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Lion VIP Day: Home Edition Video Resources

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Thank you for attending our first-ever Lion VIP Day: Home Edition! We’ve gathered together some video resources here so you can learn more about Georgian Court’s academic and student support programs.

Academic Programs

Want more information about one of GCU’s undergraduate academic programs? Check out the video links below to learn more from our faculty.

Art & Visual Studies and Visual Art

Leo Morrissey, M.F.A., discusses the offerings of GCU’s Department of Art and Visual Studies, including the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees:

Biochemistry & Chemistry

Andrew J. Weber, Ph.D., explains why a degree in chemistry or biochemistry from GCU—and the opportunities it can provide—might be right for you:


Louise S. Wootton, Ph.D.; Chinenye Anako, M.D., M.P.H.; Carolyn Bergman, Ph.D.; Michelle Esposito, Ph.D.; Brunella Bowditch, Ph.D.; Michael F. Gross, Ph.D.; and Jean Parry, Ph.D.; talk about the Department of Biology, the opportunities of being located in an amazing ecoregion, and what they love about teaching biology at Georgian Court:

Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing

Ashley Elmore, Ph.D., describes the different programs offered by the Department of Business Administration, the real-life experience its exceptional faculty brings to the classroom, and resources and innovations available to students:

Amitabh Mungale, Ph.D., explains what makes the programs offered by the Department of Business Administration unique:

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Beth Schaefer, Ph.D., provides questions to ask yourself if you’re considering a CIS major and the career options it poses:

Criminal Justice

Marny Requa, J.D., offers four reasons why an undergraduate major in criminal justice at GCU is unique:


Silvana Cardell, M.F.A., talks about the mission of GCU’s dance program, the opportunities it offers, and how it can help you transform your passion into a career:

Megan Mazarick, M.F.A., explains what makes the GCU dance program a source of pride for her:

Tyler Rivera shares his story of what it’s like to be a dance major at GCU:

Digital Communication

Marci Mazzarotto, Ph.D., talks about the fusion of the writing and production sides—as well as theory and practice—of communication within GCU’s digital communication major:


Kristen Wedlock, M.F.A.; Russell McDonald, Ph.D.; and students explain how an English major can help you find your voice and learn to critically and creatively contribute—and engage with—our world:

Exercise Science, Wellness & Sports

Michael Wortley, Ph.D.; Vincent C. W. Chen, Ph.D.; and a current student and alumni discuss what you’ll learn in the exercise science program and what you can do with a degree:

Health Profession Studies

Carolyn Bergman, Ph.D., explores the requirements and potential careers for a major in health profession studies and her favorite thing about teaching at GCU:


Scott H. Bennett, Ph.D., describes how history is not a series of facts to be memorized, but instead a continual debate about decisions, events, and developments and the interpretations we use to explain them:

Integrative Health

Emory Wilder, M.D., explains how integrative health comes from encouraging spiritual values such as interconnection, feminine intuition, and the wisdom of the body:

Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., P.T., Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D., and a GCU alumna discuss the integrative health minor and how it has practical applications for your own health:

Interdisciplinary Studies

Kathleen Froriep, Ph.D., explains what interdisciplinary studies is and the skills you can gain from GCU’s program:


Beth Schaefer, Ph.D.; Sarita Nemani, Ph.D.; and Saroj Aryal, Ph.D., provide ideas on what you can do with a math major, from teaching math to stock forecasting on Wall Street, and what to consider when choosing it as your major, while a GCU math major shares his experience:

Medical Imaging Sciences

Louise S. Wootton, Ph.D. explains the field of medical imaging sciences and the joint undergraduate program GCU offers with Rutgers:

Political Science

Scott H. Bennett, Ph.D., explains what to expect from GCU’s new political science major and optional concentration in international relations and describes its unique interdisciplinary nature:

Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology

Alfred F. Mancuso, Psy.D., discusses the expertise available from a large, diverse psychology faculty, the skills and career opportunities offered by the GCU psychology major and minor and the joint psychiatric rehabilitation and psychology major program with Rutgers, the Psychology Scholars Program, and graduate GCU psychology programs:

Religious Studies

Johann Vento, Ph.D., talks about why she loves GCU, how the religious studies major and minor focus on theology, biblical studies, and world religion, and the broad application of the skills learned in the program:

Social Work

Megan Callahan Sherman, Ph.D., LCSW, talks about a career as a social worker and the social work degree program at Georgian Court:

Students share why they chose to study social work at Georgian Court:

Spanish and Latino Business Studies

Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, Ph.D., speaks about GCU’s Spanish and Latino business studies majors, related student organizations, and study abroad and service learning opportunities:


Susan E. O. Field, Ph.D., explains how advising works and how to go about choosing a major if you’re undeclared:


Susan E. O. Field, Ph.D., explains how advising works for those seeking to enter the nursing program and the requirements for entrance:

Don’t see what you are looking for in one of these videos? Check out this page to learn more about all of our undergraduate programs.

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Student Support

Want to learn more about the variety of student support programs? These videos will introduce you to the people who are here to support you on your journey and explain the services we offer.

Career Services

Ceceilia O’Callaghan explains how GCU’s Office of Career Services can help you “Start Here, Go Anywhere” with the services it provides:

Jane Dougherty talks about what services the Office of Career Services offers for first-year students:

Chart the Course

Martin Lopez discusses Chart the Course, GCU’s highly successful student retention program that helps students stay on track to graduation:

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Joy Smith, Ph.D., talks about how this state-funded program offers academic and educational advisement, tutoring, leadership development initiatives, and a financial aid supplemental grant—all designed to promote persistence through degree completion and the pursuit of your future career (for eligible students):

Global Education

Laura Grodewald and GCU students discuss the variety of programs offered through the Office of Global Education Programs, including study abroad, volunteer abroad, and faculty-led study abroad trips, and the skills gained from such experiences:

Student Life

Dean Amani Jennings explains why student life outside the classroom is as important as what you learn in the classroom and what make Georgian Court so special:

Student Success

Kathleen Boody speaks about how the Office of Student Success can help you avoid the hidden costs of college and help make your path to graduation effective and efficient:

TRIO–Student Support Services

Graduate intern Chelsey Peniston explains what TRIO is, the services provided, the criteria for admittance, and how to apply:

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About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with 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 2,100 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 and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located 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 at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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