Atlantic Cape Faculty Teach English in Europe This Summer

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From left, Maureen Scalia, Shirley Shields, Gwen McIntyre, Rich Russell, Elinor Mattern and Nathan Long during one of their excursions while visiting and teaching in Central Europe.

Atlantic Cape Community College faculty had an experience this summer unlike most, where they had the opportunity to teach, as well as to learn, at one of the largest and oldest universities in Central Europe.

Elinor Mattern of Bloomfield, retired assistant professor of English at Atlantic Cape; Gwen McIntyre of Ocean City, associate professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape; Shirley Shields of Egg Harbor Township, associate professor of ESL and English at Atlantic Cape; and Rich Russell of Ocean City, assistant professor of English at Atlantic Cape had the opportunity to travel to Prague, Czech Republic, June 25–July 6, to conduct advanced conversational English classes for graduate students, professors, administrators and staff members of the Czech Technical University. Nathan Long of Stockton University and Maureen Scalia were also part of the group. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape’s Art Gallery Features ‘Living Canvases Through a Lens’ Exhibit July 26-Sept. 22

Atlantic Cape Community College’s art gallery will host “Living Canvases Through a Lens,” a collaborative exhibit showcasing body painting by Heather Deegan Hires portrayed through the photography of Ruben D. Garcia, both of Somers Point, July 26-Sept. 22.

There will be an opening reception 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 26. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Continue reading

Fall Registration is Going On Now at Atlantic Cape Community College

There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. The college offers 46 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Public Speaking, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Advanced Computer Programming-Java, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology and more.

Register online at or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The college is closed on Fridays through Aug. 17. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Receives Middle States Reaccreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted reaccreditation for an eight-year term to Atlantic Cape Community College at its June 21, 2018 session, according to Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape.

The Middle States action followed an intensive 18-month self-study process that culminated in a Middle States Commission team visit in early April. The college’s self-study involved the participation of more than 70 faculty and staff members with the goal of completing a detailed analysis of all areas of the college’s operation. During the Middle States Commission team visit, the Board of Trustees, members from the Atlantic Cape Foundation, faculty, students and staff were interviewed. Continue reading

Fall Registration Is Underway at the Academy of Culinary Arts; ‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Deadline Extended to July 12

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for fall 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked by Best Choice Schools as the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey. Fall classes begin Aug. 27.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The college will be closed on July 4, and on Fridays, June 1 through Aug. 17. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–June 28, 2018

Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba sits down with Comcast Newsmakers and talks college affordability, articulation agreements, a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for drone maintenance and the new Student Center in this recent video clip.

Donna Vassallo, dean of the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, shared the following:

Our Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus hosted artist Rob Rossiello this weekend, as we were “Block #44” of the “48 Blocks Atlantic City” Art Festival. 48 Blocks AC is a celebration of the artistic talents, creativity, community, culture and history of Atlantic City. This was their second year hosting this event, and the first year Atlantic Cape participated. It is also an initiative by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Continue reading

July Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Dennis Price, Daniel Sweeney, July 4; Jesus Del Valle, July 5; Donna Marie McElroy, Heather Peterson, July 6; Chad Bullock, July 7; Doug Hedges, Rahshana Davis, July 8; Lynda Phommathep, July 10; Michael Rennick, July 11; Automne Bennett, Denise Coulter, July 13; Lisa Givens, July 14; Ellen Splaver, July 16; Daniel Matt, July 17; Linda DeSantis, July 18; July 19; Mark Camma, Robert Townsend, July 20; Maryann McCall, July 21; Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, Anita Polanco, July 23; Kenneth Selwood, July 25; William Osler, July 29; Michael Bolicki, Shirley Shields, Joseph Sheridan, July 30; Sandi Greco, July 31.

In The News–June 28, 2018

newspaperThe Cape May County Herald posted here about the college’s 51st Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony that was held May 15.

Atlantic Cape inducting 121 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was posted here by the Cape May County Herald.

SNJ Today featured the June 25 signing between the college and the Pleasantville School District for the Early College High School Initiative here.

Atlantic Cape archers competing nationally were featured here by the Cape May County Herald.

The May 22 Board of Trustees meeting was posted about here by the Cape May County Herald.

SNJ Today posted here about the farmers market kicking off at the Cape May County Campus on June 28.

The ability for new students to apply for scholarships to Atlantic Cape online was posted here by the Press of Atlantic City, and here by the Cape May County Herald.’

The Press of Atlantic City posted a photo gallery from the college’s June 2 beer festival here.


Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees Awards Contracts, Approves Grants and Personnel Matters at the June 2018 Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at the Mays Landing Campus.

The following motions were approved by the Board of Trustees: Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–June 28, 2018

Road Trip:  Spokane

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Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! This month’s post is the first in a series about the fun and unique places I visited on my summer vacation! For our trip this year, my husband and I decided to go to Montana. Montana?  Isn’t this post about Spokane, Washington? Yeah, but like most of our trips, this one “evolved” into an awesome road trip taking us through the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, covering 1,400 miles. This month’s Traveling Adjunct is on our afternoon in Spokane. So fasten your seatbelts and let’s get going! Continue reading