For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Commencement Set for May 18

More than 650 Students in the Graduating Class of 2007

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 26, 2007—The Georgian Court University graduating class of 2007, more than 650 strong, will celebrate their achievement at the 95th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 18. The university will hold two commencement ceremonies, with the graduate ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony at 3:00 p.m. in the Commencement Tent on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus.

The undergraduate speaker will be Elizabeth Christopherson, executive director of New Jersey Network (NJN) Public Television and Radio and president of the NJN Foundation for Public Broadcasting, Inc. She assumed leadership of the state’s only public television network at a time of financial crisis, and has turned it into a 24/7 television and radio network with award-winning programs and services that promote and support the best of New Jersey. A graduate of Wellesley College, Ms. Christopherson is a mentor to young women aspiring for careers in journalism and the media, and has been a longtime supporter of the arts and a lifelong resident of New Jersey.

At the graduate ceremony, the commencement speaker will be Zeni Fox, author of New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church, as well as co-editor of Called and Chosen: Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders. She is a professor of pastoral theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, and received her Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University.

Both Ms. Christopherson and Dr. Fox will receive honorary degrees from Georgian Court. In addition, an honorary doctorate will be bestowed upon alumna Mary E. Powell '45 of Collingswood, New Jersey.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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