Here’s The Scoop–Feb. 26, 2016

A note from Jean McAlister, dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustees operations:

File_000 (2).jpeg“Thank you for all of your suggestions thus far. Thanks to facilities, the ‘official’ suggestion box is up and ready for your input on continuous improvement of service, streamline operations, increase revenue  or just let us know what is on you mind.”

Send comments via interoffice mail marked Suggestion Box or drop off your idea in our new suggestion box near the President’s Office in J-Building.

If you have any questions, contact Jean McAlister ext. 4901.

Kelly McClay, dean of the ACA, was asked to judge the first annual Hammonton Gravy Vs. Sauce 2016 Competition, Sunday, Feb. 21, hosted by the Hammonton Rotary Club. Other judges for the event included Steve DiDonato, mayor of Hammonton; Frank Raso, Hammonton Municipal Court judge; and Kelly Brown, “the Hostess with the Mostest.”

Michelle Washington Wilson, adjunct social sciences instructor, is hosting a workshop focusing on increasing class participation by learning the techniques of telling and teaching multicultural stories, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at County College of Morris in Randolph. Cost is $32. To register for workshop go to For Festival information go to

Kathleen M. Fritz, library technician at Atlantic Cape and member of General Lafayette Chapter DAR, shares an upcoming Women’s History Month event at the Ocean City Library: “A Tribute Our U.S. Women’s Military Service,” 1-4 p.m., Sunday, March 13. Light refreshments will be provided.

Michael F Kernan, associate director cash reconcilement and member of the Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563, shares a fundraiser for the organization: “A Night of Painting” will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at the lodge, 1815 Mays Landing-Somers Point Road in Egg Harbor Township. Cost is $45 per painter which includes refreshments, desserts, beverage of choice, artist-guided instruction, all supplies and canvas. For more information call Michael at ext. 5103 or email

Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, written by Turiya S. A. Raheem, adjunct instructor, has been turned into a play that will be shown April 15-17, and 22-24, at Dante Hall in Atlantic City. For ticket information, visit here.

The Atlantic Cape Choir would once again like to invite members of the staff and faculty to join us for a song in the Spring 2016 Showcase.  The song is “We Are the World.”  Tjeshowcase is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, with performances at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

If you are interested, reach out to Robyn McCullough, advisor, at, or ext. 4922.  You will be provided sheet music and audio recordings to help with learning your particular part in the song (soprano, alto, tenor or bass.)

Atlantic Cape is hosting a variety of transfer events this semester, including visits from University of Valley Forge-online programs, St. Joe’s, Seton Hall, Grand Canyon, Centenary, Wilmington and more.
 For information, contact Wendy Gray or 463-6786.
Visit the Events Calendar & Transfer Events webpage regularly for a list of upcoming events.

ESL Department

The ESL Department hosted a workshop for both full-time and part-time faculty to discuss best practices for scoring student-speaking assessments.
From left are, Shirley Shields, Jody Davis, Penny Santa Maria, Michael Kammer, Gwen McIntyre, Katie Hetu, Kelly Herbst, Susan DePhilippis, Susan Olaschinez and Ingrid Sanders.

A note from Tom Roesch, former employee with mail/central stores:

“Thank for the kind words of sympathy about the passing of my sister, Mary Agnes.”

To view obituary click here.



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