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LIM College Professor Appointed to Fulbright Scholar Program Committee

Posted on August 30th, 2016 in General, Uncategorized | No Comments »

NicoleKirplalaniNicole Kirpalani, Ph.D., Associate Chair of LIM College’s Marketing, Management & Finance Department, was recently appointed to the Fulbright Scholar Program Peer Review Committee as a discipline reviewer.

The Committee reviews applications to the Fulbright Scholar Program to identify the most qualified applicants and makes recommendations to a regional review committee.

With the support of the United States government and through partnerships with foreign governments, the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in the sciences, business, academe, public service, government, and the arts and helps to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.

Berkeley College Ranks Among Top Colleges for Military Students and Veterans

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


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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SVA Students Sweep One Show College Competition

Posted on June 18th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

SVA students won a record-setting eight Pencil awards at the 2012 One Show Young Ones College Competition. Students working in teams as part of Frank Anselmo’s Unconventional Advertising class in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department addressed the competition’s challenge to create campaigns for either PETA or Stride gum. The two Gold, three Silver and three Bronze Pencils earned by SVA students is double the number of awards won by any other school in the competition. In addition, 35 five SVA students were named finalists—more than any other school in the competition’s history.

Winning teams were recognized at an awards ceremony on May 9 at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, where they received the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Pencils in addition to cash prizes. Finalists are recognized by a listing in the One Show Annual and online in the Awards archive.

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Bloomingdale’s Chairman and CEO Delivers Keynote Address at LIM College Commencement

Posted on June 5th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mr. Gould said, “Above all have passion for what you do! In 44+ years I have only had one job for just six months, the rest of the time I have had a passion.”

“As John Gardner said in a 1990 speech on personal renewal, ‘We learn by growing older, by suffering, by loving, by bearing with things we can’t change, by taking risks. You will learn that the world loves talent but pays off on character,’” Mr. Gould continued.

In concluding Mr. Gould told the students, “What I wish for you today and throughout your careers is the endless feeding at the trough of hope, of passion, of dreams, of learning, of constant self-renewal in the quest that everyone has within themselves to be more than you thought you could be.”

Mr. Gould was also presented with LIM College’s Distinguished Achievement Award and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree. Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony, during which approximately 300 LIM College undergraduate students and 26 MBA graduates received degrees.

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More Than 1,700 Students Receive Diplomas from Berkeley College

Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Family and friends filled the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ, on Friday, April 27, to support Berkeley College graduates at the Commencement Ceremony of the Class of 2012.

More than 1,700 students from Berkeley College locations in New Jersey and New York, and Berkeley College Online, received Baccalaureate and Associate degrees. It was the largest graduating class in the 81-year history of the College.

“Today is a celebration of your accomplishments,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President. “For more than 80 years, Berkeley College has been changing the lives of students who came to us in search of a better and more prosperous future. The education that they received has enabled thousands of them to find success in their careers.”

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Women in Business Share Their Experiences at Berkeley College Leadership Event in New York City

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Photo Caption: Berkeley College in New York City recently hosted “Women’s Leadership: Reflections, Insight and Wisdom.” Four distinguished leaders spoke to Berkeley College students, alumni and guests about the challenges and triumphs of being a woman in power. Left to right are Marie-Yolaine Eusebe, Founder “Firestarter” and CEO, Community2Community; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President; Cecilia Garcia, Berkeley College alumna and Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs; Deborah Berebichez, PhD, Senior Associate in Equity Analytics, MSCI Barra; Liz Ngonzi, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; and Laura Jewell, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Study by LIM College Students Reveals Technology Use Overrated Among Young Consumers

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The use of technology for shopping by 18-25 year-olds is significantly overrated. In fact, more than 68% of the 18-25 year-olds surveyed “prefer to shop in stores than online for apparel and shoes,” according to Shopping Trends Among 18-25 Year-Olds, a survey done by a group of LIM College students and in conjunction with the National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA).

