3888 ext. 4218
Latysha-Gaines@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Woodland Park
Heather Eaton-Dwyer
973-278-5400 ext. 1309
HED@BerkeleyCollege.edu

New York City
LaTysha Gaines
973-642-3888 ext. 4218
Latysha-Gaines@BerkeleyCollege.edu

White Plains

Suzeana Stewart
914-694-1122 ext. 3333
Suzeana-Stewart@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Berkeley College Online®
Chrissy Andrascik
973-405-2111 ext. 6400
Christin-Andrasci@BerkeleyCollege.edu   

Academic Advisement

Online/Paramus

Online Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (5 PM after August 8), Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Paramus Hours: Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday 11:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday as required.
Juli Wood, Dean ext. 6379 JAW@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Main Online Academic Advisement ext. 6474 AdvisementOnline@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Academic Advisors
Julie Vinolas, ext. 6382 Julie-Vinolas2@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Laura Sanzari, ext. 6383 Laura-Sanzari@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Lauren Zeller, ext. 6386 LNF@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Nadesa Tejada, ext. 6380 NDT@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Tara Oddo, ext. 6387 Tara-Oddo@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Paulina Grel, Administrative Assistant ext. 6389 Paulina-Grel2@BerkeleyCollege.edu

New Jersey Campuses

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (5 PM after August 8), Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Woodland Park only).
Steve Bruenjes, Dean ext. 5763 SJB@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Christy Wrightington, Assistant Dean ext. 1303 Christy-Wrightin@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Woodland Park Advisors
General ext. 1005 WPKAdvisement@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Angela Alexander, ext. 1304 ANG@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Wendy Cerrato-Alvarez, ext. 5759 Wendy-Cerratoa@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Vanessa Rivera, ext. 1302 Vanessa-Rivera8@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Zulma Farrell, Administrative Assistant ext. 1301 Zulma-Farrell@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Newark Advisors
Stephanie Baker, ext. 6143 Stephanie-Baker@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Jelissa Ramos, Administrative Assistant ext. 4156 Jelissa-Ramos2@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Woodbridge Advisors
Pauline Shambo, ext. 2350 Pauline-Sambo@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Shannon Brantley, ext. 2351 Shannon-Brantley@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Josephine Meade, Administrative Assistant ext. 2301 Josephin-Meade2@BerkeleyCollege.edu

New York Campuses

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday as required
Kimberly Malone, Dean ext. 4158 Kimberly-Malone@BerkeleyCollege.edu

NYC Advisors
Emily Charles, ext. 4384 Emily-Charles@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Courtney Henderson, ext. 4145 Courtney-Henderso@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Dari Malloy, ext. 4152 DKM@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Miriam Boyd, ext. 4147 Miriam-Boyd@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Xiomara Rozon, ext. 4175 Xiomara-Rozon@BerkeleyCollege.edu

White Plains Advisors
Michael Heidenberg, ext. 3303 Michael-Heidenbe@BerkeleyCollege.edu
Courtney Hernandez, ext. 3306 Courtney-Hernande@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Larry L. Luing School of Business

Dean-Joseph Scuralli, ext. 1469 jss@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Accounting and Finance –Claudia Tyska, ext. 2870 crt@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Management –Rahul Bedi ext. 4402 rbe@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Fashion – Myra Butensky myb@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Health Services Management – Azam Rahman, azr@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Marketing – David Glazer, ext. 4353 dvg@berkeleycollege.edu
Director, MBA Program – Robert Alvarez, robert-alvarezj@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Online, Business – Laura Altomonte, lza@berkeleycollege.edu

School of Liberal Arts

Marc Shur ext. 4405 mxs@berkeleycollege.edu
Co-Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences–Gregory Hotchkiss NJ ext. 6238 gkh@berkeleycollege.edu
Co-Chair, Math and Sciences– Bahir Masadeh NJ ext. 6221 bhm@berkeleycollege.edu
Co-Chair, Math and Sciences – Marc Shur NY ext. 4405 mxs@berkeleycollege.edu
Math, College Skills Program Coordinator – Isben Jeudy ext. 6226 isj@berkeleycollege.edu
Co-Chair, English – Richard Schultz NJ ext. 1451 rhs@berkeleycollege.edu
Co-Chair, English – Filippa Modesto NY ext. 4369 flm@berkeleycollege.edu
English, College Skills Program Coordinator – Patianne Stabile ext. 4367 pds@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Online, School of Liberal Arts – Laura Harste, lvh@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Justice Studies/Criminal Justice – Gary Krulish, ext. 1406 ghk@berkeleycollege.edu

School of Health Studies

Dean- Eva Skuka - ext. 5776 esk@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Medical Assistant & MIBC – Gabriel Holder ext. 5770 gah@berkeleycollege.edu
Associate Chair, Medical Assistant & MIBC – Suzan Melik sqm@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Health Sciences – Jose Montalvo jtm@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Online, Health Studies – Kelly Berge kjb@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Nursing – Mary Jane Genuino ext. 5778 mjg@berkeleycollege.edu
Associate Chair, Nursing and Patient Care Technician & LPN/BSN Program Coordinator – Suzanne Mullings-Carter ext. 5773 suzanne-mullings@berkeleycollege.edu
Clinical Scheduling Coordinator, Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician – Marita Drivanos ext. 5777 marita-drivanos@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician – Joseph Charleman ext. 5766 jpc@berkeleycollege.edu
Clinical Coordinator, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician, (WPK, MDL, NWK) – Frank Ferraro frank-ferraro2@berkeleycollege.edu
Branch Campus Coordinator, Surgical Technology and Surgical Processing Technician, NWK and MDL, Stephanie Williams ext. 6250 spw@berkeleycollege.edu
Practicum Coordinator, Medical Assistant - Gabriel Holder ext. 5770 GAH@BerkeleyCollege.edu

School of Professional Studies

Dean - Marianne Vakalis, ext. 1314 mpv@berkeleycollege.edu
Assistant Chair, Justice Studies (NJ) – Allen Sondej, allen-sondej@berkeleycollege.edu
Assistant Chair, Justice Studies (NY) – John Grant, john-grant@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Legal Studies – Patricia Greer, pbg@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Interior Design – Alfonso Torino ext. 1404 alt@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Graphic Design – Carlos Cruz, ext. 1401 carlos-cruz@berkeleycollege.edu
Chair, Online, School of Professional Studies - Marisol Abuin, ext. 4401 mag@berkeleycollege.edu

Additional School of Health Studies Information


On March 12, 2020, the College announced that all academic instruction would be delivered online in virtual classrooms via the Canvas Learning Management System. Winter semester classes will remain online for the duration of the semester, which ends on April 18th. Following guidelines from local and national public health authorities, School of Health Studies suspended all clinical training at off-site clinical facilities.

Our academic and student support teams are working remotely to comply with heightened social distancing requirements mandated by New Jersey, New York, and neighboring states. Faculty and staff remain available and ready to assist students, whatever they may need, via phone, email, text, and virtual meetings.