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Presidential Inauguration


Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.as the fourth President of the College in June, 2003.Under Dr. Saatkamp’s leadership, the College has embarked on a comprehensive developmentstrategy, designed to take Stockton — ranked 5th nationally among public liberal arts colleges by U.S.News and World Report — to even greater heights. The plan includes enhancements of academic andstudent services, expansion of facilities, development of funding sources, and increasing the role ofStockton within the region, state and nation.Dr. Saatkamp plans to leverage Stockton’s role as an economic force in the southern New Jersey regionthrough the establishment of strong positive relationships with elected officials, civic and businessleaders and fellow educators. Stockton’s affiliation with the Atlantic City Medical Center, for example,whose Mainland Division is situated on Stockton’s wooded 1,600-acre campus, enables the College toestablish mutually beneficial programs such as internships and graduate studies programs in the HealthSciences with the hospital and its adjacent sister facility, the Bacharach Institute for RehabilitationCenter.Keenly aware of Stockton’s role as leader of the area’s cultural community, Dr. Saatkamp has been astrong supporter of the Stockton Performing Arts Center, which brings world-class entertainment tosouthern New Jersey, as well as the Art Gallery, and Stockton’s Arts and Humanities programs.Dr. Saatkamp is a member of many national boards and committees and has played a leadership rolein two university comprehensive campaigns, both reaching close to $1 billion dollars in gifts andgrants.He is a scholar who has received over $1 million dollars to support his research, and he has publishedor edited fourteen books and 40 articles. His areas of scholarship include American philosophy,bioethics, and genetic explanations of complex animal behavior.A staunch advocate for increased funding of public colleges and universities in the State of New Jersey,Dr. Saatkamp works tirelessly on keeping Stockton and our other public institutions affordable andaccessible to people of all backgrounds.Previously, Dr. Saatkamp was the Dean of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in Indianapoliswhere he lead 11 departments and 22 centers and institutes, including the IU Center on Philanthropyand several public policy institutes. He also held an appointment in the Department of Medical andMolecular Genetics in the IU School of Medicine.He is a native of Tennessee and grew up in Knoxville. He and his wife Dorothy have two children,Barbara (a physician) and Joseph (an engineer). The couple resides in Galloway Twp., NJ.


On the Inauguration of a College Presidentby Richard MillerAssociate Library Director for Public ServicesThe origins of the office of college president can be traced to the English college. Universities such asOxford and Cambridge had a chancellor, but the individual colleges within the universities had acollege ‘head,’ which in the U.S. was called a ‘president.’ Until late in the 19 th century, collegepresidents tended to be clergymen, fitting for a time in which higher education was largely concernedwith moral education. In the 18 th and 19 th centuries, college presidents also taught courses, conductedchapel services, disciplined errant students and faculty, invested the college’s monies, kept thefinancial books, and acted as registrar and librarian.The inauguration of a college president as a ceremonial occasion has a long history, but has not alwaysbeen celebrated with pomp and circumstance. Rutgers, for example, did not have a formal ceremonyuntil the inauguration of its sixth president, in 1840. Though an inauguration ceremony is notnecessary, its real purpose is to celebrate a new beginning in the life of a college.An inauguration brings a wide spectrum of guests to a campus: representatives from neighboringcolleges, representatives of academic or professional societies, local community leaders, governmentofficials, faculty, staff, students, alumni and trustees. This is a testimony to the extensive relationships acollege has, not only among campus constituencies, but also with the local community, the state, theregion, and the larger world of scholarship and the professions.The inauguration of Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., the fourth president of the Richard Stockton College ofNew Jersey, marks the first presidential inauguration in the College’s history.Sources:• Higher education in transition; a history of American colleges and universities, 1636-1968. John S. Brubacher andWillis Rudy. Harper & Row. 1968. Ch. 2, “Early patterns of organization and administration”. Ch. 17, “Enlarging scopeof the administration of higher education”• The American college and university: a history. Frederick Rudolph. Knopf. 1968.• “Presidential inaugurations at Rutgers: a brief history”: http://ruweb.rutgers.edu/inauguration/media-his.html


