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Gabriel Rodriguez ’21, ’22: Serving Up History Lessons to Feast On

Gabriel Rodriguez took the “buffet approach” to choosing a major at Georgian Court University: undecided, chemistry, math—and finally, history. “I did well in all my high school classes, so it was a matter of trying some things and figuring out what fit,” he said. “I enjoy history—studying the past and learning about the experiences of others.”

Dance Director Silvana Cardell Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships to exceptional individuals so these visionaries in their respective fields can freely create. Creativity is second nature to Silvana Cardell, who is among six choreographers in this year’s prestigious Guggenheim Fellows cohort. Ms. Cardell, associate professor of dance and director of the dance program at Georgian Court University and artistic director of the Philadelphia-based Cardell Dance Theater, is a multi-award winning choreographer, dancer, and educator.

Show Your Work: Art Students Display Talent During Senior Exhibitions

Six art and visual studies and visual art majors will show their best work during two Senior Exhibitions scheduled April 29-May 16 in the M. Christina Geis Art Gallery at Georgian Court University.

Chukwuebizie “Ebizie” Anuamadi ’22: On Track for a Meaningful Career

Ebizie Anuamadi, co-captain of the Georgian Court University track & field team and school record-setter in three mid-distance events, has broken the tape at many finish lines. On May 18, the social work major will cross one more—and cheering from the audience will be his parents, Chinyere and Obianyo Anuamadi, for whom he says he owes it all.

Alpha Sigma Lambda—A Tradition of Celebrating Nontraditional Students

More than 20 nontraditional students recently received Alpha Sigma Lambda honors at Georgian Court University. The 2022 inductees, all over age 25, includes parents, second careerists, part-time students balancing work and studies, a Navy veteran, and even a soccer coach. And this year, they also represent GCU’s three campuses—Lakewood, Hazlet and Cumberland.

M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program Offers Three New Specialized Tracks

Alumna Jillian Behan, a special education teacher, uses training she received in GCU’s M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program to help build understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Georgian Court Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic to Support Students and Honor Raymond J. Shea Jr.

GCU's annual golf classic raises much-needed scholarship funding for students. More than 36 percent of Georgian Court students are first in their families to attend college and about 40 percent of students come from lower-income households.

Exploring at the Edge of Physical Endurance and Mental Clarity: Patrick Morris

If scientific research had theme songs—cue up “Under Pressure” for Patrick Morris '22 with regard to his NASA Space Grant project. The senior biology major’s research is titled “The Effect of Cognitive Demand on Exercise Capacity and Performance” and explores how solving intellectual problems affects people’s ability to perform physical exercise. The findings could have valuable future applications to astronauts and numerous other occupations where quick and accurate decision-making and cognitive skills are essential.

Research Isn’t a Hidden Interest Any Longer Because of NASA Space Grant: Victoria Vonfrolio

Victoria Vonfrolio ’24 hasn’t told many people about her “quiet dream”: to work for NASA as a researcher. The movie Hidden Figures sparked her interest—the story of three female African-American mathematicians and their vital contributions to the early U.S. space program. Now, the research she is conducting with two GCU professors through a NASA Space Grant could have a role in making her dream a reality.

Education, Exercise, and Exploration at Georgian Court University’s Wellness Expo on April 30

One of the pandemic’s important takeaways—the importance of caring for one’s body, mind and spirit. Georgian Court University’s 11th Annual Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Lakewood, New Jersey, campus, provides a fun, free opportunity for everyone to take a big step toward better integrative health and personal wellness.

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