Stockton News - July 7, 2023


particpants at Pinelands Short CoursePicture Stockton... exploring the Pinelands

Visitors came from around the state to Stockton’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton, the Blueberry Capital of the World, to explore the Pinelands on nature trails, in kayaks, through historical publications and by diving into environmental topics from waste management to rare orchids. 

Stockton Continuing Studies & Adult Education and the Pinelands Commission hosted the seventh annual Pinelands Summer Short Course on June 23.

📸 View more photos on Flickr.

University Weekend Street FairSeeking Vendors for University Weekend Street Fair

Stockton is seeking arts, crafts and merchandise vendors to take part in the upcoming University Weekend Street Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7. 

The University Weekend Street Fair is one of the signature events during University Weekend, welcoming the entire Stockton community, including students, families, alumni and friends. It provides an excellent opportunity for vendors to showcase their unique products to a diverse and engaged audience. 

“We are excited to invite vendors to be a part of the University Weekend Street Fair,” said Lauren Wilson, associate director of Student Development. “This event serves as a lively platform to highlight local talent, arts, crafts and merchandise, creating a dynamic atmosphere for our community.”

President JoeWelcome, President Joe!

This week marks President Joe’s first official week as an Osprey! 🦅

Stay connected with him by following his @OspreyPrez accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

👉 ICYMI – check out President Joe’s “first week” message here.


Larider RuffinLarider Ruffin, associate professor of Nursing at Stockton, was named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) due to his exceptional contributions to the nursing field and his commitment to advancing the role of nurse practitioners. Notably, Ruffin is the 10th African American male to receive this honor from the AANP, the largest professional organization representing nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States.

“Being the 10th black man to be inducted as a fellow of the AANP is a significant milestone that further underscores the importance and need for greater diversity in the nursing profession. Although there are less than 1,000 fellows out of more than 355,000 licensed NPs in the U.S., there is a need for greater representation, and I am relieved that the AANP leadership understands that, and they are committed to increasing diversity in our profession,” Ruffin reflected. “This is huge for the minority NPs and NP students out there knowing that they, too, can one day become a fellow in their profession.”


whats trending - july 7, 2023Instagram: Holding a piece of history is like traveling back in time. Stephen Nagiewicz, who recently appeared on National Geographic's "Drain the Oceans," gave Sciencepallooza participants the opportunity to hold artifacts that came from shipwrecks--a glass bead worn by a slave, a pewter Continental Currency dollar coin, scrimshaw and more.

Facebook: The best part about summer is meeting our newest Ospreys.


23 Ospreys Earn CLC All-Academic Team Honors23 Ospreys Earn CLC All-Academic Team Honors

Twenty-three players from the Stockton men's lacrosse team qualified for the inaugural Coastal Lacrosse Conference All-Academic Team. The CLC All-Academic Team recognizes players with cumulative grade point averages of 3.20 or higher.

Stockton's 23 CLC All-Academic Team qualifiers make up just under half of the squad's roster of 47 players. The Coastal Lacrosse Conference held its first season this spring, with the Ospreys finishing third in the six-team league behind two NCAA Final Four teams in national champion Salisbury plus Christopher Newport.


Events for Alumni & Friends

📚 Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities   

Now-July 26: Ireland at Home and In America

Now-July 28: 👟 Atlantic City Walking Tours 

Now-Sept. 24:  The Souls Shot Portrait Project

July 10-Sept. 29: Fred Staloff: Origins of a Modernist

July 12-19: Children’s Summer Playhouse 

July 16-22: SEBA Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy

Aug. 2-23: America & Vietnam: 1955-1975

Aug. 6: 🎡Stockton Day at Morey’s Piers 

Aug. 13: Stockton Summer Splash at Wonder Bar