Monthly Archives: November 2014

Photography by Paul Dempsey on Display at Art Gallery Dec. 5 – Jan. 17

One of Paul Dempsey’s photos that will be displayed at Atlantic Cape’s art gallery, Dec. 5 – Jan. 17.

One of Paul Dempsey’s photos that will be displayed at Atlantic Cape’s art gallery, Dec. 5 – Jan. 17.

Galloway resident Paul Dempsey will showcase a collection titled, “Recent Works,” at Atlantic Cape’s newly renovated art gallery Dec. 5 – Jan. 17. The gallery is located in a large space in the William Spangler Library at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. A free “Meet the Artist” reception will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. followed by an “Artist Talk” at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the gallery. Continue reading

Holiday Tea For Staff Dec. 15

file0001265509428Staff is invited to a Holiday Tea, hosted by the Bursar’s Office/Finance/Accounts Payable, 2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at the Bursar’s Office, J-114.

Stop in for a treat in the spirit of the holidays!

In The News—November 2014

newspaper-154444_1280 communicatorChef Educator Michael Huber writes about the local food scene for The Press of Atlantic City. His recent article featured Seaside Cheese Co. in West Cape May.

The Vineland Daily Journal published an article about Atlantic Cape offering resources to displaced casino workers.

The Cape May County Herald printed a news release about the college offering health care training for career-changers. They also printed a news release about the funds raised at the college’s annual golf tournament for student scholarships. The Middle Township Gazette also posted about the funds raised at the tournament.  Continue reading

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Nov. 25, 2014

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

Large needles, coats, books, Zumba and turkey are all part of late November at CMCC.

Many members of the CMCC community overcame their fear of lengthy needles, Nov. 19, when the Red Cross set up shop in Room 113. Students and employees, including adjunct instructor of English Mary Farrell, came together to give the gift of life. One could sense a warm concern for others as the Red Cross volunteer asked passersbys if they wanted to donate, and many answered that they would. The drive collected 24 units of blood. Continue reading

College Event Highlighted Resources for ‘Starting Over’

Keynote speaker was Teressa Moore Griffin talks about transitioning through change.

Keynote speaker was Teressa Moore Griffin talks about transitioning through change.

Atlantic Cape hosted a professional development and networking event, Tuesday, Nov. 25, for community members and students. The event, titled Starting Over: The Power of Innovation and Self-Presentation, featured information and resources for professional development, college programs, job and community resources for those impacted by the recent casino closings or those looking for a new career path for other reasons. Continue reading

Board of Trustees Elects 2014-2015 Officers; Approves Reorganization

Maria Torres of Mays Landing was elected chairperson, Dave Coskey of Avalon was named vice chairperson and Maria Mento of Ventnor was appointed treasurer when the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting Nov. 25. Torres is a retired guidance counselor who serves on the board of New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. Coskey is president of Longport Media. Mento is executive vice president and chief finance officer for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Sean Fischer of Vineland, dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustees operations, was reappointed board secretary. Their terms run until November 2015. Continue reading

Mays Landing Merchants Association Gives Money To Support Culinary and Hospitality Scholarships

From left, John Kurtz, president of Mays Landing Merchants Association; Dr. Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management; Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Arlene Blosch, Mays Landing Merchants Association board member; and Donna Vassallo, dean of career education.

From left, John Kurtz, president of Mays Landing Merchants Association; Dr. Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management; Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Arlene Blosch, Mays Landing Merchants Association board member; and Donna Vassallo, dean of career education.

The Mays Landing Merchants Association donated $2,500 toward culinary and hospitality scholarship funds Friday, Nov. 21, at Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing. Continue reading

Book Reading and Signing Dec. 9

accc eventMelissa Palmer, adjunct professor of English, will host a lecture, reading and signing of her novel, “Twin Oaks,” 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.
For more information on her book, visit www.open-bks.com.

New Archery Coaches Aim for Success at Atlantic Cape

Long-time archers Chad Affrunti and John Repnicki will lead Atlantic Cape Community College’s nationally ranked archery team as the new head coach and assistant coach, respectively.

Affrunti, of Atco, has been involved with the archery program since he was a child, and his father, Bruce Affrunti, assisted the team’s founder, Dr. Helen Bolnick.

He shot for the team while a student at Atlantic Cape from 1997-2000. He was a three-time Intercollegiate All American and qualified to attend the 2000 Olympic Trials. He later stepped into his father’s role as assistant coach until Bolnick retired.

Atlantic Cape's archery team welcomes new coaches Chad Affrunti and John Repnicki.

Atlantic Cape’s archery team welcomes new coaches Chad Affrunti and John Repnicki.

Affrunti, 37, has officiated tournaments at the local and regional levels and finished second at the U.S. National Crossbow Championships in 2014, qualifying for the U.S. National Crossbow Team. He will shoot in the World Championships in Ft. Lauderdale in July 2015.

He earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Atlantic Cape, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and a master’s of business administration from Utica College in economic crime and fraud management. He is a certified public accountant and is employed by the U.S. Department of Defense as an auditor.

Repnicki, 57, of Galloway, took up archery as a college student in Florida. Upon returning to New Jersey, he began assisting Bolnick as a volunteer and team member while a student at Atlantic Cape. A highlight of his archery career was qualifying for the U.S. Archery Olympic Trials in 1992. He continued assisting with the team, though he stopped shooting when his daughters were born. With his children now in college, Repnicki began shooting again in October 2013, and this fall placed first in the N.J. State Archery Outdoor in the Master (50 and Over) Division.

Using his Atlantic Cape degree in Computer Information Systems, Repnicki automated the registration and scoring for college archery events in the 1980s. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College and works in information technology at Resorts Casino Hotel.

Atlantic Cape’s archery team has a history of success, producing more than 40 All-America archers and hosting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships three times.

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus – Nov. 21 2014

By Linda Palmer

Bathroom Renovations

Restrooms 261 and 271 are closed for renovations. Enhancements will include new counters, sinks, toilets, stall enclosures, updated lighting and tile flooring. Alternate second floor restrooms are located down the hall, by the top of the stairs. Continue reading