Stockton News - March 8, 2024


Visiting Artist Program

Art Majors Work with Pros in Gallery’s Visiting Artist Program

Senior visual arts major Onyx Alamgir admitted she was a little intimidated at first.

She was one of about 40 Stockton students given an opportunity to include their work as part of an exhibition with two professional artists at the university’s Art Gallery in March.

“I thought German artists, oh my, this is clearly more advanced,” said the Egg Harbor Township native. “But they were the most chill and sweetest artists to collaborate with.”

The visiting artist program was put together by Ryann Casey, the gallery’s exhibition coordinator, and Mariana Smith, an associate professor of Art and the chair of the Visual Arts major. The idea was to not only bring outside artists’ work to the gallery, but to also have the artists live near campus for an extended period and give students a sense of what it’s like to be a working, professional artist.

student with scholarship donorsStudents and Donors Celebrate Scholarship Impact

The impact of a scholarship isn’t just felt by student recipients – donors are forever changed when they use their time, treasures and talents to support the future of students.

This was evidenced when Manisha Roy took the stage to discuss how the Arman Roy Foundation works in partnership with the Stockton University Foundation to financially assist students through the Arman Roy Foundation Hope Scholarship and carry on the memory of their late son. She spoke during the annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, March 6, in the Campus Center.

“(The Stockton team) got to know about our beautiful son, Arman, who had an extraordinary gift and passion for technology,” Roy said. “He was humble and kind and helped everyone he knew. Even at a young age, he recognized the issue of the digital divide and how bridging that gap could really change lives. He knew instantaneously that's what he wanted to do with his life.

“So, when we tragically lost him in April of 2019, we had to find a way to turn our incredible pain into purpose by carrying forward his dream of empowering underserved students with technology, resources and education, enabling them to be successful in today's digital world.”

The recipient of this year’s Arman Roy Foundation Hope Scholarship, Evita Vasquez Reyes, is a sophomore in the Computer Science program. 

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animation teamInternationally Renowned Animation Team Talk to Visual Arts Students

What does a short film featuring an older woman snatching the cheetah-print thong off an erotic male dancer and an advertisement for toilet paper that stars a red bear have in common?

Well, not much, except that the United Kingdom-based and Oscar-nominated animation team of Joanna Quinn and Les Mills wrote, produced and animated both. The team, in a special presentationfor selected Visual Arts classes, showed clips of their different projects, discussed their creative process and more on Thursday, Feb. 29, in the Campus Center Theatre.

Quinn and Mills first worked together on the aforementioned short film, “Girls Night Out,” in 1987, which follows a quiet Welsh housewife named Beryl who decides to celebrate her birthday with a night on the town with her girlfriends. At the time, the film was a passion project for Quinn, who, in her words, still needed to pay rent.


'Second Saturdays - March to the Beat' on March 9 

Second Saturdays in Atlantic City are a series of family-friendly events hosted by Stockton University Alumni Relations. They are held on the second Saturday of every month at Stockton Atlantic City.

Find your rhythm with alumna hostess Angela Stewart '94 as she teaches attendees the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and more from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, in the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room at Stockton Atlantic City. 

Enjoy cookies and beverages following the activity. Register here.


Postpartum Equity research groupFaculty, Students Evaluate Grantmaking for Postpartum Equity

A group of Stockton faculty and student researchers are working together with the NJ Birth Equity Funders Alliance (NJBEFA) to evaluate philanthropic grantmaking for postpartum equity.

This initiative was born from a previous project faculty members of the team worked on addressing research related to First Lady of New Jersey Tammy Murphy's Nurture NJ (NNJ) campaign, specifically the need for a maternal and infant health center in Trenton.

Once this work was completed, the NJBEFA wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of their grantmaking through additional Stockton collaboration, resulting in grant funding for "Participatory Evaluation and Mutual Accountability for Equity in Postpartum Support" in the summer of 2023.

The team includes Christina Jackson and Betsy Erbaugh, associate professors of Sociology; Sreelekha Prakash, associate professor of Health Science; and Alysia Mastrangelo, professor of Physical Therapy. Prakash brings a clinical, public health, and epidemiology background, while Mastrangelo has a physical therapy/women's health and community wellness background.

Student researchers include Emma Rodriguez and Damaris-Anne Spring, both Sociology majors, and TES and Social and Behavioral Sciences alumna Diana Madrid, who majored in Psychology. Madrid is currently a grad applicant in Social Work.


