Stockton News - Aug. 18, 2023


Tom Kinsella speaks to high schoolersCenter for Jewish Farming Colony

Receives $100,000 Grant

When Patricia Chappine started working a year ago as a temporary employee with Stockton’s Alliance Heritage Center, it was basically a two-person operation.

“It’s been pretty much me, the center’s director, Tom Kinsella, and a few of his interns,” said the adjunct History professor about the center’s work to create a digital museum of the Alliance Colony, the first successful Jewish farming village in the United States.

A new $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation will go a long way toward expandingthe center’s message, providing more experiential learning opportunities for students and making physical improvements to the colony’s site, which was founded in 1882 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County.

📰 In the News:The Press of Atlantic City,, Jewish News Syndicate

Senior Anisah Dean Named Sixth Staller Writing TutorSenior Anisah Dean Named Sixth Staller Writing Tutor

Anisah Dean, a resident of Mays Landing and a senior at Stockton, has been honoredwith the Paul D. Staller '97 Writing Center Tutor Award in recognition of her passion for writing and her unwavering commitment to assisting her peers. Dean, who is majoring in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing and an Africana Studies minor, is the sixth recipient of the annual award.  

In a ceremony held on Aug. 7 at Stockton’s John F. Scarpa Academic Center, attendees honored Dean and paid tribute to the memory of the award’s namesake. Staller’s family, including his parents Alan and Billie of Atlantic City, his sister Laurie, and niece Hannah, offered remembrances and expressed their congratulations. Other attendees included Pam Cross, former Writing Center coordinator, Edward Horan, coordinator of the Writing Center, and Dean’s mother, Melinda. 

student presenting researchTrading Laps in the Pool for Labs at School

Summer as we know it is usually reserved for vacations, trips to the beach, sitting by the pool and leisurely strolls on the Boardwalk. But for some undergraduate students in Stockton’s School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NAMS) and high school seniors in the Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP), summertime is the best time for research.

Thanks to Barry Pemberton, assistant professor of Chemistry, the 11 students got the opportunity to network and present their research to each other in the new Celebration of Summer Research presentation series on Thursday, Aug. 10.

According to Pemberton, the series’ purpose is to have students give an informal presentation to a wider audience, allow them to reflect on the progress they’ve made and give them the chance to see what other students are doing on and off campus over the summer.


air show groupGood Times 🛩️ Soar at Sky's the Limit Event

It was all sunshine, smiles and soaring at the Atlantic City Airshow Wednesday, Aug. 16. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends took advantage of Stockton Atlantic City's front-row seat for the action, enjoying the weather along the beach and Boardwalk. Enrollment Management hosted prospective first-year, transfer and graduate students at their Sky's the Limit event, where potential Ospreys could tour campus, learn about the admissions process, and enjoy games and food. They also assisted current students with Admissions, Financial Aid and Advising questions.

"Admissions greatly appreciates Alumni Relations for extending the invitation to us each year to host prospective students," said Heather Medina, director of Admissions. "The fact that Alumni can bring their prospective students to meet with us is a full circle moment. We can do what we do best and show why they, too, should 'Choose Stockton.'"   

View more 📸 photos from the day here, or watch 🎥 this reel on Instagram. 

Meet-Up on AI and Hiring A Success

Career Education & Development hosted the Delaware Valley Career Planning group meet-up on Friday, Aug. 10, focusing on "AI and Hiring: Navigating Employer Relations in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" at Stockton Atlantic City.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn about AI while listening to keynote speaker Bobbe Biaggio, a renowned expert in the field.

Meet-Up on AI attendees

"It was an honor to host the first Delaware Valley Career Planning group's first Meetup at our Atlantic City campus last week. Rutgers, Villanova, Cabrini, Temple, Rowan, University of Delaware, and more, visited the campus to learn about AI and employer recruitment trends," said Rosaria Pipitone, associate director of Career Education & Development at Stockton. "I am still receiving emails with positive feedback about our incredible speaker and employer lineup. I was also pleased to showcase our new Atlantic City facilities by offering a campus tour at the end of the meet-up. Our guests left rejuvenated after some laughs, a wealth of information and meaningful discussions."


Brian JacksonBrian Jackson, chief operating officer of Stockton Atlantic City, was recently named a trustee to Ocean Wind Pro-NJ Grantor Trust, where he is one of three appointed trustees, each representing Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties. The trustees oversee the Trust and its awarding of grants to support small businesses’ abilities to participate and engage in the burgeoning offshore wind industry and infrastructure resiliency projects within these three counties' municipalities.

Jackson, who previously served as one of the advisors to the Trust, said he was honored when he learned he had been chosen for this new role, especially representing Stockton. "As an Anchor Institution, Stockton offers so many opportunities for us to contribute to lasting, impactful work that so many organizations are doing in Atlantic City, the region and nationally. So many organizations seek out representatives from Stockton because we offer so much talent, knowledge and experience from among our faculty and staff," he noted. "I serve on several community boards, and it is important for me and the University to be represented in the room, especially when opportunities impact our community. I highly recommend more of us from Stockton seek opportunities to share our experience, knowledge and skills by serving on local boards."


2023 T.A.L.O.N.SAn Osprey's Guide to Landing in the Nest 🪹 🦅

New students are preparing for landing in Galloway and Atlantic City to join the nest and begin their college journeys. There is no one path to success, but there are a few tips to make the route more rewarding, scenic and filled with support and friendship. 

Our Transition Activity Leaders of New Students (T.A.L.O.N.S.) share some of the challenges they overcame as new students and their recommendations on how to maximize the college experience. 

📸 Meet the 2023 T.A.L.O.N.S.


whats trending - aug 18, 2023Instagram: We just want to channel these art camp 🎨 vibes after seeing the excitement from the young artists who visited the @stkartgallery this summer.

Facebook: Scenes from recent Stockton University Alumni events this summer!

X: "Teaching While Black," an original TV pilot created by two #StocktonU professors, has spent the summer winning awards and recognition from the #BAFF, #Filmteenth and the #IBDFF!


🚘 Don’t Forget to Renew Vehicle Parking Registration

Everyone is required to register their vehicle(s) for the 2023-24 academic year by Sept. 5. The online system may self-propagate the fields once your license plate has been entered. Please have your vehicle information for reference. For more information about parking, visit

Once you check out, your vehicle is registered to park in its designated lots. A permit will not be mailed to you; your license plate is your permit. 

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 

Sept. 1: 📚 Fall Faculty Conference

Sept. 1-4: 🦅🎉 Welcome Week

Sept. 5: 📣 Fall Semester Begins

Sept. 12: 'Daniel’s Law: How New Jersey Protects Its Judicial System, 🍦 Ice Cream Social with President Joe

Sept. 19-20:Get Involved Fair