The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey was founded in 1969 as Stockton State College, a publicfour-year college within the New Jersey system of higher education. The College first offeredinstruction in 1971. A residential institution whose students are drawn from throughout the state,Stockton is located at the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, 12 miles northwest of Atlantic City.The College offers distinctive baccalaureate programs in the arts and sciences, professional studies andgeneral education, as well as master’s degree programs in the arts and professional studies, designed tostimulate and challenge students intellectually. Stockton is strongly committed to preparing graduatesfor careers and graduate education, a commitment that extends to helping students develop aninterest in lifelong learning and in contributing to society. Students are encouraged to developindependent and critical thinking skills both inside and outside the classroom.Stockton's faculty members have gained a national reputation for their teaching, accessibility andscholarship. The largest campus in New Jersey, its award-winning modern buildings are set within1,600 acres of forest, streams and lakes.Richard StocktonRichard Stockton, for whom the College is named, was a native sonof New Jersey, born near Princeton in 1730. A member of anillustrious family, he was one of the first graduates of the College ofNew Jersey (later Princeton University), and first of the New Jerseydelegates to sign the Declaration of Independence. An eloquentlawyer known for his brilliance of mind, Stockton resided at theancestral home in Princeton, "Morven," which has served asresidence for New Jersey's first family. He and his wife madeMorven a cultural mecca, assembling an art collection and a libraryamong the finest of colonial times.Defeated by William Livingston in 1776 for the govenorship of the State after a tie on the first vote,Stockton refused to be named Chief Justice and turned his energies toward service in Congress.Betrayed by Loyalists, he was captured and imprisioned first in Perth Amboy, then in New York. Illnesscombined with his war injuries to make him an invalid until his life ended. He died at Morven onFebruary 28, 1781, eight months after the British surrendered.


MissionAdopted by the Board of Trustees in 1982.PrologueFounded in 1969 as a public, four-year college within the New Jersey system of higher education, TheRichard Stockton College of New Jersey offers baccalaureate level programs in the arts, sciences andprofessional studies. A residential college whose students are drawn from throughout the state,Stockton is located at the edge of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, 12 miles northwest of Atlantic City.MissionAt Stockton we seek to help our students develop the capacity for continuous learning and the abilityto adapt to changing circumstances in a multicultural and interdependent world by insisting onbreadth, as well as depth, in our curriculum. We believe that the breadth inherent in an interdisciplinaryapproach to liberal education both prepares students for inevitable career changes, and enrichestheir lives.We insist on excellence in teaching and dedication to learning. These, indeed, are the guidingprinciples of our mission. Moreover, we recognize a responsibility not only to transmit received ideasto our students but to participate in the development of new ideas. Accordingly, we encouragecontinuous research, learning, and professional development for our faculty and staff.Quality academic programs are best created, developed, and maintained by a high degree of facultyand student responsibility for, and participation in, the educational process. For that reason, theCollege is committed to faculty-wide involvement in general education and in teaching such academicskills as writing, quantitative analysis, and logical reasoning. Breadth, then, is not only a desirableoutcome for our students, but a requisite for the faculty who teach these students. To teach beyondthe traditional bounds of one’s area of formal expertise, across disciplinary lines, and to interrelate thetraditional disciplines, requires an extraordinary effort from faculty. It is imperative that the executiveadministration and the trustees provide the resources and the atmosphere which will make suchexceptional effort both possible and appreciated.Our insistence upon breadth of education for all students does not preclude an emphasis on depth ofstudy in the major disciplines but rather, supplements it. Our academic programs must offer studentsa real understanding of the ideas and methods of their disciplines, including those most recentlydeveloped. Exposure to many disciplines and intensive investigation of one discipline should preparegraduates to move into appropriate fields of employment, or to continue with graduate academic orprofessional study.At Stockton we believe that co-curricular activities complement the academic curriculum and, alongwith classroom education, help students develop the capacity for making intelligent choices. Whilewe offer students assistance in and out of the classroom, we emphasize and encourage studentinitiative in their co-curricular life, and in all aspects of college life, in keeping with our belief thatstudents share the responsibility for their education.


We value diversity and the differing perspectives it brings. Accordingly, we are unequivocally committedto implementing the principles of affirmative action in the composition of our student body,faculty, and staff.Just as students must receive an education that is sufficiently broad to permit flexible response tochanges in society, so too the College must be able to change and adapt to differing circumstances andneeds in our society. In order to best fulfill our mission, we must all recognize the limitations of ourresources, and respond by a prudent and flexible allocation of those resources.Finally, Stockton is committed to the positive development of southern New Jersey. Through researchand community service, we actively seek to take advantage of and to improve the unique physical andhuman environment in which the College is located.


