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Pomp, Circumstance, and Promise: Commencement 2022 at Georgian Court

May 18 was a joy-filled day at Georgian Court University that celebrated goals accomplished and new journeys begun for nearly 450 undergraduates and more than 180 graduate students during the Commencement 2022 Ceremonies.

Money Magazine Gives Georgian Court High Marks for Affordability

Georgian Court University is New Jersey’s #1 Catholic university, and among the nation’s best colleges according to the Money Magazine Best Colleges 2022 rankings. Affordability, GCU’s generous financial aid, and the early career earnings of recent graduates are among the many factors they considered.

Rachel Pausz ’22: On Course to a Fulfilling Career

Long runs are relaxing for Georgian Court University Track & Field Captain Rachel Pausz ’22, but she’s all business in competition. “There’s a strategy about long-distance races and how you tackle them,” said Rachel, a Point Pleasant, New Jersey, resident. “They build mental toughness.” Rachel’s professional strategy is to become a Certified Public Accountant, another rigorous challenge.

Prayers—and Action—for Buffalo and Laguna Woods

The entire Georgian Court University community stands in prayer and solidarity with the city of Buffalo, New York, and with the families of Celeste Chaney, Roberta Drury, Andre Macknell, Katherine Massey, Margus Morrison, Heyward Patterson, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Ruth Whitfield, and Pearl Young who were murdered during the massacre at Tops Family Market on Saturday.

Christine Clark ’13, ’15, ’22:  A Life-Changing Mistake That Now Helps Students in Need

The very best mistake Christine Clark ever made led her to a career she loves. She was a high school senior completing Georgian Court University admissions paperwork. “I wanted to be an education major and also study social work.  I couldn’t find social work on the form, but I saw psychology, so I checked that box,” explains Christine. While intending to make the change later, she never did and ended up taking an Introduction to Psychology class. “From that moment, I fell in love with psychology.”

Broader Focus on Health, Nursing, and Wellness Leads to Name Change for GCU School of Nursing

Beginning July 1, Georgian Court University’s popular nursing school will become the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing and Wellness at GCU. The name change comes as Georgian Court adds new academic departments to the nursing school and broadens its focus to the integrated nature of health, nursing, and wellness.

May 18th Commencement Exercises Celebrate GCU’s Newest Graduates

Family, friends, and faculty will celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students during the 111th Annual Commencement Ceremonies of Georgian Court University on Wednesday, May 18. Degrees will be awarded to eligible students completing their academic programs in August 2021, December 2021, February 2022, and May 2022. A Baccalaureate Mass for people of all faiths will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., with undergraduate exercises at 1:30 p.m. and the graduate ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

Gianluca Cersosimo ’22: A Keeper in the Classroom and on the Soccer Field

Soccer goalkeepers are agile, speedy and organized. Gianluca Cersosimo has these qualities as both a high-achieving finance major and as a goalkeeper for the Georgian Court University men's soccer  team.

A Call for Nursing Saves a Life: Jamaal Lynwood

Jamaal Lynwood ’20, ’22, a student in Georgian Court University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, was finishing his externship shift at Jersey Shore University Medical Center when the Staff Assist Alert sounded.

Yasmin Amaro-Garcia ’22: A Voice for the Voiceless

Yasmin Amaro-Garcia knows exactly when she first became passionate about nursing. It was the Christmas she received a kid-friendly medical kit. “I practiced on my younger sisters and cousins,” she said. “As the oldest, I was always taking care of someone.”

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