Monthly Archives: May 2016

In the News — May 27, 2016

newspaperThe Cape May County Herald Newspaper posted about Keith Forrest being named Faculty Member of the Year at Atlantic Cape here.

The college was mentioned in this article about the top county college students in New Jersey.

The Cape May County Herald Newspaper posted about the May 12 Atlantic Cape Community College Nurse Pinning Ceremony here. 

A Press of Atlantic City article about career readiness data being included in state school report cards mentioned the college here.  Continue reading

Mays Landing Woman Named to 2016 Collegiate Archery All-American Team

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Lorena Koidl of Mays Landing was named to the 2016 Collegiate Archery All-American Team, a distinction that combines results from Collegiate Indoor and Outdoor National Championship Competitions and recognizes the top overall finishers.

Lorena Koidl of Mays Landing was named to the 2016 Collegiate Archery All-American Team.

Lorena Koidl of Mays Landing was named to the 2016 Collegiate Archery All-American Team.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team competed in the Outdoor National Championship May 19-22, at Michigan State University. More than 400 archers representing 40 different colleges from across the country participated in the four-day competition. Continue reading

June Birthdays

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

Apisit Vichienrat, Connie Walton, Zhe Xu, June 1; Thomas Hughes, Stacey Clapp, June 2; Joshua Carroll, June 3; Timothy Cliggett, June 5; Norman Gray, June 6; Dr. Mitchell Levy, June 8; William Smith, June 9; Michael Bates, Patrice Leatherberry, June 11; Carmelo Hernandez, Svetlana Marzelli, June 12; Donna Vassallo, June 15; Michael McHale, June 16; Beth Goodwin, June 17; Tak-Shun Chung, June 18; Sandy Morris, June 22; Valerie Weller, June 24; Kristin Jackson, June 25; John Feldbauer, June 27.

Atlantic Cape, Fairleigh Dickinson Sign Scholars Agreement

Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University signed a Scholars Program agreement May 26, providing dual admission and financial incentives to students who wish to begin their education at Atlantic Cape and transfer to FDU with an associate degree.

The Atlantic Cape-FDU Scholars Program is available for first-time college students who complete an Intent to Enroll prior to completing 30 credits at Atlantic Cape.

Admission to FDU would be contingent upon: successful completion of an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree at Atlantic Cape, completing an application for admission, and meeting all admissions standards at FDU.

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Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, and Sheldon Drucker, FDU president, sign a dual admission agreement for the two institutions.

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Trustees Approve Contracts and Purchases at May Meeting

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees approved contracts and purchases when it met May 24 at the Cape May County Campus.

Contracts and Purchases:

–U.S. Security Associates Inc., Atlantic City, contract extension through Dec. 31, 2016, not to exceed $415,000 for the term of the entire contract, Dec. 6, 2015-Dec. 31, 2016.

–Audit services, two-year contract, Bowman & Company LLP, Woodbury, $81,100.

–Cafeteria furniture, W.S. Goff Company Inc., Mays Landing, $44,799.

–Video communication equipment, Troxell Communications, Lumberton, $59,392.

In Grant Activity, the Board:

–Approved accepting a subgrant from the New Jersey Space Grant Program of Rutgers University for a grant of $15,000 for the college’s Aviation Studies program to participate in an aeronautical research project over the anticipated term of Sept. 1, 2016-June 1, 2017.

–Approved accepting a subgrant of $500 from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges to provide professional development for Early Intervention Programming.

–Approved accepting a subgrant of $500 from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges to send an Accelerated Learning Program faculty member to the Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education.

In Other Business, the Board:

–Approved the April 2016 financial statement.

–Granted an honorary Associate in Arts degree to Professor Nina Stolzenberg, Ph.D., in recognition of her admirable service and lasting contributions to Atlantic Cape as the 2016 Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor.

–Granted an honorary Associate in Science degree to the Honorable H. Robert Switzer in recognition of his admirable service as the keynote speaker at the 49th annual commencement.

In the President’s Report:

–Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, introduced Holly Schultheis, advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, who gave an overview of the role of the organization and its participation in PTK Day in Trenton this month.

–Dr. Mora provided an update on the May 19 commencement, where the college awarded 854 associate degrees.

–Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs, detailed a new agreement with Rutgers University—Camden that will allow nursing students to complete three years of a Bachelor’s of Nursing at Atlantic Cape and transfer their credits to Rutgers. “This is the first time in our history we have entered into an agreement like this. It adds a lot of value to our students,” Hernandez said.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are welcome to attend.       

Financial Aid Information Session June 21 at College’s Atlantic City Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a free financial aid information session at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Room 297.

This free workshop is designed to educate students and their parents about the various forms of financial aid available, how to apply and important deadlines and documents.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Carol Fraone at (609) 343-5009 or

2016 Commencement Slideshow

The 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College was held May 19 at the Mays Landing Campus. 854 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees were awarded.

See more photos from graduation here. 

Atlantic Cape Honors Probation Officer and Health Care Executive With President’s Distinguished Alumni Awards


From left, Maria Ivette Torres, Board of Trustees chairperson; Terri Schieder and Gloryvie Reyes, President’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, and Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, before of the 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Commencement Ceremony, May 19.

Atlantic Cape Community College conferred the seventh annual President’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Gloryvie Reyes, a senior probation officer, and Terri Schieder, a health care executive, at the 49th annual commencement, May 19.

Reyes of Sicklerville graduated from Atlantic Cape in 2001 with associate degrees in psychology and general studies. She continued her education at Rowan University, receiving a bachelor’s in psychology. Reyes now works as a senior bilingual probation officer in adult supervision–sex offender unit at Gloucester Country Probation Department. She is a leader for the Latina-Hispanic Network, the Professional Latinas Alliance and the Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County. Continue reading

Fine Arts Workshop to Teach Watercolor Basics June 15 at Atlantic Cape Community College

paintsAtlantic Cape Community College will offer a fine arts workshop called “Watercolor Basics,” 1:15-4:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 15. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Honors Matthew Moeller of Avalon with President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award

Matt MoellerAtlantic Cape Community College conferred the sixth President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Matthew Moeller of Avalon at the college’s 49th annual commencement, May 19.

Moeller joined the board in 2003, and has never missed a board meeting, Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala or Scramble Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament. He also has supported all the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and made significant contributions of his time and talent to the Create Opportunity Capital Campaign. Moeller has a passion for ensuring access to education and a concern for people less fortunate than himself, which inspired his support of the college and Atlantic Cape students. Matt and his wife, Lydia, established an endowed scholarship for nursing students, and donated to the STEM building initiative by securing a naming opportunity and creating the Moeller Family Learning Lobby. Continue reading