Saturday, November 3: Campus Closings Update

Dear GCU Community:

Because of the continuing power outage, Georgian Court will be closed Monday, November 5, 2012. Please continue to check and/or wait for additional Connect-Ed messages for information on our status for Tuesday, November 6.

We are remain deeply concerned and prayerful as you–our students, faculty, staff and friends–begin the long process of recovery from Hurricane Sandy.


From Sister Rosemary:

Many of you may have received an e-mail from President Rosemary E. Jeffries, but if you did not get it, it is reprinted below:

Though our Georgian Court campus was spared major damage, we did lose some beautiful old trees. No trees fell into any building! God is good. Our facilities crew are doing an outstanding job clearing the debris, and others on campus have pitched in to help as well.

There are about 60 students who remained on campus, and the convent is full with other some marooned staff and other sisters from the shore towns. The dining staff, security, and facilities staff are terrific and keeping things running as best as possible. The lack of power is the main challenge as it is throughout the state. Local roads and even Route 9 are without traffic lights.

I hope each of you are safe and slowly recovering from a very devastating storm. The challenges of this disruption certainly put into perspective that it is the people in our lives that is important. Please know all of you are held in prayer these days. We have been having 9:00 a.m. Mass each day in the chapel, and each day we remember faculty, staff, and students. We are Georgian Court, and I look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D.


The GCU Mass of Remembrance

From Sister Mariann Mahon, Director of Campus Ministry

We have scheduled a special Mass of Remembrance for Sunday, November 4, 2012, to be celebrated in the chapel at 5:00 p.m.  Members of the GCU community who have experienced the death of their loved ones have planned to attend.There will be mass celebrated at 5 p.m. this Sunday.  The Sisters of Mercy and others who are currently on campus plan to attend and to pray for our deceased. Others from off campus are welcome to join us IF traveling safely to campus is possible.

However, we will have a second Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, November 11, at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel. Those who are unable to attend this Sunday because of the aftermath of the storm and safety issues are welcome to join us next weekend as we pray for all of our deceased loved ones.

If possible, please contact Sister Mariann by e-mail at

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GCU Examines Immigration During Critical Concerns Week 2012

Poster design by Nicole Way, GCU Graphic Design/Multimedia major


Because of impending weather, Georgian Court University is closed Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please check this page, as well as for details regarding rescheduled events. For more information, you may also contact the Office of Public Information at 732-987-2266 or

Immigration: Still a Critical Concern

October 24, 2012 (Lakewood)—When it comes to receiving a quality education in the United States, every child is important, no matter their ethnicity or country of origin, maintains Cathrine Beaunae, Ph.D., an assistant professor of education at Georgian Court University. The university, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will address the education issues facing immigrant children and young adults during Critical Concerns Week 2012: Immigration, Monday, October 29 through Wednesday, October 31. The events will be held in the Little Theatre on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus; admission is free and open to the public.

Critical Concerns Week 2012 begins with “Deferred Action or Deferred Dreams?” at 7 p.m. Monday with GCU sociology professor Kasturi (Rumu) Dasgupta, Ph.D. and local guest speakers, including: immigration attorney John Leschalk; immigrant rights activist from Casa Freehold and Rita Dentino; DREAM activists Veronica Fiori and Patrick Martinez; and labor rights activist Louis Kimmel.

While the focus is on immigration experiences, their well-being affects our entire nation, says Dr. Dasgupta. “Immigration policy and how immigrants and their children are treated are fundamental for the welfare of our entire society. We are a country of immigrants and policies generated for immigrants affect each of us in one way or the other. When the immigrant worker is ill-treated all workers stand to lose and when an immigrant child feels insecure it affects the climate of the entire school.”

While their panel includes a discussion of the DREAM legislation (the often-debated policy designed to support college access for undocumented young adults who came to the United States as small children) another GCU panel will examine immigration through the lens of Head Start, the nation’s largest preschool program for low-income children.

Dr. Beaunae joins Meg Saunders, executive director of the Lakewood Head Start program, for “The Importance of Educating Children of Immigrant Families,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 30. She will discuss the program, where about 95 percent of the students are English language learners. “There will also be two parents who are immigrants talking about the importance of their children’s education. The parents are Spanish speakers so we will have a translator as well,” says Dr. Beaunae. “The education of all young children, especially those living at the poverty level, is crucial from the social justice stand point.”

GCU students will weigh in Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. with “Students and the DREAM Act.” Georgian Court student leaders Jen Valentin, Caroline Folta, Lindsay Taft and Alexis Jenkins attended the Sisters of Mercy’s 2012 Justice Immersion Program in Washington, D.C., in late May and will discuss what they learned regarding immigration advocacy and pressing national issues.

Critical Concerns Week 2012 reflects the slate of issues addressed by the Sisters of Mercy, GCU’s sponsoring organization. Each year since 2006, the McAuley Community Center at GCU has dedicated a week of scholarly study to special concerns, including women’s issues, the environment, immigration and identity, and nonviolence.

Space is limited for each event and reservations should be made by contacting the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events, which can be reached at 732.987.2263 or Members of the press can contact the Office of Public Information at 732-987-2266 or



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Making Room for Men at Georgian Court

For more than a year, Georgian Court administrators, faculty, and staff gathered research and prepared to go coed. Now that the guys are here, everyone is asking the same question: How’s it going?

GCU’s transition to coeducation has been the focus of recent feature stories in
The New York Times, National Catholic Reporter, Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger.

Luka Zgonjanin spoke to the New York Times about GCU's transition to coed.

Perhaps business major and Serbia native Luka Zgonjanin (pictured at right) answers it best: “It’s a great honor to start something from scratch, to make history,” Luka, a 6’5” Lions basketball guard, told the New York Times in a November 29 story about GCU’s creation of men’s athletics. “Everything we do is a first.”

