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Sister Mary Louise Miller of Asbury Park’s Sisters Academy to Speak at Georgian Court University

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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 Scully Registration and Finance 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 or call the Office of Mission Integration at 732-987-2303.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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