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GCU Students to Donors: ‘Thanks for Giving!’

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 (Lakewood, NJ) — Georgian Court University students are promoting Lion Loyalty Day as they mark Feb. 27’s internationally celebrated Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day. Many of GCU’s participants are student leaders with the university’s Phone-a-Thon campaigns and fundraising drives, and some are also organizing Georgian Court’s new young alumni initiative.

“Engaging students in philanthropy is a wonderful way to inspire the importance of giving back,” said Mellissia M. Zanjani, Ph.D., CFRE, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Georgian Court University is pleased to partner with CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs to host Lion Loyalty Day. It will be a day to promote and celebrate the love of humankind and to and help motivate students to become leaders in works of volunteering and philanthropy.”

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 (Lakewood, NJ) — Georgian Court University students are promoting Lion Loyalty Day as they mark Feb. 2...

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Castro’s Daughter Comes to Georgian Court

Alina Fernandez, whose life is chronicled in the book “Castro’s Daughter,” is set to speak at Georgian Court University March 11, 2014.

Georgian Court University welcomes Alina Fernández, daughter of Fidel Castro, Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Admission is free to members of the GCU community, with ID. Reservations are required.

Through her insight as one of the Cuban elite, Ms. Fernández will share her first-person, intimate accounts of growing up in Cuba and discuss her life in Cuba. During her talks, Ms. Fernández often describes the surrounding political climate during the 1960s and 1970s while weaving in her unique sense of style and humor. She also shares exciting and suspenseful anecdotes, snapshots of Cuban society, her inside scoop on Cuban politics, and a detailed view of her father.  Ms. Fernández speaks candidly about her complicated relationship with Castro, who often visited his daughter in the late hours of the night.

Her life is the subject of Castro’s Daughter, An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), and is the focus of a new indie film set to begin production in March 2014.

It is important to note that Ms. Fernández speaks for herself and the people of Cuba with whom she knew over the last 40 years, rather than as an expert on Fidel Castro as the political ruler of Cuba. This is her private story, told from her intensely personal point of view.

To reserve seating, contact the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732-987-2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Georgian Court University welcomes Alina Fernández, daughter of Fidel Castro, Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event i...

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Model Student: Oreal Harding

photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4The following post was contributed by Oreal Harding, a December 2012 GCU graduate who completed an internship in the GCU Office of Marketing & Communications. While attending GCU, she also worked parttime at Victoria’s Secret and served in GCU’s Work Study program as a Desk Assistant. Oreal, a former dancer and model for GCU’s annual campus fashion show, blogs about her experience as a 2013 Philly Fashion Week participant:

 

 

GCU Student Spotlight- Oreal Harding

PHILADELPHIA (September 2013) — Recently I was chosen to participate in my hometown’s Philly Fashion Week. This whole process started in June when a model friend of mine told me about the casting for Philly Fashion Week.

I made sure that I canceled all of my plans just to make the casting. Once I got there I had to fill out a form about myself and contact information. Then we all sat down and waited until we were told to walk for the judges. I walked twice and just like that I was called up and told that I made it.

After that we had a series of “go sees.” What are those? You walk for designers and if they like you they pick you and get your measurements for their line so you can walk in the show. I believe that we had about 5 or 6 “go sees.”

I wasn’t nervous at all. Being a GCU communication major, I learned a lot, especially when it comes to public speaking and reading people’s verbal and nonverbal expressions. I could tell when a designer liked my walk or not. Also I met a few models who were actually signed under agencies such as Wilhelmina, and Embacy.

Also being apart of GCU’s WILD program (Women in Leadership Development), I  learned the importance of networking and leaving a good impression with people. I met and spoke with models about their agencies and actually met and gave my business card to Embacy Modeling Agency during one of the shows.

The following post was contributed by Oreal Harding, a December 2012 GCU graduate who completed an internship in the GCU...

