Monthly Archives: January 2016

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Jan. 29, 2016

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

Library services, including tutoring and information literacy instruction, are up and running at CMCC. Students may inquire about tutoring services at the circulation desk. Faculty may email librarian Natalie Tagge at to set up an information literacy session or an in-class overview of library services.

Transfer days are beginning to populate the calendar. So far, we have Rowan University on Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Grand Canyon University on Feb. 24, also 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Both schools will be in the second floor lobby. Check the transfer calendar often, as new schools are added daily: Continue reading

Absecon Students Tour STEM, Academy of Culinary Arts Facilities Jan. 29


Dr. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, addresses students and staff visiting from the Absecon School District, Friday, Jan. 29.

Seventh-grade students and their teachers from the Emma C. Attales Middle School toured the Academy of Culinary Arts facilities, and the new STEM building, Friday, Jan. 29.

Current students and staff facilitated the tours. Lunch was served at Careme’s Restaurant, where the students learned about farm-to-table and sustainable cooking, and the etiquette of fine dining.

Chef Educator George Richert Remembered Jan. 26


Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, addresses attendants during the remembrance service held in honor of Chef Educator George Richert, who passed away in November.

Colleagues, students and friends gathered Jan. 26 in Careme’s for a memorial tribute to retired Chef Educator George Richert, who passed away in November.

George was born in Alsace, France, and worked his way through Switzerland and Canada before coming to the United States, where he held positions with Canteen Corp. in Chicago and Caesars Atlantic City before beginning his 30-year career at the ACA. Continue reading

Board of Trustees Approves Annual Financial Report

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees approved its annual financial report for the year ended June 30, 2015, at its regular meeting Jan. 26, at the Cape May County Campus.

The board accepted the FY’15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, following a report from Fred Caltabiano of Bowman & Company LLP of Voorhees, the college’s audit firm.

Caltabiano reviewed highlights of the report, noting his firm had issued “an unmodified or ‘clean’ opinion for the financial statements” and there were no audit findings. He said they identified “no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses” and reported the college’s financial position “remains strong.” Continue reading

Last Chance to Apply for Atlantic Cape Scholarships

The filing deadline for Atlantic Cape Community College’s 2016 Student Scholarship Application Packet is fast approaching. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 12. Atlantic Cape offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships for students who are continuing their studies at Atlantic Cape or transferring to another college in the fall.

The 2016 Student Scholarship Application Packet is available for pick-up at all three Atlantic Cape campuses, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing; 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City; and online at Continue reading

Faculty/Staff Email Signature for Scholarship Application Promotion

The deadline for students to apply for Atlantic Cape scholarships is fast approaching – Feb. 12.

Since many faculty and staff members communicate directly with their students by way of email, an email signature with a link to the scholarship application has been crafted below.

To modify your email signature, go to “settings” and scroll down to signature and paste in the below message, then hit “save changes” at the bottom.

“The filing deadline for Atlantic Cape Community College’s 2016 Student Scholarship Application Packets are due by Friday, Feb. 12. Click here to access a 2016 Scholarship Application.”

STEPS email

Fire Alarm Testing and Final Inspection for Simplex Systems on Mays Landing Campus Jan. 28

Be advised, fire alarm testing and final inspection of the systems in buildings E,F,I,L,T and R on the Mays Landing Campus are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28.

Security will be present during the testing and will alert staff and students through the public address system that they can remain in the building for the duration of the test and inspection.

For questions, contact Facilities at ext. 5127.

Atlantic Cape Transfer Events Scheduled for Spring Semester

Atlantic Cape is hosting a variety of transfer events this semester, including Instant Admission Decision Days for graduating students interested in transfer to Thomas Edison State University, Rowan University, Drexel University and Stockton University.
For details or to schedule appointments, contact Wendy Gray or 463-6786. 
Visit the Transfer Events Web page regularly for a list of upcoming events:

Strudels is Open for Spring Semester

Strudels Bakeshop, located in M-Building across from Careme’s, is open for spring semester beginning today.

Hours are noon-3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Continue reading

Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes

Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. Continue reading