Since last March, Haley Matsinger, a junior Psychology major, has been working with the Wellness Center to plan LollaNoBooza, a Halloween event that includes costume and mock-tail contests, a dance-off and prizes, in an effort to promote safe and responsible drinking.
The Cape May native who transferred to Stockton last year from Monmouth University attended last year’s LollaNoBooza event. “There were about 200 students and three prizes,” she recalled.
Having a background in event planning at Monmouth, where she helped to organize St. Baldrick’s Day and Homecoming, she saw great potential and an opportunity to make the event bigger and better. “This could be so much fun,” she said.
Haley Matsinger, a junior Psychology major, stands next to a handcrafted gargoyle, made by her brother Jesse, and is surrounded by prizes that will be given out during LollaNoBooza. She raised $11,000 for the Oct. 30 event over the summer while working full-time.
Edward Horan of Old Bridge, NJ, is a first-year graduate student in the American Studies program who previously graduated from Stockton with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. However, Horan doesn’t stop there – he finds time to help students whenever possible.
Currently, Horan is head tutor at Stockton’s Writing Center and teaches a Developmental Writing course at Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC). While an undergraduate, Horan was a tutor at Stockton’s Writing Center, Vice President of Student Senate, and a tutor and coordinator of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Summer Program.
Horan’s desire to help students, particularly in writing, started early in his college career with his preceptor, Pam Cross. As Horan puts it, “Pam Cross made me.”