Archive for March, 2014

Berkeley College Professor Mary Jane Clerkin, Da, To Receive 2014 Usdla Hall of Fame Award

Posted on March 19th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Mary Jane Clerkin

Mary Jane Clerkin, DA, has been chosen by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Board of Directors to receive a 2014 USDLA Hall of Fame Award. The award will be presented at the USDLA Conference in St. Louis, MO, on May 5.

Dr. Clerkin honored for more than 12 years of leadership and innovation in distance learning

Mary Jane Clerkin, DA, professor of English, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts, has been chosen by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Board of Directors to receive a 2014 USDLA Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of distance learning through leadership, technology, research and teaching, and will be presented at the USDLA Conference in St. Louis, MO, on May 5.

“On behalf of all of us at Berkeley College, I would like to congratulate Dr. Clerkin on being inducted into the USDLA Hall of Fame,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “She has played an important role in the growth and development of a highly successful online program at Berkeley College, and is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the field of online teaching and learning.”

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Students Tell Lawmakers that TAP Increases Access to College and Opportunity for Success

Posted on March 18th, 2014 in Event | No Comments »

APC Colleges Celebrate 40 Years of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


On Tuesday, March 11, more than 100 students, faculty and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges donned blue backpacks as they made their way around the state Capitol encouraging lawmakers to join them in celebrating 40 years of TAP by ensuring it is available to all students who need it – even students attending two-year degree granting colleges.


In highlighting their message, delegates representing New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) thanked lawmakers for rejecting deep cuts to TAP in recent years, and acknowledged their support of the governor’s proposed 2014-15 budget, which maintains TAP at current levels.

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Berkeley College Appoints Robert F. Herzog Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

Posted on March 12th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

HerzogRobert F. Herzog has been appointed as Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. In this position, Mr. Herzog will be responsible for all financial planning, analysis and internal financial reporting activities for the College and will oversee the areas of Campus Operations, Student Accounts, Operations and Budgeting.

“Mr. Herzog’s strong financial expertise and leadership roles in higher education exemplify the quality standards that are aligned with the values of the Berkeley College organization,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Mr. Herzog will be an asset to the College as we move forward with our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.”

Most recently, Mr. Herzog served as Chief Financial Officer for Harrison College in Indianapolis, IN. In this position, he was responsible for the budget and financial reporting, audit and tax, compliance and regulatory, legal, information technology, external relations, scholarship foundation, real estate development, and the Board of Trustees Relations and Governance functions. In prior professional positions, he provided strategic financial consulting to emerging businesses and organizations and led businesses’ internal audit and risk management groups.

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Bianca Bartolo of LIM College Selected as a Recipient of PAVE’s First Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship

Posted on March 5th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Bianca_and_punk_mannequinPanel of industry experts choose Visual Merchandising major from pool of applicants throughout the U.S.

Bianca Bartolo, an LIM College student from Ozone Park, New York, has been selected as a recipient of the first Eric Feigenbaum Academic Scholarship awarded by The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE).

The PAVE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in educational programs that prepare them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. PAVE was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing their education. To date, PAVE has awarded more than $75,000 in financial grants to students.

“This year marks the inaugural named PAVE scholarship for students following a curriculum of visual merchandising or design focusing on the retail industry,” said PAVE president Denny Gerdeman, “The scholarship is named after Eric Feigenbaum, a founding member and longtime supporter of PAVE.” Feigenbaum is the Chair of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department.

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LIM College Selected to Participate in KAKEHASHI Project to Strengthen U.S. – Japan Relations Through Educational Exchange

Posted on March 5th, 2014 in Event, General | No Comments »

limlogo4550e6On March 24 and 25, LIM College will host a group of 25 graduate students and faculty members from Japan’s Bunka Fashion Graduate University as part of the KAKEHASHI Project: The Bridge for Tomorrow.

The visit will culminate with a reception and presentations by the Bunka students on fashion and culture unique to Japan on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. at Maxwell Hall.

The KAKEHASHI Project aims to help U.S. students create and nurture an interest in international relations while advocating the strengths and charms of Japan. It is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, commissioned by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), and co-organized with the Japan Foundation and The Laurasian Institution.

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