Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Oct. 17, 2014

Lots going on during October at CMCC!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is highlighted with a display board on the first floor, where students and employees can hang a pink ribbon to recognize a woman affected by breast cancer. Thank you to SGA for their support of this tribute, which continues through the end of the month. In keeping with breast cancer awareness, CMCC Student Services will offer Pink-a-cise, a Zumba event where students are asked to dress in pink and Zumba along with certified instructor and CMCC student Josh Maldonado. The event takes place in the dining room at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, with photos and pink-themed refreshments, compliments of SGA, to follow.

The annual clothesline display has become an October tradition at CMCC.

The annual clothesline display has become an October tradition at CMCC.

October also brings recognition to domestic violence. Our annual clothesline display, sponsored by the Coalition Against Rape & Abuse (C.A.R.A.), displays dozens of unique T-shirts designed by women affected by relationship violence. The exhibit, along the second-floor bridge, is open through the end of the month. C.A.R.A. also provides free guest speakers to classes and clubs by calling (609) 522-6489. 

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The CMCC transfer fair, under the capable direction of Wendy Gray, advising, was a success Thursday, Oct. 16. Students spoke with college reps throughout the day.

Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president for student affairs and branch campus management, will host a “Meet & Greet,” 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in his CMCC office, room 315. The event is a casual, drop-in occasion where students and employees can meet Dr. Levy and understand his role at CMCC. Please stop by and have a cup of coffee with Dr. Levy on Monday!

A Halloween party is set for Tuesday,Oct. 21, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in the dining room. Wear your best costume and consume some candy with us! Thank you to SGA for its support.

The college’s VALIC representative, Chris Carrozza, will come to CMCC Wednesday, Oct. 22, in room 103 to meet with employees interested in maximizing retirement income and Social Security benefits. To schedule a meeting, contact Chris at Chris.Carrozza@Valic.com.

Glenda Stogel, admissions, is bringing her information-packed nursing and allied health careers information session on the road once again. She’ll host the public event Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in room 113. Anyone interested in learning about careers in health care is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Glenda at stogel@atlantic.edu.

Tammy DeFranco, director of CMCC student services and campus management, presented a career exploration workshop to Melissa Palmer’s English 101 and ALPS class earlier this month. Student feedback was positive, including a comment noting the importance of meeting with an advisor to plan ahead. Now, that’s encouraging! Tammy also presented a career-planning workshop to high school teachers Oct. 10 at CMCC as part of county-wide in-service day. This workshop focused on incorporating career-planning into the everyday high school classroom. Participants offered positive feedback about the workshop and the campus.

Webmaster Jesse Kurtz, college relations, visited CMCC Oct.13 to take a tour and learn about the campus history and programs. Great meeting you, Jesse!

A big thanks to Patricia Gandy, CMCC faculty support, for leading tours during the CMCC Open House Oct. 13. Great job, Patricia! Speaking of the Open House, our facilities team did a standout job of making the grounds and building sparkle, even on a rainy day!

Looking ahead. . .CMCC is hosting a Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. in room 113. If you’d like to donate, you can make your appointment right now online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor?field_sponsor_code_value=CMCH. It’s a fine way to start off the holiday season!

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