Toyo Aboderin has far-flung interests and origins, from educating students about Africa, where her parents were born, to fighting the corrupted perceptions of beauty that affect women and men every day, to volunteering at an area pre-school and her church.
“This year I was able to start a club called Redefining Beauty,” said Aboderin, “which means the world to me and is truly needed on our campus. The club serves to gradually change societal perceptions of beauty beginning with Stockton College’s community. We help our members realize that true beauty is actually found on the inside rather than in the physical appearance of a person.
Blake Beyer, a senior Environmental Science major with a concentration in Wildlife Management, and Haley Hancharuk, a junior Computer Science major, are diversifying their Stockton experience by learning the art of horticulture at the Stockton greenhouse.
Both are student employees working for Stockton alumna Christine Schairer, who is now a professional service specialist in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Although they have very different coursework and aspirations, Beyer and Hancharuk have a common interest in gardening, botany and horticulture.
Left: Blake Beyer, a senior Environmental Science major with a concentration in Wildlife Management, walks through the F-Wing greenhouse, with Christine Schairer, of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, in the background. Right: Haley Hancharuk, a junior Computer Science major, arranges a terrarium.