Sister Mary Louise Miller (right) received an honorary degree from Georgian Court in 2015, along with Father Alphonse Stephenson (left). The degrees were presented by now-president emerita Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., ’72 (center).
Georgian Court University (GCU) is pleased to announce that Mary Louise Miller, RSM, J.D., principal of the Sisters Academy of New Jersey in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is one of its featured speakers for Critical Concerns 2016. Sister Mary Louise will explore the components of a comprehensive education and its impact on women from a socioeconomic depressed environment on Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s campus in Lakewood.
The Sisters Academy of New Jersey is dedicated to educating girls from economically challenged families in order to provide them with the tools necessary to gain access into and success in private high schools and universities. The academy educates girls in an academically challenging and highly disciplined learning environment. Classes focus on both academics and life skills. The academy is a program of Mercy Center and a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.
Sister Mary Louise also served as principal of Cathedral Grammar School in Trenton and of Center City Catholic in Camden. After earning a J.D. degree at Kean University, she practiced law at Gelzer, Kelaher, Shea, Novy and Carr, P.A., in Toms River and for her own private practice. Sister Mary Louise received an honorary Doctor of Educational Administration degree from Georgian Court in 2015.
This event is in addition to many other Critical Concerns 2016 programs featuring well-recognized speakers, authors, artists, filmmakers, and educators. For the past decade, the annual Critical Concerns programs at GCU have addressed the Sisters of Mercy’s five critical concerns—the earth, immigration, racism, nonviolence, and women.
All sessions are open to the public and free of charge. Learn more and register at georgian.edu/critical-concerns or call the Office of Mission Integration at 732-987-2303.