Many students choose to come to GCU, even if it means investing in their future with modestly larger debt. We believe that this is because students recognize that GCU offers them something that other schools do not. For some, it is our faculty and class size. For others, it might be location or a particular major. For transfer students, it is likely the fact that we offer some of the most generous transfer financial aid in the region. In any case, students make the choice to incur debt as they see fit.
With climate change having an impact throughout the world, Prasad Lakkaraju, Ph.D., often finds himself thinking about carbon dioxide. The Georgian Court University chemistry professor, who began teaching at the university in 1995, wants to “recycle the carbon dioxide and make useful molecules out of it,” he says.
The Georgian Court University School of Education has a reputation for producing outstanding alumni teachers who earn awards and recognition. This is evidenced each year by the growing number of alumni honored for their work in and beyond the classroom. In addition to alumna Jeanette Wehner being the Ocean County Teacher of the Year, GCU graduate Cathy Famelio received the 2016 Monmouth County Superintendent’s Award for her classroom success. And Daren Saler received the 2016 New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Award.
For clinical mental health counselors, the relationship between one’s personal and professional ethics is critical, Georgian Court graduate student researchers Alicia Quayson and Chelsea Sikora told audiences at this year’s American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) conference.
Alicia Quayson, a Georgian Court graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, was recently honored by the American Mental Health Counseling Association Foundation (AMHCA) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D., is the new vice president for institutional advancement at Georgian Court University, where he will lead the fund-raising operations for the university. Dr. Agnew, formerly the senior vice president of development and corporate chief development officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, brings a wealth of experience in facilitating multimillion-dollar capital campaigns, major gifts programs, corporate and foundation relations functions, and annual giving programs.
For Georgian Court University students and faculty who recently visited China, the global education program provided insight into the country’s past and present, as well as a peek into the future. The GCU Global Education program offers participants an opportunity to study abroad and serve others in places worldwide.
Parents can explore specific applied behavior analysis techniques to help youngsters with autism during a series of free workshops hosted by Georgian Court University’s ABA Clinic.
Under a partnership with Georgian Court, St. Joseph High School students will be guaranteed admission into GCU as full-time students on the conditions they graduate with an earned diploma, meet GPA and SAT/ACT requirements, and satisfy all other admissions application requirements. Another key feature of the agreement: Each student may qualify for at least $10,000 a year in special GCU scholarships for graduates of Catholic high schools. For exceptionally high achievers, the scholarship funding could be as high as $19,000.
Georgian Court University and Holy Cross Academy are partners in a new agreement that will guarantee university admission to students from the South Jersey, Catholic school. The announcement, made June 8 by GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., and Holy Cross Principal/President Dennis M. Guida, presents an attractive option to high school students looking to Catholic higher education for their college experience.