Monthly Archives: March 2017

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–March 24, 2017

Cape May Student Services “Free Tables” for our students have helped many with “Dress for Success” clothing, personal care products and nonperishable food items. Students look forward to having a “free snack” that, for many, is the only thing they have eaten that day. Many students go without food and personal care products because of their living situation and are so grateful that we have this for them. Just this semester alone, we have gone through 10 cases of nonperishable food items. Please contact Tammy DeFranco (ext. 8113) if you would like to donate any personal care items or nonperishable food items.


Many CMCC students rely on the free items on the clothing rack and hygiene table.

Atlantic Cape Archer in All American Contention

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The Atlantic Cape Archery team at the United States Indoor National Championships: (l-r) Head Coach Chad Affrunti, Jacob Verret, Lawrence Biacan, Phil Holmer, Kerri Byrne, Lorena Koidl, Nick Derr, Sarah Cordery, Matthew Schreiber, Christine Papaycik, Ariella Mossman, William Ebert, Yunuen Sabatino and John Repnicki, assistant coach.

Atlantic Cape Community College archers competed with archers from across the country at the United States Indoor National Championships March 11-12 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with one archer now considered to be in All American contention.

Defending Collegiate All American Lorena Koidl, of Point Pleasant, finished fourth in the Female Bowhunter competition. Archers who finish in the top 15 at Indoor Nationals are considered to be in All American contention. The final All American team is awarded based on the top 10 combined scores from the U.S. Indoor and U.S. Outdoor Collegiate Championships.

The Buccaneers will compete in outdoor competition in the Eastern Regional Collegiate Championships in April and then the United States Intercollegiate National Championships in May.

“The team is made up of new archers, many of whom shot personal bests at Indoor Nationals,” said Chad Ryan Affrunti, head coach of the Atlantic Cape archery team. “The team is looking forward to the outdoor season.”

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Atlantic Cape Invites Constituents to Join #NJCC1st Movement

Atlantic Cape Community College has joined with New Jersey’s community colleges to launch the New Jersey’s Community Colleges 1st (#NJCC1st) social media campaign to promote community college quality and affordability in New Jersey.
Atlantic Cape invites students, alumni, donors, trustees, foundation members, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials, and all those who have benefitted from a New Jersey community college, to take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to share their community college success stories using the #NJCC1st hashtag, or by tagging @NJCC1st in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts.
The goal is to highlight community colleges as a worthwhile investment in the future by featuring genuine stories from those who have been positively impacted by New Jersey’s community colleges.
In addition to live social media posts, each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will release a series of testimonial videos that describe the importance of community colleges from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders.
#NJCC1st formally launched during the annual New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Student Lobbying Day, when students kicked off the campaign with their posts from the event at the Statehouse in Trenton March 6.
See why student Katherine Melo chose Atlantic Cape,
About Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic Cape Community College is a comprehensive, two-year college that is celebrating 50 years of offering flexible, affordable learning for students of all ages. 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
About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.

Atlantic Cape’s Art Gallery Hosts ‘Celebrating 32’ Exhibit Through April 22

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‘Rein Ducks,’ a painting by Marian Reinheimer, is featured in the ‘Celebrating 32’ exhibit at Atlantic Cape Community College through April 22.

Atlantic Cape Community College invites the public to view “Celebrating 32,” an exhibit running through April 22 in the art gallery, housed in the William Spangler Library on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The college also invites the public to the Meet the Artists reception, 1 – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in the gallery.

The exhibit celebrates Atlantic Cape Community College’s 32th anniversary of its Fine Arts Workshop series. The workshops have offered a variety of visual instruction to the community and provided the opportunity for participants to work with a professional artist for a nominal fee, through Atlantic Cape’s Continuing Education division.

“Celebrating 32” is in memory of Marian Reinheimer, formerly of Longport, an artist and instructor who was instrumental in starting the workshop series 32 years ago. The exhibit will feature two of Reinheimer’s works, “Rein Ducks” and “Rein Snow Scene,” along with works from workshop students and instructors from throughout the years.

The gallery, located in D Building, hosts monthly exhibits of a wide variety of works, including drawings, paintings, printmaking, computer arts, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media, 2-D design and crafts. Showcased artists include students, faculty and local artisans.

Gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday; and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at or call 609-625-1111, ext. 5346.


