Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Feb. 17, 2017

A New Face on Campus

We are pleased to welcome Learh Scarbrough, administrative office professional, to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. Learh (pronounced “Leah”) comes to us from the Continuing Education department/Workforce Development office as an administrative assistant. Before coming to Atlantic Cape, Learh worked at the One Stop Career Center in Pleasantville. She was also a preschool teacher in the Head Start Program at Atlantic Human Resources in Atlantic City. She volunteers in various capacities, including at the Atlantic City Library as a reader to children. In her new role, Learh provides support to faculty and campus management. She is usually on campus Monday through Friday part time during the day, and can be reached at ext. 4875 or at lscarbro@atlantic.edu.

It’s a Boy!

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Diana Adams’ new bundle of joy, Cruz, born Feb. 1.

We are happy to announce that Diana Adams, part-time admissions assistant, had a baby boy on Feb. 1! The new arrival, named Cruz, weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. We congratulate her and extend best wishes on the new bundle of joy. We look forward to seeing her back on campus in April.

Sharing Love on Valentine’s Day on Campus in Atlantic City

Every Feb. 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Worthington Atlantic City Campus students are loved and Student Services treated them to free bags of M&M’s for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. The students expressed their gratitude and were truly appreciative of free candy. Special thanks to Maliah Morgan, work-study student, for assisting Vita Stovall, specialist, with this student activity.

women displaying cases of M&Ms.

Vita Stovall showcases the Valentine’s Day treats at the AC Campus.

Celebrating Black History Month: Turiya S.A. Raheem Discusses Atlantic City

Black history was celebrated at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus on Feb.15, when English Instructor Turiya S.A. Raheem spoke about her book, HBO documentary and family and the Atlantic City community’s history with love, warmth and humor. No other history of Atlantic City has been written to shed light on the migration, motivations, achievements and contributions that Black families made in the popular resort, prior to the casino era, until Turiya Raheem’s “Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside.” She wrote her book as a testimony and proud legacy of a family-owned and operated business that has shaped the day-to-day life of resort dwellers who are rarely given credit.

There were 26 in attendance, including students, staff and faculty. Turiya included a question and answer session following her presentation. Everyone was treated to light refreshments. Vita Stovall, student affairs, thanked her for her illuminating reconstruction of Atlantic City’s Northside history and remarked how valuable her contribution is to the literature on Atlantic City.

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Turiya S. A. Raheem & her memoir, Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City.

Men and women sitting listening.

The audience enjoys Turiya Raheem’s presentation and book review about Atlantic City

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