Category: People

Class Act: GCU Alumna One of NJ’s Top Student Teachers

Georgian Court alumna Charlee Bassillo was awarded The New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award following a successful stint at student teaching at Howell High School during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Ms. Bassillo spent those semesters teaching English courses at Howell High School, including 9th grade Honors English I, 10th grade Academic English II, and 12th grade Academic English IV.

Upon graduating from Georgian Court summa cum laude in the spring of 2014 with an English degree, she was offered a full-time position as an English teacher at Howell High School.

Georgian Court alumna Charlee Bassillo was awarded The New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award following a succes...

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Honoring our Veterans–A High Honor for Us All

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GCU faculty, students, staff and area residents honored veterans like John Brown (pictured with business major Mark Torlucci) for their service during a daylong observance at Georgian Court University.

GCU faculty, students, staff and area residents honored veterans like John Brown (pictured with business major Mark Torl...

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Minding Her Business: An Interview with MetLife Exec Bellaria Jimenez

Bellaria Jimenez, M.B.A., CFP, ChFC, earned her graduate business degree at Georgian Court University in 2011. And while she learned plenty in the classroom, there are more lessons to be learned—and shared—from experience.

 

BellariaAs a managing director for MetLife Solutions Group in Cranford, NJ., Bellaria (left) and her team of more than 170 financial advisors work with businesses throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She is also the founder of WOW, Women of Wealth, and in February 2014 was named to NJ Biz Magazine’s Best 50 Women in Business. She took time from her busy schedule earlier this year to talk with Marissa Antunez, a full-time student in the GCU School of Business and a full-time manager for a national retailer at Freehold Raceway Mall.

Bellaria Jimenez, M.B.A., CFP, ChFC, earned her graduate business degree at Georgian Court University in 2011. And while...

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GCU Hosts Synod Talk on ‘Pastoral Needs of the Family’

Lakewood, N.J. (Oct. 17, 2014)—As the Synod of Bishops in Rome examines some of the most difficult issues surrounding contemporary family life, area Catholics will gather at Georgian Court University to share their own views Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus.

Lakewood, N.J. (Oct. 17, 2014)—As the Synod of Bishops in Rome examines some of the most difficult issues surrounding co...

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Dr. Robert Wicks examines ‘perspective’ at Georgian Court University

Having a healthy perspective on life doesn’t just happen—we have to work at it by being mindful, grateful, and by making time to reflect, clinical psychologist Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D., offers in his latest book, Perspective: The Calm in the Storm. The Loyola University professor and expert on resilience will share his experiences, advice and tips on the topic at Georgian Court University, Sunday, October 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Casino auditorium. This free event is open to the public, and reservations are required.

Having a healthy perspective on life doesn’t just happen—we have to work at it by being mindful, grateful, and by making...

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Georgian Court Alumni Find Success in Telling Stories

Authors Andrew Galasetti, Christine Drapala Hughes, and Kimberly Ann Williams Miller graduated from Georgian Court with more than their assorted degrees. The three published writers also left GCU with a passion for telling stories and creating page-turners for history buffs, fans of fantasy and young adult readers alike.

Authors Andrew Galasetti, Christine Drapala Hughes, and Kimberly Ann Williams Miller graduated from Georgian Court with...

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Georgian Court University Research Aims to Improve the Environment

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and fuels

 

 

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As problems associated with global warming persist, a Georgian Court University professor and chemistry students are cautiously working to find solutions. Their approach? Look for efficient ways to convert carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels that cause no harm to the environment.

Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide has been a result of the industrial revolution and the consumption of fossil and bio-fuels from human activity has resulted in a surge of carbon dioxide production into the atmosphere, GCU Associate Professor of Chemistry Prasad Lakkaraju, Ph.D., explains.

Now, Dr. Lakkaraju and four GCU students are conducting experiments that will, hopefully, better the environment in coming years.

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and...

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