Marilyn Mitchell lives in Absecon, New Jersey. She attended Atlantic Cape Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She then went on to attend Stockton University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature majoring in Creative Writing in 2009. Mitchell always had a strong love for reading from the time she was a little girl. She later began writing short stories. She published her first book on Amazon Kindle titled “Legend of the Black Cloud Valley.”
Travis LaFerriere ’06 is the new Athletics Director and Assistant Vice Principal for Discipline at Wildwood High School. LaFerriere attended Stockton University where he played baseball and still ranks third in all-time career doubles (31) and stolen bases (46). After graduating in 2006 with degrees in Teacher Education and Sociology and Anthropology, he taught science at Pittsgrove Township Middle School and was the head baseball coach at Schalick High School. During his career, LaFerriere also earned his Master’s Degree from Wilmington University. Currently living in Millville, LaFerriere shared that his family looks forward to relocating near Wildwood with the new job opportunity.
Brad Smith ’05/P.S.M. ’12, Planning Board member, is presently running for an initial term on Absecon City Council. In addition to serving on the Planning Board, Smith is also a member of Mayor John Armstrong’s advisory council. Smith graduated from Stockton University in 2005 with a degree in biology and received his Professional Science Master’s degree in 2012 from Stockton as well. He currently works as an Environmental Field Specialist and Data Analyst at Stockton’s Coastal Research Center. Smith said he is eager to bring his skills and experience to bear in public service, addressing such concerns as improving the condition of Absecon Creek, and the city’s ability to survive a major storm. Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter named Evelyn.
Scott Huston ’06/ M.B.A. ’11 has been named Interim Director of Computer Sciences at Stockton University. Huston first graduated from Stockton University in 2006 with a degree in computer science and information systems and again in 2011 with Master of Business Administration.
Kristina Carr ’96 is the newest member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education. Carr was born in Atlantic City and graduated from Atlantic City High School. She graduated from Stockton University in 1996 with degrees in computer science and mathematics. She is employed at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township as a computer scientist and works on aviation research. She and her husband John have resided in the township for 18 years and have two sons.
Sandra Lopez ’91 was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Salem County. She received her degree in literature from Stockton University in 1991, her Juris Doctorate from Widener University of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, the Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County Bar Associations, and the Hispanic Lawyer’s Organization of South Jersey.
Vincent Costantino, MBA, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer at St. Francis Medical Center, responsible for the hospital’s strategy and management. Costantino graduated from Stockton University in 1996 with a degree in Business Studies and later earned his Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University. Prior to St. Francis, Constantino served as Executive Hospital Director at Aria Health as well as Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Raritan Bay Medical Center.
Lisa Donato ’05 is training for her first marathon, the Atlantic City Marathon in October. Donato graduated from Stockton University in 2005 with a degree in literature. Although she has always remained physically active, competing in gymnastics as a child and tennis at Ocean City High School, running did not turn into a passion until two years ago after the birth of her second child, Emma. As time and her skill progressed, Donato quickly hit her 5K goal and then her half marathon goal and is now training for her first marathon. To strategically train for the marathon, Donato follows the Hal Higdon Novice Training program, an 18-week program that provides workouts for runners leading up to the race. She currently work as an editor at the William J. Hughes Technical Center near Atlantic City International Airport.
Stockton Sweethearts Sheila Rosario ’06 and Nicholas Lauletta Jr. ’08 are excited to announce their engagement. Rosario graduated from Stockton University in 2006 with a degree in business studies and is employed as an associate underwriter by New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance. Her fiancé, Nicholas, graduated from Stockton in 2008 with a degree in biology and is employed as a senior underwriter by New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance as well. A July 2016 wedding is planned.