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!


Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m., and encourage CMCC students to do the same. That is the $tart $mart workshop in room 216, sponsored by AAUW, on salary and benefit negotiation strategies for students who will soon enter the workforce. It’s a free seminar, but RSVPs are required. Encourage students to RSVP to Tammy DeFranco at ext. 8113 or

bloodThe American Red Cross blood drive is set for the week after spring break. Please pass along the information to students and fellow employees. The date is Wednesday, March 25, 2 – 7 p.m., in room 113. Appointments are encouraged. Donors are encouraged to to eat and drink prior to giving blood, and MUST have a photo I.D. with them at the time of donation. Sign up online here. For more information call Lisa Apel-Gendron at (609) 463-3619.

Once again, during spring break, CMCC will host the Public Presentations Competition, a 4H program. 4Hers and adult judges will take over the second floor most evenings, March 16 – 20. This is a preliminary competition leading to statewide finals in New Brunswick.

CMCC will also host the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce the morning of March 20 for a members’ seminar called Marketing on a Shoestring Budget. Sounds like a timely topic!

Adjunct instructors of math Sarah Elliott and Sean Harrell have some uplifting news to share. Sarah and Sean recently became engaged! Sean, a former Campus Ambassadors Club president, graduated from Atlantic Cape in 2010, and earned his degree in math from Stockton University. Sarah earned an MBA from Stockton. The CMCC team is very happy for Sean and Sarah. Best wishes!

Happy news abounds also for Judy Brandis, stalwart financial aid representative at CMCC. Her daughter gave birth Feb. 25 to a baby girl, Maddeaux Jae. The baby weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. Judy will spend some time helping out the new parents… and smiling uncontrollably!

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On those positive notes, have a worry-free weekend!



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