STOCKTON COLLEGE SEALLOGO:The original official logo of Stockton State College as approved by the first Board of Trustees.The ribbon highlights the year in which the college was established.RAMPANT LION:Adopted from the Richard Stockton family crest, this represents courage and strength.BOOK AND CANDLE:This is a symbol of the enlightenment to be gained through lifelong learning.TREE:This image characterizes the Pinelands locale of Stockton’s campus.OSPREY:Stockton’s official mascot, native to our region and saved from extinction through the efforts ofStockton faculty, now names our renowned athletic teams.COLOR USAGE:In keeping with the motto “An Environment for Excellence”, blue is incorporated to represent thesky. Gold (ink or foil) compliments the blue and adds an additional element of elegance. It alsoemphasizes the concept of educational enlightenment.


Presidential MedallionThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s new Presidential Medallionwas created for the College’s fourth president, Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.,and pictures the College Seal cast in bronze with a satin gold finish. Thesix smaller medallions picture the components of the College seal. Thebanner components of the Presidential Medallion list the names and datesof service of Stockton’s four presidents: Richard E. Bjork, 1969-1978;Peter M. Mitchell, 1979-1983; Vera King Farris, 1983-2003; and HermanJ. Saatkamp, Jr., 2003 to the present. The first Presidential Medallion ofthe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey was presented to the College’sthird president, Dr. Farris, and worn for the first time at the Spring 1990CommencementMaceThe origins of the mace can be traced to the Middle Ages when knightswielded maces as weapons. As knighthood became obsolete, the macebecame symbolic of power. It is now a traditional symbol of authority inchurches, government and colleges.The mace which is carried by the Faculty Grand Marshal at the Stocktoncommencement is the work of Ned Gerber, Port Republic woodcarverwho served on the founding committee of the College. The three-footshaft of the Stockton mace is crafted from walnut and holly, woods whichare indigenous to southern New Jersey. The walnut is from a century-oldtree hewn by Tom Lang of the Stockton staff. Pewter, the metal employed in our mace, was a popularand practical metal here in colonial times.Stockton's mace is crowned with the flame of knowledge, carved in holly, to denote mission. At thefoot is a carved acorn which indicates growth. Below the flame of knowledge is a triad of Stocktonlogos, each a twin-treed symbol of environmental concern. Linked edge-to-edge and inlaid with holly,these symbols represent the three elements of the college community: students, faculty, and staff. TheGreat Seal of New Jersey, cast in pewter, signifies Stockton's aegis and sponsorship. A fluted section ofwalnut below the State Seal suggests the orderly plan each student chooses in pursuit of his degree andthe self-discipline necessary for achievement. Next is a pewter cylinder engraved with the names ofStockton's first three presidents. Finally, an engraved pewter nameplate ring identifies "RichardStockton State College founded 1969."


Members of the Platform Party:Jose AdamesFrank J. BleeGail P. BradyPeter CaporilliCeleste CarpianoDavid L. CarrSusan A. ColeSarah ColluraStanley M. EllisPaul T. FaderDonald J. FarishVera King FarrisMichael FriedlandPaul G. Gaffney IIWilliam L. GormleyDarryl G. GreerRobert GreggRichard Hale, Esq.Carole Applegate HedingerNancy W. HicksClarence C. HooverMichael Jacobson, Esq.James KennedyHarvey KesselmanJohn LachsRichard A. LevaoJoseph J. MarchettiCarmen R. Matos, Esq.John T. MaySuzanne H. PaschRepresenting the President of Union County College; ProvostNew Jersey General Assembly, District TwoChair, Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of TrusteesPresident, The Richard Stockton College FoundationBoard of DirectorsMember, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesProvost and Executive Vice President,The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyPresident, Montclair State UniversityPresident, Richard Stockton College Student SenateMember, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesRepresenting Governor James E. McGreevey;Director of Authorities, State of New JerseyPresident, Rowan UniversityPresident Emerita, The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyRepresenting the President of Florida Atlantic University;Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Programsand Professor of Biomedical SciencePresident, Monmouth UniversityNew Jersey State Senator, District TwoChief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Associationof State Colleges and UniversitiesPresident, Richard Stockton College Faculty Assemblyand Associate Professor of HistoryVice President for Administration, Finance and InstitutionalAdvancement, The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyMember, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesAssistant to the President for Affirmative Actionand Ethical StandardsVice Chairman, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesFormer Chair and Member, The Richard Stockton CollegeBoard of TrusteesInterim Executive Director of the College FoundationChief Executive Officer for the Southern Regional Institute/EducationalTechnology Training Center and Special Assistant to the PresidentCentennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt UniversityPresident, Bloomfield CollegeVice President for Student Affairs, The Richard Stockton Collegeof New JerseyMember, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesPresident, Atlantic Cape Community CollegeRepresenting the President, The College of New Jersey;Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Initiatives


