Stockton’s Atlantic City Campus Wins Award as N.J. Leading Infrastructure Project
For Immediate Release
Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus was recognized as one of New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects with an award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 2,500 business, labor, professional, academic and government leaders.
The campus is part of the $220 million Atlantic City Gateway Project, which includes an academic building which will eventually accommodate 1,800 students, residences for 530 students, a parking garage with over 800 spaces and a new office tower for South Jersey Gas. The campus, currently under construction, is expected to open in fall 2018.
The Gateway Project is a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp. or AC Devco, at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany, and Pacific avenues in Atlantic City.
“Stockton is pleased to be recognized for the impact its Atlantic City campus will have on the city, the region and the state,” said Stockton President Harvey Kesselman, who accepted the award on behalf of the university. “Our mission is to provide a high-quality, affordable, accessible education to a diverse population, enabling more college students to stay in New Jersey and more graduates to succeed in their chosen fields. In addition to the proven benefits of having a highly educated workforce available, the construction and then continuous operation of this facility will provide an ongoing economic stimulus as businesses expand to serve our students, faculty and staff, many of whom will live in the city.”
“The university is grateful for this award, which includes many of our partners, such as AC Devco, county and state government, South Jersey Industries, unions and professional contractors, all of us working cooperatively to bring this project to fruition,” Kesselman said.
The Alliance awards program was created to highlight innovative, pioneering and landmark
construction initiatives that greatly impact the state’s economy and to honor the businesses and organizations that work together as partners to ensure the project’s success, said Alliance President Philip K. Beachem.
“The Stockton University – Atlantic City Gateway project is a great example of what can be done when organizations work as a team to develop a fantastic project,” Beachem said.
The 6th annual awards ceremony was held Feb. 10 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., and highlighted several billion dollars in infrastructure projects and their impact on New Jersey.
The Alliance also recognized these organizations for their work on the project:
- Atlantic City Development Corp.;
- Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders;
- Atlantic County Improvement Authority;
- Elkus Manfredi Architects;
- HLW International, Inc.;
- Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc.;
- NJ Economic Development Authority;
- Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters;
- SOSH Architects;
- South Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council;
- South Jersey Gas.