Here’s the Scoop – Dec. 4, 2015

We Steal SecretsAtlantic Cape Community College’s library invites the college community and public to “We Steal Secrets: A film screening and talk on national security,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in  Room 204, Atlantic City Campus.
Come explore what role national security plays in the leaking of classified information with a screening of the documentary film “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks” and special discussion.

For more information, contact John Wallace at ext. 4815 or

Last weekend, Chef Erin Adasczik, ACA recruiter, and baking and pastry student Vivianna Nguyen, volunteered their time to show a youth group, Youth Exposure, Inc., a program led and run by Atlantic Cape staff, Natalie Devonish, president; and Danielle Epps, Ramona Smith and Nicholas Alexander, mentors; how to make several dessert items using apples.

Chef Erin and Vivianna plus the 28 youths made candied apples, apple cider, apple roses (a pastry with apples, baked in the shape of a rose), and apple tartan (apple pies). The mentees, ranging from 11 – 15 years old (including five junior mentors or students who have graduated out of the program and came back to assist), had a blast. They were so intrigued with the culinary process.  Erin and Vivianna also enjoyed their time with the mentees and plan to come back next month.

Poet Joel Dias-Porter read to an enthusiastic group of 40+ students, faculty and members of the community, Nov. 17, in the art gallery.

He visited with, and answered questions in Elinor Mattern’s ENGL101 class. Several students who said they didn’t think they liked poems were won over!

On Nov. 18, Adjunct Instructor Julianne Reinhardt took some of her ALP and ENGL101 students to Stockton University to hear Patrick J. Kennedy discuss his new book, A Common Struggle, which he co-authored with Stephen Fried, and his bold agenda for changing the way we view and treat mental health and addiction in America.

Patrick Kennedy

Pictured (from left to right) Patrick J. Kennedy, students Taylor Valasek, Nicole Mendez, Cesar Vega, Alexandra Mathios and Michelle Wilson, Adjunct Instructor Julianne Reinhardt and Stephen Fried.

The evening was filled with Kennedy sharing his own personal story of addiction and mental health issues, followed by a panel discussion about the stigma surrounding both, and what we as a society can do to help change this perception. Reinhardt’s course material this semester focused on three memoirs and various articles pertaining to these two topics.

A note from Myrna Morales Keklak, nursing :

“The Nursing Program faculty and staff are enormously grateful for the generosity showed by our college wide community. Their participation in our Open House and SimMom Baby Shower resulted in a much larger than expected donation of diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby clothing and baby cereals. Many thanks to our Atlantic Cape family for upholding the college’s vision to strengthen the community we service.”

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