Students Receive Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded ­­­218 scholarships totaling $190,064 at its 49th Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony in May. This is more than half of the $365,000 the Atlantic Cape Foundation has pledged for incoming and returning students this year. The scholarships and their recipients include:

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Jazmin Rijo of Pleasantville receives a scholarship at the May 17 Scholarship Awards.

A&R Mack Foundation Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in business who has a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Presented to Natasha Muriuki of Galloway.

AAUW Marion MacEwan Second Chance Scholarship—awarded to a returning Cape May County female student who has completed at least 15 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Presented to Theresa Hart of Ocean City; Kathleen Fansler and Rachel Wright, both of Petersburg; and Karen Sanchez of Cape May Court House.

ACCCEA Union Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student who is a member or has an immediate family member in the NJEA with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Samantha Lizak of Cape May.

Alyce Van Sant Eshbach Scholarship—awarded to a returning female student who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County majoring in allied health and in good academic standing. Presented to Xiomara Martinez of Egg Harbor Township.

American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship—Atlantic Cape Returning Student—awarded to a full-time female student pursuing an associate degree at Atlantic Cape Community College. Presented to Iridian Gonzalez of Somers Point and Kristen Torres of Egg Harbor Township.

American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship—Graduating Student—awarded to a full-time female student pursuing a STEM degree at Stockton University. Presented to Michell Joga-Abreu of Atlantic City.

American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship—Graduating Student—awarded to a second-year female student who plans to attend a New Jersey state college or university in a baccalaureate program. Must be an Atlantic County resident with high scholastic ability and good moral character. Presented to Aneela Anjum of Ventnor and Annemarie Steelman of Egg Harbor City.

Andy Family Scholarship—awarded to Cape May County students majoring in business. Presented to Matthew Fazio of Cape May Court House, Natalia Cabarcas of Marmora, Tudor Bejinari of Wildwood and Zach Dunbar of Villas.

Andy J. Scholarship—awarded to a full-time student majoring in culinary arts or business. Presented to Sebastian Gonzalez of Absecon.

Anita Metzger Scholarship—awarded to a second-year student majoring in pre-school or primary education who has earned at least 28 credits. Presented to Theresa Hart of Ocean City.

Art Club Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time studio arts student. Presented to Elizabeth Tran of Northfield and Kaitlin Seliger of Swainton.

Ashely A. Masters Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in business with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Richard Santiago of Atlantic City.

Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala Scholarship—awarded to second-year culinary arts majors who are outstanding in attendance and ethics with three letters of recommendation from chef educators and in good academic standing. Presented to Erin Doyle of Williamstown; Danielle Ziegler of Franklinville; Matthew Hennessey of Vineland; Veronica Townsend of Mays Landing; Morgan Thielman of Hainesport; Cristian Soto-Gonzalez of Atlantic City; David Smith of Waretown; Vivianna Nguyen of Galloway; Katherine Jensen of Brick and Calvin Hobbs of Millville.

Atlantic Cape Community College Scholarship Fund—awarded to an Atlantic Cape student in recognition of outstanding attendance and ethics. Presented to Yuliya Goyster of Mays Landing.

Atlantic Cape Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund—awarded to a student entering his/her second year who has demonstrated excellence. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics. Presented to Glenda Melgar of Egg Harbor Township.

Atlantic City and County Board of Realtors Scholarship—awarded to a graduating student who is continuing his/her education at a four-year institution. Presented to Jehan Attiyeh of Pleasantville.

Atlantic City Restaurant Association Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major in good academic standing with three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Juliana Lleshi of Pitman.

