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George E. Norcross, III to be honored at Georgian Court University Scholarship Classic

GCU Scholarship Fundraiser salutes South Jersey Business Leader

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 16, 2012—Georgian Court University has named Camden business executive George E. Norcross, III the recipient of the university’s Joseph E. Buckelew Civic Service Award. Mr. Norcross, executive chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew, will be honored during GCU’s Scholarship Classic on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Spring Lake Golf Club.

“We are happy to honor Mr. Norcross for his commitment to education and to help young people reach their full potential. This is our largest fundraising event and all proceeds go directly to student scholarships,” said Georgian Court University President Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., ’72.

Mr. Norcross, who also chairs the board of trustees of the Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Health System, is a supporter of healthcare research and accessibility. He also is deeply involved with education and children’s issues.

The Cherry Hill resident will be honored during GCU’s annual scholarship classic, an outing that for 17 years has brought supporters of the university together for a day of fun and fund-raising. This year, the event begins with registration at 10:00 a.m., followed by a barbecue brunch at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Later, participants will enjoy a 5:30 p.m. silent auction and open bar cocktail reception, followed by the awards dinner, where Mr. Norcross will be the guest of honor.

Sponsorships and foursomes for GCU’s 2012 Scholarship Classic remain available. Information on sponsorship levels, amenities, registration, and opportunities for advertising are online at For further information or to purchase an advance raffle ticket, please contact Catherine Plescia in the GCU Office of Annual Giving at or 732.987.2292.

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 more than 2,500 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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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