Friday, Sept. 28, 2018



Stockton Enrollment Increases 2 Percent for Fall 2018
Freshman enrollment at Stockton University increased 2 percent for fall 2018, continuing the trend of growth at the University. A record 1,595 freshmen are enrolled this fall, Chief Enrollment Management Officer Robert Heinrich told the Board of Trustees at their first meeting in the new Academic Center of Stockton Atlantic City on Sept. 26.

University Earns Third HEED Diversity Award
Stockton University has again received a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. This is the third year in a row that Stockton has received the award. This year the Tech Trek summer camp for middle school girls at Stockton (pictured left) also earned a “2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award” from INSIGHT Into Diversity.

Stockton Will Not Move Forward With TJM Property Purchase
Stockton will not move forward with the purchase of the property in Atlantic City owned by TJM Properties.


Take a Shuttle
Shuttle serviceis now offered seven days a week to and from Stockton University Atlantic City. Both the Galloway campus and Stockton Atlantic City provide free transportation for faculty, students and staff with their Stockton ID.


The Oyster Farmers Documentary
Oyster farmers, Stockton’s Marine Field Station, local restaurants, Long Beach Township and the Jetty Rock Foundation are working together to recycle oyster shells back into the bay to create more habitat for future generations of oysters.

Stockton’s Marine Field Station held a film screening of The Oyster Farmers documentary at Maxwell Shellfish in Port Republic on Sept. 21. The film shares the stories of our region’s dedicated oyster farmers and how innovative recycling and sustainable farming is bringing back the oyster population and preserving the bay as a place where baymen and baywomen can make a living.

Stockton alumna Angela Andersen, sustainability coordinator for Long Beach Township, produced the film with director Corinne Ruff. Steve Evert, director of Stockton’s Marine Field Station, is featured in the film as well as Stockton’s efforts to build an experimental reef. View the official trailer and an Instagram post from the film screening.


SASI Faculty Research Scholarships
A new scholarship fund, in the name of Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc. (SASI) has been established to support faculty research. These Faculty Research Scholarships will be administered by the University’s Provost Office and will be part of the University’s Research & Professional Development (RPD) Awards.
The SASI Board of Directors has approved two annual awards of $1,500 each. These funds will augment existing RPD funds during the main round of applications.

“There are a lot of great research projects being conducted at Stockton,” said Todd Regn, executive director of Research & Sponsored Programs. “We are very pleased that SASI wanted to be involved in supporting these scholarly activities, we appreciate their interest and generosity.”

During this inaugural year of the scholarships, the funds will help support the following:

John Guers, assistant professor of Exercise Science “Comparison of Brain Blood Flow in Acute Exercise and Opioid Use.” This project will use advanced imaging techniques to examine and compare brain function following both opioid use and exercise. The pilot data generated could help determine whether exercise can be successfully used as a behavioral intervention for recovering opioid addicts. Undergraduate students in the Exercise Science program will assist with the study, allowing them to be involved in professional level research.

Kaite Yang, assistant professor of Psychology – “The Impact of Participating in Cross‐Cultural Dialogues through a Service‐Learning Project.” This project will examine the impact of a service‐learning activity that involved interactions between Stockton undergraduates and international students from ELS English Language Centers in Atlantic City. The study seeks to understand how participating in an international community engagement activity impacted Stockton students' attitudes towards diversity, cross‐cultural contact and service.

“There existed broad concurrence among the members of SASI that we sponsor scholarship grants to enhance research possibilities for faculty,” said Audrey Wolfson Latourette, Distinguished Professor of Law, and member of SASI’s Board. “We congratulate John and Kaite, the first recipients of the grants, and applaud the important academic endeavors upon which they embark.”

Learn more about submitting proposals on the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs website.


Stockton colleagues recently contributed $505 to the Lillian E. Waters Memorial Scholarship Fund in celebration of Deputy Chief of Staff Lolita Treadwell’s recent wedding nuptials. The Stockton scholarship honors the extraordinary life of her late mother, Lillian E. Waters, and the amazing legacy of leadership, community activism and educational advocacy she left behind. Congratulations, Lolita!


Facebook: Stockton Atlantic City has evolved from a dream into a reality. Look at the difference from April 2017 to last week in these images of the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Instagram: View the Instagram story of National Voter Registration Day at Stockton on Sept. 26.

Snapchat Story: Check out URM student intern Nick Todaro’s Snapchat Story of a print making class with Assistant Professor of Art (Printmaking) Mariana Smith.

Twitter: Stockton Police held Coffee with a Cop at Stockton University Atlantic City on Sept. 25.


September is National Preparedness Month. offers tips to help you and your family prepare for potential disasters, such as flood, earthquakes and tornados. This week’s theme is Make and Practice Your Plan. Check out the following web resources to make an emergency plan, sign up for alerts and learn your evacuation zone. Don’t forget to sign up for Stockton’s emergency text-messaging notification system by visiting


Financial Aid
Remind your students to start thinking about the financial aid process early. Students should start gathering their 2017 tax and income information now, so they will be ready to file the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year on Oct. 1. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help. Follow the Office of Financial Aid at Stockton University on Facebook and @stocktonfinaid on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on important financial aid information, scholarship opportunities and more.


Stockton named Richard Ziegler as the assistant women’s basketball coach for the 2018-19 season. Ziegler is the first addition to the staff for new Stockton head coach Devin Jefferson, who took over the Osprey women’s basketball program in July. Ziegler brings experience at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels.


Tuesday, Oct. 2-Thursday, Nov. 29 - Unidos 2018 Fall Lecture Series

Thursdays this fall (through Nov. 1) - Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., D/F Wing Plaza/Circle

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 7University Weekend 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 9 - Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium featuring Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

Sunday, Oct. 14Open House

Saturday, Oct. 20Stockton Coast Day