Black Faculty and Staff Honor Six at Dinner
Galloway, N.J. – Two Cumberland County residents active in their communities were among five individuals and a Stockton club honored by the Stockton Council of Black Faculty and Staff at the 38th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner and Dance at the Carriage House on Nov. 8.
Carole D. Seabrook Green, director of Family and Youth Programs at Gateway Community Action Partnership in Bridgeton, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with young people. She has also worked for Kintock Group, the Cumberland County Guidance Center and the N.J. Juvenile Justice Commission.
The Rev. James A. Dunkins, ’81 pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Port Norris and Vineland received the Distinguished Stockton Alumni Award.
Other awardees were: Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Stockton, Lisa Honaker, who also received a Lifetime Achievement Award; Stockton Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Community Development Craig Stambaugh, who received a Merit Award; Stockton Bursar Tom Roth, who received Distinguished Alumni Award.
Sankofa, a Stockton organization of minority males, received the Outstanding Stockton University Student Initiative Award. Group advisor Pedro Santana, assistant vice president Division Administration and Strategic Initiatives, accepted the award along with several Sankofa members who spoke about the impact the program has had on their lives.
Patricia “Trish” Collins, president of the Council, said more than $331,000 has been awarded in scholarships to 263 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, including $16,000 for the 2019-20 academic year.
Trang Tran, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major who wants to attend medical school said she was grateful for the support.
“It warms my heart,” she said. “Students can feel hopeless if they can’t afford college.”
The evening also included welcoming remarks by President Harvey Kesselman, a powerful performance of the National Anthem by Tina V and music by DJ and 1988 Stockton alumnus Cameron E. Williams.
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