George A. PruittSteven RadwanskiJoseph RubensteinDorothy T. SaatkampHerman J. Saatkamp, Jr.Arnold SpeertDavid L. StocumBeverly J. VaughnHon. Gerald WeinsteinNicholas WhiteEdward J. YawJames YohPresident, Thomas Edison State College, and Chairman,New Jersey Presidents CouncilStudent Trustee, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesProfessor of AnthropologyPresident, The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyPresident, William Paterson UniversityRepresenting the President, Indiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianapolis; Professor of Cell and Developmental BiologyMusical Director and Professor of Music,The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyChairman, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesPresident, The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyAlumni AssociationPresident, County College of MorrisMember, The Richard Stockton College Board of Trustees


Presidential Inauguration CeremonyThe Richard Stockton College of New JerseyHerman J. Saatkamp, Jr.September 28, 2004PreludeHarpistSusan Lynn AllenSenior, Mainland Regional High School, and Member, National Honor SocietyPianist and Musical DirectorBeverly J. VaughnProfessor of MusicMon Coeur S’Ouvre a ta Voix (from Sanson et Dalilah) by Camille Saint-Saensand other selectionsProcessionalMace CarrierPlatform PartyWelcomeHon. Gerald WeinsteinChairman, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesStar Spangled BannerWords by Francis Scott KeyMusic by John Stafford SmithArranged by Arthur FrackenpohlStockton Oratorio SocietyBeverly J. VaughnFaculty SalutationRobert Gregg, President, Richard Stockton College Faculty Assemblyand Associate Professor of HistoryStudent SalutationSarah Collura, President, Richard Stockton College Student Senate


GreetingsStephen Dunn, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing,The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, on videotapePaul T. Fader, Representing Governor James E. McGreevey;Director of Authorities, State of New JerseyWilliam L. Gormley, New Jersey State Senate, District TwoFrank J. Blee, New Jersey General Assembly, District TwoGeorge A. Pruitt, President, Thomas Edison State College,and Chairman, New Jersey Presidents CouncilDarryl G. Greer, Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Associationof State Colleges and UniversitiesJohn Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt UniversityInvestiture of the PresidentHon. Gerald Weinstein, Chairman, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesPresidential AddressHerman J. Saatkamp, Jr., President, The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyAmerica the BeautifulWords by Katharine Lee BatesMusic by Samuel A. WardArranged by Mark HayesClosingHon. Gerald Weinstein, Chairman, The Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesThis Land is Your LandWords and Music by Woody GuthrieRecessionalFollowing the inauguration, guests are invited to the lower A-Wing Galleryfor the dedication of the Elizabeth B. Alton Auditorium.


Judge Gerald WeinsteinChairman, Richard Stockton College Board of TrusteesThe Honorable Gerald Weinstein, chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member since 1998, hasserved as the body’s Vice Chair and a member of the Executive and Audit & Finance Committees.Prior to his retirement from the New Jersey Superior Court bench in May of 1995, Judge Weinsteinserved for 17 years in all trial divisions of the Court. He was Chief Environmental Judge and presidingjudge of the civil division for several counties, and remains active in alternative dispute resolutionprograms with the firm of Fox Rothschild, which he co-founded.Judge Weinstein has been active in community service and charitable concerns through his leadershiproles in the Atlantic County Bar Association; the Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court; AtlanticCity Jaycees; the Jewish Federation of Atlantic/Cape May Counties; and the Jewish Community Centerof Atlantic County. By appointment of three New Jersey governors, he has served as a member of theNew Jersey Area Development Authority and the New Jersey-Israel Commission. He was also one ofthe founders of the Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton and the first chairman of the AdvisoryCouncil.A graduate of Dickinson College and Dickinson School of Law, he received his Juris Doctor degree in1957. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1957 and remained an active trial lawyer for 22 yearsbefore ascending to the bench. Judge Weinstein is married and resides in Margate, New Jersey.Stephen DunnDistinguished Professor of Creative Writing,The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyStephen Dunn, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at The Richard Stockton College of NewJersey, is the author of two books of prose and 13 books of poetry including Different Hours, whichwon the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. A faculty member at Stockton since 1974, Professor Dunn continuesto teach a broad range of creative writing subjects in his regular undergraduate classes, enlighteningStockton’s students and stretching their imagination. Professor Dunn’s other awards and grants includefinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, 1996; the Academy Award in Literature, 1995; theJames Wright Prize, 1993; the Iowa Review Subscribers Award, National Endowment for the CreativeWriting Fellowship, 1989; and the Distinguished Artist Fellowship and Creative Writing Fellowshipsfrom the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.Professor Dunn is unable to be here with us because, on this very day, he is being inducted into theInternational Athlete/Scholar Hall of Fame in Providence, Rhode Island.William L. GormleyNew Jersey State Senate, District TwoSenator William L. Gormley was born in Atlantic City and is currently serving his eighth term in theNew Jersey State Senate. He was first elected to public office in 1975 as a member of the AtlanticCounty Board of Chosen Freeholders. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1977, later namedAssistant Minority Leader, and in 1982, was first elected to the Senate. As chairman of the SenateJudiciary Committee, Gormley conducted a review of racial profiling. He also was a sponsor of theEducation Facilities School Construction Act, which generated approximately $8.6 billion in