Baucus & Co. Scholarship—awarded to Cape May County students majoring in business administration. Presented to Senna Syed, Edwuin Valencia and Richard Santiago, all of Atlantic City; Daniela Rodriguez of Pleasantville; Luis Banegas, Ting Miao and Paula Grisales, all of Egg Harbor Township; Sebastian Gonzalez of Absecon; Matthew Fazio of Cape May Court House; Clenvic Cayme of Mays Landing; Natalia Cabarcas of Marmora; Tudor Bejinari of Wildwood; Krystel Arana of Villas; Lilia Saleeva of Brigantine and Kristen Bonthron of Margate.

Boardwalk Regents Club Scholarship—awarded to a student who is a graduate of Atlantic County Special Services or who is interested in pursuing a career working with the disabled. Presented to Kethia Dejean of Atlantic City.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Restaurant Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second-year culinary arts major with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and have two letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Katherine Jensen of Brick; Danielle Ziegler of Franklinville and Vivianna Nguyen of Galloway.

Cape May County Chamber of Commerce “Education Foundation” Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Cape May County student majoring in business or communication with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Presented to Kevin Gould of Villas.

Cape May National Golf Club Scholarship—awarded to Cape May County students in a good academic standing. Presented to Jessica Burt of Woodbine.

Careme’s Scholarship—awarded to second-year culinary arts majors in good academic standing. Presented to Austin Lucas of Egg Harbor City.

Catherine F. McGowan Memorial Scholarship—awarded to students in good academic standing. Presented to Kali Cappuccio and Taileaha Hinton, both of Egg Harbor Township.

Chelsea Neighborhood Association Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic City returning student majoring in hospitality management with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Serina Syed of Atlantic City.

Clare Barone and Vincent Sabatini Endowment Scholarship—awarded to a mother who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County who is seeking to further her academic career. Presented to Svetlana Aleksandrova of Ventnor.

Costa Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a second-year culinary student who demonstrates volunteer service within the community. Presented to Juliana Lleshi of Pitman and Jazmin Krueger of Little Egg Harbor.

Create Opportunity Endowment Scholarship—awarded to a student in good academic standing. Presented to Mary Ruga of Dorothy and Svetlana Aleksandrova of Ventnor.

Crest Savings Bank Scholarship—awarded to a returning full- or part-time student from Cape May County. Presented to Irma Ruiz Gamez of Cape May Court House.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship (General Lafayette Chapter)—awarded to an Atlantic County student majoring in nursing, history or liberal arts, who will be matriculating to a New Jersey four-year institution. Presented to Jalyssa Hitchens of Egg Harbor Township.

Destination Philly A.C. Scholarship—awarded to a returning full- or part-time Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in hospitality with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Presented to Sevil Nimetullaieva of Ventnor.

dl Plan Scholarship—awarded to a returning a student majoring in hospitality with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Presented to Carolina Jost of Vineland.

Domenico Caruso Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a veteran who received an eligible discharge and is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Laura Six of Wildwood.

Donald P. Crescenzo, D.D.S. Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in health science. Presented to Marcus Molyneux of Mays Landing.

Doroti Mussa Memorial Scholarship—awarded to an employed female who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Daysi Matos of Galloway.

Dr. Martin “Marty” Marino Tribute Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in psychology. Presented to Nicholas Domanico of Mays Landing.

Edward James Yoa Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student with a GPA of 3.4 or higher and plans to transfer. Presented to Neemie Fleuridor of Estell Manor.

Filomena P. Caruso Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is outstanding in attendance and ethics as evidenced by two letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Matthew Hennessey of Vineland.

Frances Zaberer Memorial Scholarship—awarded to culinary arts students entering his/her second year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Erin Doyle of Williamstown; Veronica Townsend of Mays Landing and David Smith of Waretown.

Future Teacher Community Service Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in education who has demonstrated service in the community with a 3.25 GPA or higher. Presented to Rosemary Reidy of Petersburg.

Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 Scholarship—awarded to veteran students who have obtained an eligible discharge. Presented to Desmon Devery of Northfield; Michelle Bonano of Vineland; Steven Munic of Pleasantville and Scott Smith of Absecon.

