Monthly Archives: June 2017

Here’s the Scoop–June 29, 2017

Madeline Giardina, adjunct instructor, recently published a book, Hooves on the Shore, The Lure of Chincoteague. The book is a pictorial essay on what is so special about Chincoteague, Virginia. The images give a visual description of what life is like on the island including the famous pony swim, the carnival, simple pastimes as well as the beautiful wildlife and fauna surrounding the area.

Giardina is teaching Intro to Digital Photography during the late-start session this fall.

A message from Merrill-Jean Bailey, assistant professor of English: 

“Thanks to all of my colleagues who attended the English Department’s retirement send-off for Tom and me.  It was absolutely lovely. A special thank-you is extended to Jay, Stephanie and Effie for all your time and work organizing this wonderful tribute. I shall always cherish the 26 years spent at Atlantic Cape!”

Julie Heiland, adjunct instructor or religion and sociology, and her family are in the process of raising money to help her 11-year-old autistic son, Francis, obtain a service dog. If you would like to donate to this cause, visit here, or consider sharing with your social media friends and followers.

UPDATE on Farm Fresh Fix Pick-Up for Next Week
box of fruits and vegetablesDue to Tuesday, July 4, being a holiday and the college being closed, all pick-ups will take place on Thursday, July 6.

Mays Landing Campus: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Atlantic City Campus: 1:30-2:15 p.m.

For additional information regarding next week’s pick-up, contact Annie Pape at

Include the codes below to receive a discount on your snack box:

Mays Landing Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC5

Worthington Atlantic City Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC$5

Place your order here:

Atlantic Cape Trustees Approve Personnel Matters at June Meeting

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees approved several grants, personnel changes and contracts and purchases when it met June 27 at the Mays Landing Campus.

In Grant Activity, the Board:

–Approved partnering with Passaic County Community College in the “Advanced Digital Learning Pilot” as part of the New Jersey Community College Consortium’s Ready to Work Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, with Atlantic Cape to train up to 40 students in Advanced Digital Literacy, from Feb. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30. 2018, with total funding of $250,000 to Atlantic Cape.

–Approved submitting an application to and accepting a grant from the New Jersey Department of Education, FY18 Perkins Grant program, for a grant of $491,152, over the term of July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. Continue reading

Agencies/Programs Needed To Aid in Student Hunger Issue

A message from the co-chairs of SSXFC, Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs; and Dr. Denise Coulter, interim dean of Liberal Studies:

“Colleagues, many of us are disturbed by the number of students we speak with whom are hungry or concerned about finding their next meal – Food Anxiety (new term in Student Affairs literature).

To address this issue, the Student Success Cross-Functional Committee (SSXFC) would like to develop a listing of community agencies, programs, food kitchens, etc. that we would be able post on the college’s website as a resource for students and the community.

If you are aware of any such agencies/programs, please forward the information to (Mitchell) with cc: (Aline)

Atlantic Cape and St. Joseph High School Students Sign Dual Credit Agreement June 21

Atlantic Cape Saint Joseph

From left, Louise Fourney, director of guidance at St. Joseph High School; Father Allain Caparas, president/principal of St. Joseph High School; Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; and Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape, after the signing for the dual credit agreement between St. Joseph High School and Atlantic Cape on June 21.

St. Joseph High School students can now earn college credit for coursework they complete through a new agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College. The agreement was approved between Atlantic Cape and the Diocese of Camden for the 2017-18 academic year at St. Joseph High School in Hammonton on Wednesday, June 21.

The agreement states that any St. Joseph High School student who takes Honors Precalculus or Honors Statistic and Probability will receive credits for courses, MATH150 Precalculus and MATH 220 Statistical Methods, at Atlantic Cape. Continue reading

Time is Running Out to Earn College Credit This Summer at Atlantic Cape

Time is running out to register for summer classes at Atlantic Cape Community College. The final six-week summer session runs July 10-Aug. 17. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree this summer.

A variety of credit courses beginning Monday, July 10, include: Introduction to Computers, Public Speaking, U.S. History II, Composition II, Criminal Law, General Chemistry II, Human Anatomy Physiology II, Introduction to Algebra II, Precalculus, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Elementary Spanish II and many more. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–June 22, 2017

two men standing in front of projector screen

Sherwood Taylor, director of Workforce Development, and Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs, presented at the Thomas Edison University’s National Institute for the Assessment of Adult Learning Conference. They presented on the college’s PLA program, looking at both the academic process for assessment and the business model for the same.

Order your Farm Fresh Fix box for next week!

As part of the Green Campus Initiative and efforts to fight hunger across our region, we are offer Farm Fresh Fix, courtesy of Donio Farms/Top Crop.

