Matthew Widjaja knew he wanted to study Computer Science, but he was equally passionate about Biology. While flipping through the pages of “Who’s Fred,” a Stockton College admissions pamphlet, he found a major that blended his two interests.
Stockton’s Computational Science program, which uses mathematics and computer technology to solve problems that arise in a variety of sciences, “combined the two perfectly, so I went for it. It just made sense,” said Widjaja, a Williamstown native.
Matthew Widjaja presented his research on the relationships between endangered and invasive specie at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Niagara Falls, New York in April. Photo: Lisa Rosner, Distinguished Professor of History
Student Senator Louis Chevere’s upbringing covered a lot of ground, and he now spends part of his time up in the air.
Home is “South Jersey,” Chevere likes to say, because the Galloway resident was raised in Atlantic City, Brigantine and Ventnor before moving to the township. He’s also a senior airman in the 177th Fighter Wing based at Atlantic City International Airport in Galloway’s Pomona section.
Kendrick Keough, a senior Math major, had an inkling that he wanted to be a teacher, but now, after establishing a tutoring program at Absegami High School, he is certain that he wants to teach.
“I came up with the idea because I was aspiring to be a math teacher and I thought [a tutoring program] would be a great experience,” the Toms River resident explained.
Stanley Baguchinsky saw opportunity sprouting outside the window of his freshman dorm room one spring afternoon. Unintimidated by the waste-high weeds encroaching on the empty greenhouses at the back of Parking Lot 7, the Economics major decided to plant the seed for a campus community gardening movement.
“I went out, and I cleaned it all up and got some seeds from the farm supply store. I set up the irrigation system and that summer I ran the garden,” Baguchinsky, now a senior, said.