Guests for the 2016 Georgian Court University Commencement Ceremonies include the president and CEO of Meridian Health, the chairman of OceanFirst Bank and OceanFirst Foundation, and two Sisters of Mercy.
Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D., and Rabbi Brooks Susman, the duo also known as the “God Squad,” recently presented “Catholics and Jews: Changing the Conversation,” at Georgian Court University. Dr. Bellitto, an associate professor of history at Kean University, and Rabbi Susman, a noted author and founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Am, are frequent lecture partners who blend education, humor, history and scholarly expertise while examining many aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
From the importance of creating new academic programs aligned with what consumers and employers need most to historic mission and vision formed by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University President Joseph R. Marbach gave SCAN-TV host, Len Kiczek, plenty to discuss and ponder during a recent interview on the cable-based TV show hosted by the Social Community Activities Network.
Former university president Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., ’72 and Meridian Health are the 2016 honorees for Georgian Court University’s annual Golf Classic, which will be held Monday, May 16, at Spring Lake Golf Club in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey. The event benefits Georgian Court scholarships.
The “God Squad,” including Dr. Christopher Bellitto and Rabbi Brooks Susman, aims to bridge the polarized gap between Judaism and Christianity by using an open-eyed view of history to promote understanding and good faith moving forward. During their March 31 talk at Georgian Court University, they will reflect on the last half-century of Jewish-Catholic relations, and engage the audience in conversation.
Georgian Court University considers service a core value that is integrated with academics, athletics, and student life, and invests thousands of hours each year to help nonprofits in the region. During 2014–2015, GCU reported nearly 95,000 volunteer hours donated by students, faculty, and staff to organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Arc of Ocean County, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Read Across America, Providence House, Red Cross, and Catholic Charities.
Take advantage of free health screenings, get free health information, and participate in interactive health demonstrations at “Just for the Health of It,” Georgian Court University’s free health fair, on Thursday, March 17.
On February 23, the GCU Business Club hosted “Mentoring Roundtables” to teach successful networking. Alumni and other professionals shared their experiences with GCU business students.
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.
New students who begin their studies at GCU in Fall 2016 will have their institutional financial aid award guaranteed for at least their first two years.