Indeed, they are the first—the first men to live on the GCU campus. The first men to tend the Mercy Garden. The first to run cross country or play soccer. The first men to serve in student government, and so much more.

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Science and Spirit Meet at Georgian Court’s ‘Nurturing the Planet’

Speakers Gerry Gavin, Sachiko Komagata and Rich Braconi discussed issues from holistic health and self-healing to angels and the power of positive energy.

Dozens of participants recently turned out at Georgian Court University for “Nurturing the Planet through Energy, Spirituality and Self-Improvement,” a four-hour symposium exploring the connections between science, spirituality and wellness.

“It is a provocative topic,” said Siobahn Hutchinson, owner of Next Step Strategies, LLC, and a graduate of Georgian Court University’s holistic health graduate program, sponsor of the symposium. “With all the uncertainty in today’s world, many people seem to question what they believed to be true,” she said. “There is also a common theme among the event’s speakers that seems to resonate: Everyone has natural gifts.

Presented at the Great Hall of the historic mansion at Georgian Court, the June 16 program featured three speakers, who addressed a sold out audience.

Retired police detective Rich Braconi shared his experience of “seeing” physical ailments in people’s bodies. Mr. Braconi, a self-taught medical intuitive, said that on one occasion it appeared that a friend’s veins were bursting from his leg. After sharing what he “saw,” the friend visited a doctor and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Today, some five years later, he is regularly consulted for assistance in medical intuition and his abilities have grown to also include spiritual communication.

Participants also heard from Sachiko Komagata, PT, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the GCU Department of  Holistic Health and Exercise Science at GCU. The university offers a graduate degree in holistic health studies and this fall will launch its new 100 percent online master’s program. To date, students from as far away as Utah and Vermont have enrolled in the courses taught by professors based at the Georgian Court campus in Lakewood, N.J.

As part of the symposium, Dr. Komagata discussed the scientific literature surrounding energy and spiritually and shared studies that  validate the healing power of prayer and energy medicine techniques that are now accepted and performed by major medical institutions. Dr. Komagata even discussed the growing body/mind/spirit study of Noetic Science.

Lastly, Gerry Gavin, the author of the recently released Balboa Press/Hay House book, “Messages from Margaret,” spoke about his journey from “skeptic to psychic.”

From his experience of living in a haunted house to how he learned to communicate with the angel Margaret—whom he said he channeled as he wrote the book—Mr. Gavin stressed that everyone has the ability to communicate with angels.

The author performed a live demonstration of how sending love and prayer affects energy, taught the group a quick one minute meditation to balance emotions and left the group with several recommendations for elevating personal energy, which in turn nurtures the planet.

The program was created by Siobhan Hutchinson, who runs Next Step Strategies, LLC (, which helps people understand the body’s natural healing

abilities. She also offers educational and healing programs throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and promotes public awareness of holistic health programs and providers.

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Oh, Happy Day! Scenes from Commencement 2012

Georgian Court University’s 101st Commencement was marked by two days of congratulatory hugs, proud parents and families, and celebration after celebration by 600+ graduates who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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Conair Backs New E-Commerce Program at Georgian Court

Georgian Court University to Launch Global Transformation Initiative

Lakewood, N.J., May 31, 2012—A major gift from Conair, one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of health and beauty products and kitchen and electronic appliances, will provide initial funding for Georgian Court University’s Global Transformation Initiative, a program designed to strengthen GCU’s e-commerce curriculum and expand opportunities for cultural exchange.

“Conair’s generosity reflects the confidence and positive feedback we have received from our friends in business and from entrepreneurs who understand how critical it is to prepare today’s students to become worldwide leaders,” says GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D. “Ultimately, we expect them to use the skills and experiences of the Global Transformation Initiative to give back to society and the world economy,” says President Jeffries. As part of the initiative, GCU will establish an international collaboration center, bolster its e-commerce curriculum, and create faculty innovation grants. The university, which recently sent students to Europe for an 11-day academic tour of Ireland, Italy, and France, will also use some of the donated funds to expand international learning experiences for its students.

Conair’s gift comes on the heels of the university’s May 15 announcement that Georgian Court is becoming fully coeducational. After more than a century of maintaining its historic Women’s College, GCU will admit men to all of its academic programs—day and evening—beginning this fall. By Fall 2013, Georgian Court will offer housing and athletic programs for men.

The shift to coeducation and the cultivation of major gifts are among several strategic efforts to expand GCU’s reach as a leading, regional university. Georgian Court also is incorporating research-driven changes in recruitment and admissions, academic offerings, and curriculum requirements. At the same time, the university continues to serve as a resource for Catholic education and intellectual tradition while promoting the values of the Sisters of Mercy, GCU’s sponsoring organization.

Source: GCU Press Room

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Passion, Preparation, and Purpose Will Shape the Future for Georgian Court Grads

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 Former New York Stock Exchange President, New Jersey Higher Education Chief,
and Meridian Health Executive Offer Advice to the Class of 2012

Lakewood, N.J., June 1, 2012—Two of the shortest words in the English language carry enormous weight, according to Rich Hader, R.N., Ph.D., senior vice president of nursing for Meridian Health.

“I want you to look in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I can.’ If you believe you can, you absolutely will achieve whatever you want,” he told members of Georgian Court University’s graduating Class of 2012. Dr. Hader, who helped launch the Georgian Court-Meridian Hospital School of Nursing four years ago, emphasized the power that comes with being confident and prepared to take advantage of life’s opportunities.

