Monthly Archives: February 2015

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Feb. 27, 2015

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

Are you glad it’s almost March? Seems like most everyone is gleefully anticipating March’s gifts of Daylight Saving Time, spring break, and with any luck, warmer weather!

As much as February’s ample snowfall complicated life at times, CISM adjunct instructor Suzanne Haggerty was able to capture a peaceful moment of beauty from her classroom window Feb.26. Nice shot of the adjacent 4H Fairgrounds, Suzanne!

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In The News—February 2015

newspaper-154444_1280 communicatorThe college was mentioned in this post from the Galloway Current about a Family Outreach Support Summit.

The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic Community College women’s basketball team were featured in this story from the Mainland Current. Continue reading

Trustees Approve Grants, Personnel Matters

The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College met Feb. 24 at the college’s Mays Landing Campus to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases. Continue reading

Buccaneers to Play 2015 Season at Surf Stadium

Atlantic Cape Community College’s men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium in Atlantic City home for the 2015 season.

The Atlantic City Council approved an agreement with the college Feb. 18 for the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers to use the stadium for its practices and home games this spring.

Practices begin this week, and the first home game will be Saturday, March 7. All games will be free and open to the public.

The men's baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

The men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

“Atlantic Cape Community College is excited to further our partnership with the City of Atlantic City by making the Surf Stadium home for the men’s baseball team,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. “We are grateful for the generous support of Mayor Don Guardian and Atlantic City Council members. We are looking forward to an exciting season and welcome the community to come out and join the fun.”

Mayor Guardian said, “We look forward to being the home stadium for Atlantic Cape Buccaneers this year, and we wish them a successful season!”

The Bucs played five home games at the stadium in 2014.

The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach.

Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes

aca_a_72_3600Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2015 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Accepts Nearly $6,000 Donation from South Jersey Gas Customers

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation received a donation from South Jersey Gas customers this month for the School Counts scholarship fund to benefit Atlantic and Cape May County students who have earned the School Counts certificate.

South Jersey Gas presented a check for $5,976 to the Atlantic Cape Foundation to support the scholarship program. The funds were raised by South Jersey Gas customers in Atlantic and Cape May counties who donated $1 to the School Counts program via their monthly gas bills.

“Atlantic Cape is grateful for the efforts of South Jersey Gas customers. The School Counts program is designed to prepare high school students for the workforce and post-secondary education and to promote student achievement in New Jersey’s schools,” Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, said. To earn a School Counts certificate, students must maintain a minimum “C” average in all academic courses, an attendance and punctuality record of 95 percent and complete high school in eight consecutive semesters.

To learn more about the School Counts program, visit

Casino Career Institute Offers New Gaming, Surveillance Training

The Casino Career Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College has prepared more than 50,000 people for rewarding careers in gaming and continues to offer top-notch training for those who wish to enter the casino profession.

If you are interested in a fast entry to a career in table games, CCI is offering a new Multi Game Dealer with Technology course. The training combines Blackjack and Craps to prepare you for a position in the gaming industry and includes an introduction to computers to enhance your employability.

The course teaches the fundamentals of Blackjack and Craps and emphasizes game knowledge, chip value and card handling. Special attention will be given to game and accounting procedures, accuracy and speed. The course includes your practice kit and professional uniform for auditions.

The class runs 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday, March 16-June 4.

Classes also begin monthly in a variety of table games, including: Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Poker and Tournament Play, Pai Gow Tiles, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker and Carnival Games.

Additionally CCI is now offering Certified Surveillance Professional training, which prepares you on all aspects of gaming that lend themselves to cheating and illegal procedures. The program includes instruction in table games, loss prevention and surveillance methodology. At the conclusion of training, you will be ready to apply for positions in surveillance departments at gaming properties anywhere in the world. The course meets 7 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, March 9-June 4.

For more information, or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit

Culture Collective, Atlantic Cape Present ‘For Colored Girls’

Culture Collective and Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Women’s History Month March 27, with a performance of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, an award-winning play that travels through the journey of love and discovery.

A powerful work called a “choreopoem,” For Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems by Ntozake Shange that tell stories of complications and sorrows, as well as joy and hope. The production includes music and dance and presents the audience with a personal view of the decisions, loves and dreams while combatting issues with race, gender and identity. Continue reading

Christina Clemans Appointed Atlantic Cape Trustee

Christina P. Clemans of Lower Township was appointed to the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Christie and was welcomed to the board at the Feb. 3 meeting.

Clemans is broker-owner of Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty of Cape May and is president of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Foundation. She also serves as a trustee of the Realtors Political Action Committee and sits on the executive and legislative committees and board of directors. A Realtor for 31 years, Clemans is a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame, a Golden R and President’s Circle member since 2003. Continue reading

Farewell Breakfast for Sean Fischer

Sean 1A farewell breakfast for Sean Fischer, dean of Resource Development/President & Board of Trustee Operations, who is leaving Atlantic Cape this month after more than 9 years of service, was held Feb. 20 in Cafeteria B of the Mays Landing Campus.
Faculty and staff stopped by to wish him well on his next venture.