The 2019 honor from Colleges of Distinction marks the third consecutive year GCU has proven itself worthy of the accolade, which focuses on schools that deliver a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. The honor reflects GCU’s unique learning environment and vibrant programs that engage students through service learning, global education, intensive writing courses, undergraduate research, capstone projects and internships.
More than 120 students from high schools throughout New Jersey attended Teentech 2018, a day of hands-on workshops designed to engage girls in the broad opportunities available in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at Georgian Court University on May 30. The American Association of University Women of New Jersey (AAUW NJ) sponsors Teentech to encourage girls to pursue a STEM education in high school and college so that they will be prepared for jobs in fast-growing industries that generally pay more than jobs traditionally held by women.
This spring, Nancy Sardone, Ph.D., associate professor of education, offered her GEN400 students an exciting way to fulfill their service learning requirement—the GCU Kindness Rocks Project.
Georgian Court University students, faculty, and staff last year contributed nearly 121,000 volunteer service hours to help individuals, community organizations, and area nonprofit agencies. The new figure, up more than 27 percent from 2017 when the campus reported 94,745 service hours, mirrors the university’s dedication to the Mercy core value of service.
Georgian Court University’s Women in Leadership Development (WILD) programs celebrated achievements and honored individuals with special awards at the recent 14th Annual WILD Leadership Banquet in May.
Georgian Court celebrated the exceptional leadership and service of students and members of the campus community at the Student Affairs Leadership & Service Awards Ceremony on May 11, 2018.
Elisabeth Fontenelli, retired Goldman Sachs executive and former Georgian Court University trustee, was the speaker for Commencement 2018, GCU’s 107th Commencement Ceremony, on Thursday, May 24, at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River. Ms. Fontenelli advised graduates to make their world a better place by focusing on their own surroundings.
Last fall, as GCU’s Christopher McKibben, associate director of athletics, communications, and operations for the GCU Lions, began to plan for the academic year, he realized something: “It dawned on me that we had five sets of siblings competing,” he said.
Nearly 30 new teachers listened intently as GCU alumna Christine Newbury, the 2017-2018 Ocean County Teacher of the Year, offered professional words of wisdom in a presentation aptly named “Teaching with All of Me.” The call to teach requires no less, she said.
The senior art exhibit of three graduating Georgian Court University students—Farris Ellington, Amanda Mercadante, and Jess Singer—will be on display May 7-25 in the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. The gallery is on the second floor of Jeffries Hall, and admission is free.