Stockton News - June 15, 2023


stockton signNearly $1 Million Grant Will Expand JOBS Program

For the past five years, Stockton has been one of the primary institutions in New Jersey helping recovery court graduates get scholarships, training and jobs after being placed on probation.

Now thanks to a new, nearly $1 million grant from the state Department of Labor (DOL), Stockton can expand on that work.

“We’ve been the lead institution,” said Marissa Levy, Stockton’s dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “We were the only ones shepherding this work for a while.”

During the last few years, Levy worked with now-retired state Judge Mark Sandson, the New Jersey Judiciary and President Harvey Kesselman to create Judiciary Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS), which helped probationers find jobs at state colleges and universities.

📰 In the News: BreakingAC, New Jersey Business Magazine, The Press of Atlantic City

Tracy Stuart and HemiCommunity Mourns Passing of K-9 Hemi

Retired Stockton K-9 Hemi passed away this week, just shy of his 14th birthday.

Hemi was Stockton’s first K-9 unit and served with his handler, Lt. Tracy Stuart, from 2011 until his retirement in 2020. 

The Stockton Police Department added Hemi to its ranks by securing a competitive NJ Detect and Render Safe Task Force through Homeland Security. Stockton was one of only seven departments statewide to receive the grant, and the only college police department.

Stuart was selected as the canine handler and assisted the department in choosing the chocolate lab. Hemi was named through a university-wide poll. He graduated from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Police Academy, a rigorous 16-week training program, on July 7, 2011.

The Stockton community took to social media to share their sentiments about Hemi. Read some of the comments here

📰 In the News: Cat Country 101.5 


Oliver CookeS.J. Economic Review Says A.C. Economy Expands 4.8%

The momentum Atlantic City’s economy built up last year as it continued to recover from the COVID recession of 2020, has carried into this year, according to the Summer 2023 edition of the South Jersey Economic Review, which was released June 14.

Employment data through the first quarter of the year show the Atlantic City metropolitan area economy expanded at a brisk 4.8% year-on-year pace.

“Importantly, this year’s early job gains have been broad-based with retail trade, casino hotels, restaurants and bars, professional and business services, and health and educational services all recording solid year-on-year job gains,” said Oliver Cooke, editor of the Review and associate professor of Economics at Stockton.

👟 Atlantic City Walking Tours Hit the Street July 7

The Office of Continuing Studies and Adult Education is set to host its annual AC Walking Tour Series beginning in July. 

The series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, prominent figures and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. The tours, created and guided by Atlantic City historian and adjunct professor Levi Fox, will explore four different neighborhoods.

The first one is set for July 7 and highlights the historic neighborhood of “Ducktown.” Learn more about this walk and other upcoming ones here


what's trending June 15, 2023Instagram: This time last year, #StocktonU celebrated #Juneteenth with a gathering of our campus (and off-campus) community that included speeches, great food and ice cream, right in front of the future location of @StocktonU.MC

LinkedInSophia Abreu, director for the Stockton University Career Education & Development, was recently highlighted by our networking platform Handshake for her 10-year career of supporting college/university students' career exploration. 


Giordano, Swedlund, CoxsonGiordano, Swedlund, Coxson Receive All-ECAC Honors

Three Stockton lacrosse players received postseason honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Freshman Aubrey Giordano was chosen ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year in women's lacrosse.

Luc Swedlund and Drew Coxson were selected to the All-ECAC Team in men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse, respectively.

The Eastern College Athletic Conference is an 82-year-old organization with well over 200 member schools across all three NCAA Divisions. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes by sponsoring championships, tournaments and postseason honors for institutions throughout the Northeast.


University Relations & Marketing Offices Have Relocated to F Wing

📢 We’ve moved! University Relations & Marketing offices, formerly located in upper L Wing of the Galloway campus, have relocated to lower F Wing (F001) near the Multicultural Center. Stop by, say hi 👋.


Events for Alumni & Friends

Summer Camps at Stockton

📚 Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities  

June 16: Juneteenth Celebration

June 21: 🌞 Transfer Jam

June 23: 🌸🌲 Pinelands Summer Short Course 

June 24: 🦅 First to Fly Leadership Symposium

June 29: ARHU Meet the Dean with Ian Marshall

July 12-19: Children’s Summer Playhouse 

July 16-22: SEBA Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy