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Stockton University

Stockton University Brain Research Team Seeking Volunteers in Atlantic City Area

Galloway, NJ, August 18, 2017 — Stockton University is seeking volunteers for a research project being conducted in Atlantic City, which will explore which lifestyle factors have the most significant impact on the degree of connectivity among different regions of the brain.

“As we age, we routinely participate in screenings of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar,” noted Jessica Fleck, associate professor of Psychology.  “However, many individuals have never participated in a screening of brain health and function.” Continue reading

Former VP Biden to Keynote Stockton University’s 2017 Hughes Center Honors; Six New Jersey Leaders to Be Recognized November 9

Galloway, NJ, July 18, 2017 — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker when Ambassador William J. Hughes receives the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hughes Center Honors on Nov. 9, 2017.

The Hughes Center Honors are awarded for professional excellence and a commitment to public service, civility and bipartisanship which reflect the life and career of Ambassador Hughes, who served as U.S. ambassador to Panama and as a U.S. congressman for 20 years.

The event, which is open to the public, will start at 5:30 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Continue reading

Officials Break Ground for First of Seven Buildings at Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

Galloway, NJ, May 25, 2017 — Federal, state, county, municipal and university officials today broke ground for the first of seven buildings at the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park (SARTP) in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., a major step in diversifying the region’s economy.

The $17.2 million, 66,000-square-foot building is being constructed in the 58-acre park, located adjacent to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, the nation’s premier air transportation laboratory, and the Atlantic City International Airport. Continue reading

Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman to Receive American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity Award

Harvey Kesselman

Galloway, NJ, May 8, 2017 — Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will receive the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), the organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals announced.

The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for my leadership,” said Kesselman. “Stockton is the true champion for its commitments to humanitarian issues and working to overcome economic inequality, with projects on the regional, national and international levels.” Continue reading

Event: Democratic, GOP Candidates for New Jersey Governor to Debate Back-to-Back at Stockton May 9

Galloway, NJ, April 13, 2017 — Gubernatorial candidates running in the June 6 Primary for the Republican and Democratic Parties’ nominations will debate in two separate forums at Stockton University on Tuesday, May 9.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli of the 16th District, which includes municipalities in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties, will face off for the GOP.

Phil Murphy, a former ambassador to Germany and a financier; state Sen. Ray Lesniak, of the 20th District, which includes several Union County municipalities; Jim Johnson, an attorney and activist who was formerly an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement; and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, of the 19th District, which includes five Middlesex County municipalities, will debate in the Democratic contest. Continue reading

Stockton University’s 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala Set for April 22 at Stockton Seaview

Galloway, NJ, February 20, 2017 — Stockton University’s 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with a format that allows guests to circulate and enjoy live entertainment and special menus in each of four spaces at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, 401 South New York Road in Galloway, N.J.

Proceeds raised support the Stockton University Foundation Benefit Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provided over $110,000 in scholarships to 114 students last year. Continue reading

Stockton University to Celebrate Inauguration of President Harvey Kesselman on September 23

Galloway, NJ, September 11, 2016 ― The public is invited to help Stockton University celebrate the inauguration of Harvey Kesselman as its fifth president on Friday, September 23 at 4 p.m. in the Sports Center on the Galloway campus.

Kesselman is unique in the history of Stockton.  He was a member of its first class and a first-generation college student who “planted himself where he could grow,” and rose to become a member of the faculty, an administrator and provost before assuming the presidency.

His career parallels the institution’s growth, from a small college in the Pinelands National Reserve to a world-class university with locations in Galloway, Atlantic City, Hammonton in western Atlantic County, Manahawkin in Ocean County and Woodbine in Cape May County. Continue reading

Stockton University Receives Federal Grant for Brain Development Research

Stockton U logGalloway, NJ, August 7, 2016 ― Stockton University has received a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), to examine a neurodevelopmental pathway in the brain.

The project will investigate the mechanisms in neural stem cells (NSCs) that can lead to neurological pathologies.  The three-year project, with total funding of $380,133, is titled “Akt-mTOR Pathway Impact on Neural Stem Cell Fates.”

“Stockton students will have a major role in the research, with at least two students working full time each summer during the project,” said President Harvey Kesselman. “This reflects Stockton’s commitment to providing opportunities for faculty-mentored student research and to keeping our focus on ‘students first.’” Continue reading

Stockton University Names Dr. Lori Vermeulen as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lori Vermeulen Stockton UGalloway, NJ, March 14, 2016 ― Lori A. Vermeulen, currently the dean of Arts and Sciences at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, will become Stockton University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, beginning on or before July 5, President Harvey Kesselman announced on March 11.

“Dr. Vermeulen is the right person for Stockton at this time in its history,” said Kesselman. “Her credentials are extraordinary and her accomplishments and achievements are simply outstanding. We all look forward to working with her.”

Dr. Vermeulen said she is thrilled to be joining the Stockton University team.  “There is a real sense of community here,” she said. “Stockton has a firm commitment to the liberal arts tradition and a unique focus on interdisciplinary approaches to education, making it distinctive in the region and on the national stage.” Continue reading

Stockton University Names Peter Straub as New Dean of School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Galloway, NJ, February 29, 2016 ― Stockton University’s Board of Trustees on February 24 named Peter Straub as dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS).

“The Stockton community is delighted that Dr. Straub was chosen as the best candidate to head NAMS after a nationwide search,” said President Harvey Kesselman.  “Peter is an extraordinary scholar and administrator, and the perfect choice to lead our expansion of the Unified Science Center, which will add to the opportunities for world-class faculty and student research.”

Straub is a Stockton alumnus who received his B.S. in Marine Science in 1980.  He holds an M.S. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Marine Studies.  Straub did post-doctoral work on Molecular Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Continue reading