NJCU @ Fort Monmouth to be Honored by Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 3, 2022
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | NJCU @ Fort MonmouthNew Jersey City University (NJCU)’s new location which opened in August, 2021 — will be honored by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce during its annual MRCC Beacon of Excellence Awards.

NJCU @ Fort Monmouth will be bestowed the Corporate Good Neighbor Award — presented to a business organization who has made an extraordinary impact on the Monmouth County area through exceptional civic engagement.

The MRCC Beacon of Excellence Awards will be held in person on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Jacques Reception Center, located at 500 Palmer Avenue in Middletown, N.J.

Dr. Michael Edmondson, the Executive Director of NJCU @ Fort Monmouth, will accept the award on behalf of the university.

​​“NJCU @ Fort Monmouth is honored to accept this Corporate Good Neighbor Award,” said Edmondson. “We opened our doors less than a year ago with a mission to serve the students, residents, and organizations of the surrounding community and are grateful that the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce has recognized our efforts. Thank you to everyone who continues to support NJCU @ Fort Monmouth and we look forward to continuing to serve the community in the future.”

The MRCC Beacon of Excellence Awards celebrate the Chamber of Commerce, its people and the community, and honor outstanding community enrichment through service, leadership, and achievement. Nominations are sought from MRCC membership as well as from the community at large.

For more information on the event or purchase tickets by the July 15 registration deadline, visit: https://business.monmouthregionalchamber.com/events/details/2022-beacon-of-excellence-awards-8758

NJCU @Fort Monmouth opened on August 25, 2021 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Monmouth, the historic former United States Army base. As the educational partner in the revitalization of Fort Monmouth, NJCU’s new location is expanding bachelor's and master's degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, giving the university the only affordable, four-year public higher education program in the area. NJCU has maintained a presence in Monmouth County for more than 15 years prior to this historic expansion at its new location. NJCU @ Fort Monmouth is expected to serve hundreds of students per semester with future expansions possible.

The new location in Squier Hall — formerly the home of the Signal Corps — is renovated from its origins as a 1935-era administrative building and is now a state-of-the-art facility featuring 15 classrooms, a nursing education center, a cybersecurity computer lab, and offices for faculty and staff in a 72,000-square-foot building located on more than 22 acres. Additionally, the facility includes a flexible event space which will host organizations and community events as a partner to the Monmouth County community — a space which has been used by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce and many other regional organizations in the nine months that the location has been open to the public.

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 30 graduate or three doctoral programs at our three locations — our main campus in Jersey City, our School of Business located in the heart of the Jersey City Financial District, or our newest location at NJCU @ Fort Monmouth which expands bachelor's and master's degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.


Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301