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Georgian Court Students on a Mission for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity spring 2022 students

Georgian Court students made their way to High Point, NC recently for a service trip with Habitat for Humanity! During the weeklong trip, students helped build a house for loving grandparents and their grandchildren and worked with community members to construct the new home from the ground up. 

“Throughout their build, Georgian Court students engaged with the corporal works of mercy while exploring how to engage in service and justice, in their communities, and in their individual vocations upon their return,” said Carly Cohen, the university’s campus minister.

Habitat for Humanity—Building Hearts and Minds

She was joined on the Habitat for Humanity trip by Director of Campus Ministry Jeff Schaeffer and students Alyecia Craig-Woods, Anastasia Guglielmo, Victoria Payor, and Katie Barnes.

“The plot of land they were serving on was being transformed into a home, but that was not the only transformation taking place,” said Ms. Cohen. “Our students experienced a transformation of their hearts and perspectives as they continue to explore how to contribute to the common good.”

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.