For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

GCU’s University College Kicks Off Graduate Program for Business at JCP&L in Red Bank

GCU’s University College Holds Information Sessions

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 13, 2007—On Tuesday, September 11, Georgian Court University’s University College conducted an orientation and partnership meeting with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) in the Casino Ballroom of the Lakewood campus. JCP&L employees attended this event to kick off the 54-credit M.B.A. program being offered on-site at JCP&L’s Red Bank offices.

The program was designed to assist employees in local area businesses with developing their on-the-job management skills as well as achieving the completion of their graduate-level college education. This accredited program gives them the flexibility to achieve an M.B.A. degree with evening classes at JCP&L’s facility, as well as courses on the university’s Lakewood campus, online, and via video-teleconferencing. Classes are underway this semester.

Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., president of GCU, and Stephen Morgan, president of JCP&L, agreed to the partnership and made comments at the event. Also present for the ceremony from Georgian Court were Joseph F. Gower, Ph.D., provost; Joseph Molitoris, Ph.D., director of University College; and Leslie Korb, Ph.D., director of the M.B.A. program, among others.

“Georgian Court University is excited to partner with this important utility in the state of New Jersey,” says President Jeffries. “GCU seeks to offer JCP&L employees the tools they need to perform effectively, enhance their skills, and take advantage of opportunities for promotion. JCP&L employees asked for a program to enable them to pursue an M.B.A. degree, and Georgian Court University has provided this quality program in the workplace.”

Georgian Court University will host information sessions on all University College programs on three Thursdays this fall: October 4, November 1, and December 6. Over 36 programs are offered through Georgian Court’s University College, which includes coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs within the university at multiple locations. The programs include high school, undergraduate, graduate, teacher education, and business training programs. All information sessions will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the GCU Lakewood campus. To register for an information session or to get more information on any of these programs, please contact University College at 732.987.2130 or send an e-mail to universitycollege@georgian.edu.

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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