Three women dancing


Here are photo highlights from recent University activities, including a performance during the 18th Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium.

Group of students sitting on bleachers

Hopeful Ospreys from Pennsauken High School were a few of the 430 high school students who got to experience Stockton University at the annual Latinx Visitation Day on Nov. 18. Latinx Visitation Day has been held at Stockton since 1987 and is fundamental to showing Hispanic students all that the University has to offer. About 17 percent of Stockton's students identify as Hispanic/Latino. The participating students came from the following high schools: Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Egg Harbor Township, Camden Academy Charter, DCF Regional High School, Upward Bound for ELL/Woodrow Wilson, Bridgeton, Pennsauken, Hammonton, Oakcrest, Absegami, Cedar Creek, CCTS Penn Tech-Pennsauken Campus and Camden County Technical School.


Picture of lake with trees

Lake Fred and its surrounding flora are a sight to behold year-round, but especially in the multitude of colors of fall.


Bill Hagaman with Harvey Kesselman and Donna Buzby

Bill Hagaman Jr. ’79 was ecstatic to announce his commitment to fund a new First Generation Student Endowed Scholarship Fund on Nov. 10. Starting in 2023-24, two first-generation college students in the School of Business will receive a $2,000 award to help defray their college costs. This was the same amount given to him by Professor Yeager during his freshman year when he did not have the funds to pay for his second semester. The School of Business honored Hagaman with the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award.

Council of Black Faculty and Staff

Along with the University, the Council of Black Faculty and Staff celebrated its 50th anniversary with a “family reunion” of past and present members in the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room at Stockton Atlantic City Nov. 12.

“We are here to remember the past, embrace the present and look to the future,” said vice president John Gray, instructor of Organizational Leadership, who recalled arriving at Stockton as a student aging out of foster care in 1986 and being embraced by the council members.

A video honors the founding members and looks ahead to the next 50 years.


Students with gift baskets

Stockton University students presented 25 Thanksgiving baskets to Sister Jean’s Pantry as part of the Holiday Harvest dinner Nov. 23 at the Stockton Atlantic City Residential Complex coordinated by Stockton Residential Life, Dean of Students Office, Student Affairs and the Residential Scholars Program.

Marques Johnson, director of residential education and student services at Stockton, said the food baskets were just one of several projects students are helping to organize as part of Stockton’s 50th anniversary celebration this year. A total of 50 baskets were collected and distributed.


A spotlight shines on a cedar tree

Stockton has a new winter “tree-dition.”

On Dec. 9, 1970, a small cedar sapling was planted on the Galloway campus as part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Stockton State College. 

On Dec. 8, 2021, students, faculty and staff gathered at the site as a plaque was unveiled commemorating the event at the first “Winter Tree-dition.”

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