Ernest Green 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 school 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. He later received a B.S. in Social Science and an M.A. in Sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University.
Georgian Court celebrated TRIO Week—a week of advocacy, inspiration, and service—to raise awareness about the importance of educational equity.
Georgian Court University is one of about 100 colleges nationwide that recently made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The program identifies top four-year colleges and universities for creating a dynamic pathway to support transfer students.
Georgian Court University will participate in the national Day of Mourning with a March 1 vigil at the Dorothy Marron University Chapel located on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. The 6 p.m. event, includes prayer and a reading of the names of victims murdered by family members.
The day before the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Frank DeAngelis, the retired principal of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, came to Georgian Court and gave an emotional account of the long-term aftermath of the Columbine tragedy and the rebuilding of the community.
Georgian Court University and Atlantic Cape Community College have signed a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions agreement that will provide a range of benefits to students who want to transition from community college to a private, four-year institution. The agreement, which is effective Fall 2018, offers a seamless transition for Atlantic Cape students after they earn their associate degree.
Dozens of Georgian Court University students representing various campus groups listened intently as motivational speaker Jeff Dessources shared his perspective on leadership on Friday, January 19. About 60 GCU students also participated in a host of service projects benefiting local organizations.
GCU signed a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions partnership with Cathedral High School. This new agreement offers the students from this all-girls school a seamless transition from high school in Manhattan to New Jersey’s centrally located Georgian Court University.
Colleges of Distinction must embrace high-impact practices, which represent the kind of learning that makes a difference for students. For example, students who complete undergraduate research—which is often conducted at Georgian Court—tend to remain enrolled until graduation and achieve higher grades. Similar, meaningful high-impact learning experiences also lead to greater problem-solving and research skills.
There’s no better time than now to choose college—or at least do some serious thinking about life after high school. That’s the advice of Justin G. Roy, dean of admissions at Georgian Court University, offers to high school seniors and juniors looking to choose a college.