Helping students navigate their way through the halls of Ella Clarke Elementary School comes naturally to guidance counselor Oscar Orellana ’15. The Lakewood native, who studied criminal justice as an undergrad and arrived as a working adult at GCU for graduate school, lives by one of the words of educator Rita Pierson: “Every child deserves a champion.”
Melissa Miller ’10, ’14 is the first honoree of the GCU Alumni Association’s new Sage program, an initiative of the Alumni Board of Directors’ Professional Development Committee to recognize those who have shown exemplary career and volunteer accomplishments that are directly related to their GCU student experiences. The Sage Program distinguishes these alumni as “Sages” and invites them to speak to selected alumni and students to assist with career building and leadership and to foster opportunities for mentoring and re-engagement with GCU.
Author David Willey paints a portrait of Pope Francis that morphs from the Argentina of his youth and middle age to Rome where he still craves simplicity. It is a picture of a man forged by family ties, difficulties with the Argentinian government and – most especially – his experiences with the poor and suffering. The central image that emerges from this montage, Mr. Willey said, is that Pope Francis sees the Church as a “field hospital” focused on healing not only humanity but the global environment as well.
Lindsay Donohue, a Georgian Court University senior with a dual major in English and Education K-12, traveled back in time via literature and research to examine marital expectations and the masculine mindset of Victorian society for her recent undergraduate research project, “The Victorian Era: Manliness, Marriage, and the Masculine Mindset.”
Georgian Court University will not increase tuition costs next academic year, a move that effectively holds the cost of attendance for at current levels for both undergraduate and graduate students, university officials recently announced.
The Mid-Atlantic Mercy Association presented new members during an April 23 covenant ceremony at Georgian Court University. The event nearly packed GCU’s Marron Chapel where dozens of family members and friends, Mercy Associates from across the region, and several Sisters of Mercy who welcomed the new associates into their ministry.
Entrepreneurs visited Georgian Court University on March 15 for “How to Be an Entrepreneur,” an event hosted by the GCU Business Club.
Georgian Court students involved with Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, recently held a fundraiser to encourage acorn sales. That’s right, acorns—all part of GCU’s love for sustainability.
On Sunday, April 3, more than 50 Georgian Court–Meridian Health School of Nursing students and recent graduates and one nurse educator were inducted into the GCU Meridian Nursing Honor Society.
Tap your toes as the Chorale at Georgian Court University presents their annual spring concert on Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will be held in the Casino Auditorium on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus.