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.”

Dr. Mitchell Levy provides real-world study tips to students at CMCC Sept. 17.

Dr. Mitchell Levy provides real-world study tips to students at CMCC Sept. 17.

The future workshop topics most frequently identified will be utilized to develop and implement additional offerings in the fall and spring semesters. Student Affairs extends a thank you to the faculty, facilities staff and event planning staff for their support and assistance.

Here’s a great opportunity for students who live near Cape May Court House: The Middle Township Recreation Center is looking for volunteers for its Homework Club. They hope to recruit education and human services majors who want to jump start their resumes by assisting local K-12 students with their homework. Please encourage interested students to call Jim Norris at 609-465-8743 or 609-465-8747.

What are you doing Sept. 30? Why not learn something new? Senior adjunct Neil Brandt’s government class is welcoming Sen. James Whelan to class Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 102.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come.  Please RSVP to Neil at so that we can assure enough seating.

We’ve welcomed a new group of noncredit learners to CMCC effective Sept. 14. These young people are strengthening their academic skills in order to prepare for the GED, or to enter sponsored job training. Through a partnership with the One Stop Career Center and the Cape May County Technical School District’s adult program, we are able to support these learners each afternoon, Monday through Friday. The instructor is Mary Ellen Waddell of the Technical School District, and on the college side, Sherwood Taylor and Barbara Kozek support the initiative, which runs through June 30, 2016.

CMCC Student Services is collecting non-perishable foods that will be made available to students in need. Please consider picking up a canned or boxed item on your next trip to the grocery store. For more information, please contact Tammy DeFranco at ext. 8113 or

The Student Success and Career Planning Center at CMCC is coming along nicely. Very soon we’ll have more information and photos to share. Stay tuned!

Have a worry-free weekend!

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