construction funds for New Jersey’s school districts. In addition to these initiatives, Senator Gormleyalso wrote legislation which establishes the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority UrbanRevitalization Incentive program and generates millions of dollars in urban construction and thousandsof jobs. His previously enacted legislation to reclaim landfills has resulted in the rehabilitation oftwenty such sites, returning them to the tax roles and increasing employment.An attorney with the law firm Piper Rudnick LLP, Senator Gormley received his bachelor’s degree fromUniversity of Notre Dame and holds a law degree from Villanova University. He served in the UnitedStates Marine Corps until 1975 and was discharged with the rank of Captain. Gormley is married tothe former Virginia Aiken and resides in Margate. Together they have four children.Frank J. BleeNew Jersey General Assembly, District TwoAssemblyman Frank J. Blee is a lifelong resident of Absecon, New Jersey. A decade ago, he served asAbsecon’s youngest ever Council president. He currently serves as the Republican Whip, making himthe third ranking Republican in the General Assembly. While Mr. Blee’s legislative accomplishmentsare many and varied, he is particularly proud of several laws he has sponsored establishing the nation’sfirst statewide screening and education program for the insidious hepatitis C virus, having formed aDrug Utilization Review Board and created both the Higher Education Incentive Funding Act and theBody Armor replacement fund. He also sponsored the Senior Gold Prescription Drug Discount Act,and has sponsored legislation to create jobs, protect the economy and increase funding to localschools.Mr. Blee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania,and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. Hecontinues a chiropractic practice from his home, where he lives with his wife Kathy and their twodaughters.George A. PruittPresident, Thomas Edison State CollegeGeorge A. Pruitt has been president of Thomas Edison State College since 1982, and currently servesas chairman of the New Jersey Presidents Council. Prior to coming to Thomas Edison, he served inexecutive positions at Illinois State University, Towson State University, Morgan State University,Tennessee State University and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).Dr. Pruitt has been chairman of the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Board ofTrustees of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL); chairman of the Committee onAlternatives and Innovation of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU);and a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. He sits onseveral boards and has consulted widely in business, government and higher education. Dr. Pruitt hasserved in an advisory capacity to four Secretaries of Education under three Presidents of both parties.In a study of presidential leadership funded by the Exxon Education Foundation, Dr. Pruitt wasidentified as one of the most effective college presidents in the United States. He resides inLawrenceville, New Jersey, with his wife, Pamela.


