Get involved fair


Here are photo highlights from recent University activities, including the Spring 2022 Get Involved Fair.


Doug Fisher and Frank Vogel

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher got a taste of the sweet life at Stockton University during a tour of the University's sugar bush and sugar shack on March 16. Stockton is in its second year of an almost $1 million federally funded pilot program to research and develop the feasibility of developing a maple syrup industry in the southern New Jersey region using red maples, which are plentiful in the region.

Project coordinator and Professor of Mathematics Judy Vogel led the tour and explained how Stockton is researching and evaluating the product produced as well as expanding into the community. Her husband Frank, pictured above (left) with Fisher, demonstrated how the evaporator boils the sap down to syrup, and how a Brix meter is used to ensure the syrup is shelf-stable for sale.


Picture of lake with trees

Almost 400 students, staff, faculty and community members volunteered for Stockton University’s 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 17.

For senior Jazzlyne Muniz from Elizabeth who participated for the first time in MLK Day, volunteering has helped her college experience come full circle. “It’s actually really amazing,” said Muniz. “I did volunteer work like a week ago for the City of Atlantic City and I also mentor for the kids of Atlantic City, so this project really meant a lot where we’re writing letters to those kids.” Muniz is a member of Los Latinos Unidos at Stockton. Along with help from volunteers, the organization made over 100 pencil cases and cards to be donated to a local school.


Bill Hagaman with Harvey Kesselman and Donna Buzby

Lake Fred sparkled under a layer of freshly fallen snow on the first snow day of 2022 on Jan. 4. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Fred wears all the colors of nature beautifully.

Students in the coffee house

Masks couldn’t hide the smiles of students as they returned to the University for the start of the Spring 2022 semester on Jan. 18. Masks became optional for those up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations on March 28.


State Senator Vincent J. Polistina

Where do state taxpayer dollars go? How can Atlantic City be safer? What is happening to help New Jersey students with tuition costs?

These were some of the questions state Sen. Vincent J. Polistina fielded March 9 when he visited classrooms and toured the Galloway Township campus of Stockton University as part of the Legislator-in-Residence program.

Sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton, the program provides students and faculty with first-hand accounts of the legislative process from New Jersey elected officials. Both Republicans and Democrats are invited for visits.

“I encourage everyone to get an education and to stay involved. That’s what put me in a place to make a clear decision about what I wanted to do,” Polistina told students while speaking Wednesday to over 20 students in Professor Lauren Rowlands’ Introduction to Public Policy class.


A spotlight shines on a cedar tree

To wrap up Black History Month celebrations at Stockton, Unified Black Students Society (UBSS), Student Development, SPACES and the Africana Studies program held a vigil on Feb. 28 in Lakeside Lodge to honor loved ones and individuals who’ve made an impact on the Black community through song, spoken word poetry and a moving luminaria on Lake Fred. The decorated lanterns lit up the night on Lake Fred.

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