May 18 was a joy-filled day at Georgian Court University that celebrated goals accomplished and new journeys begun for nearly 450 undergraduates and more than 180 graduate students during the Commencement 2022 Ceremonies.
The day began with a Baccalaureate Mass in the morning, with readings by graduating student lectors Meesha Samuels, Emily Salisbury, and Emily Humphries and a homily from Rev. Msgr. Joseph Rosie, pastor of St. James Parish, Red Bank, and Episcopal vicar for Monmouth County, as well as a GCU trustee. In the afternoon, the university’s 111th Commencement was divided into two celebrations, with undergraduates crossing the stage first, followed later in the day by graduate students.
In his remarks, GCU President Joseph R. Marbach observed that the new graduates were joining the ranks of alumni known for scholarship, advocacy and innovation, and expressed confidence that they, too, would be “change makers, truth seekers, and challengers of the status quo.” He remarked on the Class of 2022’s diversity in academic discipline, age, and background, noting that together, “You are Georgian Court.”
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