When Provost Bill Behre, Ph.D., announced his name as the 2017 recipient of the Virginia Graham ’31 Award for Teaching Excellence, Scott Bennett, Ph.D., admits that he was both gratified and humbled.” “Gratified, because teaching has been my life’s vocation and passion,” he says. “Humbled, because there are so many outstanding teachers at Georgian Court, who are no less deserving.”
Georgian Court University, in partnership with Flemington Center Urban Renewal, LLC, will become the newest higher education institution to serve Hunterdon-area families, employers, and working professionals. Georgian Court will be the sole provider of college-level educational programs at the forthcoming Courthouse Square, a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use property.
Start off the Christmas season with music performed by the Georgian Court University Community Chorale, a diverse group made up of men and women of all ages, at their annual Christmas concert. The concert will take place Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel located on the historic GCU campus in Lakewood, New Jersey.
For several years, Edith and George Gould and their seven children celebrated the holidays in the Great Hall of Georgian Court’s Mansion. This November and December, that tradition will continue with 23 performances of “Mrs. Gould’s 16th Annual Holiday Social,” presented by St. George Living History Productions.
On Tuesday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m., at Georgian Court University, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy will discuss her new book, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty, providing an intimate portrait of a woman who fought for the poorest of the poor.
“Dreamer” Angy Rivera’s story will be one of several programs presented at Georgian Court University the week of November 6–10 as part of Critical Concerns 2017, presented each year to reflect several issues addressed by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. This year’s program is entitled Embracing Nonviolence in a Turbulent World.
Georgian Court University Dean of Admissions Justin G. Roy explains, “Over the past year, Georgian Court University has seen a high demand for an RN to B.S.N degree. With this degree from GCU@Hazlet, students will be introduced to a wide range of competencies that will afford them the unique ability to effect wide-reaching changes in the health care system. The possibilities are endless.”
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Georgian Court community, in partnership with the Lakewood Police Department, came together to stuff 190 toy animals for Teddy Bears for Tykes, a service project to help reduce trauma suffered by children exposed to violence, abuse, and other traumatic incidents.
More than a dozen business faculty scholars from area colleges and universities—including Georgian Court University—are among the 2017 winners of the Bright Ideas Research Awards, announced October 20 by the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association (NJCBAA).
Busy professionals who want to advance their career with an advanced degree can enroll in Georgian Court University’s newest MBA program, beginning August 2018, in Hazlet, New Jersey. The program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), will be offered through GCU@Hazlet, Georgian Court’s partnership with Brookdale Community College.