Tribute and Services for Dr. Martin “Marty” Marino

Marty MarinoOn Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, Atlantic Cape Community College lost an esteemed faculty member, colleague and friend, Dr. Martin “Marty” Marino.

Marty’s distinguished career at Atlantic Cape began on February 1, 1970, as assistant professor II of psychology.  Before joining the college, Marty taught social studies in the Cherry Hill public school district, was an industrial therapist for Clarks Summit State Hospital and served as director of testing at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, PA. 

Marty earned a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg State College; a master’s in counseling/guidance from Temple University; and a doctorate in philosophy with a certification as a school psychologist from Temple University.

In 1971, Marty was promoted to assistant professor I and two years later to associate professor.  He was promoted to professor in 1994.  He made many contributions to the college including serving on committees for athletics, academic scheduling, academic standards, community and cultural affairs, retention, evaluation appeals, employment searches, promotion and tenure.

Marty was active in the Social Science Fair, served as a faculty coordinator for cooperative education and served as social science department chair.  He spent several summers counseling, orienting and scheduling new students in the admissions office.  He worked part-time for many years serving as the college’s school psychological counselor.  He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the American Psychiatric Association.

Former Dean of Liberal Studies Ron McArthur stated, “In the over 35 years that I knew Marty Marino, he was the heart and soul of the social science department. ​ He had an amazing knowledge of institutional history that is irreplaceable.  His work ethic was an inspiration to new faculty as he served as an unofficial role model of a dedicated community college instructor.  He was always working and taking on extra sections and teaching through the summer months.  His dedication to his students and the college did not diminish over time, and he was acknowledged a number of times as the Faculty Member of the Year.  His career was capped off with the awarding of the prestigious Lindback Award just this past year.

Dr. Marino was always willing to get involved in program reviews and the creation of articulation agreements for the education and social science degrees.  He made my time as the Dean of Instruction and as the Dean of Liberal Arts so much more rewarding through his willingness to roll up his sleeves and address the issues directly.  I was especially impressed by his offer to serve as the social science coordinator if I was unable to find a replacement this fall.

He will be sincerely missed by his colleagues and several generations of students whose lives he touched.”

Marty is survived by his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Jennifer, Patricia and Laura; and son Matthew.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a service immediately following at Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.

Expressions may be sent to Wanda Marino and family at 628 E. Park Place, Galloway, NJ 08205.

An online obituary can be viewed here. 

Recognizing that both students and faculty/staff alike may experience grief with this loss, the college’s Counseling Department is available to assist both classes and individuals during this time. The college’s Employee Assistance Program, open to full-time members of staff, is also available.

To contact the Counseling Department, call (609) 343-5667.

One response to “Tribute and Services for Dr. Martin “Marty” Marino

  1. Maryfrancis Cahill

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Marino. He was a great teacher and also a very kind man I will always remember his kindness and is a special needs student in his class he will be Sedley missing deeply remembered I had just found out about this yesterday my thoughts and prayers go out to his family now at this most difficult time. Rest in peace Dr. Marino you will be sadly missed but always rememberrd. Mary Frances Cahill

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