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Georgian Court Marks ’50 Years Forward’

 

GCU Celebrates Black History Month

(Feb. 21, 2014) Lakewood, NJ—GCU’s Black Student Union will host the university’s Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30pm in the Casino Auditorium.

This year’s theme is 50 Years Forward – A Tribute to the Dream as students celebrate two icons who advanced and awakened the world’s consciousness on issues of social justice, including:

•    MLK_WashingtonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader best known for the I Have A Dream speech, given just over 50 years ago when he led over 20,000 Americans in peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.; and
•    mandela1_oNelson Mandela, the civil rights giant who fought against South Africa’s apartheid movement and its racist policies. Imprisoned for 27 years, upon his release Mandela showed the ultimate act of humanity by forgiving his jailers and  directing a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent protests against the South African government.

The general public is invited to join GCU for this special celebration of the legacy and life of both Dr. King and Mr. Mandela. Admission is free to the GCU community and $5 for the general public. For information, contact GCU’s Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2606.

  GCU Celebrates Black History Month (Feb. 21, 2014) Lakewood, NJ—GCU's Black Student Union will host the universit...

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GCU Accreditations: The Mark of a Fine University

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Georgian Court University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent organization that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and re-accreditation of colleges and universities. However, that’s just the beginning of the many endorsements, certifications and accreditations GCU’s individual programs need to be competitive.

Additional accreditation for various undergraduate and graduate programs are increasingly preferred by both students and employers, and in recent months, several GCU programs have received the stamp of approval. For example:

— Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is backed by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

— School Psychology earned accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists

— The GCU-Meridian Health School of Nursing is approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

— The School of Business was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs; and

— The School of Education recently earned high marks from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Georgian Court University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent organization...

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Georgian Court focus of National Catholic Reporter feature

The Court Goes Coed

As part of its fall special section on higher education, the National Catholic Reporter dispatched veteran journalist Patricia LeFevere to find out more about GCU’s transition to coed. In late September she spent a day with students, faculty and staff as she explored the lessons learned and a few surprises that came with the move to coed. Her story offers insight from several sources, including the School of Business, which has seen a significant jump in the number of male students, and soccer players who left their homes in England, Germany and other faraway places to take the field for the GCU Lions.

LeFevere’s story follows recent coverage by the Star-Ledger and the Asbury Park Press, among other media outlets. The National Catholic Reporter article is not published online, but a PDF is provided here as a courtesy.

NOTE TO READERS: If you experience broken links or need hard copies of any media stories mentioned in this post, please contact the GCU Office of Public Information at 732.987.2266.

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Homeless Youth Focus of Georgian Court Talk With Kevin Ryan

Covenant House CEO and Tina Kelley, Authors of ‘Almost Home,’ to Speak at GCU

November 18/Update: The 6:30 pm event has been canceled. Please call 732-987-2263 for more information.

Homelessness isn’t just an adult problem—it also weighs on upward of 2 million American children and teenagers who grapple with poverty, abuse, street violence, human trafficking and other social ills. Some of their stories—and the journey to reclaim their lives—are told in Almost Home: From Homelessness to Hope, written by Kevin Ryan, CEO and president of Covenant House International, and Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Kelley. The authors will speak at Georgian Court University in Lakewood Tuesday, Nov. 19. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

Covenant House helps homeless and trafficked youth throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Several of them are profiled in Mr. Ryan and Ms. Kelley’s 2012 book, which chronicles the lives of young people like Paulie, an Alaska native whose family life was turned upside down by domestic violence, prescription drug abuse and other problems, and Creionna, a teen mother from New Orleans who was displaced after Hurricane Katrina.

“When a place to belong is possible—a place where one is safe and cherished and cared for—life is filled with promise. Home is where we begin, where we land, and where we end—it’s the airstrip for the soaring adventure we call life. That is Covenant House, exactly.”
Kevin Ryan, CEO of Covenant House

 

Covenant House CEO and Tina Kelley, Authors of ‘Almost Home,’ to Speak at GCU November 18/Update: The 6:30 pm event has...

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