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Ready for Reunion!

For Liz, Connie and Jo Ann, there’s no time like reunion time! The trio met in the mid-70s as Georgian Court students and have been friends ever since. “We were meant to be friends,” Constance “Connie” Reymann ’77, ’00, said during Reunion 2013.  Hear from these three friends for life—Connie, Elizabeth Savner ’76 and Jo Ann Wojcik Walter ’77—who are all slated to be back on campus for Reunion 2014, June 6-8.

There’s still time to get in on the fun. Visit http://alumni.georgian.edu/reunion2014 to register!

 

For Liz, Connie and Jo Ann, there's no time like reunion time! The trio met in the mid-70s as Georgian Court students an...

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The Big Day Unfolds

After years of preparation (and perspiration!), more than 500 Georgian Court University students crossed the stage recently to get their degrees.

Four years of work, one big ‘Wow!’
Time lapse video by Rich Berardi, GCU Web Manager

GCU awarded 525 degrees to the Class of 2014, including graduate and undergraduate students. Getting ready for the big day was the result of years of hard work, and this particular leg of their journey ended in a few hours of memorable pomp and circumstance.

After years of preparation (and perspiration!), more than 500 Georgian Court University students crossed the stage recen...

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Words of Wisdom to the Class of 2014: ‘Show Up’ and Believe in ‘Miracles’

Lakewood, N.J., May 23, 2014—Writer, peace-building expert and Catholic University professor Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D., challenged the Class of 2014 at Georgian Court University Thursday to believe in a “world of miracles,” beginning with the life-changing miracle of earning a college degree.

Lakewood, N.J., May 23, 2014—Writer, peace-building expert and Catholic University professor Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D...

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The Learning Center at Georgian Court Marks 25 Years of Success

Georgian Court University is often referred to as the “best kept secret in Lakewood.” This rings true regarding The Learning Center Program (TLC), the school’s highly specialized program that supports students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges that impact their academic abilities.

Georgian Court University is often referred to as the “best kept secret in Lakewood.” This rings true regarding The Lear...

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Fidel Castro’s Daughter Alina Shares Her Story

As Alina Fernández tells it, the revolution that has smothered freedom in Cuba for more than 50 years has never stifled the desire of Cubans for better lives.

The exiled daughter of Fidel Castro pensively told the dozens of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community in the GCU Casino on March 11 that she “hopes someday that will happen.”

In the meantime, Ms. Fernández said, she will continue to offer her personal witness of events that transformed Cuba into a repressed nation and impacted much of the entire world.

Ms. Fernández, who fled Cuba in 1993, is the author of Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba and host of a Miami radio show, Simplemente Alina (“Simply Alina”), on which she often interviews artists and musicians. Working with artistry herself during the presentation at GCU, Ms. Fernandez created a picture of the revolution as she had known it, brushed with pathos, color, and touches of humor.

As Alina Fernández tells it, the revolution that has smothered freedom in Cuba for more than 50 years has never stifled...

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Papal Historian Reflects on Pope Francis’s First Year

In the historic run up to the election of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio as pope, Church historian Christopher Bellitto spoke almost nonstop with national and international media organizations as they explored the possibilities and probabilities for the successor to St. Peter’s throne.

But, as he said during a recent talk at Georgian Court, the selection of the first Jesuit, the first Pope Francis, and first pope from the new world, surprised him and millions of others.

Dr. Bellitto, a frequent contributor to CNN and other outlets, spoke to a GCU audience of 130 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community during the university’s March 11 discussion of Pope Francis’ first year.

The Catholicism expert took listeners back in time to what would turn out to be the night of Francis’s election. Dr. Bellitto said he was determinedly preparing what is known as “b copy” —or background content—when his wife called and told him to stop writing and wait to see whom the cardinals had elected.

And, he acknowledged, the appearance of Francis on the balcony was, as it turns out, not only surprising but transformative.

In the historic run up to the election of Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio as pope, Church historian Christophe...

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Pope Francis: The ‘Right Man for the Right Time’

Catholicism Expert Christopher Bellitto to Discuss Pope Francis at Georgian Court

Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 6.13.30 PMLakewood, N.J., March 3, 2014—In his role as the world’s foremost religious leader, Pope Francis continues to challenge perceptions and expectations of the papacy, according to church history expert Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D. Dr. Bellitto, chair and associate professor of history at Kean University, is the guest speaker for “Pope Francis: Reflections on a New Papacy” at Georgian Court University, Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. The event, which takes place on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus, is free and open to the public.

“At the one-year mark, there’s always a story, and with Pope Francis, the story isn’t disappointment,” said Dr. Bellitto, who also speaks extensively with the national media on matters of contemporary Catholicism. “He’s a really savvy leader.”

Catholicism Expert Christopher Bellitto to Discuss Pope Francis at Georgian Court Lakewood, N.J., March 3, 2014—In his r...

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