Dr. Hader received an honorary Doctor of Health degree and congratulated 30 Georgian Court students who earned their B.S.N. degrees. The group was the first to graduate from the nursing school operated jointly by GCU and Meridian. Overall, GCU awarded 618 degrees—undergraduate and graduate—during its 2012 commencement ceremonies.

The graduates’ plans for using their newly minted degrees run the gamut. For example:

  • Trenton native Chartice Barlow, who graduated with a degree in business and less than $3,000 in college debt, is evaluating M.B.A. programs and wants to pursue a fashion career.
  • English major Andrew Galesetti of Spring Lake Heights is publishing his first book, “To Breathe Free,” a story that traces the struggles of families during the Depression, through World War II, and into modern-day Manhattan.
  • Juliana Estrella will put her psychology degree to work in Matawan. As a behavior assistant at Our Special Place, Juliana will assist in developing behavior support plans, and running social skill groups for children with autism.
  • Kim Rizzolo begins work as a teaching assistant this summer as she enters a doctoral program in chemistry at Boston University this fall.
  • Karen Argese, who completed her M.A. in Administration and Leadership, will pair her 24 years of teaching experience and the skills acquired in her master’s program (her second at GCU) to pursue a post outside the classroom.

‘Do what you love’

New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle R. Hendricks received an Honorary Doctor of Educational Administration degree before she addressed the 382 students earning bachelor’s degrees. Among them was Karissa Merkel, a Freehold native who graduated with a degree in English and was selected to address the senior class.

“As we begin our new journey, always remember one thing,” she told her classmates. “Passion is the fuel that ignites the fire within your soul. Do what you love, and love what you do, because it is passion that gives you the will and the strength to accomplish your heart’s most favorable desires.”

The Class of 2012 faces better job prospects than their peers in the last few years, but there will still be rough patches ahead, Karissa warned.

“It is the journey that shapes us into who we are,” she offered. “We have the ability to create our own life story, and each story is unique, making it possible for each of us to become the change in the world that we hope to see.”


Drive and passion fuel success

Veronica Harmsen, of Beachwood, N.J., graduated with a Master of Arts in Education–Autism Spectrum Studies and shared her personal journey with her graduate school colleagues.

When her brother Xavier was diagnosed with autism 15 years ago, Veronica pledged to do all she could to make a difference in the lives of youngsters struggling with the disability. She earned an education degree from GCU in 2008 and soon returned to pursue her master’s degree.

“I knew I wanted to embark on a career in special education,” Veronica said, “but I often wondered . . . Would this even make a difference? Or am I just piling on more money to my loans? However, I found Georgian Court University’s autism program to be an atmosphere that inspires academic excellence. The School of Education saw my drive and passion to teach special education,” she said.

“I thank God every day for giving me the gift of teaching,” she continued. “Not only am I educating these students, I am also learning more each day to share with my brother. True success is not the education that you have, but it’s what you do with this education.”

Those earning advanced degrees also heard from William R. Johnston, former president of the New York Stock Exchange, and from local entrepreneur Betsy Schmalz Ferguson, CEO of American Flavors and Fragrances. Both received honorary doctorates from GCU.

“Find a job that you can be passionate about,” Mr. Johnston advised. “It probably won’t be your first or even your second. But every day should be, and will be, a pleasure to go to work.” He also encouraged students to build a solid network of friends, faculty, and colleagues, and to always remember their alma mater.

“When you get that first big payday, carve out a piece for those who helped you along the way,” he said. “Don’t forget about Georgian Court.”

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court’s main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.


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 Members of the Georgian Court University Class of 2012


