Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Sponsors Hellenic Seminars for Teachers


Program Will Train K-12 Educators to Incorporate Knowledge of Ancient Greece into their Classrooms


For Immediate Release  

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Dottie Munro

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies and the Division of Arts and Humanities at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will sponsor a program to bring K-12 teachers from southern New Jersey to the college for seminars that will enable them to instruct their students about ancient Greece.  They will also learn teaching techniques for incorporating the study of the classical world into the classroom.


Seminars at the college run from January 7, 2006 through May 6, 2006.  The program also includes a study tour of Greece from March 10 to March 19, 2006, and a field trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum.  The nine seminar sessions will meet on the Pomona campus on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., with the exception of the first and last which will be held on each of two Saturdays.


Completed applications to enroll in the program are due at the college by December 1, 2005, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 15.  Those unable to attend this year’s program, may check availability for the spring, 2007 semester.


Classes are limited to 20 new fellows each year and participants can earn 60 Professional Development Hours, or can enroll in a graduate level education course associated with the program.  Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously traveled to Greece.


There is no cost for the seminars, but the mandatory study tour of Greece will cost approximately $2,200.00 and requires a valid passport.  Those who wish graduate credit (optional) will have to pay for 3 hours tuition.


This program is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, funding from which will provide $1,000.00 unrestricted stipends to selected participants.  Teachers who enroll may have the option of pursuing financial assistance through their school districts, and will also be responsible for securing time off for the events that will be held outside of the classroom.


For further information about this program, please contact the Office of Arts and Humanities at 609-652-4505, or email Professor Fred Mench at or Professor David Roessel at