Personal Enrichment

Current Offerings:

October 2022

Description: The AC Walking Tour Series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. Our guided tours - led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox - will explore different neighborhoods and perspectives across the city. Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets, and the boardwalk.

Dates: Fridays, Oct 14, 28 and Nov 4, 2022

  • Oct 14: Lower Chelsea
  • Oct 28: Northside Heritage
  • Nov 4: Ducktown Revitalization Tour

Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Stockton University AC, St. James AME Church, and Noyes Arts Garage,

Price: $10/tour

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Description: This interactive oil painting series will explore essential techniques to help students understand and achieve life-like painting results.  Topics covered include, medium use and their function, form mixing mediums to conservation, how to mix colors to achieve vibrant tones and hues, and brushwork techniques for various shapes.  This course is designed for adults interested in learning classic oil painting techniques for personal achievement, entertainment, illustration and more. Participants of this class will be required to provide their own art materials. A required list of materials has been provided and additional supplies can be found on the secure link:

Instructor: Marcos Monteiro
Sundays, October 23, 30, and Nov 6, 2022
Times: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Location: The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Atlantic City (2200 Fairmount Ave, AC, NJ)

Price: $89 for Stockton Affiliates, $95 Full Price

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November 2022

Dates: Tuesdays, November 8 and 15, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kramer Hall
30 Front Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Dates: Saturdays, November 12 and 19, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kramer Hall
30 Front Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037

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In this course you’ll learn how to: manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company's retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws. Click here for detailed information

This class will be offered 100% online through a live-stream Zoom platform.

Whether you use a high powered digital camera or smartphone, our experienced instructor will teach participants how to use their equipment, capture moments and edit images without pre-set filters. This class is ideal for beginners, small business owners, social media influencers, and anyone else looking to learn the essentials of digital photography. Each session features interactive learning techniques and will review basic skills such as exposure, aperture, shutter speed, color balance, and digital editing software. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor in real time. NOTE: Participants Must Provide Their Own Capture Device and accessories: DSLR Digital Camera, Smartphone, memory cards, flash drives, cords, etc.

Session: Photography Essentials with Dave Griffin
Date: Saturdays, March 13, 20 and 27, 2021
Time: 10am - Noon


Join us for our interactive, livestream Transformational Breath Series. This 3-week wellness series of dynamic and powerful workshops is dedicated to personal growth and good energy. The holistic approach to “Breath Work” should leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. With over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field our instructor, Kathy Smith, has found Breathing to be the most effective “life changer” for herself and her clients.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

 3.0 Contact Hours in Cultural Competence

Session: Transformational Breath Series
Date: Tuesdays, April 13, 20 & 27,  2021 
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
*Stockton affiliate discount available

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020 
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Dates: Tuesdays, August 11- 25, 2020

  • Aug 11 - Session 1: Intermediate Camera Functions
    Internal note: this is the orientation course to determine the level of camera familiarity, knowledge of flash, and understanding of light
  • Aug 18 - Session 2: Intermediate Capturing Techniques 
    Internal note: this is moving participants from “taking a picture” to “telling a story”. Will use natural light, available light, introduce flash technology and off-camera techniques
  • Aug 25 - Session 3: Intermediate Lighting, Speedlight Flash & Photo Editing
    Internal note: Continue to explore light sources in the capturing phase and also enhance photos (including lighting) through web-based editing software. 

Times: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays, August 5, 12, and 19, 2020 

  • Session 1: Introduction, History, Numbers in the Pips
  • Session 2: The Minor Arcana and the Royal Court
  • Session 3: The Major Arcana and Spreads

Time: 6:00-8:00pm 

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Mondays, July 13 - 27, 2020

  • July 13: Introduction to Digital Photography
  • July 20: Capturing Digital Images
  • July 27Editing Digital Images

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Dave Griffin 

Dates: Thursdays, July 9-August 27
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Dates: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Stockton University, Manahawkin Campus
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Spend an evening learning about ecologic secrets from Joshua Gant. Bring your own questions for this fun interactive event! Topics covered include: why do leaves change, where do dogs come from, and how nature works.

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 2020 
Sightseeing Tour & Reception:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 &
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Noyes Galleri

Description: Take a trip back in time through the remarkable history of the Estell family, their large estate and the many industries that took place there.

