Georgian Court University Golf Classic Salutes George E. Norcross, III

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Annual outing raises funds, underscores the benefits of student scholarships

In the face of increasing financial pressures and the growing demand for highly educated professionals in the workforce, helping students fund their college education is more important than ever, according to the organizers of Georgian Court University’s 17th Annual Scholarship Classic, planned for Monday, May 21 at the Spring Lake Golf Club.

South Jersey businessman George E. Norcross, III, who will receive the Joseph E. Buckelew Civic Service Award, is the honoree for this year’s golf outing. The annual event raises scholarship dollars for students attending Georgian Court University, which is based in Lakewood, and underscores the benefits of assisting students pursuing a college education. All proceeds from the golf classic, including an evening raffle event, go directly to student scholarships.

“Having grant money and scholarships gave me a really good opportunity that I wouldn’t have normally had,” says GCU alumna Iveliz Crespo, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in criminal justice. “Being able to attend Georgian Court with the assistance of those who donated money allowed me to get a degree and build my character, too.”

Ms. Crespo, who is now in law school, will discuss the difference scholarships make in students’ lives. The Camden native ultimately wants to work with juvenile offenders, and is a strong proponent of community empowerment.

Mr. Norcross, who also chairs the board of trustees of the Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Health System, is equally as passionate about his community. The Cherry Hill resident is a longtime supporter of healthcare research and accessibility, and is deeply involved with education and children’s issues.

About the GCU Scholarship Classic
For 17 years, the GCU Scholarship Classic has brought supporters of the university together for a day of fun and fund-raising. This year, the event begins at Spring Lake Golf Club with registration at 10 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 George E. Norcross, III will be the guest of honor.

Sponsorships and a limited number of foursomes for GCU’s 2012 Scholarship Classic remain available. Information on sponsorship levels, amenities, registration, and other details are online at www.georgian.edu/golf. For further information or to purchase an advance raffle ticket, please contact Catherine Plescia in the GCU Office of Annual Giving at plesciac@georgian.edu or 732.987.2292.

Jimmy April 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Jimmy April 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM
You are rewarding a Criminal. This is exactly what George Norcross is, a snake a criminal who is nothing more than a man who practices organized crime. A thief, liar and a Sociopath. On the link below is the owner of the Philadelphia Inquire speaking on audio about murder and castrating elected officials if they do not do what he wants. This is insane that the US Justice system has failed the American People and the leaders have chose to ignore this very dangerous being to be part of their political financial game. We have a real problem in the USA and it's people like George E. Norcross. Protecting the wrong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cd__VbMFVM
Jimmy April 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM
We encourage leaders who are with us to make George E. Norcross III accountable for criminal activity and begin having him serve time for Organized Crime and various other SEC violations. New Jersey MUST STOP protecting Criminal Political Boss George E. Norcross III The US Justice Department and Federal Agents must do their job and stop giving Norcross a free pass by using others to take the fall. Trenton — The Delaware River Port Authority has wasted millions of dollars in toll payer money in the past decade, with much of it enriching authority officials as well as friends and political allies, the New Jersey comptroller said today. Among the beneficiaries of the mismanagement was the insurance executive and Democratic powerbroker George Norcross, who allegedly orchestrated the payment of $455,000 to his company and an associate in return for recommending a New Jersey insurance broker for the authority.


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