Monthly Archives: September 2016

NOTICE: Tree Trimming Oct. 1 at Mays Landing Campus

Be advised there will be tree trimming operations on the Mays Landing Campus Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m.. The contractor will take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of faculty and students on campus.

The work will include trimming of trees along the M-building walkway to C-building and the removal of three holly trees in from of C-building. This work is a code requirement to provide access for fire apparatus to the new Student Success and Career Planning Center.
Contact Ed Perkins at ext. 6811 with questions.

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 30, 2016

Our condolences to Anne Osman, workforce development, on the loss of her beloved mother, Jeanne Butrym of Manahawkin.

Expressions may be sent to Anne at 177 4th Avenue, Estell Manor, NJ 08319.


The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors confirmed Vice President, student affairs and dean of the Cape May County Campus Dr. Mitchell Levy’s appointment to fill the Board seat vacated by Dr. Richard Perniciaro. Dr. Levy will be installed as a director at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner on Oct. 20 along with our other new directors. Continue reading

Accomplishments–Sept. 30, 2016

Robyn McCullough, admissions, graduated from Neumann University on Aug. 18, 2016. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with a GPA of 3.90. McCullough is also 2012 Atlantic Cape graduate.


Janet Marler, associate dean of Academic Support Services, was appointed to the New Jersey Library Network Review Board by State Librarian Mary Chute for a two-year term.  The board’s purpose is to advise the State Librarian on matters related to statewide and inter-regional programs and services, including interaction and linkage between the New Jersey Library Network with other state’s networks and national networks.

Recruitment Roundup–September 2016

Check out where the Admissions & College Recruitment Team have been throughout the month of September!

Sept. 8: Atlantic County Institute of Tech. – Back-to-School Night, Absegami High School – Back-to-School Night, Cedar Creek High School – Back-to-School Night, Oakcrest High School – Back-to-School Night, Lower Cape May Regional HS – Back-to-School Night

Sept. 13: Camden Catholic High School College Fair in Cherry Hill

Sept. 14: Middle Township High School Back-to-School Night, Egg Harbor Township High School Back-to-School Night

Sept. 15: Taj Mahal Job Fair (Atlantic City Campus), Mainland Regional High School Back-to-School Night Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Eyes Student Success with New Center

dsc_1876Atlantic Cape Community College is a leader on student success and retention efforts, and the college broke ground Sept. 29—50 years after the original college groundbreaking—on a new facility that will boost these endeavors.

The $10.3 million Student Success and Career Planning Center at the Mays Landing Campus will support the college’s growing Student Success Initiatives. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot building will house student activities on the first floor and the Student Success and Career Planning Center on the second floor.

The first floor will house traditional student center activities and centralize student clubs, the student newspaper and student recreation. On the second floor, the center will offer guidance and resources to assist students in making informed decisions about career choices, including career counseling and access to computers for job searches, and support other success initiatives. Continue reading

Trustees Approve Contracts, Personnel Matters at September Meeting

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met Sept. 27 to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases at the Mays Landing Campus.

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

–Revision to the Student Success and Career Planning Center bid for alterations bringing the total cost to $13,543,510 to Arthur J. Ogren Inc. of Vineland.

–Mold remediation services, Restoration Management Inc., West Berlin, and MDG Environmental of Maple Shade, $20,660.

–PBX telephone support for FY’17, Tricomm Services Corporation, Moorestown, $60,000.

–Authorizing the college to cancel the remaining contract with Access4ALL and allocate those funds to adjusting the contract with Salome Heyward and Associates to fulfill service outlined in the consent decree with the National Federation for the Blind. Continue reading

October Birthdays

Happy Birthday to those full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month!

Timothy Mangano, Oct. 1; John Atsu-Swanzy, Oct. 2; Daymis Alicea, Richard Luderitz, John Thompson, Oct. 3; Karl Giulian, Oct. 6; Sherwood Taylor, Oct. 7; Tree McCann, Oct. 9; Kathleen Fritz, Vita Stovall, Oct. 11; Patricia Heller, Beth Sanders, Oct. 12; Richard Kalman, Oct. 13; Robert Benner, Oct. 14; Joyce Thurlow, Oct. 16; Leslie Jamison, Oct. 22; Mike Kernan, Oct. 23; Thomas DiPietro, Oct. 24; Kim Oliveto, Oct. 25; John Heenan, Oct. 27; Gene LoPresti, Effie Russell, Oct. 29; Camille Levy, Oct. 30.

