Here’s the Scoop-May 13, 2016

The Atlantic Cape Choir, under the direction of Robyn McCullough, admissions, had its Spring 2016 Showcase May 5. The afternoon showcase was a 30-minute sneak peek of the full showcase that was presented that same evening.

Staff and faculty members joined the choir onstage for their opening number, “We Are the World,” which was performed in the Quad on Earth Day. Joining them were Aline Milligan, student affairs; Lisa Givens, manager of student activities; Heather Peterson, registrar; and Joseph F. Berenato, adjunct instructor of English. Heather Peterson also played the piano to accompany the ladies of the Atlantic Cape Choir for their rendition of “Papa, Can You Hear Me” from Yentl.

This was a semester of “firsts” for the Atlantic Cape Choir. They have been heard at this year’s Communication Awards and the Phi Theta Kappa Induction. The group also debuted a song in a foreign language in their showcase, as well as an original composition by one of their members. This was also the first time the entire choir was able to take the stage in their concert wear.

The performance season winds down with select choir members performing the National Anthem at Commencement on the morning of May 19, and the New Jersey Association of Counties Convention in the evening of May 19 at Caesars in Atlantic City.

Our deepest condolences to Director of Culinary Operations Bruce Johns on the loss of his father, Robert Johns of Egg Harbor Township. He was 83.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Bruce at 406 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ 08223.

Elinor Mattern’s Retirement Party will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at Gourmet Italian Cuisine, 324 S. Pitney Road in Galloway. Cost is $35, which includes tax, gratuity and small donation toward gift.

RSVP to Jay Peterson at by May 23 (but preferably by Commencement) with food choice (Chicken Pesto or Salmon Chardonnay), and please arrange payment with Jay Peterson. If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute to Elinor’s retirement gift, a suggested donation is $10. In that case, also please consider writing a message to or story about Elinor (even better, a poem!) that can be presented to her or read in your absence.

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