April 2017

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Greetings from Stockton University! This month, we broke ground for our future Atlantic City Campus. The special occasion launched a new chapter in our history and reaffirmed our commitment to Atlantic City and all of South Jersey.  We look forward to the new wave of opportunity that will be available to our students and the region at our new residential campus. Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening at Stockton:

Stockton Breaks Ground for Atlantic City Campus
On April 20, I joined Gov. Chris Christie, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Atlantic City Development Corp. (AC Devco) Chairman Jon Hanson, South Jersey Industries President and CEO Michael Renna to break ground on the $220 million Atlantic City Gateway Project, which includes Stockton’s new residential campus. Read more.

Literature Major Jade Fleming Awarded Fulbright 
Jade Fleming, a Stockton University student who will graduate in May with a B.A. in Literature, has earned a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, one of the academic world’s most prestigious awards. Read more.


Scholarship Benefit Gala Raises Over $400,000
Guests at Stockton University’s 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala held at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on April 22 raised more than $400,000, with net proceeds going to the Benefit Gala Scholarship Endowment Fund. Read more.


Pappas Visiting Scholar Series Brings Anna Deavere Smith to Stockton
Anna Deavere Smith brought the audience of over 800 people to their feet in the Sports Center on April 6 with her portrayals of people from all across America in “Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition,” at Stockton University. Read more.

Stockton Participates in University Trips During Spring Break
Faculty, staff and students participated in a variety of University-led trips in the U.S. and abroad during Stockton’s spring break in March. Read more.


I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter!

Harvey Kesselman
President, Stockton University