Convocation 2021

Join Us For the 40th Annual Convocation on Wednesday September 15, 2021

Convocation marks the traditional beginning of the academic year and offers a unique opportunity to rededicate ourselves to NJCU’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The ceremony serves as a proud reminder of the tremendous depth of knowledge of our faculty and their commitment to the NJCU community.

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2 p.m.
 Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Margaret Williams Theatre

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anthony Jack Headshot

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Anthony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Privileged Poor.

Jack is a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He wrote a feature for The New York Times Magazine Education Issue, based off his book and life experience as a low-income college student. His research has been cited by The New York Times, the Boston GlobeThe AtlanticThe Huffington PostThe National ReviewThe Washington Post, American RadioWorks, WBUR, and MPR.

His book, The Privileged Poor, was named the 2018 recipient of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize by Harvard University Press.

A livestream of this event will be available for viewing in GSUB 317.