Accomplishments—Aug. 5, 2014

Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Regina Van Epps, Maryann McCall and Rich Russell attended the Annual Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education, hosted by the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore in June.  The group gave a presentation on Atlantic Cape’s unique approach to accelerated learning. “Acceleration at Atlantic Cape: The Triad Model,” explained the success and challenges of having a single ALP class of 18 students link to two sections of English 101, which is different from most other ALP models nationally, including the one pioneered by CCBC. (These programs have smaller ALP sections of eight students linked to a single 101.) Our data and experience have proven our approach to be as successful if not more so than these other models.

Mitchell A. Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, was re-appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention for 2014. He also served on the program proposal Editorial Review Board for the 2014 NASPA Region II Conference and was appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the NASPA Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs (SAPAA) Knowledge Community newsletter. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

Andre Richburg, dean, enrollment management and college relations, presented at two conferences in June. He presented “How Community Colleges Can Partner with High Schools for College Readiness” at the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling annual conference in Long Branch as well as the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling annual conference at Adelphi University in Long Island.

Bill Keener, director of public safety; Charles Mettille, captain, security; Eileen Curristine, dean of human resources and compliance; Nancy Porfido, director, student development and judicial officer; and Stacey Clapp, senior manager of public relations and publications, attended an Active Shooter Recovery Workshop for Higher Education at Rowan University in June. The day-long training was presented by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in cooperation with the New Jersey College and University Public Safety Council.

College staff attended training on how institutions recover from active shooter tragedies.

College staff attended training on how institutions recover from active shooter tragedies.

On June 9, Dr. Mitchell A. Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management; Grant Wilinski, assistant dean of academic support services; Tammy DeFranco, director, CMCC student services and campus management; Michael Sargente, program coordinator, Learning Assistance Center and support services; Jennifer Buoy; Michael Kammer, associate professor, English as a second language; and Judith Otterburn-Martinez, assistant professor, English as a second language, presented at the NASPA Region II conference at the Stockton Seaview Hotel. The title of their presentation was Curricular Career Development: An Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

Dr. Mitchell A. Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management; Grant Wilinski, assistant dean of academic support services; Tammy DeFranco, director, CMCC student services and campus management; Michael Sargente, program coordinator, Learning Assistance Center and support services; Jennifer Buoy; Michael Kammer, associate professor, English as a second language; and Judith Otterburn-Martinez, assistant professor, English as a second language, presented at the NASPA Region II conference at the Stockton Seaview Hotel.

From left, Michael Sargente, Jennifer Buoy, Judith Otterburn-Martinez, Michael Kammer, Tammy DeFranco, Dr. Mitchell A. Levy and Grant Wilinski present at the NASPA Region II conference at the Stockton Seaview Hotel.

Esther James, senior manager of grants, had an article published in the Council for Resource Development Dispatch this summer. The article is called “Using Data in Grant Proposals: Advice from an Expert in Data-driven Management.”

Cheryl Crews, senior adjunct instructor of art, was featured in the exhibit “Earth, Sea, Sky and Art Spirit,” at Bayshore Center in Cumberland County in July.

Storyteller and adjunct instructor Michelle Washington Wilson presented “Multicultural Stories From Around The World” at eight Ocean County Library locations in July. She shared tall tales, folk tales, fairy tales, poems and fables suitable for all ages to enjoy. Michelle has been telling tales since the age of 12 at a school-sponsored “Girls Public Speaking Contest.” While traveling throughout North America and the Caribbean she gathered and shared stories and aims to revive the spirit of storytelling in the Jersey Pines. As a folk art, storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond the imagination and the power of listening and speaking is needed to create wonderful images. In our fast-paced, media-driven world, storytelling can be a nurturing way to remind children and adults that their spoken words are powerful, that listening is important, and that clear communication between people is an art.

Storyteller and adjunct instructor Michelle Washington Wilson recently told tales at libraries in Ocean County.

Storyteller and adjunct instructor Michelle Washington Wilson recently told tales at libraries in Ocean County.

Melissa Palmer, adjunct instructor, wrote a piece for Autism Speaks and it had such a great response they are running a print version of the story.

Angie Vitale ’10 was featured in the Philadelphia Neighborhoods article, “Five Things You Didn’t Know: Creative Sustainability In Philadelphia,” about her artwork incorporating natural materials and earth-inspired techniques.

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