Category: People

Commencement 2014: Kristen Cladek, Aspiring Social Worker

 

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Choosing to attend Georgian Court University was the best decision I’ve ever made. Like many high school students the college application process was stressful and confusing. Fortunately, I was accepted to all three colleges I applied to, so after some consideration and the planning of finances for the next four years, my parents and I decided that Georgian Court was the best choice for me. My mother was absolutely thrilled! One of her kids was finally going to a Catholic school! As luck would have it, four years later, both of her kids are going to Catholic school! I’m happy to say, my brother will begin attending Georgian Court in the fall as a criminal justice major.

    Choosing to attend Georgian Court University was the best decision I’ve ever made. Like many high school s...

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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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Georgian Court hosts Deputy Consul General Meifang Zhang

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “half the sky,” Meifang Zhang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, told a crowd of students, faculty, and administrators at Georgian Court University on April 15.

Zhang was invited to Georgian Court as part of the university’s Global Education Program. In her introduction of Zhang, President Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., noted the importance of her visit in sharing the understanding of cultures.  “Our world will never have peace until we understand each other,” President Jeffries said.

Zhang_SummerhaysSpeaking before a standing-room-only crowd in the Casino Ballroom, Zhang spoke of the changing role of women through three stages of China’s history. In the first stage, “The Little Flower” (Imperial China), daughters were considered small flowers of the family, but also a burden. They were not given a formal name or status in the family, according to Zhang.

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “h...

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GCU Hosts Equal Opportunity Fund Celebration Honoring High-Achievers

New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund—At the Intersection of Access and Success

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held at Georgian Court University, as New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund honored the students’ hard work, tenacity and academic achievements.

“This is a day of grand celebration,” said New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks. “Education is a great equalizer and a great justice-maker. These students have pushed through against the odds.”

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held...

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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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