Monthly Archives: July 2016

In The News–July 28, 2016

newspaperAn economic impact study conducted by Dr. Richard Perniciaro,executive vice president, planning, research and facilities and dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, was mentioned in this Business Facilities article, and here by NJBIZ.

The college’s casino dealer training was mentioned here by World Casino News.

The college was mentioned in this Cape May Herald Newspaper article regarding the Cape May County Chamber Education Foundation providing scholarships to students.

The college was mentioned in this Press of Atlantic City article about a student with disabilities navigating college and future endeavors. Continue reading

Accomplishments–July 28, 2016

At the University of New England’s graduation ceremonies on May 21, Barbara Heard, assistant professor of biology, earned the degree of doctor of education in educational leadership. Her research evaluated the effectiveness of specific accommodations provided for students with blindness and visual impairments in the college biology laboratory. An article summarizing the study results was published in Future Reflections, a National Federation of the Blind publication for parents and teachers of students with blindness and visual impairments. The article is available at Science is For Everyone. She also presented the results of her study in a workshop at the annual conference of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society in Atlanta on May 25.

Dr. Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management, attended the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Conference in Dallas, this month. She was responsible for co-chairing and moderating ICHRIE’s Leadership Institute and gave a presentation on “Exploring Exit Exams in Assessing Hospitality Management Programs.” Dr. Katz, a former president of this international group, is recognized as one of its “Master Teachers.” She also attended the Accreditation Commission of Programs of Hospitality Administration meeting where she serves as a Commissioner.

Board of Trustees Appoints New Dean of STEM Programs

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. Richard Pagan as dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Programs at its July 26 meeting at the Mays Landing Campus.

Pagan comes to Atlantic Cape from Greensboro, North Carolina, with nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, as well as 21 years of service to the United States Air Force. Highlights of his career include serving as senior vice president & campus director at National Aviation Academy of New England, college administrator and division chair at Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina, and professor and program coordinator at Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical colleges in West Virginia. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers Courses in Paralegal Studies

If you are interested in pursuing careers, education and degrees in Paralegal Studies, Atlantic Cape Community College offers a Paralegal Studies Program that is American Bar Association-approved. The program is intended to train students to become paralegals, not to provide training for lawyers or legal administrators. Atlantic Cape offers two Paralegal Studies degrees, an Associate in Applied Science and an Associate in Science.

Courses being offered include: Intro to Law & Litigation (LEGL-110-ME0), Legal Research and Writing (LEGL-140-ME01), Trial Advocacy (LEGL-212-ME01), Family Law (LEGL-248-ME01), Torts/Personal Injury Ltg (LEGL-250-ME01), and Cooperative Education (LEGL-280-MD01). Continue reading

August Birthdays

Happy Birthday to those full-time staff and faculty members celebrating in August:

Wen-Mei Lu, Aug. 1; Sandra Anderson, Renee Battle, Aug. 3; David Moderski, Russell Waugh, Aug. 4; Eric Stewart, Aug. 5; Bryant Brown, Aug. 8; Susan DePhilippis, Aug. 9; Myrna Morales-Keklak, Aug. 12; Michelle Perkins, Aug. 13; Vincent Tedeschi, Aug. 15; Rita Michalenko, Valerie Reed, Aug. 16; Nancy Hand, Victor Moreno, Aug. 18; Marcia Kleinz, Aug. 19; Jay Peterson, Aug. 20; John Taggart, Aug. 22; Barbara Clark, Aug. 25; Patricia Kubaska, Aug. 27; Terri-Lynn Hamby, Aug. 29; Stephanie Davies, Aug. 30.

Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation Gives Money To Support Nursing Scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College

Bacharach Check Presentation

From left, Myrna Keklak, associate professor of nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College; Donna Vassallo, dean of career education at Atlantic Cape Community College; Dr. Richard Kathrins, president and CEO at Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation; Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Jean McAlister, dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustees operations; and Gabe Staino, senior development officer at Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation.

The Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation donated $25,000 from the Pauline Hollander Scholarship Foundation toward nursing scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College, Thursday, June 30. Through the donation, five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to nursing students at the college.

For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, senior director of resource development & community and alumni outreach, at (609) 463-3670 or, or visit

Internet service interruption planned Friday, July 29

Atlantic Cape Community College’s internet service will be disrupted Friday, July 29, between the hours of approximately 9 and 10 a.m. in order to put in place a circuit upgrade. Internal network services will not be affected.

Tour Guides Needed for New Student Days

Tour guides are needed for New Student Days at all three college campuses.

New Student Days are taking place:

  • 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Mays Landing Campus
  • 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8,  at the Atlantic City Campus
  • 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Cape May County Campus

Tours will be given approximately at 10:30 a.m. and should not run past noon.

Anyone interested should request permission from their supervisor, and contact Rahshana Davis at to confirm.

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Oct. 7 Golf Tournament to Benefit Atlantic Cape Students

21902626073_fb5b251716_zThe 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 7, at the Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, Cape May National will host the tournament to support student scholarships and Foundation operations. In honor of the college’s upcoming 50th anniversary, a few surprises will also be added to the tournament.

The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000. Continue reading

Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape

There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 29.

Register online at or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

First-time Atlantic Cape students applying for fall semester are encouraged to inquire about Atlantic Cape’s Conditional Dual Admission agreements with Stockton, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rutgers universities. Continue reading