Darryl G. GreerChief Executive Officer,New Jersey Association of State Colleges and UniversitiesDarryl Gentry Greer is chief executive officer of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges andUniversities, Inc. (ASCU), the nonprofit organization responsible for advancing and advocating thecollective policy interests of New Jersey’s nine state colleges and universities. Dr. Greer played aprimary role in advising the governor and legislature on the Higher Education Restructuring Act of1994.Prior to beginning his New Jersey position in 1986, Dr. Greer served as Director of GovernmentRelations, The College Board, Washington, D.C., and as Policy Planning Officer in the office of thepresident of The College Board, New York City. Before joining The College Board, Dr. Greer workedin Ohio state government as Assistant to the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents and as LegislativeResearch Associate to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.Dr. Greer actively consults on national higher education policy. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. inpolitical science at Stanford University, and his A.B. from Indiana University. He was awarded anhonorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in May 2000, anda Doctor of Laws in 1999 by William Paterson University.John LachsCentennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt UniversityJohn Lachs, presently Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, has held professorshipsat the College of William and Mary and Vanderbilt University. He is the recipient of severalhonors and awards related to teaching and scholarship, the author of numerous articles and books,and a longtime consultant to organizations, associations, foundations, colleges and universities, anduniversity and commercial presses. His most recent book is titled Community of Individuals.Among Dr. Lachs’ many instances of professional service is his presidency of the Society for theAdvancement of American Philosophy. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees fromMcGill University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.Dr. Lachs has joined us today to honor Dr. Saatkamp, having served as the President’s doctoral mentorand dissertation chair.Sarah ColluraStudent Senate PresidentSarah Collura, a junior at Stockton and President of the Student Senate, is known for her passionateinvolvement in student service. While working towards a BA in Psychology, she devotes time to herfaith as a member of the Stockton Christian Fellowship. Sarah sharpened her leadership skills andvolunteered her efforts at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, and raised money for the Susan G.Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She also served on the Executive Council of Zeta Tau AlphaFraternity. In her role as Student Senate President, Sarah actively seeks to better her peers’ collegeexperience. Despite her outstanding involvement in organizations on campus, she still represents theaverage, hard working Stockton College student, having maintained her job in the division of GeneralStudies for the past three years. Upon graduation, Sarah plans to pursue a master’s degree in OccupationalTherapy.


Dear Friends:On behalf of The Richard Stockton College Foundation I am pleased to extend congratulations to Dr.Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. on the occasion of his inauguration as the fourth President of the College.The Richard Stockton College Foundation, which has as its mission the goal of supporting the Collegeby providing significant economic and advisory contributions, is heavily reliant upon the leadership ofDr. Saatkamp. Working through the Office of the President, the Foundation and its Board are committedto being at once reactive to the opportunities and proactive in our efforts to substantially improvethe College’s ability to attract and educate a diverse student body seeking an excellent overall Collegeexperience. We welcome to this noble task the extraordinary vision and skills of Dr. Saatkamp.We celebrate Dr. Saatkamp’s inauguration today, and we look enthusiastically to a future madebrighter for our students and the College community at large guided by his careful and practiced hand.Peter CaporilliPresidentThe Richard Stockton College FoundationClass of ‘85The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyFoundation Board of DirectorsPeter A. Caporilli, PresidentJanice G. DennisJoseph Fusco, Esq.Alfonso GandicaGayle GrossEdwina Y. HansenRuth HarrisonDouglas HeunJuanita HighScott JonesMartha B. KeatesCharles KramerHon. Dennis LevinsonRobert MawhinneyWilliam R. MillerGabriel Staino, SecretaryJo Frances StowLois Trench-HinesRaymond Lee Wasman, Vice PresidentRobert DeCray (ex officio)Demetrios Constantelos (ex officio)Michael Cool (ex officio)Sara Faurot (ex officio)Richard Hale, Esq., Treasurer (ex officio)Michael Jacobson, Esq. (ex officio)James B. Kennedy (ex officio)Herman J. Saatkamp. Jr. (ex officio)Emeritus:Henry Gorelick, Esq.The Hon. William J. HughesNikki Palley


Dear Alumni and Friends:Much is happening at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Alumni Association ispleased to support our new President, Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. If you are already involved inCollege events and activities, I applaud you. If you are interested in getting involved but haven’t takenthat first step yet, now is the time. Under the leadership of Dr. Saatkamp, we will continue to growand support Stockton College through scholarships and alumni programming. We need your support!Sincerely,Nicholas White, 1984PresidentThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Alumni AssociationThe Richard Stockton College of New JerseyAlumni Association OfficersNick White ‘84, PresidentJ. R. Avanti ‘84, Vice President for MembershipPatrick Duffy ‘82, SecretaryT. Eric Reich ‘94, ParliamentarianNick Valinote ‘92, TreasurerAhmed Khan ‘89, HistorianAlumni Association Class Representatives1973 Daniel R. McMahon1974 Ray Williams1975 Richard S. Dovey1976 Michelle Lenzmeier1977 George P. Toth1978 John (Jack) Haines1979 Janice Cambron1980 John Almore King1981 Peder L. Nesse1982 Akbar K. Mitchell1983 Tony Abruzzo1984 Joseph (J.R.) Roger Avanti1985 Bonnie D. Putterman1986 Janette D. Boney1987 Michael A. Gill1988 Jane M. Jaworski1989 Robert J. Barna1990 Jeanne Hovsepian1991 Alexander C. Marino1992 Pamela A. Fields1993 Michele D. Enous1994 T. Eric Reich1995 Greg Miller1996 Nicholas T. Menas1997 J. Chris Dearth1998 Scott M. Zauber, Esq.1999 Tiffany Giovia2000 Martin Rodriguez2001 Brian T. Peterson2002 Catherine Gore2003 Jose T. Lozano2004 Annette W. Thorpe


