GCU Nursing Students Mark Graduation with Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2022

Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing and Wellness recently celebrated the graduation of 29 students who successfully completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) during the 19th pinning ceremony.

The pinning tradition goes back to the 1800s and it represents the nursing education journey.  The pin, which symbolizes the new nursing credentials, is presented by a faculty member selected by the student who has supported or mentored them throughout this journey.  As part of the ceremony, the graduates state the Florence Nightingale Pledge, the nursing equivalent of the physicians’ Hippocratic Oath: to do their best, never do harm, and always put the care of patients first.

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Learn About Our Alumni Insurance Benefits

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Are there family, friends, or employees who depend on you financially? What would happen if you were not there for them? Life insurance provides a safety net that can help. 

Sure, thinking about Life insurance can seem daunting—even stressful. Many people hesitate to consider Life insurance because they think it’s too expensive, or the application process is difficult, or they wonder if they even need coverage. Don’t be scared off by these myths—it’s easy to apply and more affordable than you may think!

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Alumni Named Program Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters High School Mentoring Program

Alumni Named Program Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters High School Mentoring Program

Congratulations to Yeila Rivera ’22, who has been named the program manager for the Big Brothers Big Sisters High School Mentoring Program for Cumberland & Salem counties!

“A former Big Sister, Rivera is passionate about enriching students’ lives. Rivera was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Vineland, and completed her social work degree, graduating with distinction, at Georgian Court University.” – The Press of Atlantic City

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Recharge Your Career at GCU!

Recharge Your Career at GCU!

Do you know someone looking to recharge their career and finish their degree? Join the thousands of local GCU alumni who chose Georgian Court!

Recently recognized as one of the Best Colleges for Adults, we offer credit for prior learning or professional experience, personalized academic advising, flexible transfer policies, and industry-recognized certifications.

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Alumni Breakfast at the 2022 NJEA Convention

2022 NJEA Convention

The NJEA Convention was held on Thursday, November 10 & Friday, November 11 in Atlantic City, NJ. We hosted an Alumni Breakfast on Thursday, November 10 where alumni had the opportunity to meet and connect with campus leadership including our new Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Kelly McNeal. Georgian Court is so proud of our alumni and our educators and it was a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about their time at the court.

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Dr. Scott Bennett – Mulcahy Institute Faculty Fellow

Dr. Scott Bennett – Mulcahy Institute Faculty Fellow

Dr. Bennett, our inaugural Mulcahy Institute Faculty Fellow, is co-editing a new book series for Brill, a major publisher headquartered in the Netherlands. The series, Studies in Peace History, promotes new scholarship on peace history and on the movements, groups, people, and actions that have opposed both war and its causes.

Our marketing team sat down with Dr. Bennett to learn more about Studies in Peace History and what we should expect to learn from the series. Click here to read the entire interview.

Dr. Bennett also launched the Mercy Peace Forum on Wednesday, November 9th.

“After being named the inaugural Mulcahy Institute Faculty Fellow, I thought about establishing a speaker series on nonviolent peace and justice,” Bennett said. “I discussed the idea with a colleague at Gwynedd Mercy University, and we then invited colleagues at the University of Saint Joseph and at the University of Detroit Mercy.”

“Besides teaching at Mercy universities,” Bennett noted, “we are all active in the Peace History Society which, along with our universities, is cosponsoring the Forum. We envision the Mercy Peace Forum as an opportunity to foster interaction among Mercy universities about nonviolent peace and justice.”

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GCU Faculty and Alumni Shine in Premiere of “Disposable Bodies”

GCU Faculty and Alumni Shine in Premiere of "Disposable Bodies"

GCU Dance faculty and alumni took to the stage on Thursday, October 27 to kick off the premiere of “Disposable Bodies,” a performance choreographed by Associate Professor Silvana Cardell, Director of the GCU Dance Program.

The cast included GCU Adjunct Professors William Robinsonas and Muyu Ruba, as well as alumni Mackenzie Morris ’16, Tyler Thomas Rivera ’21, and Ama Gora ‘17. Click here for a preview.

The interdisciplinary performance combines movement, sound, and imagery that explores the significance of bodies and poses questions about human and nonhuman relationships such as “Who counts as human,” and “Whose live count as lives.”

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Georgian Court Recognized for Leadership in Continuous Improvement by CAEP


The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that Georgian Court University (GCU) is one of 32 universities in the country to receive recognition for their leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

The Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement is named after the founding President of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Murray was a key advocate for a single set of educator preparation standards to unify the profession.

“Frank Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Yuhang Rong Chair of the CAEP Board of Directors. “CAEP Accreditation is a sign of commitment to quality through purposeful use of evidence. The Murray Leadership Recognition recipients should be proud of their accomplishments.”

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Guest Speaker: Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith America

Each October, GCU has an expert in their field visit campus to give a public talk to the university. This annual series, known as the Blue & Gold Invited Talk, brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to expand our perspectives and learn from a leading expert in a contemporary field.

This year, GCU is excited to welcome Eboo Patel, the Founder and President of Interfaith America, the leading interfaith organization in the U.S., as our guest speaker for the Blue and Gold Invited Talk.

Mr. Patel, named “one of America’s best leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, is a widely acclaimed civic leader who believes that religious diversity is an essential and inspiring dimension of American democracy.

Under his leadership, Interfaith America has worked with governments, universities, private companies, and civic organizations to make faith a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.

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President Marbach Named One of the 2022 NJBIZ Education Power 50

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Dr. Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., President of Georgian Court University, has been named one of the 2022 NJBIZ Education Power 50, coming in at No. 10!

Through this accolade, NJBIZ recognized educators and administrators who have persevered through interruptions in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, NJBIZ acknowledged those who have strived “to redress historical inequities and meet the needs of the state’s important economic actors.”

NJBIZ recognized President Marbach for GCU’s trailblazing decision to become the first institution of higher education in the state to offer employees a four-day compressed workweek option year-round. President Marbach was also chosen for guiding GCU in our historic land deal with Beth Medrash Govoha Lakewood yeshiva, “strengthening the relationship between the schools, which share a commitment to serving the Lakewood community.”

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