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November 2006
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Stockton Golf Classic Grosses Record $80,000

The Stockton Golf Classic was played in perfect weather at the beautiful Hidden Creek Golf Club.

The Richard Stockton College Foundation raised in excess of $80,000 at the Fourth Annual Stockton College Golf Classic.

The proceeds represent a 59 percent jump over last year’s Classic.

“The Foundation, Golf Classic Committee and our development staff worked very hard to elevate the Classic to this level,” President Herman J. Saatkamp said.  “It is also very gratifying to see how community leaders and friends of the College have responded to this event.”

President Saatkamp thanked Honorary Chairs Charles and Lynn Kramer, Event Co-Chairs Jack Gorny and Rodger Gottlieb and Title Sponsor Galaxy Technology, L.L.C. of Egg Harbor Twp., for their commitment to the event’s success in addition to thanking the event’s major sponsors: Kramer Beverage, Ole Hanson & Sons and the Press of Atlantic City.  A reception prior to dinner was sponsored by Commerce Bank and allRisk Property Damage Experts.

Members of the Tournament Planning Committee (from left): Augusta Baudy-Garrett, Susan Morris, Bev Pagano and Kathy Cochrane.

Hidden Creek Golf Club hosted the event.  Golfers enjoyed a shotgun start, scramble-format tournament, “closest to the pin” and “longest drive” contests, a putting contest and the opportunities to win cars with a hole-in-one.

Tara Barker, a Stockton varsity softball player and scholarship recipient from Moorpark, CA, spoke about her gratitude for receiving a scholarship that was made possible through events like the Classic

“In today’s financial climate, financial aid is not only appreciated, it’s needed for many students and their families,” she said.  “I’m proud to go to Stockton and grateful for the opportunity to receive a scholarship.”

Stockton Receives $750,000 Grant for Collaborative Project

Area community and faith-based groups will receive assistance in the battle against youth and gang violence, child abuse and neglect from a $750,000 federal grant secured by the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education for Health Sciences and Human Services at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The funding period for this grant covers the next three years and includes a first year award of $300,000.  Stockton, as lead institution, will utilize the funds in a collaborative effort with Atlantic Cape Community College and area community organizations.  Together the groups will launch the Atlantic-Cape Safe Youth Partnership.

The US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families awarded the grant.  Stockton and ACCC will work at the local level to enhance the effectiveness in addressing the issues of youth violence and gangs, and the welfare of children in the region.

Cynthia Sosnowski

“The work made possible by these funds will make a difference in the lives of community members throughout Cape May and Atlantic Counties,” said Cynthia B. Sosnowski, Director of Professional Development and Continuing Education for Health Sciences and Human Services at Stockton.  “We’re looking forward to getting the process started and collaborating with our colleagues at ACCC and our partners in the community.”

The Partnership will provide training, consultation and technical assistance as well as additional resources to local groups.  Beneficiaries will be nonprofits and community faith-based organizations, and ultimately, the people they serve.

Save the Date: Stockton’s Annual Spring Scholarship Benefit Gala Set for April 21, 2007

Stockton’s Annual Spring Scholarship Benefit will once again be held at the Trump Taj Mahal.

The spectacular Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort will again be the site of Stockton’s Annual Spring Scholarship Benefit. Last year’s Benefit was by far the most successful in the 26-year history of the event, with singer-songwriter Roberta Flack drawing a huge audience and the sellout event raising more than $500,000 to benefit scholarships for deserving students. It was the first year the Benefit was moved off campus, and expectations are high for another great evening of fine dining, world-class entertainment and live and silent auctions.

The Taj will host the event on April 21, 2007.  Featured entertainment for the Benefit will be announced soon. President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. set the goal for this year’s event at an ambitious $750,000.

Mark Juliano, Chief Operating Officer of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. will once again serve as Honorary Chair for the event and the Co-Chairpersons will be Mac and Kay Seelig of AC Coin and Slot Company.

Most Successful Annual Homecoming Weekend Ever

Runners on the track compete in the annual Alumni 5K Run.

At the President’s Alumni reception, Mrs. Dorothy Saatkamp converses with Dr. Marc Lowenstein who is Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies at the College.

Many Stockton Alumni recently returned to campus for the Annual Homecoming Weekend to enjoy a diverse offering of activities and events, despite rainy, cool weather.

“It was special to see so many old friends and to meet new ones,” said Joanne Hackett, President of the Stockton Alumni Association.  Several hundred alumni, friends and prospective students took part in the activities, which, this year, included an Admissions Open House Program, in which alumni had the opportunity to introduce family and friends to the College.

President Saatkamp speaks at Scholarship Recognition Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend.

The weekend included a Welcome Back Breakfast and the Alumni Association’s annual meeting.  The Women’s Soccer game resulted in a win for the Ospreys over the Cyclones of Centenary College.  Deans’ receptions that encouraged alumni to meet current students, were hosted at different locations around the campus by the Deans of each College Division. The receptions enabled Alumni to connect with faculty and former classmates from their areas of academic interest.  Immediately following the deans’ receptions, President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. hosted a cocktail reception for alumni, featuring the sounds of Stockton’s Faculty Band and a tour of the new F-Wing extension and renovation.  Finally, the Performing Arts Center hosted “Beatlemania Now” a spectacular stage show featuring the music of Liverpool’s “Fab Four.”

On Sunday the annual 5K run, car show and additional athletic events were well-attended.  The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Alumni Association is looking forward to building on the success of the event and fostering even greater involvement from Alumni.

Stockton Fun Fact:
Which members of the Stockton community recently had their portraits added to the gallery on the wall of The Palm restaurant in Atlantic City?

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Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. and Stockton grad and Foundation Board member Dr. Peter Caporilli are shown next to their portraits at The Palm.

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