By Linda Palmer
Administrative Office Update – W217
The Administrative Office, also known as the Faculty Support Office, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus went through some changes over the summer. The office was painted and re-carpeted, plus a new door and minor layout updates completed the makeover. The space is now designated as W-217, with a sign near the double entry doors. All services remain the same. The office is open from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing faculty during the semester!
Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies Update
The Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies is nearly complete and scheduled to open this month. The 20,000 square-foot building includes a mock casino floor and kitchens and classrooms for students to receive training in many aspects of the hospitality and gaming industries. The Baking and Pastry Training Program begins Sept. 22, and the Culinary Training Program will meet for the first time Oct. 6.
Commemorating Patriot Day – A 9/11 Remembrance Event
Student affairs hosted a remembrance movie in honor of our fallen.
Resources for Displaced Casino Workers
The college welcomes workers displaced by casino shutdowns to use computer labs by appointment. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. The hours at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus are Mondays from 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in room 145. Contact (609) 343-4857 for more information.
‘Read, Relax, Return’ Books
The “Read, Relax, Return” bookshelf donated by staff members at WACC continues to thrive. What began as a small collection in 2008, under the direction of Daymis Alicea and Dr. Alice Rainey, has grown into four shelves of books donated by faculty, staff and students. That growth shows how much people appreciate being able to just take a book to read at a moment’s notice.
After almost 12 years of service as a security officer at the college, David Banholzer has retired. A sendoff was held Aug. 28 with a cake at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. Colleagues thanked him and wished him a very happy retirement!