Annual Career FairAnnual Career Fair at Full Capacity, Full of Opportunities

Just as the campus continues to grow, so does annual programming like the Career and Internship Fair, which surpassedits goal of serving over 600 students and housing over 100 employers on Tuesday, March 5, in the Sports Center.

Employers came, ready and eager to meet Stockton students and find new members of their teams, while students dressed to impress with resumes in hand.

Frank Napp ’23, a recruiter for Live! Casino and Hotel, said his job search included attending the Career Fair and looking online when he first graduated from Stockton’s Business program. He eventually found Live’s Management Development program, where he was able to explore different departments to find one that worked best for him. Now, he gets to be on the other side of the table.

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what's trending march 8, 2024Facebook: All smiles here on campus We hope you have a great week 🩵🦅, #Ospreys! 

X: @sumilitaryservices invited women in the service to step into the spotlight during a photoshoot for Women's History Month.

Instagram:Thank you to our Washington, D.C.-area alumni and The Washington Center for connecting with me at our mixer this week. I hope to see you all on campus soon!


Kayla Kass Kass to Run in Championships; Watch Live at Big Blue Today

Several members of the indoor track and field team gathered at the Sports Center on Wednesday, March 6, to send off sophomore Kayla Kass to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Kass, of Bayonne, qualified for the championships after breaking her school record in the 800 meters on March 2 at the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships. Kass won in a field of 25 runners in a time of 2 minutes, 12.32 seconds. She moved into sixth in the nation.

She will run in her heat at 3:45 p.m. today, March 8. All are invited to Big Blue to watch the race live on the big screens.

Or you can stream the race here.

Men's Lacrosse Remains Unbeaten with 18-12 Victory

The men’s lacrosse team wrapped up its season-opening four-game homestand with an 18-12 victoryover Elizabethtown on March 6, the fourth straight win for the Ospreys. Stockton took the lead for good in the second quarter.

Freshman Alex DeLierre led the offense with career-highs of seven goals and eight points. Colin Hopkins chipped in with two goals and two assists.

Ospreys Rolls Over Golden Wolves

The women’s lacrosse team extended their season-opening win streak to five straight games, with a dominant 18-2 victory over Alvernia University on March 6. Mary Meduri led the offense with a career-tying six goals and added a pair of assists for a new career-high with eight points.

The first period was tight as Stockton forged a slim 3-2 lead after one frame. Meduri scored a goal and had her two helpers on goals by Mary McLaughlin for the one-goal margin.

🦅 Read more coverage of spring sports here 🦅


Spring Break Shuttle Schedule 

The shuttles between the Atlantic City and Galloway campuses will be operating on a reduced schedule during Spring Break.

View the modified Atlantic City shuttle schedule for Spring Break, March 9-17, here. Regular service will resume Monday, March 18.

Galloway shuttle service will not operate from Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 16. Galloway shuttle service will resume at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. 

FAFSA Priority Deadline Extended to April 1

The FAFSA has changed and it is available! Due to delays in the availability of the 2024-2025 FAFSA as well as the number of open issues the U.S. Department of Education is facing with the application, we have extended our institutional priority filing deadline. Please encourage your students to file their 2024-2025 FAFSA by April 1 to be considered for all programs with limited funding, including Federal Work Study.

Students can file at by logging in with their FSA ID. For more information on the updates to the 2024-2025 FAFSA as well as helpful tips and tricks, visit

🌷⏰Don’t forget to spring ahead: Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10


💟 March is Women’s History Month

Events for Alumni & Friends

Spring 2024 Professional Development Opportunities 

🎭 Spring Programming at the PAC   

🎨🖼️ Spring 2024 Art Gallery exhibits

Now-March 31:"Ducktown: An Atlantic City Immigration Story"   

March 9: 35th Annual Pinelands Short Course

March 10: 🍀 Danú,🌲 Lines on the Pines

March 14: 🫡 Community and Veterans Wellness and Resource Fair

March 19:Al Gold Memorial Lecture Series and Reception

March 20:Palestinian Stories with Dina Amin | Film Screening and Discussion

March 23: 🦅 Discover Stockton Day 

March 28: 🧖‍♀️ Wellness Day 2024, School of Business Distinguished Guest Speaker

April 12: 🎉Inauguration of Dr. Joe Bertolino🎉,  An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

April 13: 🐶 Mutts Gone Nuts