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Briarcliffe College Reaches Out To Alumni

January 28, 2010

Kick-Off Reception on February 17th Features Islip Councilwoman Trish Bergin

BETHPAGE, NY – (January 28, 2010) The Briarcliffe College Alumni Association Leadership Committee is actively contacting more than 10,000 alumni across the country to build a community from their common bond, and to extend an invitation to the Association’s kick-off event on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1575 Round Swamp Road, Plainview. NY, for an evening of networking, light refreshments and welcoming remarks from guest speaker, Islip Town Councilwoman and former “Inside Edition” and News 12 LI anchorwoman, Trish Bergin Weichbrodt. Attendees may also bring their resumes for a review by Briarcliffe College’s Career Services personnel. This is a free alumni event, but reservations are requested. To RSVP, call Briarcliffe College at (516) 918-3698.

“The Association is in its infancy but we are excited to get underway in creating a community with an affiliation and allegiance to Briarcliffe College,” said Alumni Association President Evan Proios. “The Association opens a window to a lifetime of personal and professional growth and is a resource for benefits and networking.”

Kelli Burgos, marketing director at Briarcliffe College, is the campus liaison for the alumni association. “Alumni are automatically members – there are no fees or dues – but we are eager to spur communication and stay connected. We will be contacting alumni through e-blasts, our quarterly newsletter, and social media.”

To date, the Alumni Leadership Executive Committee members Parris Thompson, Evan Proios, and Norma Coreas, have been establishing a framework for organizing events, seminars and benefits for all Briarcliffe College alumni. Distinct from other associations trying to stimulate alumni giving through donations and endowments, Briarcliffe College seeks to stimulate leads, referrals and new career opportunities for current students and those alumni in transition during these tough economic times.

For more information on the Alumni Association, contact Briarcliffe College Marketing Director Kelli Burgos at: kburgos@bcl.edu or call 516-918-3698. Current students may email alumni@briarcli.com to become involved.

About Briarcliffe College:
A proprietary institution with locations in Bethpage, Patchogue and Queens NY., Briarcliffe College is a four-year career education college offering degree programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, graphic design, information technology, management and paralegal studies. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000 accredits Briarcliffe College. Briarcliffe College does not guarantee employment or salary. Briarcliffe College is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of colleges, universities and schools. For more information, visit www.briarcliffe.edu or www.bcl.edu.

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