The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyBoard of Trustees 2003-2004Hon. Gerald Weinstein, ChairmanDr. Clarence C. Hoover, III, Vice ChairmanDr. James Yoh, Member-at-LargeMs. Celeste CarpianoMr. Stanley M. EllisMs. Carole Applegate HedingerMichael Jacobson, Esq.Carmen R. Matos, Esq.Mr. Steve Radwanski, Student TrusteeDr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., President and Ex-OfficioMargateVinelandMedfordColts NeckRivertonToms RiverMargateColumbusClementonGalloway TownshipAdministration of the CollegeHerman J. Saatkamp. Jr. President of The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyDavid L. CarrProvost and Executive Vice PresidentRichard Hale, Esq.Vice President for Administration, Finance,and Institutional AdvancementHarvey KesselmanChief Executive Officer for the Southern Regional Institute/Educational Technology Training Centerand Special Assistant to the PresidentJoseph MarchettiVice President for Student AffairsKenneth DollarhideDean of Arts and HumanitiesG. Jan Colijn Dean of General StudiesDennis WeissDean of Natural Sciences and MathematicsMarc LowensteinDean of Professional StudiesCheryl A. KausDean of Social and Behavioral SciencesDeborah FigartDean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Professional EducationSalvatore CatalfamoDean of Enrollment ManagementEileen ConranDean of StudentsG. Larry James Dean of Athletics and Recreational Programs and Services


Presidential Search Committee MembersThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey gratefully acknowledges the outstanding work of thePresidential Search Committee in identifying Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. as its fourth president.Peter CaporilliDavid EmmonsKristin N. EnglishRichard HaleCarole Applegate HedingerElaine IngulliMichael JacobsonWilliam C. Jaynes, IVHorace A. Knight, Jr.Edward T. LewisMaria C. MoyerJoseph RubensteinCharles C. Townsend, Jr.Hon. Gerald WeinsteinDennis WeissPresidential Inauguration CommitteeAugusta BaudyJulie E. BowenDavid L. CarrMichael CoolDebra A. DagavarianSara FaurotLaurie GriscomMartin HughesBrian K. JacksonMark JacksonTimothy KellyGloria MaestasJames McCarthyBeverly PaganoGail ShackletonCraig StambaughBeverly VaughnDonald Woolslayer


Mace CarrierJoseph RubensteinProfessor of AnthropologyBanner CarriersFred C. Mench, Jr.Ellen Mutari,Donald L. PlankNancy T. DavisWilliam M. MileyKaren Lynn StewartThomasa GonzalezProfessor of Classics,Arts and HumanitiesAssociate Professor of General Studies,General StudiesProfessor of Mathematics,Natural Sciences and MathematicsProfessor of Pathology,Professional StudiesProfessor of Psychology,Social and Behavioral SciencesAssociate Professor of Business StudiesAssociate Dean of Studentsand Director of Counselingand Health Services


MusiciansMusical DirectorBeverly J. Vaughn, Professor of MusicKeyboard AccompanistRosemarie R. BarberaTimpanistNeptune Pringle, IIIBrass CoordinatorRobert E. Helsabeck, Professor of SociologyAnne Pomeroy (Flute)William Steffee (Oboe)Ronald Poorman (Clarinet)Carolyn Gutierrez (Bassoon)Robert E. Helsabeck (Horn)The Stockton Wind QuintetAssociate Professor of PhilosophyRetired Engineer and Member,South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble (SJAWE)Former Director of Band at Stockton Collegeand Associate Director, SJAWEAssociate Professor in the Libraryand Member, SJAWE.Professor of Sociology and Member, SJAW EDavid Seals (Trumpet)Brian Cook (Trumpet)Robert E. Helsabeck (Horn)William Andrews (Trombone)Brian Palmentieri (Tuba),New Jersey Chamber BrassMusic Teacher/Band Director,Absecon Schools, and Member, SJAWEBand Director, Northfield SchoolsProfessor of Sociology, Stockton College,and Member, SJAWEBand Director, Atlantic City Schools,and Member, SJAWEBand Director, Vineland Schools,and Member, SJAWELee-Ann BlakeValeska CambronChristine CondoleonLou DeChiaroVirgen DeJesusRobin DeMarsicoPaula DollarhideKevin EpifanoLinda FeeneyCathy FosterStockton Oratorio SocietyMillie GonzalezJim GrantMartha GrantJeanette HainingRobert E. HelsabeckMarven HillMichael J. HozikDianna HughesLeona ImperatoreBarry KeefeTerrell KellyDoug LaubertErik LazenbyWindsor J. LeveilleHarry F. MurphineKatie NowakCarolyn ScianniLynn StilesGerilyn WilliamsWilliam Woods