Join us for a ‘Middle States Live Chat’ Oct. 24

Please mark your calendars for a “Middle States Live Chat” with the co-chairs of the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, Augustine Nigro and Jean McAlister. At this meeting, Augie and Jean will update faculty and staff on the following:

  • What is Middle States?
  • Timeline for the Self-Study
  • How to get involved
  • Updates available on the website and in the CommuniCator 
Date: Monday, Oct.24, 2016
Time: 3-3:45 p.m.

Location: Mays Landing Campus Room J-202 with broadcasting to CMCC Room 113 and WACC Room 160

Atlantic Cape Named a Leader College by Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream (ATD) designated Atlantic Cape Community College as a “Leader College,” a national honor awarded to institutions in the ATD National Network that have shown three years of steady improvement in two outcomes that measure student success.

“Leader College status represents a sustained, successful effort to build a student-centered culture,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “Colleges that stay focused on the hard work of transformation deserve to be recognized when they make measurable progress.”

Atlantic Cape was awarded Leader College status by demonstrating the success of the Accelerated LearnPrinting Program it launched in 2012. ALP is an effort to improve college success rates for students that test into remedial English.

Through the program, students who test into the second level of remedial English can enroll in ALP. ALP allows the student to bypass the remedial course and go straight into college-level English 101 while taking a support course with the same professor.

The program allows students to save time by taking the courses concurrently and enabling them to begin college-level work immediately.

College data shows 84 percent of students enrolled through ALP complete ENGL101, nearly double the completion rate of students who go the traditional route of remedial English.

“The Leader College award is based on a public, college-wide, shared commitment to enhance student success at Atlantic Cape Community College,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. “This commitment to student completion is grounded in our past Strategic Plan 2012-2016, and expanded in our current Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Over this period, Atlantic Cape has demonstrated the use of data-driven strategies that measure the effectiveness of our student success programs. Moreover, the Leader College award is an external recognition of our efforts to develop a culture of student success at the college.”

Leader Colleges are eligible to compete for all grant-funded learning initiatives offered by ATD and are encouraged to provide leadership and support to other colleges in the ATD network, disseminate lessons learned, support state and national efforts to advance the student success agenda, and continue to improve student outcomes.

Achieving the Dream grants Leader College designation for three-year cycles. After three years, institutions must undergo a recertification process to maintain Leader College status.

This year, Achieving the Dream designated five institutions as Leader Colleges for the first time and recertified 17 Leader Colleges.

Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by the Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, Achieving the Dream today leads a student success network made up of over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams – working throughout 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network helps more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

Atlantic Cape Community College is a comprehensive, two-year college offering flexible, affordable learning for students of all ages since 1966. Atlantic Cape serves residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties at three full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House. The Mays Landing Campus, which encompasses 541 acres in New Jersey’s picturesque Pinelands, houses several academic buildings, the Academy of Culinary Arts with eight training kitchens and a full-service gourmet restaurant, and a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building that opened in January 2015. The Cape May County Campus opened in 2005, providing access to all college programs and amenities close to home. The Worthington Atlantic City Campus houses the Casino Career Institute, which includes a mock casino floor and slot machines, the Health Professions Institute, where students train for careers in allied and auxiliary health fields, and the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies. For more information, visit www.atlantic.edu.

NOTICE: Tree Trimming Oct. 1 at Mays Landing Campus

Be advised there will be tree trimming operations on the Mays Landing Campus Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m.. The contractor will take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of faculty and students on campus.

The work will include trimming of trees along the M-building walkway to C-building and the removal of three holly trees in from of C-building. This work is a code requirement to provide access for fire apparatus to the new Student Success and Career Planning Center.
Contact Ed Perkins at ext. 6811 with questions.