Archive for May, 2015

LIM College Alumna Returns as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in General | No Comments »

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Neva L. Hall, President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, Doug Jakubowski, Courtney Vander Linden

Neiman Marcus Executive Vice President of Stores Neva Hall, a member of LIM College’s Class of 1974, gave the 2015 graduates of LIM College “Neva’s Nine,” her guide for life and business, in her keynote address at the College’s 76th Commencement exercises on May 26 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Ms. Hall was also presented with LIM College’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree at the ceremony.

Said Hall, who will mark 32 years with Neiman Marcus next month, “I have been blessed with myriad opportunities in retail, and have worked with some of the best retailers in the world. But it all started at LIM, which prepared me for the workforce.”

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Graduates Shine at 2015 Berkeley College Commencement Ceremony

Posted on May 6th, 2015 in General | No Comments »

David Osorio, a Surgical Technology graduate, received the Robert Maher Outstanding Student at the Berkeley College Commencement ceremony. The award is presented annually to a member of the graduating class who has met high standards of academic excellence while overcoming personal, professional, or financial obstacles. Students are nominated for the award by Berkeley College faculty and staff.

David Osorio, a Surgical Technology graduate, received the Robert Maher Outstanding Student at the Berkeley College Commencement ceremony. The award is presented annually to a member of the graduating class who has met high standards of academic excellence while overcoming personal, professional, or financial obstacles. Students are nominated for the award by Berkeley College faculty and staff.

Families and friends filled the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Friday, April 24, 2015, as Berkeley College awarded nearly 2,300 certificates and degrees to graduates.

The Class of 2015 included more than 200 international students and 120 military and veteran graduates. More than 30 percent of the class graduated with honors.

The College, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, also held a Virtual Commencement to honor students who earned degrees through Berkeley College Online®.

Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security, served as Commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

“Many of you are first-generation Americans, as I am, seeking a better life in this country,” he told the graduates. “Single parents juggling home, career and school. Military veterans transitioning to a new stage in your life and your career. Mid-career professionals seeking to invest in yourselves so you can attain new heights of success. So you are an exceptional class. You have already sacrificed so much to get to this point.”

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