Stockton News - July 28, 2023


Students at SEBA CampCamp Encourages Future High School Entrepreneurs

Carrie Tchaplygin has always had a knack for business. The 16-year-old is on track to earn an associate degree in business administration before she even graduates from Lacey Township High School.

So, she was honored to be selected as one of 13 high school students from across New Jersey to participate in Stockton's Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) from July 16-22.

And while she’s been thrilled to learn about several different aspects of business — such as hospitality and tourism, accounting, management, computer analytics and marketing — what’s the first thing she did when she arrived?

“I purposely moved my bed to my window so I could see the beach when I woke up,” she said with a laugh, referring to the view from Kesselman Hall in Atlantic City, where the students lived during the program.

Young Alumni ClubYoung Alumni Club Welcomes New Members to Advisory Board

The Stockton University Young Alumni Club is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 Advisory Board.

Upon graduating from Stockton, alumni automatically become members of the Young Alumni Club, which offers a supportive community for recent graduates who have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Membership lasts for 10 years after graduation.

In their first meeting on June 27, the new Advisory Board members gathered on campus to mark the beginning of their terms and to plan for the coming year.

“I want to give back to the university that made me the young professional I am today,” said Alexxus Young ‘19, a newly appointed Board member. “I want to educate and advocate for my peers and show others that making the best out of their college experience is extremely beneficial.”

shark fin swimmingFran Lebowitz, 'Rocky Horror,' Freda Payne Highlight Stockton PAC Season

The mainstage of Stockton’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) is set to host the witty Fran Lebowitz in April, a shadow-cast of the infamous “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in October, and the return of the Dinner & Show series as part of its 2023-24 season.


Social Justice Group Donates $100K to Noyes, Stories of A.C.Social Justice Group Donates $100K to Noyes, Stories of A.C.

Stories of Atlantic City was founded in 2018 as a way to amplify the voices of underrepresented city residents.

The Noyes Arts Garage has enriched that same community since it opened in 2013. A new $100,000 grant by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will help both Stockton-affiliated organizations work more closely together toward those goals and “build power, reimagine systems and strengthen economic resilience.”

“We’ve collaborated a number of times over the last few years with programs, and it has borne some wonderful fruit for community engagement and opportunities for residents to express themselves and share what’s going on in the community,” said Michael Cagno, the executive director of the Noyes Museum of Stockton University, which also runs the Arts Garage.


Alysia MastrangeloAlysia Mastrangelo, professor of Physical Therapy, presented "Get FIT Seniors: A Case Series On Community Engagement And Fitness Program For Older Individuals" at The American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting held May 30-June 2 in Denver, Colorado. The research was from a community engagement program that was created by an interprofessional collaboration of the physical therapy, occupational and nursing programs. The program, funded by SCOSA, partners with residents of local adult independent living communities and provides an exercise and nutrition education program through Stockton graduate students.

"We had about 30 attendants, but only four participated in both the pretest and post-test, which is why the presentation was a case series describing four specific residents," Mastrangelo noted. "They shared that they enjoyed engaging with the graduate students and learned many new healthy, nutritious options. Because they live in an independent community, they make their own meals."

Get FIT and this presentation were a collaboration between Mary Kientz, associate professor of Occupational Therapy; Joan Perks, associate professor of Nursing, and Mastrangelo's graduate students Jenna Dizinno, Abigail Ortiz and Hallie France.


students at orientationPicture Stockton... welcoming Ospreys to orientation

New students got a head start on making friends and memories during Nest Fest overnight orientation and one-day transfer orientation experiences this summer. More than 2,000 first-year and transfer students attended sessions from June through July. 

The Transition Activity Leaders of New Students, better known as T.A.L.O.N.S., gave a warm welcome filled with sharing their own personal experiences, tips for success, dancing and uplifting energy. 

Students registered for classes, learned about campus resources during a game show and fair, competed in carnival games and got acclimated to campus life.

The anxious feelings faded away as new students stretched their wings. 

📸 View more photos on Flickr.


whats trending july 28, 2023Facebook: If the Women’s World Cup has you excited for more soccer, check out the Stockton Women’s Soccer schedule. The season kicks off with a tournament at Stockton’s G. Larry James Stadium Sept. 1! 

LinkedIn: What was the hardest part about starting your college journey and how did you overcome the challenge?

Instagram: Mia Zeringo was brought to tears when her Introduction to Marine Biology class caught a Smooth Dogfish during a trawling survey with the Stockton Marine Field Station.


Six RowersSix Rowers Qualify for CRCA Scholar Athlete Honors

Six members of the women's rowing team qualified for 2023 CRCA Scholar Athlete status from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Izabelle DelRoss the lone senior on the team, qualified along with five juniors.

Jordan Barikian, Amber Hartzell, Emily Latshaw, Kelley Mason and Madelynn Schina joined DelRoss as Stockton's CRCA Scholar Athletes. The six Ospreys were among over 1,000 honorees from 111 institutions in all three NCAA Divisions.


Business Faculty Take Students to NJCPA ConventionBusiness Faculty Take Students to NJCPA Convention

Barry Palatnik and Carla Cabarle, associate professors of Accounting, along with retired faculty member Leo Previti, brought 10 students to the New Jersey Certified Public Accountant (NJCPA) Convention held June 13-16 at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

The convention is an event Stockton students have been attending annually for six years and is made possible by alumnus Dan Barbera, who set up a fund to cover their attendance costs.

Nina Fatima Argayoso '23 assisted Palatnik in organizing the event by getting students registered and creating a communication list.

Argayoso, who wrote a blog about her convention experience, hopes to work for a public accounting firm after graduation.

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Events for Alumni & Friends

📚 Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities   

Now-Sept. 24:  The Souls Shot Portrait Project

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

Aug. 2-23: America & Vietnam: 1955-1975

Aug. 5-6: Black Alumni Reunion Weekend 

Aug. 6: 🎡Stockton Day at Morey’s Piers 

Aug. 13: Stockton Summer Splash at Wonder Bar 

Aug. 16: ✈️Sky’s the Limit