Greetings from the Cape May County Campus

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

Food, fun and learning were on the agenda as the month of April closed out.

April 17 marked CMCC’s inaugural model Seder, where students and employees learned about the history and traditions of Passover. Adjunct instructor of humanities Neil Brandt and his students put on an information-packed event that included singing and plenty of traditional Passover foods. The event, which will become an annual tradition, was open to all current students and employees. About 25 individuals took advantage of the opportunity to expand their knowledge.

Adjunct instructor Neil Brandt, as Moses, explained the why’s and how’s of Passover.

Adjunct instructor Neil Brandt, as Moses, explained the why’s and how’s of Passover.

The campus celebrated Earth Day April 21 and 22, including a Let’s Dance competition with refreshments provided by SGA, and a seed packet giveaway courtesy of the Circle K Club. Displays about how recycling works, in the dining room, were also part of the observance.

Speaking of Circle K, the new club, under the guidance of Donna Marie McElroy, social science, misses no opportunity to spread the word about The Eliminate Project. This project aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. The group had its first bake sale in support of the project April 15, and they did quite well! Another bake sale is set for May 6, 4 – 7 p.m., in the first floor lobby. If you like brownies, better get there early! Also, the Earth Day seed packets all included a message regarding the club and The Eliminate Project. For more information, check out http://bit.ly/19kIKeE.

The Circle K Club, the collegiate arm of Kiwanis International, has been quite active since its February inception.

The Circle K Club, the collegiate arm of Kiwanis International, has been quite active since its February inception.

Volunteering 101, a new project at CMCC, kicked off April 28. The plan is to bring to campus one nonprofit agency that uses volunteers each week so that students and employees alike can explore the myriad of local volunteer opportunities. The first agency was Beacon Animal Rescue of Ocean View, Upper Township. Volunteering 101 will resume in the fall semester with a variety of agencies exhibiting throughout the semester.

Glenda Stogel, health career recruiter, visited CMCC April 30, as she offered a health care career info session for current students and the community. This is the second time Glenda has brought this importation session to CMCC. Thank you, Glenda!

The final phase of the solar array construction in the CMCC parking lot was completed two weeks ago. This final job had nothing to do with the solar panels, though. After all of the asphalt was patched and the lot was cleaned in the fall, the parking lines and crosswalks were in serious need of repainting. But the extended winter and frosty spring temperatures postponed the repainting several times. Finally, however, on April 18, the lot was re-striped. Thanks to facilities management for coordinating the job!

With the arrival of spring comes a plethora of outdoor chores, like mowing the lawn. CMCC has quite a bit of lawn to mow! Kudos to Rob Townsend, facilities, for troubleshooting the problem with our tractor’s carburetor and getting it humming once again. Let the mowing begin!

Breakfast and lunch service concludes May 8 for the summer. Madison’s Bakery will continue to handle CMCC catering over the summer, and they will be back for the start of fall semester Sept. 2.

Have a worry-free weekend!

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