Press Release: Stockton University
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Stockton welcomed its largest freshman class ever in September, with 1,569 new students, a 32 percent increase from 1,190 freshmen in fall 2016.
Dean of Enrollment Management John Iacovelli reported to the Board of Trustees Wednesday that another 988 undergraduate students also transferred to Stockton, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 8,275, a five percent increase over the fall 2016 enrollment of 7,854.
When graduate students are added, the total enrollment at Stockton is 9,216, the first time enrollment has exceeded 9,000.
Lacovelli said active recruiting and financial aid contributed to the freshmen class increase, which is impressive considering that many colleges are struggling to meet their enrollment goals.
“This is an exceptional achievement,” he said.
He said 52 percent of new freshmen said Stockton was their first choice. Major factors cited for choosing the university were the program in their intended major, financial aid, the campus visit and open house.
The number of new graduate students also increased, from 332 to 398 students. Stockton now offers a doctoral program in Organizational Leadership, a new Master’s Degree program in Data Science and Strategic Analytics, and a new program for alternate route teachers that can lead to a master’s degree.
The enrollment increase comes as Stockton prepares to open two new academic buildings on the Galloway Township campus and a new residential campus in Atlantic City in the fall of 2018.
Future growth on the Galloway campus is limited by Pinelands regulations, and the new campus in Atlantic City will provide more opportunities for growth to serve New Jersey students.
Summer enrollment held steady in 2017, but Iacovelli said he expects that to increase after the Atlantic City campus opens.
Stockton president Harvey Kesselman said this year’s class helps Stockton reach its goal of 10,000 students by 2021.
In other business, the board approved a slate of officers for the 2017-18 year. Madeleine Deininger remains chairwoman with Leo B. Schoffer, Esq., Vice Chair, Raymond Ciccone, Secretary, and Stanley Ellis, Ex-Officio.
The Stockton School of Education received $113,491 grant toward a three-year Building Teacher Leadership Capacity Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. The funds are being used to develop the Stockton Mentoring Network with the Somers Point and Mainland Regional School Districts.
Stockton will lead a cohort of teachers and administrators to examine mentoring programs and other programs and practices that support beginning teachers. A cohort of 30 teachers will receive professional learning to prepare them to lead their districts’ mentoring programs.
Contact: Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
Join us for A Royal Evening - an event focused on U.K. business, culture, history and networking. Receive an update on Brexit, along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets! To register, click here.
Engage in inspiring and thought-provoking conversations with leaders across a wide array of sectors, enjoy an interactive exhibit of cutting-edge technologies and more. For more information, click here.
Press Release: Stockton University
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Stockton University is among the top 10 Public Regional Universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report 2018 “America’s Best Colleges” ranking released today.
Stockton improved its ranking from 14th among public universities in 2017, and is also ranked 41st among 187 public and private universities included in the North region.
“This is great news,” Stockton president Harvey Kesselman said.
Kesselman said the ranking and other recent awards recognize efforts by faculty and staff to achieve Stockton’s mission of providing a diverse student body with the skills to succeed in a changing world.
“Our goal is to make a Stockton education more valuable every day,” Kesselman said.
In October Stockton will receive a Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its work with the American Democracy Project and service learning.
The Student Loan report recently included Stockton in its review of colleges that participate in the Federal Work-Study program, providing opportunities for students to work on campus.
Stockton is ranked as a “Best for Vets” college by Military Times, received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award two years in a row from Insight Into Diversity, and is included in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2017 edition.
Princeton Review included Stockton in its 2018 list of best Northeastern colleges and Green Colleges.
The research firm Eduventures this summer ranked Stockton seventh nationally and first in New Jersey for student success based on graduation rates, academics and affordability.
Stockton serves more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its more than 1,600-acre wooded campus plus satellite sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. A new Atlantic City residential campus is under construction and scheduled to open in fall 2018.
Contact: Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Public Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
Read the latest from our Member Company Schramm on "The Future of Mining", "IT vs. IQ: The Rise of Automation" and more in the latest September edition of Schramm's eNewsletter.
Press Release Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP Commissioner and Kuwait General Administration of Customs sign the CMAA.
WASHINGTON — The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Kuwait today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan signed the agreement on behalf of the United States and Director General of Kuwait General Administration of Customs Jamal Al Jalawi signed on behalf of Kuwait.
“Customs and Mutual Assistance Agreements allow for the exchange of information that is vital to our national and economic security,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan. “We value our partnership with Kuwait in pursuing our mutual goals of stronger law enforcement and a more resilient and secure supply chain. These agreements form sound legal frameworks on a wide range of issues, including securing our borders against terrorists and combatting drug traffickers. This collaboration and cooperation will enable us – and generations after us – to work more effectively to prevent, detect, and investigate customs offenses.”
Read full article here.
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is helping to promote the UPS Export Challenge! 1st place winner receives $10,000 in export credits and a FREE one year membership to the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (Southeastern PA companies). As part of the program, WTCGP is adding an Export Finance component.
By U.S. Commercial Service of Philadelphia
Join the U.S. Commercial Service of Philadelphia on September 22nd for a half-day program to inform and help U.S. companies prepare for trade with the E.U., including compliance to the General Data Protection Reguation (GDPR). Commercial Service Philadelphia, along with BDP International and the MidAtlantic DEC will host EU-US Privacy Shield experts to discuss how the GDPR may impact your business.
Photo Credit: Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer
With changes along the Delaware River and the expanded Panama Canal, the Philadelphia port is seeing business booming here
The Philadelphia port continues to be on a roll, with more containerized freight, more liquid bulk cargoes, and more cars arriving at Philadelphia’s 15 piers and terminals on the Delaware River.
In July, the most recent month for which statistics were available, overall cargo tonnage was up 12 percent, while freight arriving in 20- and 40-foot metal containers rose 15 percent compared with the same month last year, port officials said.
Across all the nation’s ports, imports increased 6.6 percent in July on higher shipments from Asia, the fifth straight month of growth, said the research firm Panjiva, which tracks commercial shipments worldwide.
In Philadelphia, the biggest increases were in goods from Chile, Peru, and Brazil. During the first six months through June, container growth in U.S. East Coast ports was up 11.2 percent, while container volumes in Philadelphia were up 19.2 percent, according to PhilaPort, a state agency that owns piers and terminals on the Delaware.
The container increases were attributable to several new shipping services at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.
Soon there will be another new shipping service. CMA CGM, a French container shipping company, is partnering with Seatrade, which specializes in refrigerated cargoes, and the French shipping line Marfret to bring refrigerated goods, such as fruit and meat from Australia, to Peru and then through the Panama Canal to Philadelphia.