Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Special Education Endorsement and Concentration in English
Graduation Date: May 2016
High School/Hometown: Jackson Liberty High School, Jackson, NJ
Clubs/Activities: Student Government Association (Vice President and President, Class of 2016)
“From the moment I stepped onto the Georgian Court campus, I knew this was my second home and where I belonged,” says Ashley Jones ’16. “It was a place where I could leave my mark while getting an education to prepare me for the career I wanted.”
“No matter where I turned, there was someone there to help and guide me in the right direction,” she recalls. “The campus was beautiful, the faculty and staff were inviting, and learning about the programs, especially the education program, left me excited.”
“My favorite thing about GCU as a whole was the encouragement I received from the faculty and staff to make the most out of my college experience and get involved. The faculty and staff were the support I needed to make a mark at the university.”
Ashley made her mark as a GCU student by working hard and getting involved on campus. Among her many accomplishments is her four-year commitment to the Student Government Association (SGA), in which she serves as the president of the Class of 2016.
Having previously served as vice president of her class, Ashley explains how proud she was to serve as president her senior year.
“I have enjoyed having the opportunity to be the voice of the student body and make change happen here on campus.”
As an SGA member, Ashley took part in a number of events and projects. Some of her favorites include organizing GCU’s annual Back Porch Party and fund-raising and advocating for projects that represented the student body, such as the renovations in Maria Hall.
After graduation, Ashley plans to pursue a Master of Arts in Education degree to reach her ultimate goal of becoming a teacher.
“Georgian Court University met all of my expectations,” concludes Ashley. “This school would be my top recommendation to anyone looking for a place to make their mark and become a part of a much bigger family.”
Story contributed by Alexandria J. Graziosi ’15, who graduated in December with a B.A. in English