Greetings from the Cape May County Campus — Sept. 4, 2015

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

Welcome back, everyone!  It’s good to see familiar and new faces alike. This semester we welcome a vibrant group of new adjunct instructors, including:  Rebecca Ackley and Christine Meehan, developmental studies; Georgette Costello, geography; James Garcia, history; Linda Gazsi and Concetta Stoto, art; Nicole Hinds, chemistry; Kathryn Juzwiak, nutrition; Patty Laveglia, business; Nick Leonetti and Brigid Sadorf, English; and Lauren Miley, Spanish.

Getting the grounds and building ready was a daily labor of love for the CMCC facilities team. Pictured here is Tim Cliggett, who just celebrated his 10th anniversary with the college. Cleaning, fixing, decorating, mowing, watering – the beat goes on. Thank you, facilities team!

Although he was raised in the city, Tim Cliggett has discovered his inner green thumb while caring for the grounds at CMCC since the campus opened in August, 2005.

Although he was raised in the city, Tim Cliggett has discovered his inner green thumb while caring for the grounds at CMCC since the campus opened in August  2005.

Don’t miss the Sept. 17 Secrets to College Success workshops presented by Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, in the CMCC dining room. Choose the workshop that works for you and your students:  9:30 – 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., 2 – 3 p.m. or 4 – 5 p.m. This is constructive and beneficial information for all students, particularly first semester students. Hope to see you there! RSVPs are not needed.

The breakfast and lunch kiosk is open again in the dining room, featuring homemade grab-and-go items made fresh daily by Madison’s Bakery. Hours are: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The 9/11 remembrance event at CMCC is set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and participate by sharing their experiences, thoughts, readings, photos, etc. For more information or questions, please contact Tammy DeFranco, ext. 8113 or

Letter Writing Night, sponsored by Rewrites, is coming to CMCC on the first Tuesday of the month! Please pass the word that students, faculty and staff are welcome to come and pen a letter. Rewrites will provide the stationery, envelopes and stamps. Come to the CMCC dining room at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 and meet some new people while writing your letter. Rich Russell, Rewrites advisor, will be there to help the writers get that all-important first sentence down on paper.

CMCC’s inaugural Religious Forum, which explores the role of faith in contemporary society, is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – noon, in the CMCC dining room. Neil Brandt, senior adjunct instructor of humanities, came up with the idea, and CMCC Student Services, along with SGA, are supporting the event. A panel of five religious leaders will provide their perspective on today’s most perplexing questions involving faith. Students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served after the panel discussion. Please let Neil know by emailing if you plan to bring your class.

CMCC’s 10th anniversary is upon us. Look for more information in the near future.

Congratulations on a strong Week One, and have a worry-free weekend!

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