School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – Scholarship Recognition

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – Scholarship Recognition


good evening everyone hope everyone’s having a good time and again thank you to all our donors i’m peter straub dean of the school of Natural Sciences and mathematics and it’s my pleasure to introduce Thomas TJ johnson who is a student in the environmental sciences program and a member of alpha lambda delta honor society TJ is being recognized as a recipient of the Stasi more Hagen memorial endowment scholarship an internship program and i’d like to also thank Doris it had more Stacey’s parents are here tonight and rollin hagen and family Stacy’s husband TJ has had some great opportunities to work with both stockton and rockers marine science faculty and staff and through this program as you’ve seen on the video display that was scrolling during dinner he’s done a phenomenal job he’s a wonderful young man I’ve had him in class he really does a great job at everything he does he’s passionate about the environment and he hopes to make a career in oceanography and marine biology and he liked to go to graduate school when he graduates stockton in meg I’ve also been informed that TJ has a big theology lab practical exam tomorrow so you’ll have to go home early from the afterparty please welcome THX Thank You Dean job how’s everybody doing tonight good i like the energy well hello and good evening everyone my name is TJ Johnson to start off I would like to acknowledge and thank President kesselman Provost very vermeulen faculty staff and especially dean of Natural Science and Mathematics Pete’s job assistant dean show von Jones for choosing me to represent the school of Natural Science and Mathematics also my donor rolling Hagen faculty and staff of the rockers university marine field station all fellow scholars all other donors my amazing family and supporters Table seven armed and also cindy craig and production services for the opportunity to display my drone video at this event throughout my time here at stockton I’ve been given countless opportunities and experiences furthering not only my knowledge outside the classroom but preparing me to succeed and to be well-rounded for life after an undergraduate degree it was through dr. mark solvent names faculty member who sends out hundreds of emails about volunteer job and internship opportunities that I first even heard about the station more Hagen memorial scholarship i would like to thank him for the work that he does every day and for being my sponsor for this internship into chips and undergraduate research studies are essential and extremely valuable experiences for undergraduates especially in the field of the sciences this scholarship has brought along with it a truly like 15 life-changing experience i had the opportunity to work out of the historic rockers university marine field station in talking to New Jersey participating in scientific research surrounded by New Jersey’s beautiful marshland in best marine environment migration for aquatic life started when I was young growing up down the shore this internship was the perfect opportunity to really feel my passion further my learning and prepare me for the job force and graduate school during this experience I completed and presented my own research project about summer and winter flounder at a professional fisheries conference constructed and displayed for research aerial drone videos with resources from my father’s company lines video productions worked with 7 professional research scientists assisted for other interns with their research projects took part in seven government-funded fieldwork research studies and gained many other amazing experiences and lifelong friendships along the way my donor and friend Roland Hagen who could not be here tonight is an incredible person and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met he goes above and beyond for this scholarship the program honors the memory of his wife and former stockton marine science undergraduate stacie moore Hagen her scientific career was initiated by an internship through Stockton’s names department conducted at the rockers university marine field station under director dr. can able rolling Hagen established this amazing scholarship in 2008 to to provide other undergraduates with the same opportunity to explore the ecosystem that help Stacy kick off her very successful career this makes me feel so honored to have been selected for such a valuable position and so blessed to be a part of the legacy paved by the more Hagen family to date the Stasi more Hagen endowment scholarship has provided 37,500 dollars in awards to stop and student success i’ll continue in the future to help the program promote the videography and fundraise for the scholarship through concerts held and produced by rolling Megan and others at folk across the street Thank You mr. mrs. Moore for being here tonight congratulations to all the scholars on here tonight and thank you all for this opportunity

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