Stockton Scholarship Benefit Gala Set for April 27

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A big-name artist whose identity will not be announced until the night of the event tops the entertainment provided by Revel at the 33rd Annual Stockton College Scholarship Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 27 at Revel in Atlantic City.

“Don’t Call Me Francis,” a high-energy dance band also provided by Revel, will perform following the surprise entertainer’s after-dinner show. The Stockton Faculty Band will play during the cocktail hour and dinner.

“Over the past 10 years, the Gala has raised more than $5 million for scholarships, benefiting hundreds of students during that time,” said Dr. Philip Ellmore, executive director of College Foundation of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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“The need for student scholarships has never been greater,” Ellmore said, “and the Gala provides a wonderful way for Stockton’s alumni and friends to make a difference in the lives of our students.  Please join us for what promises to be a great evening.”

Tickets are $225 per person for the event, which includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and dinner, followed by entertainment and dancing.

The Gala’s honorary chairman is Dirk Schavemaker, senior vice president of Operations at Revel. Co-chairs are John Schultz and Gary Hill, co-founders of the Schultz-Hill Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting southern New Jersey arts, history and education. Lisa Johnson, president of Lisa Johnson Communications, chairs the auction.

\The Foundation is seeking additional sponsorships and donations to the silent auction. To donate or become a sponsor, visit  For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit or call Dawn Hans at 609-652-4830.


Atlantic City is Wide Awake and ready to set off like a Firework with news that Legends In Concert pays tribute to the talents of the Teenage DreamKaty Perry. Also, joining the summer tribute line-up in Atlantic City will be first timer and multi-Grammy Award winner, Michael Bublé. Tickets to the star-studded show are on sale now.

From now through June 30 “The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show” at Bally’s Atlantic City will also showcase the talents of the King. YesElvis is back in the building and ready to electrify audiences. Joining him on this tour of legendary talent are artists Tina Turner and Tom Jones. Beginning July 2 Britney Spears and Rod Stewart reenter the fray and will join Michael Bublé, Katy Perry and Elvis.

Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at, or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $32.50 for adults and $16.25 for children (3-16) plus service charges. Special group rates are also available.  Performances will be held daily at 8pm, Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, as well two Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and a special matinee each Wednesday at 3 p.m. through June 26.

The Sixth Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest makes its way to back to Bally's Atlantic City. The Legends In Concert Theater will play host to this battle of the Elvi on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Winner of this preliminary round will then go on to compete in the finals competition held in Memphis during August’s Elvis Week.

All performers sing with their own natural voices to a live band and accompanied by amazing dancers. The performances feature a brand new state-of-the-art set and production elements including sound, lighting and signature video projection that replicates the iconic superstars featured in all Legends in Concert productions.

Legends In Concert is the longest running entertainment attraction in Atlantic City history and recently entered into a multi-year, multi-dimensional partnership with Bally’s Atlantic City. From the newly named Legends in Concert Theater (formerly The Palace Theater) with new seats, booths and cocktail tables,  to special promotions and events featuring Legends performers, guests and visitors to Bally’s Atlantic City will find the Legends’ theme, brand and personality throughout the casino and hotel that’s always in the “Center of the Action.”

A Legends Memorabilia Wall, highlighting the 30-year history of Legends and featuring special memorabilia including costumes, musical instruments, archival media and other items is now up in the Bally’s lobby and a designated “Dealertainer” gaming pit sponsored by Legends in Concert on the casino floor is now open.

For more information to the world’s original tribute show or to find out more about Bally’s Legendary casino and hotel, please or by calling 800-745-3000.


The Colonel Kenneth R. Stow Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament invites area golfers to tee off in support of Stockton’s student veterans.

The tournament, sponsored by the Office of Veteran Affairs and the Stockton Student Veterans Organization, will be held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort in Galloway on Friday, May 3, 2013 with a shotgun start at noon.  All proceeds directly benefit scholarships for Stockton student veterans.       

