The professor who helped Barbara Fisher, 22, become the first Richard Stockton College of New Jersey student to win a Fulbright award will go to Pakistan this summer on his fourth Fulbright grant.

Robert Nichols, professor of historical studies at Stockton, will help the Area Studies Center of Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, further develop its long-established American Studies graduate degree program, he said in a statement. He will discuss how American studies are taught at Stockton and other U.S. universities, and confer about curriculum development.

He began teaching in the history program at Stockton in 2000, offering courses in Asian history, including "The History of India."

Mary Lou Galantino, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Stockton, has been added to the roster of Fulbright specialists for her expertise in HIV-AIDS rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation and integrative medicine.

The Fulbright roster is a list of candidates eligible to be matched with incoming requests from overseas academic institutions for specialists, according to the Fulbright program. Galantino hasn't been matched yet, but thinks the most likely place for her to be sent next summer would be South Africa, which is fighting an HIV-AIDS epidemic.

In July, she is planning a two-week trip as a volunteer with Stockton students to provide physical therapy in Haiti at a clinic for individuals still affected by the 2010 earthquake, a Stockton spokesperson said.

ACCC teacher honored

Amy Shelton, of Mays Landing, associate professor of mathematics at Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award during the college's May 23 commencement.

Shelton graduated from Atlantic Cape in 1994 and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Rowan University, a master's degree in applied statistics at Rochester Institute of Technology, and an advanced graduate certificate from Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Naval Academy seminar

Thomas DePaul and Katie McCallion, juniors at Wildwood Catholic High School in North Wildwood, will participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program, which helps students prepare to apply for admission. For more information, visit

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