Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
U.S. News & World Report
Stockton University is again among the top 10 Public Regional Universities in the North, ranking 9th according to the U.S. News and World Report 2019 “America’s Best Colleges” ranking released this week. Stockton continues to improve its ranking from 14th among public universities in 2017 and 10th in 2018.
Culture of Respect Town Hall
On Sept. 13, Stockton held the Culture of Respect town hall discussion, which focused on how the University will continue to build a culture where we respect and care for each other. Please see next week’s Stockton News for more coverage. Visit Stockton’s Culture of Respect website for more information.
Stockton’s partnership with the Atlantic County Recovery Court program was recognized this week in a ceremony at the Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex.
Railroad Tracks Donated to Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial
In October 2008, Stockton University obtained railroad tracks from Bialystok, Poland, a central point in the network of rail lines that moved Holocaust victims to the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Theresienstadt and Majdanek concentration camps. On Sept. 7, Stockton donated segments of track to the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
STOCKTON UNIVERSITY ATLANTIC CITY
Take a Shuttle
Shuttle service is now offered seven days a week to and from Stockton University Atlantic City. Both the Galloway campus and Stockton Atlantic City provide free transportation for faculty, students and staff with their Stockton ID.
Santana Named ‘Godfather’
Pedro J. Santana, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Division Administration and Strategic Initiatives, was presented the “Our Roots Award” and a sash and named the “Godfather” for the Latin Music Festival of Atlantic County at the Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade on Aug. 25 in Pleasantville.
“I am deeply humbled for being bestowed the honor of Godfather for the Atlantic County Latin Music Festival, as this honor conveys a remarkable appreciation for the work that I have been able to do for our community,” Santana said.
Nearly 350 students participated during Stockton’s Fall Day of Service on Sept. 8 where they made PB&J sandwiches, sorted and boxed books for Books Without Borders, packed meals for Rise Against Hunger and designed inspirational signs and buttons with the Active Minds organization.
Stockton’s CARE program welcomed 140 mentors and 220 mentees at its fall Welcome Dinner in the Campus Center event room on Sept. 10.
WHAT’S TRENDING #STOCKTONU
Instagram: Ryan Luurtsema was in his 8th grade first period class when the teacher got a phone call. Katie Coburn had just turned 4 years old and was watching Dora the Explorer with her mom when they got a phone call from her dad. Christopher Catching was teaching a freshman seminar class. In remembering September 11, 2001, speakers at Stockton’s 9/11 Day of Remembrance recalled where they were on that tragic day. #911remembrance
PUBLIC SAFETY CORNER
September is National Preparedness Month. Ready.gov offers tips to help you and your family prepare for potential disasters, such as flood, earthquakes and tornados. This week’s theme is Make and Practice Your Plan. Check out the following web resources to make an emergency plan, sign up for alerts and learn your evacuation zone. Don’t forget to sign up for Stockton’s emergency text-messaging notification system by visiting stockton.edu/be-prepared.
Stockton’s status in The Tuition Exchange program has been upgraded because the University’s imports to exports ratio has improved. As a result, Stockton will be able to award three scholarships for Fall 2019. If you are a full-time employee and are interested in your high school senior dependent being considered, please review the Tuition Exchange Procedure and the link to the online applications. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15. Questions? Please contact Thomas P. Chester, assistant vice president for Human Resource Operations and Payroll, at 609-652-4589 or email@example.com
Remind your students to start thinking about the financial aid process early. Students should start gathering their 2017 tax and income information now, so they will be ready to file the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year on Oct. 1. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help. Follow the Office of Financial Aid at Stockton University on Facebook and @stocktonfinaid on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on important financial aid information, scholarship opportunities and more.
Monday, Sept. 17 - Constitution Day
Thursday, Sept. 20 - Stockton Atlantic City Ribbon Cutting Ceremony