THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

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Gregory, Moore, White to be Honored at Richard Stockton College of NJ’s Council of Black Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner

24th Annual Event to be Held at The Sound of Philadelphia, Tropicana Casino Resort

 

For Immediate Release  

Thursday, October 19, 2005

Contact:         Tim Kelly

                        Dottie Munro

                        Stockton Public Relations

                        (609) 652-4950

 

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The 24th Annual Awards Dinner and Dance of Stockton’s Council of Black Faculty and Staff, will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP,) The Quarter in the Tropicana Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Cash bar and cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Melvin Gregory, Assistant Director of Admissions at Stockton, will be this year’s recipient of the Merit Award, the Council’s highest honor.  Distinguished Stockton Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to Ms. Robin L. Moore, Principal of the Galloway Township Middle School, and Mr. Nicholas White, President of Stockton’s Alumni Association.

 

Gregory, raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and now a resident of Mullica Township, attended Kansas Wesleyan University and graduated from then Montclair State College where he earned a B.A. in Social Sciences and M.A. in Student Personnel Services with a specialization in higher education.  Prior to his tenure at Stockton, he worked at Jersey City State College, Action for Sickle Cell Anemia, Atlantic Cape Community College, and the Institute of Human Development.  He also served as one of the first co-chairs of the Black Faculty, State and Student Organization.  Other affiliations include the Atlantic County Alliance, both the Mullica Township and Hammonton Lions Club, the Atlantic City Dance Theater, the graduate chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Theta Lambda, and the Council of Black Faculty and Staff at the college.

 

Atlantic City native, Robin Moore, received her formal education through the Pleasantville Public School District and while there competed in track and field events.  She set records that lasted nearly ten years and was elected to the Cape-Atlantic League’s All-Star Team, going on to compete in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Associate Championship Tract Meet.  In 1983, her track team of thirteen athletes won the school’s first Cape-Atlantic League Championship in Girl’s Track and Field for South Jersey’s Group II Division.

Moore received an Associates of Applied Science degree from Atlantic-Cape Community College, and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Stockton.  In 1989 she taught Special Education in the Pleasantville School District.  Throughout Moore’s collegiate years, she did volunteer work in her church and the community, and at the same time trained for the 1996 Olympics.  She coached for six seasons at Stockton before going on to complete graduate school and in 1999, earned a Master’s degree in Educational leadership from Rowan.  She became the first African-American female administrator in the history of the Egg Harbor Township Public School District.  In spring, 2004, Moore was accepted into the Educational Leadership Doctorate Program also at Rowan.  She has successfully completed her first year.

 

Nicholas A. White attended school in Newark, New Jersey and was admitted to Stockton through the EOF program in 1980.  During his Stockton years, he competed in intercollegiate sports and served as a member of both the United Black Student Society and the Student Senate.  In 1982, he was initiated as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

 

White received a B.A. degree in Business Studies in 1984 and worked for the casino industry before becoming a financial planner for American Express.  He also obtained his stockbrokers license on Wall Street and was involved in the ground floor activities that opened the President River Boat Casino in New York City.  He then graduated with honors in Electronic and Computer Networking at Chubb Institute in Cherry Hill, New Jersey which led to his current employment at Family Service Association and the ARC of Atlantic County as a Network Administrator.  He currently serves as the President of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Alumni Association and Chairman of TBC’s Computer School Advisory Board.  He is a member of both the Noyes Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Cost for tickets is $65.00 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Council’s Scholarship Endowment.  For additional information or to register, visit the Stockton website at www.stockton.edu and search keywords black council, or call Trish Collins in the President’s Office at 609-652-4523.