Charles Mettille, security captain, recently graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Md., afterhe completed the full curriculum that provides the basic knowledge and skills to helphim meet the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management.
Mettille completed the five courses in this Academy that includes Foundations of Emergency Management; Science of Disaster; Planning: Emergency Operations; Exercise Design; and Public Information and Warning. To graduate, he fulfilled a total of 167 hours of training. The National Emergency Management Academy offers the tools to develop comprehensive foundational skills needed in emergency management.
Sean Fischer, dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustees operations, and Danays Alvarado, account finance control specialist, Academy of Culinary Arts, represented Atlantic Cape at the annual beer and wine festival of the Hammonton Chamber of Commerce at Tomasello Winery April 23.
The 3rd Annual Writing Colloquium, featuring students receiving Communication awards for writing, was held April 28. Featured speakers included Krystina Homan (Best Press Release), Jessica Patrick (Best Commentary), Tori Burke (Best Investigative Piece), Kevin Del Cid (Atlantic Cape Review co-editor), Briar Gibbons (Communication Major of the Year, 2013-2014), Matthew Freihofer (Best Fiction) and Kaitlyn Feldbauer (current Rewrites editor). Former Rewrites editors Erica Villani (Rewrites 2013) and John Guttschall (Rewrites 2012) made special appearances. Rich Russell, assistant professor of English and Rewrites co-advisor (and a former Rewrites editor himself) organized the event. The TV Club filmed the 3rd Annual Writing Colloquium and will soon be available to view online.
Elinor Mattern and Rich Russell, assistant professors of English, attended the Transitions & Transactions conference on literature and creative writing pedagogies in community colleges at the Borough of Manhattan Community College April 25-27. Rich presented a workshop session titled “Zine-Making 101: Do-It-Yourself Publishing in the College Classroom.”
Lauren Birdsong, English adjunct instructor, has been accepted into San Jose State University’s MLIS/Gateway to Ph.D. program. Lauren earned her BA before age 20 and first MA before age 30. She says she may finish her Ph.D. before age 40!
Grant Wilinski, associate dean of academic support services, Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, and professors Michael Kammer, Susan DePhillipis, Erika Direnzo, Maryann McCall and Judith Otteburn-Martinez presented “The Curricular Infusion of Career Development via Cross-Divisional Collaboration” at the 2014 NJCCC Best Practices Conference at Mercer County Community College in April.
Matt Miller, senior research technician, institutional research, was awarded a 2014 Data and Decisions® Academy Achieving the Dream Presidential Scholarship. As a result, he will attend the Foundational Statistics for Decision Support and Longitudinal Tracking for Institutional Research this summer. Congratulations!