For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Science Career Day to Showcase Job Opportunities at GCU

Lakewood, N.J., March 7, 2008—Georgian Court University will host their 16th Annual Science Career Day on Friday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Casino Building on the historic Lakewood campus. This year’s event will include career opportunities in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and psychology.

The purpose of the day is to give attendees an opportunity to learn about the diverse scientific careers available and the education/training required for the career. They will also have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with representatives from these areas. Several speakers will bring multimedia displays, equipment used in their field, or organisms with which they work so students get a better idea of what the career involves.

Speakers include Dr. Deborah Josko, Clinical Laboratory Sciences at UMDNJ; Mr. Sal Porcellini, entomologist at Ocean Pest Consultants; Mrs. Jennifer Roman, Revlon; Ms. Christine Hader, RN, director of Seton Hall University’s B.S.N. for College Graduates Program; Mrs. Cindy Claus, curator of Jenkinson's Aquarium; Zachary D. Lewis and Philip I. Brilliant, Brilliant Lewis Environmental Services; Rekha Jaggernauth and Sudha Mate, Medical Technology Department at Jersey Shore Medical Center; Officer Shannon Martiak, conservation officer, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife; Ms. Cindy Smith, central branch manager at Kelly Scientific; and Dwight Gerdes and Mike Schonzert, Ocean County Health Department.

Attendees are also welcome to tour Georgian Court University’s state-of-the-art science facilities to better learn about the equipment used in the scientific fields. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Helen Thomas at 732.987.2345.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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