Archive for April, 2014

Berkeley College Fashion Professor Named NYU 2014 Business and Workplace Education Alumni Of The Year

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

AdamoGuy Adamo, PhD, Associate Chair, Fashion, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, has been named the New York University (NYU) 2014 Business and Workplace Education Alumni of the Year. Dr. Adamo was chosen for the award because he has professionally distinguished himself since graduating from NYU’s doctoral program in Business Education/Higher Education in 2008. The award recognizes Dr. Adamo’s strong, continued involvement in business and in higher education. He has been a professor at Berkeley College for more than 23 years, serving 15 years as Chair of Fashion including three years as Chair of Fashion and Marketing. Dr. Adamo also is a 2009 recipient of the NYU Dr. Paul S. Lomax Award for Doctoral Scholarship and Leadership. He received a Berkeley College Leadership Award in 2007 and a Berkeley College Faculty of the Year Award in 2003.

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Veteran Stories Help Berkeley College Professors Foster a Deeper Understanding of the Experiences and Perspectives of Military Students

Posted on April 7th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

berkeleyChristopher James Hendricks served eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a dental technician in the United States and abroad in Japan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. As a Berkeley College student, Mr. Hendricks is excelling in his classes, an accomplishment he attributes to the military, which Mr. Hendricks said helped him adhere to the discipline and rigors of a higher education environment. Mr. Hendricks plans to graduate in 2016 with a degree in Marketing Communications. Upon graduation, he would like to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Since the passage of the Post 9/11-GI Bill, which covers college expenses to military students, more than half a million veterans like Mr. Hendricks have set off in pursuit of a college education.

But veterans often face obstacles when returning to civilian life. Jane Hammerslough, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Coordinator at the Brooklyn Vet Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said the challenges veterans face when returning to school after experiencing combat may include concentration issues and cultural issues stemming from the military’s distinct, hierarchical culture.

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LIM College to Offer Nation’s First Master’s Degree in Visual Merchandising

Posted on April 1st, 2014 in General | No Comments »

singlemannequinLIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has received approval from the New York State Board of Regents to offer the nation’s first master’s degree program in Visual Merchandising.

The LIM College Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Visual Merchandising, which will launch in the fall of 2014, will give graduates a competitive edge as they pursue careers in today’s expanding and highly competitive visual merchandising profession. Graduates will be prepared for career paths that could lead to positions as corporate visual merchandising directors at department and specialty stores, creative directors at retail design firms and industry supply firms, or showroom directors.

“We are very proud to offer the nation’s first master’s degree program in visual merchandising,” said LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse. “This program is a logical evolution of both the field of visual merchandising and LIM College’s role in educating future leaders in the business of fashion. As we mark our 75th Anniversary, we are committed to creating new opportunities in graduate education for the next generation of fashion and retail executives.”

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