On September 16, 2016, Stockton University alumna Sabrina Morris ’13 participated in Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s (CMSRU) annual White Coat Ceremony for the school’s new class of 2020. During this special ceremony, the first-year medical students were “cloaked” in their first white coats by faculty mentors in the presence of family members, friends and medical school deans and faculty. The poignant donning of the white coat is a symbolic event that marks students’ official entry into the medical profession, and demonstrates their commitment and dedication as they embark on their lifelong journeys. Approximately 450 people attended, including first year medical students and their loved ones; deans and faculty from CMSRU; and Nate Link, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Bellevue Hospital Center and associate professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
Several weeks ago, 3 Stockton students, one current and 2 alumni were fortunate enough to train with an Olympic Gold medalist in Judo. Kayla Harrison, the first American ever to receive an Olympic Gold Medal in judo for the United States held a clinic in North Bergen, NJ. The three women, Nichole Moore, a junior in Computer Science, Ashley Adams, a 2012 graduate in Computer Science and Rebecca Arsenault, a 2013 graduate from Environmental science traveled together to North Jersey to train with Sensei Harrison. All three students had the same response, awesome, fantastic, great and cool. Nichole has been studying for 6 years, Ashley almost 3 and Rebecca about 2. All three are competitive players for the Stockton Judo Club. Dave Goldmann, the coach for the judo club, says these three ladies very rarely miss a class and are always ready to learn more about their sport. They are excellent students.