Where are they Now?
Robin Jaekel '84 was promoted to vice president of Glenn Insurance in August. Jaekel received her bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Stockton.
Ronald Sodano '87 recently accepted a position as a Senior Consultant, Professional Services, for Information Governance & Digital Solutions (Records and Information Management) at Iron Mountain. Sodano received his bachelor’s degree in Historical Studies from Stockton.
Russell Mueller ’97 was promoted to Lieutenant in July 2020 of the Livingston Police Department and is currently assigned to patrol nights as a shift commander. Mueller received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton.
Steve Peacock ’97 made his debut via the CBS Sports Network on July 22 to air the iconic Mr. America bodybuilding competition. Peacock served as Master of Ceremonies of the 2020 Mr. America, which was held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in October and again later this year. Peacock received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Stockton.
Derek Wyatt ’98 was promoted to sergeant as part of the Livingston Police Department Detective Bureau in October. Wyatt received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton.
Christopher Cowan ’06 joined Wiss, a full-service accounting and business advisory firm, as partner of Construction Services. In 2011, Cowan was named to the first 30 Under 30 list compiled by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, NJBiz’s 40 Under 40 in 2017 and in 2021, and named to the Construction Financial Management Association’s first ever 40 under 40. Cowan received his bachelor’s degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting from Stockton.
George Drakopoulos ’07 is the owner, chef and musician of Malelani Café, a charming BYOB restaurant, café and music venue that has been doing business in Mt. Airy, Pa., since 2014. If you like good Mediterranean cuisine, appreciate good coffee and tea and above all, love live music, Malelani’s is the place to be. Drakopoulos received his bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Stockton.
The Ship Bottom Police Department welcomed Christopher Ford ’13 as their newest patrolman in June. Ford has several certifications ranging from Field Training Office to Physical Training Instructor to Defensive Tactics Instructor. Ford received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton.
David Lamando ’13 was hired as Aide to the Governor in the Office of Constituent Relations in the NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s office. Lamando received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stockton.
Belfint, Lyons, Shuman, Certified Public Accountants, announced that Jason Knorr ’13 joined the firm’s Corporate & International Services department in December 2020 and specializes in assisting Delaware Investment Holding Company clients. Knorr received his bachelor’s degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting from Stockton.
Samantha Whitehurst '13, associate director of Publications and Special Projects at Stockton, and her husband Phil Whitehurst '16, a math teacher at Absegami High School, welcomed their first child, a son Phillip III a.k.a. Flip, in May. The pair hope Flip chooses to be an Osprey when the time comes. Samantha earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Phil earned his bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Education from Stockton.
Lillian Elsohn ’14 has been promoted to the position of director of community support services at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. Elsohn received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and master’s degree in Social Work from Stockton.
Melissa Laurino ’15 was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer for her work with the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center. Laurino is an expert on New Jersey’s dolphins and has been studying them for the last nine years. She has been tracking the 550-plus animals in her catalog of dolphins through photo identification and continues to study their behavior patterns and relationships. Laurino received her bachelor’s degree in Marine Science with a concentration in Marine Biology; and her master’s degree in Data Science & Strategic Analysis from Stockton.
Megan Hill ’17 was hired as a detective for Camden County in September. Hill received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton.
Zach Rayment ’17 segues from Nights to Middays at WKMK/WTHJ (Thunder 106)/Monmouth-Ocean. Rayment began his career at Press Communications in 2018 before joining the Thunder 106 air staff the following year. He started his radio journey while attending Stockton. Rayment received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Stockton.