Maryam Sarhan, a sophomore at Stockton University, has spent her time here finding her passion for human rights and international affairs. This led her to switch her major from Biology to Political Science, with a concentration in pre-law and a minor in International Studies. Born in Egypt, Sarhan currently lives in Somers Point.
She attributes her achievements to the motivation her parents provided her. Having immigrated to the United States, she notes how her parents’ focus and ability to follow their dream has been passed down to her, as her parents continue to encourage her and let her know nothing is unattainable.
Maryam Sarhan poses for a photo at the United Nations during the closing ceremony for the Model UN conference.
Junior Communications major Timothy Chivalette and sophomore Economics major Ian Angotti have been classmates and friends through middle school and high school. At Stockton University, they’re pursuing different fields, but their friendship and common interests brought them together as the director and host of a new television series about the distinctive people, places, history and culture of southern New Jersey.
The first episode of “NeedlePoint with Ian Angotti,” now available on YouTube, features interviews with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Port Republic Mayor Gary Giberson and his wife Nikki, and members of the Ong’s Hat Band.
Timothy Chivalette and Ian Angotti in the studio
Leanna Mullen of Mullica Township is a senior at Stockton University, but it wasn’t easy. Her genetic disorder, Gaucher Disease, forced her to take a hiatus from school during the first semester of her junior year in 2009. Through the help of the Stockton ReEnroll Adult Learners (REAL) program, she has been able to return to Stockton as a full-time student and maintain her job at Egg Harbor Township High School as the Data Coordinator.
She wanted to get her Stockton degree to advance her career in her school district’s technology department. Currently, she is majoring in Liberal Arts with a double minor in Digital Literacy/Multimedia Design and in Writing. Her studies have been concentrated in Instructional Technology and she is planning on doing a direct entry into Stockton’s M.A. program in Instructional Technology next fall.