Gerri Black Creative Writing Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in English or communication with an interest in writing. Presented to Marisa Mast of Northfield.

Grace M. Caruso Memorial Culinary Scholarship—awarded to a full-time culinary arts student from Atlantic or Cape May County who is outstanding in attendance and ethics. Presented to Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton.

Grace M. Caruso Memorial Nursing Scholarship—awarded to full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student pursuing a career in nursing. Presented to Miguel Perez-Gonzalez of Pleasantville.

Helen Dilks Eshbach Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in business in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Lilia Saleeva of Brigantine.

Jack and Audrey Burg Business Scholarship—awarded to a full-time student majoring in business residing in Atlantic County, with a GPA 3.0 or higher pursing a baccalaureate degree in business. Presented to Edwuin Valencia of Atlantic City.

Jack and Audrey Burg Education Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic County resident majoring in education. Presented to Kylie Pepper of Galloway.

James H. Boyd Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student pursuing a career in government or politics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Devin Fahy of Ventnor.

Jamie Crescenzo Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in criminal justice. Presented to Nouran Shahin of Hammonton.

Jane Scharfetter Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student from Atlantic or Cape May County majoring in education. Presented to Theresa Hart of Ocean City.

Janice Leach Memorial Scholarship—awarded to nursing students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in good academic standing. Students must be involved in the Student Nurses Club at Atlantic Cape. Presented to Kelly Gatto of Mays Landing; Natalya Nikos of Ventnor; Yunuen Sabatino of Egg Harbor Township; Desmon Devery of Northfield and Margaret Ridge of Cape May Court House.

Joseph A. Romano Sr. Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County resident majoring in business with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Zach Dunbar of Villas.

Joseph and Arleen Dougherty Scholarship—awarded to Atlantic or Cape May County students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic. Presented to Jenssye Cedano of Atlantic City.

Joseph R. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time culinary arts major who is in his/her first-year and is a resident of Atlantic County. Presented to Nichole Dillihay of Galloway.

Joseph O’Connor “Pay It Forward” Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County resident with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is hard working and volunteers. Presented to Amanda Vo of North Cape May.

Joy Eshbach Roehnert Scholarship—awarded to a female student majoring in nursing and enrolled at Atlantic Cape, in good academic standing, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Judy Monacello of Brigantine.

Karen M. Brown Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in mathematics. Recipient must demonstrate qualities of strong character and motivation. Presented to Youness Ergaibi of Atlantic City.

Ken Drake Scholarship—awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.4 or higher pursuing a career in the arts. Presented to Kaitlin Seliger of Swainton.

Kevin Cooper Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a returning full- or part-time liberal arts student with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Presented to Kenya Andrews of Atlantic City.

Kligerman Family Scholarship—awarded to students based on faculty recommendation of demonstrated creativity. Presented to Imari Rivera of Vineland; Camille Mitchell of Mays Landing; Jenna DeLuca of Williamstown; Yarit Osorio and Daysi Matos both of Galloway; Leon Hart of Ocean City and Nelly Rivero-Ontiveros of Northfield.

Libby Demp Forrest Moore Memorial Writing Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student interested in pursuing a career in journalism or writing with a GPA of at least 2.5. Presented to Chris Devine of Egg Harbor Township.

Lorraine Cooper Memorial Scholarship—awarded to full- or part-time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is an Atlantic County resident. Presented to Ashley Dorce of Mays Landing.

Margaret Wright Nursing Award—awarded to a Cape May County second-year nursing student. Presented to Sydney Wheaton of Cape May Court House.

Marie Romano Nursing Scholarship—awarded to nursing students who graduated in the top 10 percent of the class and are pursuing a BSN program after graduation. Presented to Jessa Adiletto of Clermont and Jade Miller of Cape May.

Marilyn Rhoads Miller Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County nursing student with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Presented to Victoria Berglund of Marmora.

