Category: Service

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

APP/THOMAS P. COSTELLO

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

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GCU Special Report: Status of Girls in New Jersey

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The Status of Girls in New Jersey, a new Georgian Court University report focused on New Jersey girls ages 10 to 19, offers a revealing look at the many issues that shape their lives.

From the likelihood that they will earn a college degree to the percentage of girls living in poverty, The Status of Girls in New Jersey gives policymakers, public and private institutions, and advocacy organizations an enormous amount of data to help guide the decisions that affect girls and young women in New Jersey. The report was compiled by GCU faculty researchers, who were led by Provost Evelyn Saul Quinn, M.S.W., M.Ed., ’74. The project began in 2011 when the provost talked with Alverno College President Mary J. Meehan (also a GCU trustee) about her school’s successful report on the status of girls in Wisconsin. Now, with the recent release of the Status of Girls in New Jersey, GCU joins several universities and colleges nationwide that are presenting data to improve the lives of girls.

The Status of Girls in New Jersey, a new Georgian Court University report focused on New Jersey girls ages 10 to 19, off...

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