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey FoundationThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation is a non-profit organization founded for thepurpose of providing private support for innovative College programs. The Foundation provides themeans for individuals, organizations and corporations to make gifts, grants and bequests to theCollege. Private support enables the College to make available programs that are not typically fundedthrough State appropriations.Gifts donated to the Foundation support student scholarship programs, faculty and studentfellowships for research, equipment and facilities improvements and the enrichment of studentservices and cultural programs. These programs enhance the College’s excellence in the recruitmentand retention of students, faculty and friends.The President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors is Peter A. Caporilli, a member of The RichardStockton College of New Jersey’s class of 1985, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate fromStockton. For further information on The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Foundation,contact James B. Kennedy, Interim Executive Director of the College Foundation, at (609) 652-4276or kennedyj@stockton.edu.


Academic CostumeAcademic garb dates back to medieval times, when the heavy gowns, hoods and caps were worn bystudents to protect them against the cold, dank and drafty corridors of their universities. In theMiddle Ages, Europeans wore clothing of distinctive colors to indicate their status or profession. It wasonly natural, therefore, when monks and students began to don distinctive costume for bachelors(apprentices), masters (teachers) and doctors (teachers who had completed postgraduate study); themost conspicuous distinctions appeared in the hood.The academic gowns of the past have been replaced by ones of lighter fabric, as there is no longer aneed to keep warm in them. In fact, today it is quite the opposite, as most commencementceremonies take place in the late spring and early summer. Typically, gowns are black, although someinstitutions have adopted gowns in school colors.The bachelor’s gown is comparatively simple in design and usually has no adornment other than itscharacteristic long, pointed sleeves. The master’s gown has oblong sleeves which are open at thewrist. Prior to a 1960 decision by the American Council on Education, the master’s sleeves permittedarms to protrude through a slit at the elbow; this style was eliminated because it necessitated havingto wear a suit jacket underneath at all times. The doctor’s gown differs from the bachelor’s andmaster’s in that it sports velvet panels down the front, around the neck, and three velvet bands acrossround, open sleeves.The cap for the bachelor’s and master’s is the traditional mortarboard, and for some doctor’s degrees,it is more of a soft, large beret. The tassel, which is usually black, occasionally comes in a colorrepresenting the student’s field of study, and may be gold for doctors and presidents. Prior to theconferral of the degree, the tassel is worn on the right; upon conferral, the tassel is ceremoniallyswitched to the left.The hood is the most distinctive and symbolic piece of the academic costume. It indicates the level ofthe degree, the field of study in which the degree was granted, and the institution that conferred thedegree. The length of the hood denotes the degree; bachelor’s hoods are three feet, master’s threeand a half, and doctor’s four feet long. There are also similar variations in the length of the velvettrimming. This trimming indicates the field of study in which the degree was awarded. The lining ofthe hood denotes the school color or colors of the institution conferring the degree. Some of thecolors of the trimming are as follows:Arts, Letters, HumanitiesAccountancy, Business, CommerceAgricultureDentistryEconomicsEducationWhiteDrabMaizeLilacCopperLight Blue


EngineeringFine ArtsForestryJournalismLawLibrary ScienceMedicineMusicNursingOccupational TherapyOptometryOratory (Speech)PharmacyPhilosophyPhysical EducationPhysical TherapyPodiatry-ChiroprodyPublic AdministrationPublic HealthScienceSocial ScienceSocial WorkTheology/DivinityVeterinary ScienceOrangeBrownRussetCrimsonPurpleLemonGreenPinkApricotSlate BlueSea Foam GreenSilver GrayOlive GreenDark BlueSage GreenTealNile GreenPeacock BlueSalmon PinkGolden YellowCreamCitronScarletGrayMaster’s degree recipients at Stockton wear the following colors in their hoods:Master of Business StudiesMaster of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide StudiesMaster of Arts in Instructional TechnologyMaster of Science in NursingMaster of Science in Occupational TherapyMaster of Physical TherapyDrabWhiteLight BlueApricotSlate BlueTeal

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