Stockton News - Aug. 11, 2023


people walking around campus$460K N.J. Grant to Expand Student Mental Health Resources

A new state grant of more than $460,000 will allow Stockton to expand its mental health resources.

A new Student Wellness Room, a new Community Outreach Coordinator and additional funds to provide mental health first-aid training are some of the uses of the $461,682 coming from the Mental Health in Higher Education: Community Provider Partnership and Professional Development Grant from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

“Receiving this grant enhances our mental health services and provides additional support for our students’ health, well-being and sense of belonging, which are important indicators in student success,” said Dr. Zupenda Davis, Stockton’s assistant vice president for Student Health and Wellness.

Holocaust Center Sponsors Teachers TripHolocaust Center Sponsors Teachers Trip to Jewish Heritage Museum

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University organized a guided study tour to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, followed by a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial last month. About 40 fifth -12th grade teachers, Stockton students and faculty/staff attended.

With a shared commitment to educating the next generations about the Holocaust, the Museum of Jewish Heritage's exhibits presented topics such as the Holocaust, antisemitism, Judaism and immigration. The museum's tour presented an opportunity for teachers to incorporate the lessons and legacies of the Holocaust into their unit plans.


SCOSA Sponsors Dramatic ReadingsSCOSA Sponsors Dramatic Readings at Stockton AC

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) sponsored an afternoon of dramatic readings by the Players and Playwrights of South Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 6, in the Fannie Lou Hamer Room at Stockton Atlantic City. The show drew nearly 50 attendees and showcased 18 performers.  

Original plays and monologues highlighted a variety of topics, including Atlantic City and Ventnor boardwalks and beaches in "The Bad Good Old Days" by Tom Chin; and "Mean Gills" by Debra Share; to familial relationships in Jim O'Hara's "Where I'm Not From," to name a few.

A recording of the performance will be available on YouTube next week and can be viewed by visiting  

Players and Playwrights of South Jersey meet from 1-4 p.m., on the third Saturday of the month in Room 311 of the John F. Scarpa Academic Center at Stockton Atlantic City. Interested players and playwrights are invited to attend a meeting once before joining. To register, go to, or email Dayle Friedman at for more information.  


Psychology Faculty Present ResearchPsychology Faculty Present Research

at International Conference

Zornitsa Kalibatseva, associate professor of Psychology; Nordia Scott, assistant professor of Social Psychology; and Kaite Yang, associate professor of Psychology, presented their research in a symposium chaired by Kalibatseva at the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) Conference in Philadelphia in July.  

Their symposium, "Culture, Climate, and Community in College Settings: Resilience and Growth in Navigating Change," highlighted each faculty member's research. 


EOF celebrates conclusionEOF Summer Academy Celebrates

Conclusion, Ready for the Fall

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program of both Galloway and Atlantic City celebrated the end of its five-week-long Summer Academy with two closing ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 3, that recognized the accomplishments of their students.

The Summer Academy is an exclusive experience for EOF students — they live in the dorms, take placement tests and classes and learn about student life on campus, which gives them a head start amongst their peers and prepares them for university life. 

Brett Pulliam, the executive director of EOF, emphasized how proud he was of everyone in the room.
“Sometimes, we go through life, and we’re only recognized for what we don’t do or for what we did wrong. Here, we recognize you for what you did right,” Pulliam said. “Take stock of all that you’ve learned this summer. In class and through the events, you learned more about yourselves than you really ever thought that you would have.”

📸 See more photos of the Atlantic City EOF Closing Ceremony here.  


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Instagram: POV from our Atlantic City campus.


Stockton Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

The baseball team qualified for an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association for the 2022-23 academic year. Nearly 800 teams from high schools, junior colleges and four-year institutions were acknowledged by the ABCA.

The recognition goes to programs coached by ABCA members that posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above for the entire 2022-23 academic year. Stockton was one of 162 NCAA Division III teams that qualified for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award this year.


Daily COVID-19 Update Emails to End Aug. 16

Consistent with federal and state pronouncements lifting COVID-19 related emergency declarations and requirements, Stockton University will end the daily COVID-19 update emails on Aug. 16. In addition, daily tracking of COVID-19 cases for both employees and students on the Coronavirus Information website will be suspended on Aug. 16. We reserve the right to reintroduce the daily updates and tracking should circumstances change. Faculty and staff will no longer be contacted by OHR following submission of a Daily Health Pledge. Instead, an email with detailed instructions will be provided.  Please carefully follow those instructions.

fafsaChanges to the 2024-25 FAFSA 

The U.S. Department of Education is implementing a major overhaul of the processes and systems that offer federal student aid, starting with the 24-25 aid year.

As our faculty and staff work closely with our students, we want to make sure you’re aware of the updates being made to the FAFSA, not only to inform students but also because these updates could affect some of your processes.

Visit to view a list of many of the changes you can expect to see on the 24-25 FAFSA.

Please note that the 24-25 FAFSA will not be available by Oct.1, 2023, due to the updates being made. Students and families can expect that the 24-25 FAFSA will be available on or before Dec. 31, 2023. 


Events for Alumni & Friends

📚 Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities   

Now- Aug. 23: America & Vietnam: 1955-1975

Now-Sept. 24:  The Souls Shot Portrait Project

Now-Sept. 29: Fred Staloff: Origins of a Modernist 

Aug. 13: Stockton Summer Splash at Wonder Bar 

Aug. 16: ✈️Sky’s the Limit

Sept. 12: 'Daniel’s Law: How New Jersey Protects Its Judicial System