Marsh McLennan Agency Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in business or finance. Presented to Kirsten Bonthron of Margate.

Mary E. Donaldson Haynie Scholarship—awarded to a female student who is a resident of Cape May or Atlantic County who is returning to the workforce. Presented to Sara France of Mays Landing.

Mary Trombetta-Pessagno Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Tudor Bejinari of Wildwood.

Mayor Don Guardian’s “A New Beginning” Scholarship—awarded to full- or part-time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is a resident of Atlantic City. Presented to Jonathan Dagostino and Marypaz Guzman, both of Atlantic City.

Mays Landing Merchants Association-Culinary Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time culinary arts major who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Cristian Soto-Gonzalez of Atlantic City; Nichole Dillihay of Galloway and Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton.

Mays Landing Merchants AssociationHospitality Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time hospitality major who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Natasha Muriuki of Galloway and Sevil Nimetullaieva of Ventnor.

Mays Landing Merchants Association-Ed Hitzel Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time culinary arts major in good academic standings. Must be a resident of Atlantic County. Presented to Vivianna Nguyen of Galloway and Matthew Hennessey of Vineland.

Michael F. Gardner Scholarship—awarded to a business administration major who resides in Cape May County. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher. Presented to Krystel Arana of Villas.

Mid Jersey Cape Rotary Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident who is returning to college or beginning his/her secondary education after being in the workforce. Presented to Tracy Baumgartel of Petersburg.

Morey’s Piers Scholarship—awarded to full- or part-time Atlantic or Cape May County student. Presented to Judy Monacello of Brigantine and Tina Notaro, Tiffany Franco and Sara France, all of Mays Landing.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Moeller Endowment Scholarship—awarded to a full-time nursing student entering his/her second-year, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Katelyn Donovan of Mays Landing.

Mullock Family Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student residing in Cape May County with good academic standing. Presented to Michelle Kraus of Del Haven.

Nancy Eyring Clarkson Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a nursing major in good academic standing who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Norman Riggins of Woodbine and Sarah Bell of Sea Isle City.

Nate Allen Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time culinary arts major. Presented to Matthew Hennessey of Vineland.

Neide Robinson Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time culinary student in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Nichole Dillihay of Galloway.

New Jersey Firefighters Foundation Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student who is a New Jersey firefighter or is an immediate family member of a New Jersey firefighter. Presented to Judy Monacello of Brigantine.

New Jersey Police Foundation—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student who is a New Jersey police officer or is an immediate family member of a New Jersey police officer. Presented to Kaitlin Seliger of Swainton.

Powell Family Foundation Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student residing in Atlantic County. Presented to Melissa Moran of Egg Harbor City; Chelsea Aquino of Hammonton; Silas Nixon of Northfield; Jazmin Rijo of Pleasantville; and Sevil Nimetullaieva and Devin Fahy, both of Ventnor.

PR Council of Greater Atlantic City “Shore” Scholarship—awarded to full-time communication major who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate communication or public relations program. Must be a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Dayanira Quinones of Absecon and Jessica Mounce of Marmora.

Private Louis Caruso II Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a veteran who has received an eligible discharge and resides in Atlantic or Cape May County with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Presented to Steven Munic of Pleasantville.

Rachel Sandson Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student in good academic standing, who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Katherine Melo of Mays Landing.

Ralph Russell Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time student majoring in math or science who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a 3.5 GPA. Presented to Caitlyn Ashe of Collings Lakes and Alcelia Sims of Galloway.

Rio Auto Body Scholarship—awarded to a business major who demonstrates a strong desire to succeed academically. Must be a Cape May County resident with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Adrian Bagrin of Wildwood.

Rob & Karin Gleason Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County resident. Presented to Kristen Adolfsen of Tuckahoe and Evgeniya Pavlova of Wildwood.