New Jersey



Michele Catherine Gansert, Egg Harbor Twp, MA

Jasmine Hudgins, Pleasantville, BA

Maria Carmela Locasale, Egg Harbor Township, MA

Jenny M. Novoa, Ventnor, MBA

Veronica I. Wetherbee, Hammonton, MA


Jessica Cioffi, Little Ferry, MA

Laureen M. DeRosa, Fair Lawn, MA

Shan Shan Sun, Paramus, MBA


Jessica Anderson, Chatsworth, BA

Mary Elizabeth Cherubini, Willingboro, BA

Samantha Garofalo, Wrightstown, BFA

Jennifer Hutchison, Chesterfield, BA

Cathya Jeudy, Willingboro, MBA

Dana Ferris King, Willingboro, MBA

Dale Brant Marshall, New Lisbon, MA

Ashlee Rigby, Edgewater Park, BA

Zoila J. Solano, Cinnaminson, MA

Nichole Lynne Stillwell, Browns Mills, BA

Cassandra Marie Trendell, Wrightstown, BA

Andrea Jean Ulmer, Roebling, BS

Shakia Tasha Virgil, Bordentown, BA


Brian Ayscue, Haddon Heights, MA

Suzanne Billen, Cherry Hill, MA

Coree Lynn Bonaparte-Smith, Pine Hill, BA

Roberta Ann Bradley, Pennsauken, MA

Kathryn M. Emrich, Voorhees, MA

MaryAnn Exler, Sicklerville, MA

Tobias Haley, Turnersville, MA

Carroll-Jo Kennedy, West Collingswood, MA

Gloria Mazziotti, Audubon, MA

Capri Still, Camden, BS

Cape May

Jennifer Lynn Cala, Cape May Court House, BA

Ruby Hernandez, Wildwood Crest, BA

Mary Joan Piechocki, N Cape May, MA


Rosamaria Cristina Andon, Bridgeton, BA

Raneshia Brinee’ Byers, Bridgeton, BA


Yundeh G. Dousuah, East Orange, BA

Shadiki Fatima Nadash Harris, East Orange, BA

Jennifer Lopez, Newark, BS

Sakinah Kianya Salters, Newrk, MBA


José D. Caamano, Mantua, MBA

Kristen Marie Spencer, Deptford, MBA


Kajuana Michele Carter, Jersey City, BA

Shaquanna Lynnette Frizzelle, Jersey City, BA

Rachael Rzemieniewski, Hoboken, MA


Karen M. Argese, Robbinsville, MA

Chartice Barlow, Trenton, BS

Danielle Marie Brossoie, Ewing, BS

Petise A. Burton, Trenton, BS

Rose Clarke-Taylor, Hamilton, BA

Karen Craven, Hamilton, MA

Laura Garbowski, Robbinsville, BA

Jessica Gordienko, Yardville, BA

Dorthea Essence Holmes, Trenton, BA

Natiya M. Hood, Trenton, BA

Jessica Dawn Levinski, East Windsor, MA

Elizabeth Mathews, Hamilton Sq., BA

Stephanie C. Moceri, Hamilton, BA

Sonya Bambi Succi, Princeton Junction, BA

Pheobie Janeen Thomas, Hamilton, MA


Alexandra Kim Anderson, South Amboy, BA

Samantha Arias, Highland Park, BS

Melissa Lee Brandeis, Highland Park, MA

Marisa Carney, South Amboy, BA

Michelle Lynn Chocolate, Old Bridge, BA

Alexa M. Cosentino, Monroe Township, BS

Amanda D’Amico, Helmetta, BSN

Brian Gerard Donatello, Old Bridge, BS

Nicole R. Eardley, South Amboy, BA

Robins Edouard, Edison, MBA

Akorfa Gidiglo, Sayreville, MBA

Jessica Amorim Goncalves, Edison, MA

Jessica Alyssa Irizarry, Jackson, MA

Bellaria Jaramillo, Cranbury, MBA

Mallory Kirchner, South Amboy, MBA

Kara Lynn Kozla, E Brunswick, MBA

Terri A Lawson, Old Bridge, MBA

Tristan Lowande, Jamesburg, BA

Gina Michele Mancini, Woodbridge, MBA

Siobhan McDermott, Old Bridge, MA

Erin McLaughlin, East Brunswick, MBA

Karissa Merkel, Old Bridge, BA

Kimberly Ann Moldenhauer, Fords, BA

Nicole Marie O’Connell, Old Bridge, BA

Rovena Michele Passero, Colonia, MBA

Nancy Paulius, Plainsboro, BA

Kathleen Regis, Piscataway, BSN

Brittani Rivera, Old Bridge, BSN

Jennifer Ruszala, East Brunswick, BA

Judith L. Silveira, Colonia, MBA

Chloe Elizabeth Skuya, Old Bridge, BA

Lauren Staats, Dunellen, BA

Brittany Tarantino, Monroe Twp, MA

Elizabeth Anne Wutkowski, Sewaren, BFA

Kristen Beth Zakrzewski, South Amboy, MBA


Megan Elizabeth Accordino, Spring Lake Heights, BA

Edith Altomare, Oceanport, BA

Jessica Michele Amoroso, Howell, BA

Erica Rose Andresen, Neptune, BA

Howard W Andrews, Rumson, MA

Brittany Angrisani, Howell, BA

Jessica Arnold, Freehold, BA

Christine E. Atkinson, Howell, BSN

Ta Shara Austin, Farmingdale, MS

Jacqueline Shea Bailey, Eatontown, MA

Sabrina Carvalho Barata, Sea Bright, BS

Amanda Barbieri, Middletown, BA

Kristia Barrera, Howell, BA

Jason Barthel, Freehold, BA

Laura Barthel, Freehold, BA

Emily Beaver, Belmar, BA

Dana Lynn Bellantoni, Hazlet, BS

Brett Benedetti, Red Bank, BA

Justine Victoria Benedicks, Howell, BA

Elizabeth Benney, Bradley Beach, BA

Lindsay Berardo, Middletown, BA

Tiffany Berryman, Freehold, BA

