Monthly Archives: March 2016

April Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the following full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Lynette Ingram, April 1; Suzanne Fiedler, April 2; Christine Gamboa, April 3; Joy Jones, April 4; Millie Ciraolo, April 5; Bridget Temme-Soifer, April 7; Rhonda Petruzzi, April 8; Norman McKiver, Vickie Melograno, April 9; Dorothy Filomena, Brenda Kuhar, April 10; Aline Milligan, Karen Wilson-Wylie, Keith Forrest, April 12; Michelle Gross, April 13; Laurie Lemons, April 14; Curtis Fitzpatrick, April 15; Mark Lewis, Ramona Smith, April 16; Judy DeSalvo, Dennis Huey, Neera Desai, April 17; William Keener, April 20; Jennifer Martucci, April 21; Joseph Krafft, April 26; Dorie Keener, April 27; Stephanie Natale, April 28; Edward Perkins, April 29; Alfred Jayne, April 30.

Art Gallery Hosts Exhibit Celebrating the 31st Anniversary Of Atlantic Cape’s Fine Arts Workshop Series Through April 23

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“Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” mixed media, by Pamela Carchidi.

“Celebrating 31!,” an exhibit celebrating Atlantic Cape Community College’s 31st anniversary of its Fine Arts Workshop series is on display at Atlantic Cape’s art gallery, April 1-23, with a reception to meet the artists from 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23. The gallery is located in the William Spangler Library at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

This exhibit will feature the work of workshop participants from throughout the years, as well as artwork by many of the workshop presenters. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Review Receives 12 Awards In New Jersey Collegiate Press Association’s Annual Better Newspaper Contest

Atlantic Cape Community College’s student newspaper, The Atlantic Cape Review, won 12 awards in the 2015-16 New Jersey Collegiate Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, an affiliate of the New Jersey Press Association.

Of the 12 awards, five were first place, two were second place, and five were third place. Awards include: Taylor Henry (first semester editor), Rio Grande, won first place for Feature Writing for 2-year schools, first place for Editorial Writing for 2-year schools and second place for Biography/Personality Profile for 2-year schools; Nicole Mingo (second semester editor), Egg Harbor Township, won third place for Biography/Personality Profile for 2-year schools, and third place for Column/Opinion Writing for 2-year schools; Dayanira Quinones, Atlantic City, won third place for Feature Writing for 2-year schools; Johnny Sanchez, Northfield, won second place for News Writing for 2-year schools; Chris Devine, Egg Harbor Township, won third place for Editorial Writing for 2-year schools; Kyle Schachner, Atlantic City, won first place for Column/Opinion Writing for 2-year schools and first place for Investigative/Enterprise Reporting for 2-year schools; Erik Conklin, Egg Harbor Township, won third place for Sports Writing for 2-year schools; and Atlantic Cape Review editorial staff won first place in General Excellence for 2-year schools for the October and November editions.

Peter Brophy of Northfield is the advisor to the Atlantic Cape Review.

Atlantic Cape to Host Health Career Planning Session April 13

Atlantic Cape Community College will host a Health Career Planning Session this spring to provide potential students with valuable tips about careers in allied health. The session is free and open to the public, and will be held 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Cafeteria B.

The session is designed for those thinking about pursuing a health career, as well as those considering changing careers, returning to school or those currently enrolled in prerequisite courses for an allied health degree. Continue reading

Registration for Summer and Fall Classes Underway

Registration for new students begins Monday, April 11, at all Atlantic Cape Community College campuses for summer sessions and the fall semester.

Registration hours will be extended to 6:30 p.m., April 11. Normal registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit to view summer and fall class schedules and to register online.

The first summer session is six weeks, May 23-June 30; the second session is eight weeks, June 17-Aug. 18; and the third session is six-weeks, July 11-Aug. 18. A full session meets May 13-Aug. 18. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 29. Continue reading

Winners Announced for 50/50 Restaurant Gala Raffle

Lucky ticket-holders shared $10,750 in prizes at this year’s Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle held March 24, at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The winners include:

First Prize, $6,450, Nicholas Cassano of Egg Harbor Township

Second Prize, $3,225, Joe DelVescio of Ocean View

Third Prize, $1,075, Richard T. Gerber of Northfield

Winning amounts were based on the number of tickets sold. This year, 215 raffle tickets were sold at $100 each, raising $10,750 for grants, emergency aid and leadership development for Atlantic Cape students.

In its history, the Gala has raised $3 million for scholarships and Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation operations.

For more information about the Restaurant Gala, visit

Restaurant Gala Raises $234,700 for Student Scholarships

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The 33rd annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, with the help of guests, sponsors and donors, raised $234,700, and showcased 40 of the region’s top restaurants at the March 24 event. The proceeds from this event will benefit students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, leadership development programs and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City hosted the annual fundraiser, which featured the theme, “MISSION: POSSIBLE.” The event showcased the talents of the culinary students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, who prepared thousands of sumptuous hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served during the cocktail reception.

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Holocaust Awareness Events Planned April 2-7

Beginning April 2, and during the week of April 4, the Holocaust Awareness Committee, in conjunction with Stockton University, Student Activities and the Student Government Association, will sponsor programs in observance of Holocaust Awareness. Activities include:

Saturday, April 2 SGA will sponsor a bus trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Departure is 6:30 a.m., from the Mays Landing Campus. Cost $5. Open to students throughThursday, March 31, with current student ID. See Doug Mills in the Student Life Center to reserve a seat. ADA accommodations are available.

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Greetings from the Cape May County Campus — March 24, 2016

Submitted by Tammy DeFranco
Fond Farewells at CMCC
A fond farewell and a happy retirement to Lisa Apel-Gendron, CMCC support services, and Patricia Gandy, CMCC support services. Wishing you many years of joy and laughter as you go on your next journey in life. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.
We welcome Elizabeth Oaks; faculty; her ext. is 4681 and Rebecca Ackley, admissions, ext.  4993.

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Nominations for Atlantic Cape Distinguished Alumni Award Due April 1

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Alumni Association Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for the Atlantic Cape Community College President’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes Atlantic Cape graduates who have distinguished themselves through professional, personal, public or community-based accomplishments. This year, two alumni will be recognized for this award.

This prestigious award demonstrates Atlantic Cape’s dedication to strengthening its alumni relations. Visit to nominate an Atlantic Cape graduate for this honor by Friday, April 1. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered with next year’s group of nominees.

A panel of Atlantic Cape alumni will review the applications and make a recommendation to Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. The recipient will be announced and recognized at graduation, Thursday, May 19.

Past award recipients include: Stephen R. Dunn, a scientific researcher; Thomas Innocente, former assistant professor at Atlantic Cape; Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, practicing psychologist; Katherine M. Morris, Esq., partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law; Michael R. Rann, Esq., Michael R. Rann Law Offices, LLC; and Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D., former superintendent, Northfield School District.