GALLOWAY — As a distinguished native radio host for greater than 30 years, Harry Hurley is aware of the impression that Stockton College and President Harvey Kesselman have had on Atlantic Metropolis and South Jersey.
With Kesselman retiring as president in June 2023, Hurley needed to create one thing “that might be a legacy to Dr. Kesselman for his complete physique of labor from scholar to president.”
Hurley and his spouse, Margie, donated $2,500 Wednesday by the Hurley within the Morning Charity Basis to create the Dr. Harvey Kesselman Legacy Scholarship at Stockton, which will probably be awarded to college students beginning subsequent tutorial yr.
Hurley hopes the donation can even encourage others to offer in honor of Kesselman. Go to stockton.edu/kesselmanfund to contribute.
“At the beginning, it’s going to assist college students who wouldn’t be capable of go to school in any other case. That’s all the time first, prime of thoughts,” mentioned the host of the Hurley within the Morning radio present on WPG Discuss Radio 1450 AM. “However proper with it’s to correctly honor Dr. Kesselman in order that going ahead there’s a legacy scholarship bearing his title that in perpetuity will proceed.”
Dan Nugent, Stockton’s vice chairman for College Development and government director of the College Basis, talked about a number of of Stockton’s accomplishments below Kesselman’s management, which will probably be included within the data scholar recipients obtain in regards to the scholarship, together with: Unprecedented progress in Galloway Township and Atlantic Metropolis; The varsity’s rising in nationwide rank and prominence; The Atlantic Metropolis campus’ designation as an anchor establishment; Considerably growing state funding and institutional giving.
Nugent additionally famous that the Hurley within the Morning Charity Basis has been a constant and substantial donor to Stockton through the years.
“Harry has donated greater than $25,000 to the Stockton Basis, not together with right this moment’s present,” Nugent mentioned. “On behalf of Stockton’s college students, we wish to thanks on your constant help. It actually makes a distinction.”
Kesselman mentioned he was honored the Hurleys created the scholarship in his title and counseled Harry Hurley for being a “critically necessary” voice in the neighborhood.
“Lots of people don’t know this facet of Harry and who he actually is,” Kesselman mentioned. “He’s been an unbelievable champion of Stockton College.”
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