Mary Lou Beyer, Howell, MBA

Lauren Biele, Wall, BA

Caitlin Marie Bilotta, Highlands, MBA

Sara Blarr, Red Bank, MA

Noelle Bleiweis, Jackson, BA

Theresa Ceceil Bonk, Howell, BA

Laura Marie Borgersen, Marlboro, BA

Frances Marie Borho, Holmdel, BA

Devin Graves Boyle, Neptune, BSN

Crystal Bracero, Neptune, BA

Katelyn Marie Brennan, Rumson, BA

Eugene Briggs, Howell, MA

Frank Burgaretta, Howell, MBA

Colleen Patricia Burtt, Ocean, BFA

Michelle Cannata, Howell, BA

Hernan David Carrion-Paez, Neptune, MA

Gabrielle Erin Caruso, Leonardo, BS

Allison Cassidy, Howell, MA

Chelsea Cella, Belmar, MA

Nicole Chaffer, Freehold, BA

Jessica Christiana, Port Monmouth, BA

Stacy Christopher, Keansburg, MA

Marian J. Cirillo, Manalapan, MA

Erin Colleen Clancy, Freehold, BA

Annamarie Foring Clapp, Oakhurst, MA

Heather Kathleen Clark, Howell, BA

Stephanie Carol Clark, Ocean Grove, BA

Danielle Christine Cocks, Manasquan, MBA

Jaclyn Collins, Matawan, BA

Chelsea Kathleen Compeau, Manalapan, BA

Lisa Cordasco, Shrewsbury, BSW

Kelly Marie Cosentino, Shrewsbury, BA

Allison Costa, Hazlet, BA

Katherine A. Crain, Rumson, MA

Melissa Creveling, Freehold, MA

Andrea Curreri, Belmar, MA

Dayna Davis, Howell, BA

Margaret Monique Davis-Oates, Asbury Park, BA

Nicole Decker, Freehold, BA

Megan DeGregory, Howell, BSN

Jennifer Mary Del Salto, Manasquan, MA

Danielle Marisa Dembitzer, Marlboro, BA

Kevin James Dempsey, Neptune, BA

Rosina Desir, Neptune, BA

Nicholas Anthony DeToro, Howell, MBA

Amanda Nichole Dilger, Ocean, BA

Thomas DiPaolo, Howell, BA

Micalah Hanora Dolan, Spring Lake, BA

Kelly Dowling, Howell, BA

Colin Stephen Driscoll, Avon by the Sea, BA

Susan Duenas, Freehold, MBA

Carmelle Durand, Morganville, MA

Margaret M. Dwyer, Long Branch, BA

Miriam Elizabeth Eble, Oakhurst, MA

Amanda Mary Enea, Howell, BA

Jessica Escorcia, Holmdel, MA

Juliana Bornhorst Estrella, Keyport, BA

Petrina Josephine Faccas, Matawan, BA

Kelly Farrell, Ramtown, BA

Jodi Beth Feeney, Marlboro, MA

Claudia G. Fiel, Ocean, BA

Veronica Fiori, Middletown, MA

Emilie L. Fisch, Freehold, MA

Jonathan Fonseca, Brielle, BS

Owen A. Francis, Freehold, MBA

Rebecca Franzel, Freehold, BA

Christina Marie Fredericks, Freehold, BA

Megan Freeman, Manasquan, MA

Kyle Galante, Holmdel, MA

Andrew Galasetti, Spring Lake, BA

Jacquelyn Anne Garofalo, Middletown, MA

Kyra Gell, Keyport, BS

Christy A. Giebler, Wall, MA

Anne Marie Ginnane, Neptune City, MA

Heather Giugliano, Matawan, BA

Corie Glasson, Ocean, BA

Deanna Elizabeth Glowzenski, Freehold, BA

Brandi Kathryn Goetchius, Wall, BA

Katherine A. Gooch, Morganville, MA

Brittany Nicole Goossen, Keyport, BS

Elsa Maria Gordon, Farmingdale, BA

Mary A. Gouveia, Howell, MA

Stefanie Granzin, Spring Lake, MA

Jessica Anne Grasso, Howell, BA

Colleen Kelly Greberis, Freehold, BA

Key’sha Greene, Long Branch, BA

Amanda Greenfield, Freehold, MBA

Victoria Guadagno, Howell, MA

Kara N. Hastings, Hazlet, BA

Robert Michael Hensle, Atlantic HIghlands, MA

Annika Higgins, Freehold, MA

Joyce Hirsch, Tinton Falls, MA

Ryan Hoblitzell, Freehold, BSN

Amanda E. Hunkele, Howell, BA

Julie Rose Illmensee, Manasquan, MBA

Jacqueline Ray Imbriaco, Neptune, BA

Dorian Elise Jackson, Asbury Park, BA

Elyce E. Jackson, Union Beach, BA

Elaine M. Jadacki, Union Beach, MA

Melissa Phyllis Johnson, Howell, MA

Alexandra Therese Jones, Matawan, BA

Teresa Jones, Brick, BSN

Kathleen Keenan, Atlantic Highlands, BA

Andrew William Ker, Neptune, MA

Samantha Kinnick, Middletown, BA

Sharon Lynn Kircher, Asbury Park, MBA

Krystine Kozic, Hazlet, BA

Traci Buchholtz Kracoff, Manalapan, MA

Barbara M. Krawchuk, Lake Como, BS

Samantha Kreindler, Freehold, MBA

Megan Elizabeth LaManna, Wall, BA

Barbara Landi, Tinton Falls, MA

Samantha Jean Landi, Tinton Falls, MA

John Lanni, Belmar, BA

Ebony L. Lattimer, Eatontown, MA

Kristee Anne Lauro, Middletown, BA

Jacqueline Marian Leone, Morganville, BA

Kelly Susan Lepkoski, Red Bank, BA

Malka Levin, Cliffwood, BA

Eileen L’Heureux, Neptune, BA

Daniel Lombardy, Tinton Falls, MS

Stephanie Kinnick Lombardy, Tinton Falls, MA

Jamie Long, Oceanport, BA

Patricia LoPresti, Middletown, BA

Jillian Marie Loprete, Howell, MA

