Alumni Awards

Georgian Court has always been proud of their Alumni, graduating seniors, and others who continue to demonstrate mercy values, leadership and service through their volunteer efforts to the University and the Alumni Association. Many GCU graduates go on to achieve outstanding achievements in their chosen careers and personal lives. Recognizing these individuals is a long-standing tradition at the Court, and for decades we have recognized these individuals during our reunion and homecoming weekend.

Do you know someone that has made an impact? We welcome your nominations.

To nominate an alumni for one of the following, download and complete the pdf form and return to the Office of Alumni Relations, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 by August 15, 2019.

 

The GCU Alumni Awards are:

Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes the alumna/us with distinguished history over a lifetime of leadership, shared vision and extraordinary service to Georgian Court University and the community. Click here to nominate.

  • In what ways has the candidate served the University and its alumni?
  • Has this service spanned decades?
  • In what ways has this service been truly extraordinary?
  • How has this service benefited the institution?
  • What is the scope and/or depth of the candidate's involvement in volunteer service beyond GCU?

Prior recipients of this award include:

2017    Agnes Moore Higgins ’39 

2012    Maria Cordis Richey, RSM, Ph.D.,’50

2006    Gertrude Turner Mahan ‘35


Alumni Service Award

This award is given to the alumna/us who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and service to the University. Click here to nominate.

  • Does the candidate serve as a Class or Affinity Agent, Alumni council member/committee chair/officer?
  • Does the candidate volunteer and participate in Alumni events (such as Reunion/ Homecoming, service projects, open houses, day of giving, etc.)?
  • Does the candidate volunteer, organize or participate in regional alumni activities, student activities, or campus administrative tasks?

Prior recipients of this award include:

2018      Joyce Goletz Heckman '83     2013      Gail Gleason Milgram, Ed.D. '63
2017      Amelia Alonso McTamaney '67     2011      Delores Parron-Ragland, Ph.D. '66
2016      Keri Tarantino Carlton '99     2010      Amy Joseph Habib '60
2015      Rosemary E. Jeffries RSM, Ph.D. '72     2009      Anne Grall  Reichel, Ed.D. '74 
2014      Marjorie Murphy Hale '68     2008      Debbie Hanley Williams '68 

 

A Quote from 2018 Award Recipient, Joyce Goletz Heckman '83:

I was the 2018 recipient of the GCU Alumni Service Award.  I recall the day that I received the telephone call informing me that I was selected, and how overwhelmed and proud I felt.  My four years at GCU were foundational years for me.  I learned so much during my time at Georgian Court, beyond my course of study.  I choose to stay engaged with Georgian Court because I deeply believe in the mission of the University.  Although a service award was not needed to encourage me to continue to volunteer my time, it was meaningful for me to be recognized.  On the day I was given the award, I was fortunate to be surrounded by family and close friends, which made that day even more special.


Distinguished Alumni Award

This awarded is presented to the alumna/us who has excelled in their chosen field and has exercised exemplary qualities through career achievement.This award honors an individual whose achievements in their vocational fields have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities. Click here to nominate.

  •        What are the unique professional achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and to Georgian Court University?
  •        What are the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrates a benefit to the larger community?
  •        What professional competencies have lead to success and/ or contributions in their field?
  •        How has the individual’s innovations or research lead to advancement of their profession/ field?
  •        Has the individual received any awards and/ or accolades in their profession/ field?

Blue and Gold Award

This award is presented to a friend of Georgian Court University that displays exemplary leadership and/ or service to GCU by a non- alumnus/a. Click here to nominate.

  • Does the individual exercise the mission of Georgian Court University through service to the University in their personal or professional life?
  • Does the individual go above and beyond to better the University, one of its programs, services or students?
  • Is the individual a pioneer in their profession or community while exuding the spirit and ideals of Georgian Court University?

Young Alumni Award

This award acknowledges and encourages service to the University by alumni age 35 and under that exhibit outstanding achievements in promoting the University through volunteer support of and activities. Click here to nominate.

  • Did the candidate achieve an exceptional level of service while balancing the demands of being a recent graduate?
  • Does the candidate serve as a Class or Affinity Agent, Alumni council member/committee chair/officer?
  • Does the candidate volunteer and participate in Alumni events (such as Reunion/ Homecoming, service projects, open houses, day of giving, etc.)?
  • Does the candidate volunteer, organize or participate in regional alumni activities, student activities, or campus administrative tasks?
  • What life achievements contribute to the candidate being a pillar in the community?

Sportsmanship Award

This award chosen through GCU Athletics recognizes the graduating senior athlete that has, through their actions in the competitive arena of intercollegiate athletics, demonstrated good sportsmanship and citizenship in the Mercy tradition. The Sportsmanship Award will be determined through GCU Athletics and acknowledged during the Alumni Brunch.


Calling all Lions:

Do you know someone whose professional and volunteer accomplishments deserve to be recognized? Or do you know of an alumna or alumnus or student whose accomplishments should be spotlighted? Please tell us about them.

The deadline for submission this year is August 15. Student recipients are honored during commencement and student-athletes during the annual awards banquet. All recipients (student, athletic and alumni) are honored at the Alumni Brunch during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 732- 987-2454 or via email at alumni@georgian.edu.