Trustees Recognize Student Achievements at Board Meeting

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Students who received fellowships and their faculty advisors were recognized by the Board of Trustees. Below: Board chair Madeleine Deininger, left and President Harvey Kesselman, right, with Liam Rea and his family, and Jared Lewis gets his championship ring.

Galloway, N.J. -  The many talents of Stockton students were the focal point of the Board of Trustees meeting May 2 as the board recognized students for their academic talents, athletic prowess and personal character.

Liam ReaStockton freshman Liam Rea, and his brother Sean, a senior at Brick Township High School, were recognized for helping save the life of a drowning teenager while on a spring break family vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

President Harvey Kesselman read excerpts from a news story in which the two were cited for their quick action, calm and professionalism in helping get the boy out of the water onto a dock.

Executive Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh presented senior athlete Jared Lewis with his NCAA championship ring, noting that Lewis is the most decorated student athlete in Stockton’s history.

Lewis, who was recently voted Stockton Male Athlete of the Year for the third year, repeated as the NCAA indoor national champion in the triple jump this March and finished as the NCAA runner-up in the outdoor triple jump last spring. In the process, he became Stockton's most decorated student-athlete ever with eight career All-American honors.

Lewis also earned USTFCCCA All-Region status and won NJAC triple jump titles both indoors and outdoors. In addition he was voted NJAC Outstanding Field Athlete for the 2017-18 indoor season. 

Lewis will attend California University of Pennsylvania where he plans to get a master's degree in Sports Management. He will also serve as an assistant track coach.

Jared LewisSee Jared Lewis in action on this sizzle reel.

Eight students were recognized as recipients of the Board of Trustees Fellowships for Distinguished Student Awards for summer/fall 2018.  They are:

Aimee Balint: Project Title: Making Stockton More Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students. Project Faculty Advisor: Thomas Kinsella, Ph.D., Professor of Literature and Director of South Jersey Culture and History Center.

Tyler Black: Project Title: Understanding the Nature of Sexual Harassment amongst College Students and its Impacts. Project Faculty Advisor: Manish Madan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.

James Langschultz: Project Title: Investigating the Origin of “Lamprophyre” Dikes of the Cortlandt-Beemerville Complex. Project Faculty Advisor: Matthew Severs, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Geology.

Anastasia (Nastya) Morozova: Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Tungsten Thin Films for Sun-Driven Hydrogen Production. Project Faculty Advisor: Wooseok Ki, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Dennis Pham: Project Title: Ebola Epidemic Modeling. Project Faculty Advisor: Brandy Rapatski, PhD. Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Shilo Previti and Jamie Walters: Project Title: InStock: Reviving Stockton’s First Ten Years. Project Faculty Advisor: Thomas Kinsella, Ph.D.  Professor of Literature and Director of South Jersey Culture & History Center

Qudratullah Qadiri: Project Title: Comparison of Brain Activation Patterns Following Acute Exercise and Opioid Use. Project Faculty Advisor: John Guers, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Exercise Science.

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205