A Nursing Skills Fair, facilitated by current Atlantic Cape Community College nursing program students and recent graduates, was held Aug. 11 at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township. The fair was attended by 13 registered nurses from various agencies, including nurses from the Medical Reserve Corps. The purpose of the training was to allow Medical Needs Shelter Team (MNST) nurses to familiarize themselves with shelter equipment, and to refresh their nursing skills.
Recent Atlantic Cape nursing program graduates included Stephanie Stahl, former president of the Student Nurse Club (SNC); Nathan Ein, Alessandro Pehar and Patricia Foglia.
Current Atlantic Cape nursing students who participated and helped to facilitate the nursing skills training were Meghan Dawson, president of SNC, Joshua Monk and Desmond Devery, sergeant-at-arms of SNC.
Coordinators of the event were Deborah Seaman MSN, RN, nursing lab manager at Atlantic Cape; Kristin Logue MSN, RN Atlantic Cape alumna and Branch Manager of the MNST; Ed Conover, deputy director of Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management; and Barry Kraus, Atlantic County Emergency Medical Services coordinator.
Joyce Hagen, Atlantic Cape art gallery coordinator, conceived the dynamic pop-up gallery, “Arteriors,” in Atlantic City, and Elinor Mattern, assistant professor of English, coordinated the poetry part of it the three-day community arts event held recently.
Guests included Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian; Dr. Joy Jones, assistant professor of communication; adjunct instructor Keith Carmack; Tom Celandine, assistant professor of social science; and John Pekich.
Poets who read included Janet Marler, associate dean of academic support services; Philadelphia poet JC Todd, who made an appearance at the college as a visiting writer-teacher a few years ago; and Mattern.
Our deepest condolences to Crista Golden, office of the bursar, on the death of her father-in-law, Stanley Golden, who passed away Sept. 5. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Crista and her husband, Phillip, at 111 Marlyn Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360.
Our deepest condolences to Patrick Sweeney, IT, on the loss of his beloved son, Chris, who passed away Sept. 7. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Patrick at 1304 Fairview Court, Woodlyn, Pa. 19094.
Keith Forrest, associate professor of communication, finished second in the Annual Tails and Trails 5K in Cody, Wyoming, earning the 50th medal of his running career and a cash prize. Five members of the Forrest family completed the race. Josh Forrest, 12, a member of the Collingswood Middle School Cross Country squad, finished eighth. Madeline Forrest, 9, a fourth-grade student at Zane North Elementary School, won the 12 and under female age group. Kris and Elijah Forrest also competed.
The event was a challenge since the altitude of Cody is almost a mile up—producing much thinner air than in N.J. The 5K was part of a 3-week trip that the family took across 13 states, covering 5,500 miles.
On the trip, Professor Forrest also met with faculty at South Dakota State University in Brookings, to exchange ideas about innovative teaching methods.
Charles Mettille, security, is proud of his son, Charles Mettille Jr., who earned his associate degree at Atlantic Cape in May and is now majoring in Commercial Aviation-Fixed Wing at the University of North Dakota.