GCU School of Education Club Makes a Difference at Local Elementary School

Georgian Court Raymond Hall

In an effort to support and recognize teachers and schools, the newly established Georgian Court University School of Education Club set up a school supply drive with the help of Cassandra Lo, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and director of the School of Education’s pre-education program. In February, three of the club’s officers—Jennifer Tregillies, president; Jenna Yascur, vice president; and Kelsi Sanfilippo-Crennan, secretary, presented the collected school supplies to Spruce Street School in Lakewood, New Jersey. The donated supplies included books, pencils, glue sticks, and sensory toys.

Jenna, a mathematics and education major, is aspiring to become a special education teacher at an elementary school, and says that the visit to Spruce Street School was a rewarding experience for both her and the club.

“This was something we really wanted to do, and we are so happy we did,” says Jenna. “It means a lot to be able to help out and support the schools in our own community.”

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Supporting our Students Through the Angel Fund

Georgian Court Students

As we all are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that has touched all of our lives. In the face of such unprecedented times, we are looking to the greater GCU community to help students who are increasingly affected. GCU students are currently being asked to adjust and prevail against the backdrop of this tragedy, and our resourcefulness is vital to their success.

The university has responded by shifting coursework and degree requirements online, utilizing various resources to provide a steady remote learning environment. These adjustments, however, present challenges for many of our students. For this reason, we have launched a campaign to strengthen The Angel Fund.

The Angel Fund deploys resources including food supplies for the Student Food Pantry, subsidizes costs for working laptops or cell phone chargers, and addresses other primary needs. These critical funds will hopefully help bridge the gap, providing a safety net for those in need until life slowly returns to normal.