Archives for: December 2013

Military veterans pursue studies at Georgian Court

Over the past five years, the number of military veterans and their relatives who are using the education benefits available to them has nearly doubled from 550,000 to 925,000. As calls for a “smaller and leaner” military are answered, more veterans are gravitating to college. Higher education institutions like Georgian Court, which was named a Military Friendly School for 2014 by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs and the Guide to Military Friendly Schools, enjoy an advantage.

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One of those students is Marine Corps veteran Joe Hess. Joe joined the military right after high school, leaving home only four days after graduation to follow his grandfather’s “shining example of what is right.”

After six years, including a nearly 10-month tour of duty in Al Asad, Iraq, where he worked in motor transportation making fuel supply runs into often dangerous territory, Joe returned to college. The slightly unconventional and occasionally blue-Mohawked student/musician transferred to GCU from Ocean County College and is pursuing his dream of teaching mathematics.

“I want to teach high schoolers the subject they may dread and get them to enjoy math,” says Joe, who also professes a love for writing.

Over the past five years, the number of military veterans and their relatives who are using the education benefits avail...

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GCU and Lakewood Board of Education Help Local Students through Lakewood Together

GCU & Lakewood Schools Work Together to Benefit Students
By Lois Rogers

Some 700 parents and children filled the Lakewood Middle School auditorium for the second annual orientation and celebration of the Lakewood Together Parent Academy on November 11, 2013. The academy is part of Lakewood Together, a joint effort between Georgian Court and the Lakewood Board of Education. The collaboration shares university resources with the Lakewood School District while creating educational opportunities for university students.

The academy scheduling, as explained by F. Thomas Crawley, Ed.D., assistant dean of the GCU School of Education, mirrors the overall approach of the program, which aims to create a strong, lasting partnership, melding the needs of the school community—including parents, students and local teachers—with those of the university.

GCU & Lakewood Schools Work Together to Benefit Students By Lois Rogers Some 700 parents and children filled the Lak...

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GCU Crop Walk Efforts Help Alleviate Hunger

cropwalkteam2Georgian Court University was a prominent presence at this year’s Annual Crop Walk, which took place October 20 in Toms River, NJ.

“With some 223 GCU students, faculty and staff, all wearing bright orange t-shirts, GCU was pretty hard to miss,” said Jeff Schaffer, GCU’s Director of Campus Ministry, adding that the participants raised nearly $5,000 to fight hunger. “We are very proud of our academic community’s commitment to service and compassion. At Crop Walk 2013, mercy wore the color orange!” he said.

This year’s t-shirts were designed by Amy Berry, a GCU senior studying exercise science and psychology, who added a memorable message to the back of the shirts: “We walk because they need to live!”

"These numbers represent a tremendous effort to ease hunger both globally and locally. Our students have taken valuable time from their busy schedules to make a positive difference in the world.

Jeff Schaffer

GCU Campus Minister

Georgian Court University was a prominent presence at this year’s Annual Crop Walk, which took place October 20 in Toms...

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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Georgian Court University’s beauty is breathtaking and provides the perfect backdrop for GCU’s semi-annual photo shoots. Each spring and fall, students volunteer to stroll across campus, pose for pictures in laboratories, and let their guard down in the dining room, residence halls, between stacks of library books, or even in the Wellness Center weight room. See for yourself in images from a recent shoot, led by GCU web manager Rich Berardi and award-winning photographer Bill Cain.

Photos by William Thomas Cain of Cain Images
Video by GCU Web Manager Rich Berardi

 

Georgian Court University’s beauty is breathtaking and provides the perfect backdrop for GCU’s semi-annual photo shoots....

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