October 2016

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Greetings from Stockton University! This fall, we saw an increase in enrollment with 8,728 students and welcomed 1,190 new freshmen—the largest freshman class in our history. Our growth and strength of our academic programs continue to be recognized nationally. Stockton was ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and Niche.com. Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening at Stockton:

Stockton Students to Design
Experiments for Spaceflight in Mission 11
Stockton was accepted for Mission 11 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. This program takes experiments designed by students to the International Space Station for experimentation in the microgravity environment. Read more.

Stockton Hosts ‘Drawing Against Oblivion’ Exhibit
Internationally known artist Manfred Bockelmann donated seven portraits of the murdered brothers and sisters of area Holocaust survivors to Stockton on Oct. 26. The large-scale drawings, are part of Bockelmann’s “Drawing Against Oblivion” exhibition, being shown at Stockton’s Art Gallery. Read more.

Atlantic County Improvement Authority
Bond Sales Back Future Atlantic City Gateway Project
The Atlantic County Improvement Authority closed the sale of $78,980,000 Lease Revenue Bonds and $48,025,000 County Guaranteed Revenue Bonds that will be used to finance a portion of the future Atlantic City Gateway Project. Read more.

Faculty, Students Benefit from Stockton’s
Exchange Program with Aristotle University
Through an ongoing exchange program with Aristotle University, students had the opportunity to learn about American studies and American literature from an international perspective when Tatiani Rapatzikou, an assistant professor at Aristotle University, visited Stockton earlier this month. Read more.

Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Symposium
Features Author, Professor Donna Murch
The 13th annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium on Oct. 11 featured a keynote address by Donna Murch, an associate professor of History at Rutgers University, and a panel discussion on the theme, “Civil Rights Then and Now: Miles to Go Before We Sleep.” Read more.

I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter!

Harvey Kesselman
President, Stockton University