Archive for November, 2014

Liberia’s Future in the Face of Ebola

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Event | No Comments »

Berkeley College alumnus, humanitarian and native of Liberia discusses implications of the epidemic in West Africa at event sponsored by the Berkeley College Center for Global Studies

Dorothy Minkus-McKenna, DPS, Director, Berkeley College Center for Global Studies, and Tamba D. Aghailas listen to a question when he recently discussed the Ebola epidemic in West Africa at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan.

Tamba D. Aghailas, a native of Liberia who escaped 15 years of civil war there, was the guest speaker at this year’s inaugural presentation sponsored by the Berkeley College Center for Global Studies. Mr. Aguailas, a representative for the aid organization BRAC Liberia, described civil war as one of the root causes of the current healthcare challenge facing West Africa as it battles the Ebola epidemic. Setting the backdrop for the outbreak, he also noted the lack of a reliable infrastructure to deliver proper healthcare and responsive emergency services, as well as trust between the public and the government, as conditions which prevented proper containment of the disease.

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Berkeley College Appoints Katherine Sullivan as Chair, Nursing, School Of Health Studies

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Katherine_Sullivan2Berkeley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Sullivan, PhD, as Chair of the Nursing Department, School of Health Studies. In addition to teaching a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Dr. Sullivan has written nursing courses such as Introduction to Transcultural Nursing and Evidence Based Research in Nursing Practice. She also has experience in many clinical environments at hospitals and medical centers, including pediatric and adult emergency services, pediatric and young adult same day surgery, adult acute care, and home therapy. As Chair of Nursing, Dr. Sullivan will be responsible for overseeing the Practical Nurse and Patient Care Technician Assistant programs.

“As the Berkeley College School of Health Studies continues to expand, our students will benefit and grow as they learn from Dr. Sullivan’s extensive experience and commitment to the ongoing evolution in nursing and healthcare,” said Sheila A. Dynan, DMH, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies.

Dr. Sullivan received a BS in Nursing from Jersey City State College and an MS in Nursing, Parent/Child Nursing, Teaching Tract, from Rutgers University, Newark, where she also earned a Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Transcultural Nursing and a PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.

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Berkeley College Ranks Among Top Colleges for Military Students and Veterans

Posted on November 14th, 2014 in General, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Military Times and Military Advanced Education magazines present 2015 accolades

Berkeley College has been recognized for supporting veterans in their academic pursuits. The College was named to the 2015 Best for Vets list for four-year colleges by Military Times and recognized as a 2015 Top School by Military Advanced Education.

This week, Berkeley College students and staff honored Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Woodland Park, NJ, location, as well as marched in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

“At Berkeley, we are fortunate to have more than 500 students, as well as faculty and associates, who have served in the military,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, during Monday’s ceremony. “We gather to remember those veterans who have gone before us in acts of bravery and heroism and remember their sacrifices.”

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Bryant & Stratton College Named Veteran Education Champion

Posted on November 4th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Rochester, N.Y. (October 31th) —On October 29th Bryant & Stratton College (BSC) was awarded the Veteran Education Champion Award by the Veteran’s Business Council at their Expo and Matchmaker Event held at the Rochester Plaza Hotel.  The College was recognized for this honor based on the work they do with their veteran’s students, as well as the support they provide to the veteran’s community in the Greater Rochester Area.

In 2014, the college’s support to date has included hosting a Veteran’s Benefits Fair in partnership with the Veteran’s Outreach Center and a Mental Health Summit in partnership with the VA of Canandaigua, as well as other high value, supportive components for area veterans.

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