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Executive Women’s Group Honors GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries

Lakewood, N.J., June 3, 2010—Georgian Court University President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., was recently honored by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) at its “Salute to the Policy Makers” 2010 Awards Dinner on May 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. Brian Buckelew, immediate past chair of the GCU Board of Trustees, presented President Jeffries with the award.  
As one of 37 admirable women applauded by EWNJ during the dinner, President Jeffries has shepherded academic and physical growth at GCU since taking the helm in 2001. Her success is demonstrated by a broad range of accomplishments, including the 2008 launch the Georgian Court University-Meridian Health School of Nursing, the expansion of GCU programming at locations in Woodbridge and in Cumberland County, and the creation of GCU’s $26 million, eco-friendly Wellness Center.

EWNJ highlighted President Jeffries and other honorees for their work as members of boards of directors or as senior executives at major corporations and organizations in New Jersey. The dinner, a biennial fundraising event, supports EWNJ’s scholarship program, which has provided over $1 million in scholarships to more than 300 deserving New Jersey women enrolled in advanced degree programs at New Jersey institutions since 1986, as well as other programs that support the advancement of women.
About Executive Women of New Jersey
Executive Women of New Jersey is a charitable organization founded in 1980 as New Jersey’s premier organization for senior level women.  EWNJ’s purpose is to promote the advancement of women to the highest levels of business, professions and government.  Proceeds from the Salute to the Policy Makers awards dinner are used to fund a very successful graduate school scholarship program and other programs to advance women.

About Georgian Court University
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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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