Colonel Kenneth R. Stow was instrumental in founding the administrative component of Stockton College during its early years and supported the College with his time and talents. Stow served more than three decades in the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Dr. Jo Frances Stow, honors his memory each year through the Col. Kenneth R. Stow Veterans Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to returning U.S. military veterans attending Stockton College.

Thomas O’Donnell, assistant dean of students, said, “I am very proud to be a part of a College that is known for our Veteran Affairs initiatives.  The money we raise for our brave men and women who serve this great nation allows them to continue their educational dreams and become outstanding leaders in our communities.  Stockton leads the way by doing the right thing for our heroes.”   

Stockton’s Office of Veteran Affairs provides comprehensive support for veterans and active service members to meet their unique academic needs. There are 350 student veterans enrolled at Stockton College, and together they have an average GPA of 3.3.    

Stockton was first named a military-friendly school in 2011 by G.I. Jobs Magazine, which ranked Stockton in the top 15% of military-friendly schools in the nation. Gov. Chris Christie designated Stockton as the first state college to offer the first pilot program for VETeach, which provides a path for veterans to become educators. 

To register for the tournament, visit or call Martha McGinnis at 609-652-4315


Mario Cantone, celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian brings his cheeky humor to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Grand Events Center on June 29 at 9 PM. 

Cantone originally gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime special. An accomplished stage actor, Cantone has appeared on Broadway in the role of “Buzz” in Terrence McNally's award-winning dramatic comedy, Love! Valor! Compassion! and “Stephano” in Shakespeare's The Tempest at the Public Theater. On television, Cantone can currently be seen as Anthony, Charlotte's wedding-planner-with-attitude, now that HBO’s Sex and the City is in syndication on TBS, as well as the Sex and the City movie franchise.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 800.736.1420, or visiting

For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic City or other special events, please visit



The Wellness Center of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey presents a three-night showing of Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues”  at the Campus Center Theatre on Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday April 17 (at 8 both nights) and Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per person for tickets to the event.  Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Counseling Center in Room J-204 of the Galloway campus.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlantic County Women’s Center and the Southern New Jersey Chapter of RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

“We decided to put this production together in an effort to celebrate women and to help prevent violence against women,” said Elana Dobrowolski, Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Stockton. “This play breaks taboos by giving voice to subjects not frequently discussed,” she said, adding that event T-shirts will also be on sale for $7.

The original production of The Vagina Monologues ran Off Broadway starring Ensler in 1996 and was recast with celebrity monologists when Ensler left the play. It has been staged internationally and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by HBO. Ensler worked with Willa Shalit, a producer of the Westside (New York) Theater production of the show to launch V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised more than $75 million for women’s anti-violence groups through benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues.”

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will sponsor a free informational seminar, “Continue to Live Independently – Aging in Place” on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Galloway Township Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 306 East Jim Leeds Road, Galloway.


“Aging in Place” is the concept of older adults continuing to live in the home of their choice safely and independently.  The session will discuss the effects on the person and family members and outlines what services are needed and available. 

The session will be presented by Pat Laychock, a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) who has more than 20 years of experience dealing with the many issues people face when they seek to remain in their homes. She is co-owner and co-director, with her sister, Kathy Callahan, of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services in Egg Harbor Township. The Visiting Angels service provides assistance with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housework, companionship, errands, pet care, medication reminders and many other issues associated with this topic.

The event is open to all interested parties.

For more information on this and other SCOSA events call 609-626-3591 or visit the website,



On Sunday, March 31 New York native, Maryanne Zeller struck it rich at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City winning the progressive jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune machine and earning $1,103,726.10.

Zeller frequents the Golden Nugget Atlantic City and had been a loyal customer of the hotel and casino for over a decade. This weekend she was spending the holiday at the hotel with her husband and son, and was overwhelmed with joy upon winning. Zeller even took the opportunity to compliment the Golden Nugget staff for their outstanding service.

For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic, please visit

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