Monthly Archives: September 2015

College to Host CMCC 10-Year Anniversary Community Day Oct. 12

Atlantic Cape Community College invites local residents to Community Day, a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Cape May County Campus, 2-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at CMCC, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.10th Anniversary logo_final

Community Day offerings include campus tours, refreshments, a larger-than-life anniversary card for guests to sign, games, face painting, music, career workshops, a live radio broadcast, and the opportunity to visit a class in session.

Information about Atlantic Cape’s programs and services will be on display, including: the Academy of Culinary Arts, admissions, continuing education, Health Professions Institute, student clubs, Rutgers at Atlantic Cape, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Atlantic Cape Foundation.

Community supporters also will be in attendance, including: Caring for Kids, the American Association of University Women-Cape May County Branch, Cape May County Zoo, The Wetlands Institute, the New Jersey Audubon Nature Center & Cape May Bird Observatory, Coalition against Rape & Abuse, Cape May County Government and Cape May County Council for Young Children. Cape Regional Medical Center staff will perform blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings.

Since opening its doors in 2005, the Cape May County Campus has brought credit programs and career training to thousands of county residents. The campus provides support services, including counseling, testing, tutoring and financial aid as well as administrative offices.

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Last Chance to Register for Oct. 9 Golf Tournament

Time is running out to participate in the 2015 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 9, at the Cape May National Golf Club.

The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at
12:30 p.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus – Sept. 25, 2015

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Building Update – Notification System – Atlantic City

The emergency notification system on the Worthington Atlantic City Campus is being updated to become an annunciator system, like what is in place at the main campus. You will notice electrical work being done throughout campus, with minimal impact in classrooms, offices and surrounding areas.

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9/11 Remembrance – The I Will Campaign

Only a week and a half is left for participation in the I Will Campaign.  Atlantic Cape students can tweet their response using hashtags #Iwill and #atlanticcape.

We also have a designated bulletin board for the month of September where students can write what good deed they will do. Please stop by student services for more information. Continue reading

From the President’s Office–Sept. 25, 2015

Dr. Peter L. Mora was the keynote speaker at the Sept. 25 Faculty Development Day. He provided an overview of the self-study process and peer-review process for Atlantic Cape’s upcoming decennial visit from Middle States on Higher Education.

Dr. Peter L. Mora was a panelist and speaker for higher education at the Action Now final report rollout, Sept. 24, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus — Sept. 25, 2015

Submitted by Lisa Apel-Gendron

The division of Student Affairs offered 14 Secrets to College Success workshops in September across all three campuses, including Sept. 17 at CMCC. New students were recruited at orientation, during the first weeks of the semester, and a number of faculty brought their classes or referred students. This year, a total of 173 students participated in the workshops, an increase of 28 percent versus last fall. Eighty-nine students completed assessment surveys. The findings indicate the following:

  • 98.9 percent of responding students stated they “”benefited from the program.”
  • 97.8 percent stated they “learned something new.”
  • 95.5 percent  stated they would be interested in attending “other workshops in the future.”

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Staff, Faculty Volunteers Needed for Fall Open House

The Admissions Office is seeking faculty and staff to volunteer for our Fall 2015 College-Wide Open House:

Mays Landing Campus — J-Building Lobby — Sunday, October 181-3 p.m.
Students will have the opportunity to speak with college faculty to learn about degree and career training programs, meet with staff to discuss the enrollment process and find out about college services and activities, as well as take a student- or staff-led tour of campus. Continue reading

Learn About Student Success Initiatives on New Webpage

Atlantic Cape has been a member of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network (ATD) since May 2012. Achieving the Dream is a national network dedicated to helping more community college students succeed, particularly students of color and low-income students who have traditionally faced significant barriers to success.

As a result of its strong commitment to student success and completion, and membership in ATD, Atlantic Cape has developed several programs to support student retention and success.

Information about these student success initiatives is now available on the college’s website at

To access it from the college’s homepage, click Student Success Initiatives under Create Opportunity section and read about our initiatives and learn how they are impacting our students.