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February 16, 2015

Richard Stockton College upgrading to university status

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02162015_Stockton_AP Mary Godleski/AP

Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. addresses a crowd after he was named the next president of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona, N.J., March 6, 2003.

Richard Stockton College will officially become Stockton University on Wednesday, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

The state college Presidents' Council and Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks approved the change, according to President Herman Saatkamp.

A new college seal will formally be approved Wednesday at the Board of Trustees meeting. A campus-wide celebration is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Campus Center.

Graduates in May will get a diploma from Stockton University, Saatkamp said. 

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