The survey results were released Jan. 17 at the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s 101st Annual Convention at the Javits Center in New York City. A press release about the students’ survey findings has now made its way onto more than 300 media outlets’ websites, throughout the U.S. and internationally. These include the websites of 162 local TV stations (in cities including Phoenix, San Diego, Honolulu, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle), 30 trade publications, and 87 newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, Yahoo! Finance, Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday, Dallas Business Journal, and the Anchorage Daily News.

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NYC’s Fashion Center Features “Made In The USA” Window Designed by LIM College Students

Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A window display titled “Made in the USA,” designed by Visual Merchandising students from LIM College, was recently unveiled at The Fashion Center Space for Public Art and Design, which is part of the headquarters of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID), the not-for-profit corporation that promotes New York City’s apparel industry. The window will be on display through December 15, 2011.

The window features images of products and brands that are “Made in the USA” that one might spot during a quintessential all-American pastime: tailgating. The back of a Chevrolet truck with Goodyear tires holds classic tailgating treats including the iconic American hotdog, Coca-Cola, and snack brands such as Cracker Jack, Lay’s potato chips and Doritos. And a mannequin wears an ensemble made completely from labels of the Hershey brand — the top combines cuttings of the wrappers of Kit Kat bars and Reese’s Pieces and the skirt flounce is a double tier of Hershey chocolate bar wrappers.

The window design aims to showcase great American brands and encourage their purchase to help support the American economy and domestic job security by asking the question “Where Were You Made?”

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LIM College Students’ Work on Display at Connecticut Museum

Posted on October 6th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paper fashions created by students and faculty in LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department are now on display as part of the Mattatuck Museum’s “Chrome & Couture – Say ‘Yes’ To The Paper Dress” show.

The exhibit, which opened October 1 and will be in place until the beginning of 2012, features nine paper dresses by LIM College students that were originally created for the 2011 National Stationery Show’s “Paper Runway” competition this spring, including the winning design, “Feather Fantasy,” by Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll. Each of the paper dresses is paired with a vintage or exceptional custom motorcycle.

“We were very excited to add the paper fashions of the very talented Visual Merchandising students of LIM College to Chrome & Couture,” explained Sydney Voghel Ochs of the Mattatuck Museum. “When we saw the dresses at the National Stationery Show, we knew we wanted them as part of this exhibition, which is one of our edgiest. Their level of creative sophistication is a credit to LIM College and the quality of the visual merchandising program and the students in it.”

Marjorie Lee Woo, Associate Chair of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department, worked with the students and supervised the installation of their creations. A milliner, Woo also created paper headpieces to accompany the dresses in the show.

Works by LIM College students Jordan McGovern, Gina Mercatili, Lisa Michaelides, Sara Bautista, Connor DeGuehery and Edin Giron, as well as Professors Grailing King and Katerina Lanfranco, are also included in the display.

Interview with SVA Department Chair Robert Hullot-Kentor

Posted on April 19th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The latest in a series of one-on-one conversations with SVA department chairs.

In September 2012, the College will open the doors of its first-ever Master of Arts program, the MA in Critical Theory and the Arts Department. Chaired by Robert Hullot-Kentor, who is also a faculty member in the BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department, the rigorous three-semester program is an interdisciplinary curriculum of lectures and seminars that focuses on the contemporary situation of art. Hullot-Kentor recently sat down with the Briefs to discuss starting up the new program and what students can expect from an MA at SVA.

Tell me about the MA Critical Theory and the Arts Department.
I can’t fit the program into a nutshell, a single sentence or even a pretty long comment, because the program has a dynamic structure. There is a central group of courses concerned with art theory and aesthetics, social history and the history of art, and social theory. And these courses are built around two open seminars whose topics change each year: In 2012–2013, the Proseminar will be devoted to Convergence of the Arts in the 21st century, alongside the Serious Times Lecture Series. These aspects of the program combine to focus on what is going on in art today in a way that involves the entire history of art and society and the most important questions we have about our lives.

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