October 2017

The Distinctive Alumni Awards provide Stockton University an opportunity to recognize our best and brightest graduates, highlight impressive levels of engagement and involvement, and learn more about our University’s most valuable ambassadors: our distinctive alumni. Each award celebrates the ways in which the University’s alumni have positively influenced both Stockton and our world. 

Congratulations this year’s 2017 Distinctive Alumni Award Honorees (pictured left to right) 

Allie Bairan ’11 Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Kirsten Corley ’14 Alumni Impact Award
Richard V. Hurley ’76 Professional Achievement Award 


David Sholler

David Sholler ’06 has a bechelor of arts in communication studies from Stockton University. Previously featured in alumni news and highlights, Sholler ’06 is the vice president of communications for Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment which runs the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. An Egg Harbor Township native, Sholler ’06 has worked his way up from a difficult childhood, to be able to raise over $10,000 for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission among other amazing accomplishments. Read more here.



Michael Sheeran ’02 has a bachelor of science in computer science and information systems. Sheeran ’02 has worked for Glenn Insurance for 11 years and is an account executive. He has just earned the title of certified financial planner from the CFP Board of Standards. Read more here.

Dr. Anthony Boone ’97 has a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion from Stockton University as well as a master’s of arts, master’s of education, and a Ph. D. from Duquesne University. Boone ’97 has just been welcomed to Waynesburg University as an assistant professor of counseling. Read more here.


John DavisJohn Davis ’02 has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information systems as well as a master’s degree in instructional technology from Stockton University. Davis is the superintendent of Port Republic Schools and was just hired as the permanent assistant superintendent for Egg Harbor Township. Davis has worked in several other administrative and teaching positions in various schools over the years. Read more here.



Nancy and Ken ZimmermanNancy Zimmerman ’89 has a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Stockton University. Zimmerman ’89 has happily lived in Cape May County her entire life. Her family and husband all live and work locally. Zimmerman ’89 works for two Christian radio stations and enjoys photographing the local wildlife and selling her duck eggs in the community. Read more here.




More than 100 donors and 200 registered golfers helped raise more than $110,000 at the Stockton University Golf Classic at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on Sept. 26. Walt’s Original Primo Pizza was the presenting sponsor. A special thank you to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, this year’s Auction Sponsor and a proud partner invested in this year’s 2017-2018 upcoming alumni events. In addition to this year’s golf classic, 27 golfers participated in the second annual golf clinic sponsored by Dr. Barbara Chamberlain, RN, ’90. Leading the clinic was Mays Landing native and PGA professional, Joanna Coe. Learn more here.

“LPGA Professional Joanna Coe and the Stockton Seaview team did a fabulous job with the Golf Clinic this year!  I loved the level of personal attention that each participant received, with specialized coaching for all level of golfers from beginner to advanced.  I’m already looking forward to the clinic next year!” – Wendy Bartlett ’93 


“This year’s Golf Clinic was the first for me and I can honestly say I am so happy I took advantage of the opportunity.  It was a wonderful experience as an alumna to not only meet and network with others, but to truly feel a sense of pride in Stockton and the community that surrounds it.  I will certainly be back for years to come!” – Christine Topping ’15