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Dates: Tuesday, April 21, Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Hammonton, NJ
Description: Learn the fundamentals to use your digital camera, the difference between f-stops and shutter speed, digital file keeping, and the depth of field of field in relation to different lenses. A brief history of photography will also be reviewed. 

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Dates: Saturday, June 6, 2020
8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Instructor: Joshua Gant

It seems everything is done with some sort of “smart device” today, why not birding? Have you ever wondered what that magical device you keep in your pocket is capable of when it comes to birding? Join Joshua as he teaches you how to use the available technology to be a better birder. This program begins in the classroom and ends with a field experience around Lake Fred. Joshua is a Stockton alumnus, professional environmental educator, avid naturalist, and bird enthusiast. This is a rain or shine event. Bring your Smart phone or tablet and be prepared to download the eBird by Cornell Lab ap.

Will not be in session until further notice.

Dates: Thursdays, January 30 – March 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway

Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 
Description: This 8-week course will explore the attitudinal foundations that support our formal practice of mindfulness meditation. In this experiential course you’ll develop a deeper understanding and practical application of these valuable attitudes. A great way to continue, inspire and strengthen the benefits gained from MBSR.

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Will not be in session until further notice.

Dates: Fridays, January 31 – March 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
*Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Full-day retreat*
Retreat Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: C 006
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $344 (Use coupon code)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 
Time: 8 p.m.
Instructor: Susan Puder

Date: Tuesdays, January 14 - February 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Field Trip Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020 (FOUL weather date: Sunday, February 23, 2020)
Field Trip Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Tuesdays: Manahawkin
**Saturday Field Trip: Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Instructor: Susan Puder
Description: Join Susan Puder, nature and wildlife photographer with over 30 years’ experience and avid birder, as she introduces birding basics and build upon your knowledge of bird identification, spring migration, raptors of NJ, and birding year-round in New Jersey as well as how to take better photographs of birds. This six-week class concludes with a field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge so participants can practice their new birding and photography skills. This class is designed for people new to birding or want to increase their knowledge for identification and locating birds in New Jersey. Class size limited.

**Participants should bring their own field guides to benefit the most from this class**

Date: Sunday, February 09, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway

Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 
Description:If you are interested in the practice of mindfulness, want to try a retreat as an intro, have some experience, and would like to deepen or inspire your practice; this retreat is for you!

There will be instruction in different aspects of mindfulness and plenty of practice time with shorter meditation to make it more accessible for those new to meditation.

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Dates: Tuesdays, August 6 - August 27, 2019
   •  Tuesday, Aug. 6: “Coastal Bay Oysters Recycling for Restoration” featuring Steve Evert, Stockton Marine Field Station Manager and Dr. Christine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 13: “Migratory Fishes and the NJ Coast” featuring Dr. Mark Sullivan, Associate Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 20: “Exploring the Deep Sea Using Underwater Technology” featuring Dr. Tara Luke, Professor of Biology
   • Tuesday, Aug. 27: “Deep Ocean Shipwrecks: Exploring Where No One Has Gone Before” featuring Steve Nagiewicz, Adjunct Professor Marine Science & Marine Archeologist 

Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

DescriptionLearn more about current exploration research, underwater robotics and the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s surrounding waterways.  Experts from Stockton’s Marine Science program and Coastal Research Center will be providing life-long learning lectures and discussion sessions directly from their research and areas of specialization. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 16, 23 & 30,  2019
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Description: “Boardwalk Empire and Beyond” Lecture Series will review the unique history of Atlantic City and how it has shaped our modern era.  Expert presenters will concentrate on three topics, “The Northside and Social Movement”, “Tourism and Entertainment”, and “Politics and Power”. Each session will be scheduled for 90 minutes, with 1 hour for lecture and 30 minutes for participant dialogue/questions.

Week 1:Tuesday, July 16, 2019
“The Northside and Social Movements”
Ralph Hunter, Founder & President of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Week 2: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
“Tourism and Entertainment"

Heather Perez, Stockton University Special Collections Librarian and Atlantic City Historian

Week 3:Tuesday, July 30, 2019
“Power and Politics”
Nelson Johnson, retired Atlantic County Superior Court Judge and author of “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City”

• Monday, July 15, 2019: General Poker Strategies
   • Wednesday, July 17, 2019:
Strategies for Tournament Play
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Description: Whatever your poker level ― novice, intermediate, or expert ― you can always sharpen your Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Game. These interactive sessions will feature various skills, strategies, and live game play to enhance your chances at the table.

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