Alyson M. Mac Farland, Ocean, MA

Jessica Ann Magner, Ocean, MBA

Jill Ellen Maher, Tinton Falls, BA

Kelly L. Manuel, Port Monmouth, BA

KellyAnn Maratta, Red Bank, MA

Christine Marione, Red Bank, BA

Michelle Masi-Lerner, Freehold, MA

Melissa Marie Mason, Tinton Falls, BA

Jaclyn Elayne Matejka, Hazlet, BA

Ashley Jill Mattia, Howell, BA

Rita Marie Mauro, Freehold, MA

Aisha Lila Mayid, Howell, BS

Janet Mazur, Ocean Grove, MA

Fiona McArdle, Bradley Beach, BSN

Molly McBain, Loch Arbour, BS

Nora Ann McCarthy, Middletown, BA

Jessica McDonald, Freehold, BA

Lisa Marie McDonald, Atlantic Highlands, MBA

Doreen McGagh, Tinton Falls, MA

Ryan McGrath, Manasquan, BA

Tara McMorrow, Ocean, BA

Jenna Meier, Manalapan, BS

Jeffrey I. Menson, Eatontown, BA

Mary Ann Michael-Hanna, Howell, MA

Christy Middlecoop, Matawan, BA

Amy Montecalvo-Lyons, Manasquan, BA

Jennele L. Moschella, Matawan, MA

Kristin Marie Moskal, Freehold, BSN

Cara Muratore, Middletown, BA

Tia Nadal, Port Monmouth, BA

Jacqueline Nicholson, Marlboro, MA

Kevin Patrick Nolan, Middletown, MBA

Bethany Ann O’Brien, Manasquan, MA

Meghan O’Connell, Neptune, MA

Chanel Oladele, Eatontown, BA

Brianne O’Neill, Howell, BA

Nora O’Neill, Howell, BA

Jennifer Lynn Opdyke, Howell, BS

Diane Owens, Neptune, BA

Andrew Ozga, Manalapan, MBA

Lauren Padulano, Howell, BA

Artemis Pappas, Freehold, BA

Samantha L. Parker, Eatontown, BS

Olivia Lynn Parrilla, Middletown, MBA

Krista Marie Peoples, Neptune, BA

Annmarie Peraggine, Englishtown, BSN

Gabrielle Petosa, Hazlet, BA

Tara Marie Pfeiffer, Howell, BSW

Lauren Piro, Howell, BA

Jennie Elizabeth Pompilio, Wall Township, MA

Melissa Jayne Porth, Freehold, BSN

Yvonne Quintero-Casaletto, Union Beach, BA

Deborah Ready, Neptune, BA

Dawn Marie Reinhardt, Colts Neck, MA

Jaclyn T. Repetti, Wall, MS

Alyson S. Resnick, Marlboro, MA

Charles G. Reuter, Howell, MA

Erin Richards, Eatontown, BA

Mariel Joan Ridley, Allenhurst, MA

Vera J. Ridoux, Manasquan, MA

Danielle Rispoli, Ocean, BA

Breanna Marie Ristaino, Colts Neck, BA

Michelle Robbins, Farmingdale, MA

Brianne A. Robicheau, Howell, BA

Felicia Romano, Manalapan, BA

Lindsey M. Romao, Belmar, BA

Paulina Romo, Lakewood, BA

Jodi Michelle Rosmarin, Howell, MA

Annmarie Rozansky, Hazlet, BA

Melanie Elizabeth Ruffing, Highlands, BSN

Eileen Marie Rush, Belmar, MA

Thomas Michael Russo, Howell, BA

Lisa Russolese, Englishtown, BA

Tracey Anne Saliski, Howell, MA

Blythe Sanford, Colts Neck, BS

Diana Sansevera, Manalapan, BA

Mary Sansone, Matawan, BA

Christina Santorelli, Englishtown, BA

Jennifer Sapienza, Hazlet, BS

Lyndsey Schork, Hazlet, BA

Theeany T. Shannon, Eatontown, MA

Kristen Marie Shaughnessy, Red Bank, BA

Lorelle Shea Cahoreau, Tinton Falls, BFA

Kerry Anne Shearer, Matawan, BA

Kathryn Shinn, Manasquan, BSN

Stefanie Siderowitz, Englishtown, BA

Heather Ashley Sierra, Middletown, BA

Jenna Sivilli, Freehold, BA

Pamela Clare Skalecky, Manalapan, BS

Rebecca Lynn Sneed, Freehold, MA

Patricia Somma, Howell, MA

Summer Nicole Spalliero, Holmdel, MBA

Melissa Spaulding, Tinton Falls, BA

Sarah Ann Stapleton, Howell, BA

Samantha Starr, Hazlet, BA

Michele Steiner, Hazlet, BA

Jessica Stokhamer, Howell, BA

Stephanie Straglinos, Manalapan, BA

Robert Stuart, Belmar, BA

Danielle Nicole Susi, Middletown, BA

Diana Swinton, Englishtown, BA

Samantha Tetro, Howell, BA

Tammy Theilemann, Neptune, BA

Nicole Lee Tilton, Brielle, BA

Cory M. Tirpack, Manasquan, MA

Wanda Ivelisse Torres, Belford, MBA

Kirstin Triozzi, Marlboro, BA

Neena Lee Tucker, Clarksburg, MA

Dana Marie Tyndall, Wall, MBA

Danna Joan Valenti, West Long Branch, BA

Theresa Josephine Valenziano, Howell, BA

Erika L. Valerio, Tinton Falls, MA

Marianne Kristen Velez, Howell, BS

Martha Yolanda Velez, Morganville, MBA

Cristina Vigorito, Freehold, BA

Stephanie Vitale, Englishtown, BA

Karen Patricia Vogel, Manasquan, MA

Tara Walenta, Oceanport, MA

Malaika L Walker, Matawan, BA

Michele Whelan, Eatontown, MBA

Patricia Whiteside, Freehold, MA

Amanda Wiest, Long Branch, BS

Asia Wilson, Asbury Park, BS

Rebecca Wishbow, Millstone Twp, BSN

Ellie Wolf, Freehold, MA

Peter Yurkiw, Middletown, BA

