Thank you for joining us for the 24th Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic!

You can view pictures fromt this year's event here.


Georgian Court University will host its 24th Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Deal Golf and Country Club. The Scholarship Golf Classic is unequivocally our most important fundraising event of the year, with proceeds funding scholarships that make the dream of an education possible for hundreds of students.

The dynamic nature of a GCU education has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Regional Colleges/Universities (North)” in 2018.  Additionally, innovative learning opportunities earned GCU recognition by the nation’s Colleges of Distinction (2018-2019) program. The university has earned several honors, including; Catholic Colleges of Distinction, New Jersey Colleges of Distinction and Colleges of Distinction Recognition for Business, Education and Nursing. This is an exciting time for the university, which has become a regional leader in higher education, uniquely poised to serve Central and South Jersey.

Funds raised at the Annual Scholarship and Golf Classic provide much-needed assistance to Georgian Court University students, 45% of whom come from households facing significant economic challenges. Over the years, the Scholarship and Golf Classic has helped to raise more than $2.6M in student scholarships, helping more than 700 students achieve their dreams of a college education. 

Registration for this event is now closed. For more information please contact Gianna Verdoni, Manager of Special Events at 732.987.2206 or gverdoni@georgian.edu


2019 JOSEPH E. BUCKELEW CIVIC SERVICE HONOREE

The Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, AJSC

Judge Serpentelli

Georgian Court University proudly commemorates The Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, AJSC, for his lifelong dedication to the cause of justice, his commitment to legal education, and his generosity in sharing his time and wisdom for the betterment of GCU.

Judge Serpentelli served as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge for almost 30 years before his retirement in 2007. He was the Assignment Judge of Ocean County for over 22 years, and at his retirement, he was the longest serving Assignment Judge in the history of the judiciary. In a survey of lawyers, conducted shortly before his retirement, Judge Serpentelli ranked first among all New Jersey judges for overall competence.

While Assignment Judge, his work in affordable housing, as well as family, civil, and equity matters, was highly praised statewide. His dedication to the development of affordable housing law has been nationally recognized and he has also been a frequent lecturer at judicial education programs in many areas of the law.

During his tenure on the bench, Judge Serpentelli also conducted formal mediation of cases referred by other judges and participated as a lecturer in numerous dispute resolution programs. Today he is a partner in Benchmark Resolution Services, a firm dedicated to providing independent and responsive alternate dispute resolution and complex case management services.

Judge Serpentelli served as chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Family Practice from its inception in 1983, chair of the Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group from its inception in 1989 up to his retirement, and as chair or member of over 20 other civil and family division committees.

Judge Serpentelli received a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from The Cornell School of Law. After graduation from Cornell, he served as judicial clerk to The Honorable Joseph Weintraub, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Thereafter, Judge Serpentelli became a partner in the law firm of Sim, Sinn, Gunning and Serpentelli, practicing there until his elevation to Superior Court of New Jersey in 1978. Georgian Court University awarded Judge Serpentelli with an honorary degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2008.

Judge Serpentelli has said that he abides by the belief that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile and, he adds, his experience at Georgian Court continually demonstrates to him the wisdom of that principle. Through his service and support, Judge Serpentelli has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of GCU students over the last decade. He currently serves on the GCU Board of Trustees and has proved to be an invaluable resource in advancing the success of the university. His ongoing commitment to the betterment of education, community, and service are prime examples of why he is this year’s Joseph E. Buckelew Civic Service Honoree.