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