Archive for October, 2014

Berkeley College Appoints Bill Ortman as Associate Vice President, Public Safety

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College has appointed Bill Ortman, as Associate Vice President, Public Safety.

Berkeley College has appointed Bill Ortman, as Associate Vice President, Public Safety.

Bill Ortman has been appointed Associate Vice President, Public Safety, at Berkeley College. In this role, he will strategically direct the College’s Department of Public Safety; align the policy and procedures of the department with the overall Berkeley College Mission; and focus on ensuring the safety of students and staff. Mr. Ortman will serve as Chair of the Berkeley College Safety and Security Advisory Committee, which is responsible for reviewing security practices at the College.

“At Berkeley College, the safety of our students and staff is paramount,” said Robert Herzog, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. “Mr. Ortman has the experience and character that will help lead the College into the future.”

Mr. Ortman most recently served as Campus Safety Director at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, where he was Chair of the Crisis Intervention Team. He is a member of the College and University Public Safety Association (CUPSA), where he served as President in 2012. Mr. Ortman also is the former Police Commissioner of the Borough of Keyport, NJ.

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Berkeley College Program Recognizes Students for Excellence and Service

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College (fifth from left), and Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director of the Honors Program (eighth from left), join Honors Scholars at the Chart House in Weehawken for a Graduate Reception. Scholars received Certificates of Completion and honor cords to be worn with their caps and gowns at Commencement.

Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College (fifth from left), and Byron Hargrove, PhD, Director of the Honors Program (eighth from left), join Honors Scholars at the Chart House in Weehawken for a Graduate Reception. Scholars received Certificates of Completion and honor cords to be worn with their caps and gowns at Commencement.

Program Recognizes Students for Excellence and Service

Six Honors Scholars received awards for academic excellence, outstanding thesis, or community service, during the Honors Program Graduate Reception, held on September 16 at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. All 38 Honors Scholars received Certificates of Completion and honor cords to be worn with their caps and gowns at Commencement.

Stephen Wolf, PhD, Professor, English, School of Liberal Arts, received the 2014 Faculty Excellence Award. The award recognized Dr. Wolf’s contribution to the Honors Program by sharing his extensive knowledge of New York City, supporting the 2013-2014 program theme, “Rediscovering New York City.” During the program, Dr. Wolf led the scholars on numerous educational tours of the city.

Edima-Mandu Etuk an international student from Nigeria who currently resides in White Plains, NY, received the 2014 Outstanding Honors Scholar Alumni Award, which recognizes her continued excellence, professionalism and service to Berkeley College. Ms. Etuk, who graduated from Berkeley College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Health Services Management, is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree in Healthcare Administration at Pace University. She recounted her time in the Honors Program, calling it “a defining experience.”

LIM College’s Fashion: Now & Then Conference to Focus on Evolving Fashion Information Technology

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

LIM College, which is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, will host Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary, a conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of global fashion information, from October 23 through October 25, 2014.

Attending this fourth annual pioneering global fashion information conference at LIM College will be more than 200 participants from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums throughout the world.

This year’s conference will include a preview of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute records, which will be open for study in the spring of 2015, entitled From Parties, Pinafores and Pumps to PhDs: Mining the Costume Institute Records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives for Future Study.

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