Georgian Court University is launching two new health care degrees for the Lakewood campus in the fall: a new B.S. in Health Sciences and a B.A. in Health Profession Studies. They will expand to the university’s GCU@Hazlet location in early 2019.
Most evenings, GCU@Hazlet classrooms and study areas are packed with working adults focused on finishing their degrees in English, education, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, and business administration. As adult learners, they are attracted to the streamlined structure of GCU@Hazlet, which allows them to manage their college classes alongside family and work obligations—all at an affordable rate and at times that fit their busy lives. “No matter the motivation, GCU@Hazlet faculty welcome them into a community that cares, a community that focuses on learning, and a community that looks to lift students up,” said GCU enrollment VP Justin Roy. “Together, we work with students to see them cross that stage at Commencement, knowing they have just paved a new road.”
Honorees for the Georgian Court University Commencement 2018 Ceremony include a past member of the Georgian Court Board of Trustees, a three-time honoree of the “NJBIZ Power 50” list, and a high school superintendent. For the first time ever, the Toms River High School North RWJBarnabas Health Arena is the location for a combined bachelor’s and master’s Commencement Ceremony.
Georgian Court celebrated the research, scholarship, and creative works of students and their faculty mentors during Research Week 2018—a week that featured a series of academic presentations across a wide range of disciplines.
Enjoy the springtime beauty of Georgian Court University’s historic Lakewood campus as “Mrs. Gould,” the former owner of the Georgian Court estate, opens the Gould Mansion to the public with “Annie Oakley” as her guest. Starting April 17, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a tea luncheon and discover the interesting background of Annie Oakley in a dramatic performance.
On Saturday, April 21, Georgian Court University will host Restart the Arts Festival, a charity arts festival, in the Casino building on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. The all-day festival will showcase how powerful art can be in all forms.
Georgian Court University students at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. In the nation’s capital alone, the March 24 event drew upward of 500,000 advocates for gun safety and stricter gun laws. GCU associate professor Brunella Bowditch, Ph.D., and GCU Dean of Students Amani Jennings helped organize the experience, one of many ways the university’s acts on its commitment to social justice. Earlier in the academic year, Dr. Bowditch spent a week along the U.S.-Mexico border to meet leaders who advocate for refugees, and to better understand the intersection of immigration, poverty, violence, and politics. Similarly, the March for Our Lives gave GCU students a chance to witness the power of advocacy for themselves.
Civil rights icon Ernest Green, who recently spoke at Georgian Court University, was one of nine black students, later known as the “Little Rock Nine,” to integrate Central High School following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights case that declared segregation illegal. His parents instilled in him confidence and self-respect, which helped him to become a leader among his peers and a civil rights advocate.
Students at Georgian Court University are being asked to step away from their digital devices during the university’s Digital Detox, set for Sunday, March 18, through Thursday, March 22. Participants are expected to reconnect with each other in real life and be present in ways that don’t involve hashtags or photo filters.
Nearly 80 GCU students, faculty, and staff participated in the National School Walkout by joining together in a prayer service and candlelight vigil at the Peace Pole. The community prayed in silence for 17 minutes as campus chapel bells chimed in the background.