Robert HunterDoherty Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-or part-time student who resides in Cape May County. Presented to Evgeniya Pavlova of Wildwood; Juliana Donohue, Irma Ruiz Gamez, David Fellenbaum and David Smith, all of Cape May Court House; Rania Zuraei of West Cape May; Kristen Adolfsen of Tuckahoe; Norman Riggins of Woodbine; Victoria Berglund of Marmora; Rosemary Reidy, Kayleen Snyder and Tracy Baumgartel, all of Petersburg; Joseph Baker and Angelina Montello, both of Rio Grande; Amanda Vo of North Cape May and Madison Musinski of Cape May.

Samuel A. Donio Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time, second-year student majoring in history or education who has demonstrated service in the community and school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Fayo Mamme of Galloway.

Sandy L. Groff Memorial Scholarship—awarded to returning single parent majoring in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Marina Gorshunova of Cape May Court House.

Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament Scholarship—awarded to Atlantic or Cape May County students in good academic standing. Presented to Alyssa Shipley, Brittany Jones and Samantha Lizak, all of Cape May; Jessica Burt of Woodbine; Margaret Ridge, Ellie Giouros and Marina Gorshunova, all of Cape May Court House; Angelina McKinney of North Cape May; Kathleen Fansler of Petersburg; Sarah Bell of Sea Isle City; Raymond Crowthers and Kevin Gould, both of Villas; Richard Ferrer of West Cape May; and Taalibah McCoy and Marcelina Kesicka, both of Wildwood.

Soroptimist Scholarship—awarded to a full-time, second-year female student in the health care field with good academic background and involved in community service. Presented to Monica Mendez of Egg Harbor Township.

SouthShore Endowment Scholarship—awarded to allied health or nursing students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program with two faculty recommendations. Presented to Andrea Mendoza of Ventnor; Marina Gorshunova of Cape May Court House; Kelly Gatto of Mays Landing; Angelina McKinney of North Cape May; Natalia Niebuhr and Rebecca Portnoy, both of Somers Point; and Richard Ferrer of West Cape May.

SouthShore Foundation Health Education Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student studying for a health-related career. Presented to Andrea Mendoza of Ventnor.

Sturdy Savings Bank Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County resident majoring in business or finance. Presented to Matthew Fazio of Cape May Court House; Adrian Bagrin of Wildwood; Natalia Cabarcas of Marmora and Zach Dunbar of Villas.

Terence Hutchison Memorial Award—awarded to a returning student aspiring toward a career in teaching. Presented to William Bingham of Galloway.

Terence Hutchison Memorial Endowment Scholarship—awarded to a returning student who demonstrates interest in computer science or technology. Presented to Anik Chowdhury of Atlantic City.

Tommy Kraemer Memorial Scholarship—awarded to full-time Atlantic or Cape May County culinary arts students who are actively practicing, preserving and protecting the oceans by choosing to conserve natural resources through organic gardening and sustainable seafood practices. Presented to Austin Lucas of Egg Harbor City and Veronica Townsend of Mays Landing.

V. Lawrence Brice Memorial Annual Scholarship—awarded to culinary arts majors in good academic standing. Presented to Danielle Ziegler of Franklinville; Morgan Thielman of Hainesport; Veronica Townsend of Mays Landing; Calvin Hobbs of Millville and Juliana Lleshi of Pitman.

V. Lawrence Brice Memorial Endowment Scholarship—awarded to culinary arts majors with three letters of recommendation from chef educators in good academic standing. Presented to Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton.

Victoria Evelyn Mularz Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a returning full-time student majoring in political science who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Andrew McHedlishvili of Ventnor.

Walter Russell Eshbach Foundation Endowment Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in allied health. Presented to Sarah Bell of Sea Isle City.

WIBCA/GEMS Memorial Scholarship Fund—awarded to a student who resides in Cape May County. Presented to Leon Hart of Ocean City.

William Sprinzing Endowment Fund Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major who has completed five culinary classes in good academic standing who is outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Katherine Jensen of Brick.

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