Monthly Archives: January 2017

Time is Running out to Apply for Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Filing Deadline is Feb. 10

The filing deadline for Atlantic Cape Community College’s 2017 Student Scholarship Application Packet is fast approaching. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 10. Atlantic Cape offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships for students who are continuing their studies at Atlantic Cape or transferring to another college in the fall.

Some scholarships include:

  • Mayor Don Guardian’s “A New Beginning” Scholarship, awarded to Atlantic City residents
  • PR Council of Greater Atlantic City Scholarship for journalism majors
  • Moeller Family Scholarship and the Janice Leach Scholarship for nursing majors
  • Andy J. Scholarship, A & R Mack Scholarship, Ashley A. Masters Scholarship, Sturdy Savings Bank Scholarship and Baucus & Co. Scholarship for business majors
  • Cape May National Golf Club Scholarship open to all majors
  • Frances M. Zaberer Scholarship for culinary arts majors
  • Samuel A. Donio Scholarship for education majors
  • Martin Marino Scholarship for psychology majors
  • Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 Scholarship for veterans
  • Gerri Black Creative Writing Scholarship for English or communication majors
  • Jamie Crescenzo Scholarship for criminal justice majors

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Atlantic Cape Students May Earn College Credit for Nontraditional Forms of Learning

At Atlantic Cape Community College, students may earn credit for nontraditional forms of learning as they pursue an Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies degree. In this fast-tracked route to an associate degree, students may earn college credit for work experience, industry credentials, non-collegiate instruction and examination scores.

The degree is designed for those with professional experience in areas such as allied health, criminal justice, aviation, hospitality, legal services, culinary, information technology and the military. Students complete a minimum of 20 general education course credits and may earn up to 25 technical core credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA.) In addition, students may obtain up to nine general education credits by passing an exam. All told, a student may earn up to 50 percent of the 62-64 credits required for the degree through nontraditional means.

Prior Learning Assessment is a process in which college faculty evaluate a student’s non-college training and experience. First students must apply to the program; then they may submit non-college transcripts, certifications, licenses, ratings or a portfolio of professional work for assessment. For more details on PLA, contact Bojan D. Zilovic, PLA coordinator and assistant professor of Information Systems & Aviation Studies, at or 609-343-4959.

If submitting a portfolio is recommended, students may enroll in the Career Portfolio Development Course to learn how to create a portfolio that effectively documents knowledge gained outside the college classroom that may be applied toward college credit. For instance, a restaurant manager may be able to demonstrate college-level learning about hospitality, sales, marketing or human resources management. Continue reading

Faculty/Staff Email Signature for Scholarship Application Promotion

The deadline for students to apply for Atlantic Cape scholarships is fast approaching – Feb. 10.

Since many faculty and staff members communicate directly with their students by way of email, an email signature with a link to the scholarship application has been crafted below.

To modify your email signature, go to “settings” and scroll down to signature and paste in the below message, then hit “save changes” at the bottom.

Atlantic Cape Community College’s 2017 Student Scholarship Application Packets are due by Friday, Feb. 10. Click here to access a 2017 Scholarship Application.”

Lunch Specials at Careme’s this Week

This week’s specials at Careme’s are:

  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
  • Ziti Bolognese, featuring home-made pasta
  • Barbecue Pork Belly Sliders

These items are available with the guest’s choice of soup, salad or dessert for $8.95.

Call the restaurant at ext. 4940 for a reservation.

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Jan. 27, 2017

Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes invited Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director, CMCC Student Services & Campus Management, and Cynthia Correa, director, WACC Student Services and Institutional Career Services, to speak about Title IX in conjunction with their topic on Sexual Assault to the Cape May League of Women Voters recently. As a graduate of the college, Freeholder Hayes spoke very highly of Atlantic Cape and said that the college helps many people achieve their goals.

Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and dean of the Cape May County Campus, and Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director, CMCC Student Services & Campus Management,  presented a Values Workshop and a Career Exploration Workshop to 18 visiting students from Wildwood High School through the College and Career Readiness Program that is presented through Workforce Development area’s Sonia Cruz and Sherwood Taylor on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Cape May County Campus.


Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus-Jan. 27, 2017

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Campus Lobby Beautification

Women sitting at desk

The Worthington Atlantic City Campus lobby has undergone a beautification project. During the holiday break, and a few days into the new year, the lobby was repainted and security furniture has been replaced to enhance functionality and campus decor. The area includes safety enhancements, an accessible desk and a more inviting environment. We hope you enjoy the improvements.

Atlantic Cape Community College Invites the Public to a Singer-Songwriter Supper

Atlantic Cape Community College invites the public to attend an evening with singer-songwriter Patty Blee on Thursday, Feb. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at its Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

The evening will begin with a buffet dinner featuring hot and cold appetizers, a garden salad, pasta primavera and assorted desserts. Beverages will include coffee, tea and bottled water. Following dessert, Blee will give a 45-minute performance of original work and popular classics. Her husky voice, confessional songs and roots sound have led to comparisons to such luminaries as Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. Following the performance, Blee will sell and sign her work.

Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 609-343-4907 or email Please note if you would like to be seated with another party.

This is one in a series of events, during the 2016-2017 school year, commemorating the college’s 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents. The college has grown to include three campuses located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House. Continue reading