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.       

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