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Encyclopedia > Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (previously Stockton State College and Richard Stockton State College) is a public liberal arts college located in Pomona in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The College is named in memory of Richard Stockton, a New Jersey signer of the Declaraton of Independence. Its 1,600-acre (6 km²) is in the middle of the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The College is located 15 minutes from Atlantic City, one hour from Philadelphia, and two hours from New York City. Its president is Herman Saatkamp, who replaced Vera King Farris in 2004. Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Pomona is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Richard Stockton (NSHC statue) Richard Stockton (October 1, 1730 – February 28, 1781) was an illustrious lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. ... United States Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent of Great Britain. ... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Mayor Bob Levy Area    - City 44. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... He took over for Vera King Farris as President at Richard Stockton College. ... Vera King Farris was the third president of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from May 25, 1983 until June 2003. ...


The college was founded in 1969, and today serves approximately 7,200 students at its five undergraduate schools, plus additional students in its graduate programs. Stockton has over 100 clubs and organizations, several fraternities and sororities, and an independent student-run newspaper, called The Argo. The school mascot is the Osprey. The college is ranked 5th nationally among public liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. One of America's Best Colleges according to the 2007 issue of U.S. News and World Report. Stockton College is one of 224 select colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review profiles in the new 2006 edition of its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, August 2, 2005. Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ...


Originally, the school didn't have grades, but students later insisted on a grading system. Until recently, its grading system was on a wide scale in that it only offered A's, B's, C's, D's, F's. Beginning in the Fall 2004 semester, the college began using a +/- system.


Stockton College has begun a massive construction project with the Facilities Master Plan, which will add more academic space, housing, and parking decks. Some of the completed expansion includes the construction of the Townsend Regional Life Center; a building in which many student activities are held. The college completed construction of the F-Wing Overbuild in time for the 2006 Fall semester which adds more academic and research space. The college is home to one of the the world’s largest single closed loop geothermal HVAC systems, totaling 1,741 tons of installed geothermal heating/cooling capacity that heats and cools the entire academic complex.


The college is experiencing robust growth in enrollment. Stockton is an economic driver for Southern New Jersey in aerospace, homeland security, alternative energy infrastructure, marine and environmental sciences and coastal research. Stockton has developed innovative business partnerships, and collaboratives with Federal, State, local governments, and the private sector.


Among the school's off-campus facilities include: [1]The Carnegie Library Center [2] Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center [3] [Nacote Creek Marine Science and Environmental Field Station][4] Astronomy Observatory, named after the late Physics Professor Hal Taylor. Along with the observatory, Hal also instituted the geothermal well-based system that environmentally and economically heats and cools the entire academic complex. In addition The AtlantiCare Hospital Mainland Division is located on the campus. Categories: | ...


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Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music (304 words)
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a public college located in Pomona, New Jersey.
The Colleges' 1600 acre (6 km²) campus is situated in South Jersey, 15 minutes from Atlantic City, 1 hour from Philadelphia, and 2 hours from New York City.
The College has expanded to include many graduate programs, and is currently under the direction of President Herman Saatkamp.
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