Orders placed by Sunday for Farm Fresh Fix will have a pick-up time from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesdays outside of STEM at the Mays Landing Campus (closest to parking lot).

Orders placed by Tuesdays for Farm Fresh Fix will have a pick-up time from noon-2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus lobby.

There will be a few boxes of fruit/vegetables for sale, as well.

Each Farm Fresh Fix box contains a mix of fresh and nutritious fruits and/or vegetables sold at a budget-friendly price point.

Include the codes below to receive a discount on your snack box:

Mays Landing Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC5

Worthington Atlantic City Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC$5

Place your order here:

Registration Underway for Fall Semester at Atlantic Cape’s Atlantic City Campus

outside of building painted blueAtlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this fall at its Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Classes offered this fall include: Intro to Visual Arts, Intro to College Chemistry, Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Intro to Computers, Intro to Public Relations, Television History, Public Speaking, Macroeconomics, Intermediate ESL I, Fundamental English Grammar, Reading/Writing I, Composition I, Earth Science, Intro to Cultural Geography, Western World I, Precalculus, College Algebra, Statistical Methods, Accelerated Elementary Algebra, Music Appreciation, Child Psychology, Elementary Spanish I, and Intro to Theater. Continue reading

Last Chance for Scholarships to the Academy of Culinary Arts

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, there is still time to register for fall 2017 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.

Scholarships are available for incoming students. The deadline to apply is June 29. For scholarship information, contact Erin Adasczik at 609-343-5624.

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools, and leads to 100 percent job placement. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–June 15, 2017

man cutting cake

The Safe Campus Cross Functional Committee celebrated Bill Keener, director of Public Safety and Security, and his contributions to the college at its June 12 meeting. Keener will retire July 1.

woman holding certificate smilingDeborah Seaman, nursing skills lab manager, earns certificate in Healthcare Simulation from Drexel University. The training covered using standardized patients and human patient simulators (manikins). Participants learned how to write nursing scenarios and use scenarios for teaching nursing skills and critical thinking. Debriefing techniques and moulage were also covered in the intensive training program.

The Accelerated Learning Program Summer Institute was held  June 13, in the Rutger’s Building on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

The program highlighted the college’s successful practices of the ALP Program for educators from other community colleges, and Atlantic Cape faculty, as well.

Speakers included Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs; Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP coordinator and ALP professor; Effie Russell, ALP professor; Leila Crawford, ALP professor; and Richard Russell, English department coordinator and ALP professor.

Attendee evaluation of the event was all positive. Multiple attendees suggested a second, follow-up workshop, and attendees mentioned leaving with “much to think about” and referred to the facilitators as a “great group of mentors.”

The Traveling Adjunct–June 15, 2017

5 Reasons Why I love Saba

mountain covered in trees and cottages

Welcome to the June edition of the Traveling Adjunct! Unless you’re a scuba diver, chances are you haven’t heard of the Caribbean island of Saba. Why you may ask?  Well, it’s not your typical Caribbean island. Sandy beaches? Nope.  Nightlife. Nada. So what’s the draw? The diving and hiking!

Saba is  a volcanic island located in the Caribbean roughly 30 miles southwest of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Like Bonaire and Sint Eustatius (aka, Statia), Saba became a special municipality of the Netherlands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in October 2010.  The other islands of the former Netherlands Antilles – Curaçao and Sint Maarten– became autonomous countries, while Aruba became a constituent state – a territorial and constitutional entity forming part of a sovereign state. I digress. Anyway, Saba covers about five square miles.  And as of January 2013, the population was just under 2,000 – which is about 500 more inhabitants than the first time I visited!

The main town, with most of the shops and restaurants is called Windwardside. The capital or administrative center is call The Bottom. Fort Bay is at the harbor and is where you catch the ferry and board dive boats.  Some of the other areas are Zion’s Hill (aka Hell’s Gate), Troy Hill and Booby Hill.

Now that you know where it is, here’s why I love it!

It really is the Unspoiled Queen

The official nickname of Saba is the Unspoiled Queen and it’s easy to see why. The Sabans are serious about maintaining their resources – primarily the rain forest for hiking and the underwater world for diving. There’s not a franchise or chain restaurant around. Sure, there’s satellite television and ATM machines are available, but those are probably the closest things you’ll get to the big city. The cottages (most people don’t call them houses) don’t have addresses, they have names, like Dushi Cottage (dushi means cute) or Flossie’s Cottage (I haven’t stayed at either).  Yeah, there are hotels, but they’re not megaresorts. They’re personal and cozy and intimate and all part of why I love Saba. Continue reading