Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Oct. 7, 2016

Submitted by Rebecca Ackley

Dr. Mitchell A. Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and dean of the Cape May County Campus, and/or Tammy DeFranco, director of Student Services and Campus Management at the Cape May County Campus, represented Atlantic Cape at the following community events: Cape May Chamber of Commerce Business luncheon Sept. 5; Cape May County Superintendents Breakfast meeting Sept. 14; Lower Township Chamber of Commerce luncheon and  NJ Shore Partnership meeting Sept. 20; Coastal Target Partnership Event and a fundraiser for Cape Assist.

Levy and DeFranco also hosted meetings with Cassandra Shellhorn from the Cape May County Council for Young Children Sept. 20; Donna Groome, executive director of Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services; and Tom Piratzky, vice president of Marketing and Public Relations and executive director of CR Foundation for Cape Regional Health Systems.

Levy appeared with Dr. Richard Perniciaro, executive vice president, planning, research and facilities and dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, on the Bob Burns Radio Show Sept. 23 to discuss their roles at the helm of their respective campuses.

Levy also attended the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce New Directors Orientation Oct. 5.

Kristin Jackson, director of Admissions, and Tammy DeFranco, director of Cape May Campus Student Services and Campus Management, spoke to a group of students in the High School Equivalency program and provided information about Atlantic Cape and careers.

Cape May Chamber of Commerce presented an active shooter workshop, Sept. 30, at the Cape May County Campus and Dr. Levy provided welcome remarks. There were two sessions and about 40 attendees.

We would like to welcome Rebecca Ackley, office coordinator of Support Services at CMCC. If you have a room scheduling question, please contact Rebecca at ext. 3619 or email

Welcome to Allison Giampapa, the newest member of our Cape May County Campus Admissions team!

Welcome to LaQuinta Price and Abbi Nouri, our two new facilitators for CMCC’s first virtual lecture classes this semester!

Continuing Education has presented many exciting and educational workshop sessions this semester at the Cape May County Campus. Students have expressed their satisfaction with these sessions.

DeFranco presented a 9/11 memorial service at the Cape May County Campus. Adjunct instructor Helen McCaffrey and DeFranco spoke of the tragedy and students were engaged and involved by dedicating and reading poems and stories. About 30 students attended this event. Thank you to SGA for supporting this program.


CMCC is offering career workshops in the new Student Success and Career Center, including time management skills, resume and cover letter writing and career exploration. For more information, contact DeFranco, at ext. 8113, or

Welcome Back week at CMCC was very exciting for our students. Students were offered free notebooks, pens and snacks. Students were happy to have the tools of success presented to them for the beginning of this semester. Thank you SGA for all of your support.

CMCC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, with a poster display in the first-floor lobby.

McCaffrey was a guest speaker on “Conversations with Peter Solomon,” in June, July and September.

image-4Student and CARA representative Christy Kane presented a photo display, “The Honeymoon Stage,” showing the stages of abuse in relationships. The photo display is located on the second floor as part of the CARA Clothesline Project, an art project to spread awareness of domestic and sexual abuse. Ackley designed a T-shirt as part of the display.  

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