Skip Navigation

University News

A Veterans Day Message from President Marbach

veteran silouhette against a flag

As our nation marks Veterans Day, I want to thank our students, faculty, staff, and alumni for their service to our country and their courage in defending the ideals of our country. Across the United States today, there will be many celebrations, memorials, and community projects to remember their sacrifices.

If you know a veteran, please thank them directly. Please remember their families, too, as they are often challenged—and changed—by military service. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans, even when we disagree, are often at the heart of what moves members to join the military. 

Today and every day, we are proud of our student veterans who have chosen GCU as a place to continue learning, to keep growing, and to find new ways to serve. Just as they are committed to our country, we are committed to their success and supporting them academically, socially, and through student services.

As you reflect on their contributions, I invite you to pray for our veterans and the hardships they may have faced, or still encounter. This offering from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, A Prayer for Our Troops, is an excellent starting point.

Again, we thank you.


President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D.
Georgian Court University

Media/Press Contact

More GCU News

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has 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 1,900 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 Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is 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 through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.