Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–April 1, 2015

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

March is going out with a whirlwind of events, and April will bring even more happenings and activities to CMCC.

Women's Art 5 - 2015Monday, March 30, marked the close of the Women’s History Month art exhibit in the dining room, with a “meet the artist” reception at 2 p.m. A special shout out goes to adjunct instructor Jane Ann Hart, college skills, who provided an uplifting selection of her photography for the exhibit.

Our March 25 blood drive was another unqualified success, with a total of 34 units donated by students, employees and community members – which equates to 102 lives saved, since each donation can help up to three people. We saw adjunct instructor Jim Ney, social science, at the drive. Thanks, Jim, for donating! Health and safety assistant Patrick Dugan, NJ EMT, EMD (Class of ’11) jumped in to help at the registration table, and he kept things moving flawlessly through the five-hour drive. Student Dax Patel gets extra credit for his ongoing, enthusiastic recruitment efforts in the weeks leading up to the drive. You go, Dax!

The library and faculty support offices will be open as usual on Advising Days, March 31 and April 1. Regarding the event, faculty advisors will be stationed in room 105, while the career planning sessions will be held in room 212.

Don’t forget that the April 7 faculty workshop on classroom behavior and accommodations will be video-conferenced to room 113 at 6 p.m. RSVP by April 2 to Lois Angelozzi at ext. 5018 or

CMCC’s second annual model Passover Seder is set for Thursday, April 9, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in the dining room. Expect plenty of good food, singing, laughter and an informative lesson on history and culture. The free event is facilitated by adjunct instructor Neil Brandt, humanities, and it is jointly sponsored by SGA and CMCC Student Services. The entire campus community is welcome, but RSVPs are a must. RSVP to Neil at by April 2.

On Friday, April 10, CMCC will host a community baby shower in partnership with Caring for Kids. Caring for Kids, located at 31 E. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, provides parenting education services within the community, including responsive and concrete interventions, advocacy and personalized in-home parenting support for the many local children and families who reach out to the agency for help. Learn more here about Caring for Kids.

And Tuesday, April 14 is CMCC’s Open House, 4 – 6 p.m., in the first floor lobby.

We welcome three new smiling faces to the CMCC team:  Ali Iddin, testing; April Wolff, ITS and part-time employee Elizabeth Oaks, business office. You can reach Ali at ext. 3775 or; April at ext. 4521 or and Elizabeth at ext. 3994 or

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