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Stockton Graduate Receives Fellowship Award from New Jersey Council on the Arts


Photographer Sean Fitzgerald Among 32 Outstanding New Jersey Artists


For Immediate Release  

Friday, January 28, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Dottie Munro

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


GALLOWAY TWP., N.J. – Stockton Alumnus and Visual Arts major, Sean Fitzgerald, was among 32 New Jersey artists to receive fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts.


Fitzgerald, who received a fellowship for photography, graduated cum laude with program distinction in his major and a 3.8 cumulative GPA in December of 2002.  The 32 Fellowship recipients were chosen out of an original pool of 523 applicants.


The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State.  The Council’s Fellowship program was created to assist the state’s artists advance their artistry.  Evaluation criterion for a Fellowship award is “artistic excellence.”


Other Fellowship recipients from the south Jersey region include Skeffington Thomas of Bridgeton, Constance Bridges of Egg Harbor Township, and Christine Salvatore of Brigantine.