The Tradition Continues: GCU Junior Ring Ceremony

When they arrived at Georgian Court a few years ago, they may have had second thoughts, Sister of Mercy Helen Neder said during GCU’s recent Junior Ring Ceremony.

“There were probably says when you had to get from one corner of the campus to the other with only a few minutes to be on time for class. On those days you may have thought, ‘Is this class in the next county?'” Juniors and seniors laughed out loud and nodded their heads. 

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Never give up

“And there were probably times when there was a monsoon outside, you still had to get to class, and you wondered, ‘What have I gotten myself into?'”

Over time, hard work and determination drowned out their doubts, bringing them to the ring ceremony milestone.  “On your freshman calendar, there was no mention of a freshman ring ceremony. But as you receive your junior rings at Georgian Court, know that this isn’t just another note on your transcript. You are preparing to take your place among the thousands who have walked the path before you.”

IMG_5098.JPGFreshman Nick Ciccone, a nursing major, was listening intently for two reasons—he was imagining his own future, and his class planned the event.

“The ring ceremony was a blessing to me in a couple different ways,” said Nick. “First as President of the class of 2018 it was my cabinet’s responsibility to make this event happen. I am so proud of how diligently they worked to make this ceremony what it was. Also it was a blessing because I got to see what amazing students Georgian court has to offer,” he said. “The students getting their rings makes me want to work harder and finish strong.”

When they arrived at Georgian Court a few years ago, they may have had second thoughts, Sister of Mercy Helen Neder said during GCU’s recent Junior Ring Ceremony.

“There were probably says when you had to get from one corner of the campus to the other with only a few minutes to be on time for class. On those days you may have thought, ‘Is this class in the next county?'” Juniors and seniors laughed out loud and nodded their heads. 

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Never give up

“And there were probably times when there was a monsoon outside, you still had to get to class, and you wondered, ‘What have I gotten myself into?'”

Over time, hard work and determination drowned out their doubts, bringing them to the ring ceremony milestone.  “On your freshman calendar, there was no mention of a freshman ring ceremony. But as you receive your junior rings at Georgian Court, know that this isn’t just another note on your transcript. You are preparing to take your place among the thousands who have walked the path before you.”

IMG_5098.JPGFreshman Nick Ciccone, a nursing major, was listening intently for two reasons—he was imagining his own future, and his class planned the event.

“The ring ceremony was a blessing to me in a couple different ways,” said Nick. “First as President of the class of 2018 it was my cabinet’s responsibility to make this event happen. I am so proud of how diligently they worked to make this ceremony what it was. Also it was a blessing because I got to see what amazing students Georgian court has to offer,” he said. “The students getting their rings makes me want to work harder and finish strong.”

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