More than 100 dignitaries, business and civic leaders from the Brooklyn community celebrated the grand opening of the Brooklyn Campus of Berkeley College located at 255 Duffield Street (off Fulton) in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, April 15.
Honored guest speaker, Marty Markowitz, President, Borough of Brooklyn, said, “If you’re a college whose specialty is business education, you couldn’t ask for a better place to be than Downtown Brooklyn. For business students, the world right outside Berkeley College’s doors is like a living classroom. Just look at all the activity in the hospitality industry on Duffield Street-with the Sheraton Brooklyn New York and, coming soon, the Aloft Hotel and the 718 Hotel. So no matter how you look at it, for a college like Berkeley, the place to be right here, right now, is Brooklyn. And I know that for Berkeley, the next 80 years will be even better than the first!”
Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College, described the efforts that went into establishing the new campus and acknowledged all of those who helped to bring about this day of celebration in such a short amount of time.
“Today we have more than 500 students taking classes at the Brooklyn Campus,” said Dr. Cortes. “Berkeley College will continue to support community and business associations and the next generation of Brooklyn citizens who can benefit from Berkeley’s outstanding record of educating and changing lives for 80 years.”