Jennifer Lynn Zak, Ocean Township, BSN

Jennifer Zdeb von Doehren, Ocean, MA


Melissa DuBois, Butler, BA

Lauren Masters, Lake Hopatcong, MA


Alina Acosta, Brick, BSN

Pilar M. Acosta, Toms River, MA

Natalie Adis, Toms River, BA

Sigrid Alaan, Toms River, BSN

Lindsay Shattuck Allen, Toms River, MA

Gabriella Araneo, Lanoka Harbor, BSN

Camila Asin, Toms River, BA

Andrea M. Asri, Toms River, MA

Stephanie Avallone, Point Pleasant, BS

Sara Ball, Brick, MA

Nicole Bannon, Toms River, MA

NancyJo Barclay, Toms River, MBA

Erika Barone, Toms River, BA

Daniel S. Barrett, Toms River, BS

Amanda Bartley, Toms River, MBA

Cristina Gabriella Bassano, Jackson, BA

Lori Bataille, Toms River, BA

Sara Marie Beach, Toms River, BS

Jessica A. Beckett, Toms River, MA

Jillian Bell, Brick, BSN

Laura Ann Bergen, Pt Pleasant Beach, MA

Charmain Beverette, Lakewood, BA

Danielle L. Bisonic, Jackson, BA

Ashley Bosco, New Egypt, BA

Michael Brandimarte, Brick, MBA

Kristie Braun, Brick, BS

Stephanie Erin Brosnan, Forked River, BA

Naomi Brown, Toms River, BA

Tori Nikie Brown, Lakewood, BSW

Janine Burgio, Toms River, BSW

Joseph D. Busic, Bayville, MBA

Kelly Butz, Whiting, BA

Jean Camp, Manahawkin, BS

Antonio Carannante, Brick, MA

Tracy L. Carbo, Jackson, MA

Michael Carlo, Lakewood, MA

Toni Ann Castellana, Brick, BA

Amanda Cavallo, Pine Beach, BS

Latasha T. Chaneyfield, Brick, BS

Jenna L. Childs, Barnegat, BA

Amanda Blair Choma, Brick, MA

Dana Ann Civile, Barnegat, MA

Kim Marie Class, Toms River, MA

Lea Ann Cleary, Surf City, MA

Brittany Coates, Manahawkin, BA

Nicole Lynn Cochran, Jackson, BA

Kimberly Coder, Brick, BA

Catherine Calandriello Collins, Toms River, MA

Maria Alicia Colón, Jackson, MA

Lauren Ashley Conaty, Point Pleasant, BS

David Cortes, Toms River, BS

Lorraine Cuber, Manchester Township, MA

Katherine L. Czado, Jackson, MA

Leanna D’Andrea, Point Pleasant, BS

Iulia Elena Dasaga, Brick, BA

Justin Robert Davis, Brick, MBA

Nicole DeBrango, Pine Beach, BSN

Jessica Beatrice DeMaio, Brick, BSW

Amanda Nicole Denis, Jackson, MA

Jessica Lee DiGuilmi, Brick, BA

Dana DiMatteo, Brick, BA

Kristen Disoteo, S Toms River, BS

Stephanie Ann DiZenzo, Jackson, MA

Nancy Dockray, Toms River, MA

Emily Dollman, Bay Head, BA

Andrew Robert Dorin, Jackson, MBA

Karyn Dynak, Bayville, BA

Kerri Ellsworth, Point Pleasant Beach, BA

Amanda Emme, Bayville, BA

Alexandra Jayne Ervin, Jackson, BA

Holly Ann Fabiyan, Point Pleasant, MA

Janine Joy Faint, Jackson, MBA

Jamie Santez Ferguson, Lakewood, BS

Denise Marie Fichera, Toms River, MA

Ashley Figliola, Beachwood, BA

Kelly Ann Fliller, Toms River, MBA

Brittany Flynn, Barnegat, MA

Joseph Foti, Toms River, BS

Dawn Fowler, Brick, MA

Ruth Francis, Lakewood, BSW

Jennifer Ashworth Froehlich, Manahawkin, MA

Christie Hope Gallant, Point Pleasant, BA

Erin K. Garrabrant, Manahawkin, BS

Ashley Ann Gawlik, Toms River, BA

Samantha Ann Glassford, Brick, BA

Jaime Glover, Toms River, BSW

Elizabeth Gordon, Bayville, BSW

Jessica Susan Gourlay, Barnegat, BA

Kristin Grosso, Lakewood, MA

Mary Ellen Guarin, S Toms River, MA

Sarah Anne Gugliocciello, Toms River, MA

Danielle Hajeski, Brick, BA

Lisa J. Hannah, Point Pleasant, MA

Veronica Ruth Harmsen, Beachwood, MA

Denise Harrison, Brick, BSN

Elise Harvey, Point Pleasant, BA

Lyndsay G. Heck, Jackson, BA

Nicole A. Herterich, Jackson, BA

Michael Hitchcock, Toms River, BA

Heather Hollywood, Brick, BS

Tara Marie H’orr, Brick, MA

Brooke Hull, Jackson, BS

Michael Anthony Ientile, Manchester, MBA

Helen Trube Ihde, Brick, MA

Angelo J. Imperiale, Lakewood, MBA

Kerry R. Insano, Brick, BA

Kaitlin Izzo, Brick, BS

Luisa Jimenez, Brick, BA

Wilsar Johnson, Lakewood, BA

Susan Jovanovic, Toms River, MBA

Robin Danielle Katzman, Lakewood, BS

Heather Ann Keith, Jackson, BA

Lisa Kenny, Brick, MA

Kimberly M. Kicinski, Brick, MA

Bryan Kiley, Jackson, BSN

Jacinta M. Kioko, Lakewood, BA

Taryn Marie Kisko, Toms River, BA

Cassandra Marie Kissam, Brick, MA

Kristin L. Kohler, Lakewood, BA

Bethany Anne Kuczin, New Egypt, BA

Cara-Nicolasa Lanza, Toms River, BSW

Christina Lee, Toms River, MA

Christina Lyness, Brick, BS

Kelly Lyons, Jackson, BA

