Saturday, May 11, 2013
Over 1,450 students are expected to graduate, the largest in Stockton history.
Saturday, May 11
Over 1,450 students were expected to graduate from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey during three commencement ceremonies on May 10 and May 11. According to college officials, this constitutes the largest graduating class in the history of the college. About 650 students were set to receive bachelor’s degrees from the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, General Studies and Health Sciences on Saturday morning. About 662 students from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will graduate Saturday afternoon. Stockton handed out about 140 Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Friday’s 4 p.m. ceremony, only the second year in which the college has conferred doctoral …
Friday, May 10, 2013
It's the fourth time Dr. Robert Nichols is being recognized with this honor.
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Historical Studies Professor Dr. Robert Nichols has been awarded with his fourth Fulbright Grant, the college announced this week. The grant will go toward establishing an American Studies Graduate Degree program at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. The grant runs from mid-August to mid-September of this year. “Dr. Nichols exemplifies the college’s commitment to global perspectives, which are one of the cornerstones of a Stockton education and a hallmark of the Stockton faculty,” College President Herman J. Saatkamp said in a statement issued by the college. “We congratulate Rob on his fourth Fulbright, which just shows how distinctive he is." Nichols has been a professor at the college …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
For the first time in six years, gambling was not the No. 1 reason given for visiting the destination resort.
Gambling is not the draw it used to be in Atlantic City, according to a recent poll conducted by the Stockton Polling Institute. For the first time in six years, those visiting the city who travelled at least an hour to get there did so because they were going on vacation or getting away, according to a telephone survey of 696 adults. The poll was conducted for the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “Vacations or getaway” was listed by 38 percent of respondents as their reason for visiting Atlantic City, while 27 percent listed gambling as their main reason for visiting. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. The percentage of…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Her mother and sister sent her to England from Vienna when she was five, and she never saw them again.
A trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. provided closure for a Holocaust survivor now living in Ventnor. Ruth Fisch was five years old when her mother and her sister helped her escape from Vienna to England via train in 1939, and she never saw them again. Fisch, now Ruth Kessler, learned during a trip to the museum on Monday, April 29, that her mother, Charlotte, and her nine-year-old sister, Erika, died in a German concentration camp in German-occupied Poland in 1942. “I found out a lot of what I wanted to know,” Kessler said in a release issued by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey this week. A representative of the International Tracing Service (ITS) at the museum told her mother and sister had been …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The funding is for capital construction projects.
Following a positive vote on the "Building Our Future" bond act in the November election, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey acted quickly and is set to receive state funds for a pair of capital improvement projects. New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has recommended the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey receive $54 million in state funds for capital construction projects, the college announced on Tuesday night, April 30. This includes $21.5 million for the college's Unified Science Center and $13.5 million for a 60,000-square-foot new classroom building. State funds will provide for 75 percent of the building costs, with the college providing the additional 25 percent. The projects are among 176 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Eddie Money provided the surprise entertainment for the evening.
A surprise performance from rocker Eddie Money highlighted a Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Scholarship Gala that raised over $440,000, the college announced over the weekend. All proceeds go toward Stockton College Foundation’s fund-raising efforts aimed at reaching an additional $2 million goal for scholarships, according to a statement issued by the college. Thus far, the college has raised a total of $950,000 toward that goal, according to Stockton College President Herman J. Saatkamp. Money performed an acoustic set, beginning with “Baby Hold On to Me.” Money is a singer/songwriter and saxophonist known for hits including “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise." The college previously announced that “Don’t Call Me…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kim Williams hired as first head coach for the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's women's LAX team, set to join NCAA in 2014.
Kim Williams has lacrosse running through her veins. So much so that she’s been entrusted with coaching–and launching–the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's first-ever women’s lacrosse program, set to take the field in the spring of 2014, according to the college. Williams, a graduate of West Morris Central High School, has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for Colby College’s team, which is currently ranked sixth in the nation. Under her tutelage, six players have received All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Associaiton, the Richard Stockton College athletic department said. The accolades aren’t just for her players, however. Williams, who spent her collegiate career at C.W. Post in…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Barbara Fisher will be a teaching assistant in the Czech Republic next year.
A Richard Stockton College of New Jersey senior has been recognized with one of the academic world’s most prestigious awards. Barbara Fisher, an Honors Physics student scheduled to graduate in May, has won a William Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship scholarship, the school announced on Monday, April 1. “The Stockton College community is very pleased that Barbara Fisher’s hard work has been recognized by the Fulbright program,” Stockton College President Herman J. Saatkamp said. “We congratulate her and extend our thanks to her faculty advisors, who helped Ms. Fisher achieve her ambitious goal.” “This is extremely exciting news, and I am not aware of any previous Stockton student who has received a Fulbright,” Stockton College Provost and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
No. 1 Montclair State defeated the Ospreys by scores of 1-0 and 2-0 on Saturday.
Three days after losing its first game of the season, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey softball team went toe-to-toe with the top team in the country, but ultimately lost a pair of close games. Montclair State, ranked No. 1 by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, shutout the Ospreys by scores of 1-0 and 2-0 on Saturday, March 30, according to Stockton's website. Ospreys pitchers Michelle Pietrocola and Brittany Ksiezopolski have combined to help Stockton start the season strong, winning 13 of their first 14 games, including a no-hitter by each pitcher. However, on Saturday, they went up against an all-American pitcher in Alex Hill, who threw both games for Montclair, including a one-hitter in the first game. Hill silenced …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Don't Call Me Francis will also perform Saturday night, April 27.
Saturday, March 30
A "big name" artist who has yet to be identified and the band "Don't Call Me Francis" will perform at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's 33rd annual Scholarship Benefit Gala Saturday night, April 27 at the Revel, college officials announced this week. The Revel will provide the "big name" entertainer, whose identity won't be revealed until the night of the gala, according to college officials. The Stockton Faculty Band will play during the cocktail hour and dinner, according to college representatives. “Over the past 10 years, the Gala has raised more than $5 million for scholarships, benefiting hundreds of students during that time,” Executive Director of the College Foundation of Stockton College Dr. Philip Ellmore said. “The …