Atlantic Cape to Host Open House April 2

Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 2, in the STEM Building at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The Academy of Culinary Arts also will host an open house in M Building during these hours for anyone interested in learning about the culinary and baking programs offered by the ACA at the Mays Landing Campus.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Atlantic Cape faculty and learn about the college’s academic degrees, online degrees and career-training programs. Programs and departments represented include Allied Health and Nursing, Computer Information Systems and Aviation, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Workforce Development. In addition, representatives from Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University will provide information on their dual admission programs with Atlantic Cape.

Admissions staff also will be available to discuss the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities. In addition, Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, will greet guests. Current students also will be on hand to answer questions and lead tours of the campus. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Spring Open House Dates

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this spring for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.

The open houses are planned for 1-3 p.m. at the collegewide open house, Sunday, April 2; and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.  Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Host Information Sessions on Health Careers and Nursing Program

                   Atlantic Cape Community College will hold two information sessions this spring with one focusing on careers in allied health and the other focusing on the college’s nursing program. The Nursing Program Information Session will be held 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in C 3; and the Health Career Planning Session will be held 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in J 202. These sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The Nursing Program Information Session is designed for those specifically interested in pursuing a nursing career. This session will focus on the nursing profession and career advancement opportunities, including the RN-BSN Express option offered by Rutgers University. The program also will cover Atlantic Cape’s Associate in Applied Science degree in nursing that prepares graduates for their registered nurse license. The session will highlight the program requirements, the expansive simulation training facility, the selection process and methods to prepare for the entrance exam.

The second program, the Health Career Planning Session, is designed for those considering and comparing careers in radiologic technology, biomedical science, health services, nursing and more. A representative from the School of Radiologic Technology at Shore Medical Center will discuss its program, ranked third in New Jersey for graduate scores on the ARRT National Certification Exam in 2016. The school has a 100 percent pass rate, and all students found employment as radiologic technologists in 2016. A partnership allows students to earn their Associate in Applied Science degree in radiologic technology from Atlantic Cape.

The program also will cover shorter technical training certificates, offered by Atlantic Cape’s Health Professions workforce programs for EMT, Medical Assistant and more, that lead to entry-level positions and open career advancement pathways. The session will detail the educational requirements to enter and advance in various health professions and will explore training options and alternate career routes. The planning session is tailored to those considering a career change, a return to school and to those currently completing studies toward a healthcare related degree. Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–March 17, 2017

5 Reasons to Love Ireland Beyond St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day here, some of us may have green beer and parades on our minds.  Others may be thinking, “I should go to Ireland.”  Well go ahead, do it!  There are plenty of reasons to love the Irish and Ireland besides St. Patrick’s Day and here are my top five.  Enjoy and start planning your trip to the Emerald Isle!

The people are really nice (even though they’re hard to understand!)

In spite of the difficult to understand (yet lovable) accent, Galway and Dublin are considered two of the friendliest cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler and I’m here to confirm it. As an example, we were in a SuperMac in Dublin, which is an Irish fast food chain. As we stood in line to order, someone approached us and asked us how we were doing. I’m from the east coast of the U.S., and I’m naturally suspicious when I’m in a fast food joint and someone tries to talk to me. Then I realized it was the store manager. He was doing his manager thing, out talking to the customers and probably overheard our “clearly not Irish” accents.  The SuperMac manager was super nice (I know, bad joke), chatting with us about how we liked Dublin and Ireland, and how we came to know about SuperMacs not being from Ireland. I told him we had read about it and that we just happened to see this one and decided to try it out. He thanked us for visiting (crazy, huh?) and wished us a bon appétit! Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–March 17, 2017

Open House at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus

On Tuesday, March 7, Atlantic Cape provided information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at a successful annual open house at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

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Guests are welcomed to Open House on March 7 at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet college faculty and staff, apply for admission, tour the campus, learn about financial aid options and discover how to launch a new career with a college degree or short-term training certificate.

Some of the programs and departments represented included: Admissions, Financial Aid, the Academy of Culinary Arts, Allied Health, Continuing Education, SGA/Student Government/Clubs, Science and Math.

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Open House attendees learn about opportunities on March 7 at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

In The News – March 17, 2017

newspaperSocial media workshops being offered through our Workforce Development Program were posted here by

The Press of Atlantic City did a feature on Dr. Barbara Gaba, college president, here.

Work AC, a partnership between the Atlantic Cape Community College Workforce Development Department, the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, was featured here by posted here about OceanFirst Bank donating $10,000 to support the March 23 Restaurant Gala. featured the March 23 Restaurant Gala here.

The Feb. 28 BOT Meeting was posted here by the Cape May Herald Newspaper, and here by Continue reading