August 2017

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Greetings from Stockton University! As we welcome the start of a new academic year, I am excited to share our new mission statement, which is to “develop engaged and effective citizens with a commitment to life-long learning and the capacity to adapt to change in a multi-cultural, interdependent world. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education.” Here are just a few examples of our mission in action:

Stockton Project Launches to Space
An experiment developed by two Stockton University students and a faculty mentor landed at the International Space Station earlier this month. The project studies fungus as a potential force for improving agriculture in space. Read more.


ADPUniversity Wins National Award in Civic Learning & Community Engagement
Stockton University received the Civic Learning & Community Engagement Award, one of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Excellence and Innovation Awards. Read more.

Kristin JacobsonAssociate Professor Kristin Jacobson Receives Fulbright Grant
Kristin Jacobson, associate professor of American Literature, received a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Jacobson will be housed in the University’s Department of American Literature and Culture during the Spring 2018 semester. Read more.

President Kesselman during osprey surveyOspreys Take Flight
Earlier this summer, I had the unique opportunity to get up close with our mascot in its natural habitat. Several members from the Stockton community joined me on a trip out on the water to survey osprey nests along Absecon Creek. Read more.


I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter!

Harvey Kesselman
President, Stockton University