Category: Success

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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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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Commencement 2014: Shaun Brennan, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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I hope to begin my nursing career in an inpatient hospital setting where I can refine and hone my nursing skills. My immediate goal is to secure a position as a Registered Nurse so I can provide long-term financial stability for my wife and three children. Second to that, I hope to deliver exceptional care that lets my patients know they are the focal point of that care. I intend on acquiring as many additional certifications and credentials as I can attain, and will continue my academic nursing education when my children are a little older.

I hope to begin my nursing career in an inpatient hospital setting where I can refine and hone my nursing skills. My imm...

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GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival

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GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival

March 16, 2014 — Georgian Court University dance majors recently performed Regions of Light, an original work by GCU Artist-in-Residence Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, during the American College Dance Festival northeast regional conference at The College of Brockport.

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During the March 14-16 event, GCU students competed against and took classes with dancers from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University and more than 30 other schools.

“This is the one place where the best college dance programs come together each year,” said Silvana Cardell, director of the Georgian Court University dance program. “It is an incredible honor for our dancers to showcase not only their own talent, but also the choreography of Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. This is one of many examples where GCU dance faculty link academic instruction and studio preparation to real world experience and exposure.”

GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival March 16, 2014 — Georgian Court University dance majors recently pe...

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