University Weekend Brings Thousands Together

Thousands of Stockton community members celebrated University Weekend,
including the more than 3,000 people at the Parade & Street Fair and the 550
individuals who attended the sold-out Parent Family Association breakfast, both held
on Oct. 7.

The Office of Student Development organized the weekend of events, which included
paraders from 34 student organizations, fraternities/sororities and Stockton offices;
42 Stockton groups and 35 community vendors who participated in the Street Fair.

The Alumni Beer & Wine Patio featured tastings from two alumni-owned breweries.
Other new components to the Street Fair included the addition of a drum circle on
the West Quad Lawn.

New weekend events included: the Greek & RA Reunion, which attracted over 100 people; Shake It Up, held at Seaview, which attracted over 100 people; the Living & Learning in Atlantic City presentation, attended by about 25 people; the Walk to End Alzheimer’s; and the Crosby, Nash and Stills Tribute Band event, hosted by the PAC.

Stockton Athletics inducted its eighth Hall of Fame class at a dinner on Oct. 6. The inductees were Santini Lancioni ’12 (men’s basketball), Linda Long ’93 (women’s basketball), Lisa Shepherd ’10 (women’s track & field), along with coaches Jeff Haines (men’s soccer) and Gerry Matthews (men’s basketball). The ceremony began with a moment of silence in memory of long-time Stockton men’s lacrosse coach Dick Rizk, who passed away in August. Read more.

Three Stockton alumni were honored during University Weekend at the Distinctive Alumni Awards Brunch held on Oct. 8. Allie Bairan, ’11, of Beachwood, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Kirsten Corley, ’14, of Freehold, will receive the Alumni Impact Award; and Richard Hurley, ’76, of Glenn Allen, Va. will receive the Professional Achievement Award. Read more.