Monthly Archives: July 2016

Here’s the Scoop–July 21, 2016

Our deepest condolences to Thomas Hughes, business services, on the loss of his mother and Atlantic Cape retiree, Helen Hughes of Pomona. She was 88.

Helen served the college for almost 34 years providing superb customer and colleague service.  Her outstanding dedication was evidenced through merit increases, perfect attendance awards, promotions, and the fall 1993 recipient of the Employee of the Quarter award.

Former supervisor, Dr. Peter Mora wrote “Mrs. Hughes’ professional demeanor serves as a model for all support staff.  She is well respected by faculty and staff.”

Helen and husband Bill raised five children, including the oldest, Billy, who served the college for three decades and Tom, the youngest, the college’s Manager for receiving, mailroom and central stores.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Tom and family at 171 S. Leeds Point Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.

Man Looking Up at BillboardManny Rodriguez of Mays Landing was named the first community college HERO for the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers March 29.

The billboard is located on the Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville.

Susan DeCicco, program coordinator of college and career pathways, is proud to announce that her son, Cody Lee, competed and successfully earned the position of marching tenors drums with the Oakcrest Marching Ambassadors for their 2016-2017 season. Cody is a senior this year and has been in the percussion section with the Ambassadors for all four years at Oakcrest. He was also  presented with a varsity scholar letter for Oakcrest Boys Tennis at their annual spring banquet held this past June.

Atlantic Cape Art Professor Showcased at Hammonton’s Third Thursday

A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, July 21, for Rita Michalenko, associate professor of art, at Hammonton’s Third Thursday at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery and Downtown Hammonton.

Her  plein air pieces from around the county will be on display, accompanied with complimentary summertime refreshments.

The Seasons of the Quad

Enjoy this stop motion film of the Quad at the Mays Landing Campus going through the change of season beginning Aug. 2015 through late Spring 2016.

The video is made up of 620 still photos.

Volunteers Still Needed to Encourage Enrollment

A message from Enrollment Management:


Over 400 calls have been made over the past couple of weeks to encourage students to register for fall term. There are still plenty of students to be called and with your assistance, we can reach out to many more students to get them enrolled for the start of this coming term.

For a list of students, their phone numbers and a script, please contact Andre Richburg, dean, enrollment management and college relations, directly at

Thank you so much for any time that you can dedicate toward this effort.


The Enrollment Management Team

Construction Fencing Installation Begins July 20 on Quad

The installation of a fence in preparation of the start of construction on the new Student Success Center at the Mays Landing Campus will begin Wednesday, July 20.

The fencing will begin at the loop road next to D Building and continue through the quad and surrounding the area of the new building.

Please use caution in this area and contact Facilities at ext. 5127 with any questions.

Atlantic Cape Showcases UAS Technology for Law Enforcement

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Aviation & Technology Studies Institute demonstrated the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for accident reconstruction July 11, for regional law enforcement agencies.

James Taggart of Galloway, professor of computer information systems, and Tim Cwik of Stone Harbor, adjunct instructor of aviation, explained how to use a UAS to document a crash or crime scene and reconstruct the scene with the footage recovered by the UAS.

Atlantic Cape UAV Demo 7.11.16

Chris Chambers, a graduate of the Professional Helicopter Pilot degree program, and Tim Cwik, adjunct instructor of aviation, prepare equipment for the July 11 accident reconstruction UAS demonstration.

Representatives from the New Jersey State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and other agencies attended the demonstration.

Atlantic Cape has a growing UAS program and will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small UAS rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations released last month.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Register online through WebAdvisor at or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.

Atlantic City Council Resolution Honors Atlantic Cape

The Atlantic City Council approved a resolution congratulating Atlantic Cape Community College on its 50th anniversary at the July 13 city council meeting.

Dr. Peter L. Mora accepted the resolution, which is the first honoring this milestone that the college will celebrate during the 2016-2017 school year.

AC Council-Atlantic Cape Resolution

Dr. Peter L. Mora, center, accepts a resolution from the Atlantic City Council and Mayor Don Guardian congratulating the college on celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The resolution recognized the important role Atlantic Cape plays in higher education for residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties, and its continued efforts to make education and workforce training available and affordable.


In December 1963, the State Department of Education granted approval for the establishment of Atlantic Cape, which became the second college to be organized by the state on April 14, 1964. The college opened its doors to students in September 1966, using facilities rented from Atlantic City High School. Atlantic Cape now has full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House.

The college will kick off a yearlong series of 50th anniversary events with a Community Day, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The event is free and open to the public and will feature music by Seven Stone, face painting, a UAV demonstration, food trucks, craft and nonprofit vendors and much more.



Earn Your Degree Online at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer more than 100 courses online this fall as an option for those unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The college offers 12 associate degree programs entirely online, as well as credits toward any of the college’s 46 degree programs. Fall 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.

Some online options this fall are: Financial Accounting, Essentials of Culinary Nutrition, Graphic Design, Criminal Law, Composition I, Educational Psychology, Western World I, College Algebra and more. Continue reading

E-Building Closing July 25-Aug. 1 Due to Asbestos Removal

From July 25-Aug. 1, E-Building will close for the removal of asbestos. During this time all staff will be relocated and there will be no access to the building. The nurse’s office will be temporary relocated to H-Building in Room H-120.

If anyone should have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ed Perkins in Facilities at ext. 6811.

Atlantic City Council Congratulates College on 50th Anniversary Milestone

IMG_5862The Atlantic City Council approved a resolution congratulating the college on its 50th anniversary, which Atlantic Cape will celebrate during the 2016-2017 school year.
Dr. Peter L. Mora accepted the resolution, which is the first honoring this milestone, at the July 13 council meeting.
The resolution recognized the important role Atlantic Cape plays in higher education for residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties, and its continued efforts to make education and workforce training available and affordable.