Three Stockton University alumni were honored with Distinctive Alumni awards during University Weekend.
At an Oct. 8 ceremony and brunch, the university presented Allie Bairan ’11, Kristine Corley ’14 and Richard Hurley ’76 with awards for their professional and philanthropic achievements after their student careers at Stockton.
Bairan, of Beachwood, received the Young Alumni Award, according to a news release from the university. She graduated from Stockton with a degree in literature and creative writing and received the Joseph Courter Fiction Award in 2011. Bairan began teaching ninth-grade literature at Lakewood High School in 2013 and three years later was named Teacher of the Year.
Corley, of Freehold, received the Alumni Impact Award for her multiple volunteer efforts. According to the university, Corley is a member of Covenant House New Jersey and New York Associate Boards and helped raise almost $12,000 for the youth homeless shelter. The university also said she volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Asbury Park, works with the Ashley Lauren Foundation, and returns to Stockton each year to work with the Suicide Prevention Team.
Hurley, of Glenn Allen, Virginia, received the Professional Achievement Award. Hurley became the ninth president of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 2010.
He has been an educator for more than 30 years and has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of the UMW Foundation. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Association of University Administrators. Along with an undergraduate degree from Stockton, Hurley earned a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and also holds certificates from Harvard University and the University of Kentucky.
Each winner was honored at the Distinctive Alumni Awards brunch at the Campus Center.
The school’s University Weekend included events for alumni, current students and families.
Editor’s Note: An article on A4 of Friday’s editions incorrectly listed last year’s award winners.