Nicole Christine Maccini, Brick, BSN

Yana Maksumov, Lakewood, BA

Danilee Mancuso, Brick, BA

Rosemarie Manzo, Point Pleasant, BSN

Jennifer M. Marsh, Lakewood, MA

Gregory Mascaro, Toms River, MA

Brian Masotta, Brick, BA

Stephanie Elizabeth Matulionis, Brick, BSN

Aleyda Y. Maylone, Brick, MBA

Kiona M. Mayweather, Lakewood, BA

Laura R. McCanna, Forked River, BA

Dana McCrickard, Brick, BA

Erin Elizabeth McCrossan, Brick, BA

Dawn Denise McNamara, Point Pleasant Beach, BS

Melissa Christine Meisenbacher, Point Pleasant, BSW

Lauren Beth Mendes, Brick, MA

Victoria Mercaldi, Beachwood, BSW

Sabino Salvatore Metta, Toms River, BA

Kathleen Ann Miick, Toms River, MBA

Michael Mullarkey, Brick, MA

Skye Mulligan, Whiting, MA

Sandra L. Murdoch, Brick, MA

Kathryn Ann Murray, Brick, BA

Ellen Murtha, Whiting, BA

Lauren Naperski, Brick, MA

Gina Deanna Natalicchio, Brick, BA

Bonnie M. Nelson, West Creek, MA

Cynthia Norkus, Point Pleasant, MA

Michelle K. O’Connell, Manchester, BS

Lauren Ann Oles, Toms River, MA

Courtney M. Olsen, Toms River, BA

Sean Patrick O’Sullivan, West Creek, BS

Barbara Petrillo, Barnegat, BA

Maria Pipitone, Toms River, BSW

Danielle Pizzaia, Jackson, MA

Dawn Planter, Toms River, MA

William Polding, Jackson, MBA

Kelly M. Porter, Jackson, MA

Jacquelyn H. Pride, Toms River, BS

Joseph Priestley, Jackson, BA

Staci L. Primmer, Manchester, BA

Theresa Ann Principe, Brick, BA

Rosbel Maria Puello, Manchester, BA

Carmella Anne Quick, Jackson, MA

Jessica Kray Raftery, Toms River, BA

Karen Elizabeth Rau, Bayville, MA

Kimberly Michelle Reinhard, Brick, BA

Jessica Reitman, Toms River, BS

Matthew Lee Riedlinger, Jackson, MA

Kimberly Rizzolo, Jackson, BS

Alexis S. Rodriguez, Point Pleasant, MBA

Tracy Marie Royle, Jackson, BS

Rachel Ann Rutenberg, Jackson, BA

Katherine Agnes Salvatore, Lakewood, BFA

Stacey Samaritano, Toms River, BA

Maria A Sanchez, Toms River, MBA

Merissa A. Sanchez, Lakewood, BA

Venessa Santiago, Toms River, BS

Linda Marie Saraceno, Toms River, MA

Katie Schultz, Jackson, BA

Adrienne Schulz, Beachwood, BA

Lauren Segarra, Brick, MA

Bethany Sheridan, Toms River, BA

Sara Siman, Barnegat, BA

Christina L. Smith, Toms River, MBA

Kristee Leigh Stanley, Little Egg Harbor, BSN

Jennifer J. Steider, Toms River, MA

Sara Stepanow, Brick, MA

Lynn Kathleen Sutphen, Point Pleasant, MA

Ellen Sweeney, Brick, MA

Lauren Taliaferro, Jackson, BSN

Nicole Tammaro, Brick, MA

Jennifer A. Tardiff, Brick, MBA

Heather Renee Tatarian, Toms River, BA

Jerry Mark Taylor, Jackson, MBA

Nicole Tetro, Jackson, MA

Lindsay Elaine Tilton, Manahawkin, BA

Katie L. Trainor, Manahawkin, BA

Nicole Troisi, Toms River, MA

Stephanie Tudda, Brick, BA

Courtney Janel Turner, Lakehurst, BA

LaToya R. Turner, Toms River, BA

Lisa M. Valenti, Jackson, MA

Oscar Vargas, Brick, BS

Ashley Walker, Bayville, BSW

Lanette LeeAnn Werzinger, Manahawkin, BS

Yeslie Victoria Williams, Lakewood, BA

Tiffany May Wilson, Lanoka Harbor, BA

Kathryn Wood, Toms River, MA

Tyrone Worrell, Toms River, MBA

Natasha Yingst, Brick, MBA

Helen Yousef, Toms River, BSN

Melania H Zandomenego, Jackson, BA

Diana Marie Zelinski, Brick, BA

Brittney Zelinsky, Jackson, BA

Nina Zlotkowski, Lakewood, BS


Sabrein Shihdeh Khater, Clifton, BA


Kimberly Marie Bartus, Manville, MA

Dijla Formaro, Somerset, BA

Chevonne Francois, Somerset, BA

Debra Lehr, Bridgewater, MA


Candace Barnes, Scotch Plains, MBA

Jennifer Lynn Gutierrez, Plainfield, MBA

Jennifer A. Herbert, Linden, MBA

Camille Danika-Rene Jackson, Union, BA

Stacy Mercy, Linden, MBA

Lucy Paz, Rahway, BSN

Katherine Fernandes Rego, Union, MA

Erin Emily Willett, No. Plainfield, BS


Tara Marie Berezansky, Phillipsburg, BA


Out of State



Anna C. Buehler, North Stonington CT, BA


Kiara N Thompson, Winter Haven FL, BA

New York

D’Asia Greathouse, New York NY, BA

Melissa Kelley, East Moriches NY, MA

Candace Seaton, Bellport NY, BS

Shealyn Sullivan, Cheektowaga NY, BA


Casey Danielle Hower, Roslyn PA, BA

Puerto Rico

Glorimar Prieto, Ponce PR, BA

Billeny Z. Rivera Colon, Toa Baja PR, MA

Rhode Island

Jennifer Lynn Tartaglia, Pawtucket RI, BS

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