Convocation 2021: A Bright Beginning to a New Academic Year

The start of a new academic year, observed by Convocation 2021 at Georgian Court on August 26, is a celebration of fresh beginnings and achievement. But what if our best plans and dreams for 2021–2022 are upended?

Then and today, Georgian Court strives to provide academic excellence and an exceptional student experience.

During Convocation 2021, GCU’s new and transfer students were pinned, received their class flag, and recited the GCU Student Pledge.

They also heard from someone who, not many years earlier, stood in their shoes: Casey Stoya ’19, who earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, was recently named to the GCU Alumni Board of Directors, and works as a quality control lab technician at Medtronic.

As a transfer student from Brookdale Community College, Ms. Stoya says she was nervous at first on the GCU campus. That didn’t last long. Not only did a new career path become clear to her, “to my surprise and delight, the uniquely warm and welcoming environment at Georgian Court managed to bring me out of my long-protected shell.”

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