Here’s The Scoop–May 16, 2014

Time is running out to RSVP for upcoming retirement parties, including:

  • A send-off for Terry Budd, dean of administrative and business services, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 30, at the Mays Landing Country Club. Cost is $39. RSVP by May 21 to Marge Mettille, ext. 5115.
  • A celebration of Linda McLeod, assistant director of college recruitment, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at Tuscany House Hotel at the Renault Winery Resort. RSVP by May 23 to Kristin Jackson or Barbara Clark, ext. 4916 or ext. 5006. Cost is $38.
  • A casual retirement cocktail party for Cathie Skinner, dean of finance, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at Cousin Mario’s Restaurant in Mays Landing. RSVP by June 5 to Mariann Sozio, Cost is $35.

Our deepest condolences to Mary Jayne Santilli, enrollment services, on the death of her father, Frank J. Santilli Sr., who passed away May 14. The lifelong resident of Hammonton was 77. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Monday, May 19, at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Hammonton. A viewing will be held at the church from 10 a.m. to noon. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Mary Jane at 214 Middle Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037.

We regret to report the passing of Dr. Lawrence Winchell Jr., president emeritus, of Port Republic. He was 88. Dr. Winchell served as the college’s third president from 1973-1984. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to the Salvation Army, 22 S. Texas Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 or Central United Methodist Church, Linwood, NJ 08221.

Sandi Greco, ITS, is proud of her son Jesse who completed Basic Training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Jesse is now attending Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek, SC. Congrats to Jesse’s entire family and thank you to all the men and women in America’s military for their service.

From left, Lee Greco, Jesse Guenther and Sandi Greco attend the Basic Training graduation.

From left, Lee Greco, Jesse Guenther and Sandi Greco attend the Basic Training graduation.

Retiree Gayle Edwards sends the following note of thanks: “Your thoughts, prayers and cards were greatly appreciated following my mother’s passing. A heartfelt thank you to my Atlantic Cape family!”

The college’s first Writers’ Forum, a reading of original writing by Atlantic Cape faculty and staff, was well received. Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, welcomed the audience, while Claude Fortune, assistant professor of mathematics, read a poem that was up-close and personal about the earthquake in Haiti, and Jed Soifer, associate professor of math, read several short pieces.

Jed says that “Poems are equations in words.” Here’s his Mathematical Love Poem:
1 + 0 = 0
1 + 1 = Infinity

Bobbie Heard, assistant professor of biology, and Renee Battle, enrollment management, read original fiction, and Merrill-Jean Bailey, assistant professor of English, read an impassioned personal essay. Daymis Alicea, student development, and English professors Stephanie Natalie-Boianelli, Rich Russell, Elinor Mattern, Lauren Fonseca, Michelle Wilson and Agnes Fisher read poems. A poem by counselor Lynnette Ingram was read in her absence. In addition, Dr.’s Art Wexler, Ron McArthur and Rich Perniciaro lent their support, and their ears, to this forum for original thinking and creativity in our college community. And English professor Jay Peterson videotaped the historic event showcasing Atlantic Cape literati!

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Christopher Carrozza, financial advisor with VALIC, will visit the Mays Landing Campus from noon-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, in J-207. ABP pension-eligible employees, including adjuncts, who wish to invest with VALIC, should make an appointment at or (609) 206-4461.

The staff of the Atlantic Cape Review visited the New York Daily News offices recently.

The staff of the Atlantic Cape Review visited the New York Daily News offices recently.

The staff of the Atlantic Cape Review visited the New York Daily News offices recently.

The Student Government Association held its annual awards banquet April 25 at Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township. This was an opportunity for SGA to recognize all the hard work and dedication of the club officers and club advisors. SGA and the 20 student clubs marked a great year full of volunteer projects, guest speakers, educational trips and many other projects and events both on and off campus. The SGA thanks the administration and staff for their continued support.Levy SGA Banquet

Ines Rosales, SGA president, speaks at the SGA Banquet.

Ines Rosales, SGA president, speaks at the SGA Banquet.

Levy SGA Banquet

Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, shows school spirit at the SGA Banquet.

Happy birthday to: Tiffani Harris, May 16; Phaedra Peyton, Richard Russell, May 18; William Flanagan, May 19; Judith Otterburn-Martinez, May 21; Elinor Mattern, Jennifer Botwin, May 22; Jennie Ayres, Robert Fischer, May 23; Matthew Neugent, Patrick Sweeney, May 25; Melissa Hatty, David Pringle, James Taggart,May 26; Linda McLeod, May 29; Leila Crawford, May 30. Adjunct birthdays: Barry Bender, May 21; Nina Chavis,May 23.

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