Monthly Archives: July 2017

Last Chance to Register for Fall Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts

Time is running out to register for fall 2017 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.

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.

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 Trustees Approves Contracts and Personnel Matters at July Meeting

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees approved several grants, personnel changes and contracts and purchases when it met July 25 at the Mays Landing Campus.

In Grant Activity, the Board:

–Approved submitting an application to NJCCC for the College Readiness Now IV program to increase the number of college-ready students graduating high school by fostering community college and high school partnerships that improve student success, for a grant of $42,980, over the term of July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

–Approved submitting an application to National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, Small Grants for Institutions New to the ATE Program to undertake a project to improve science and engineering technician education programs, for a grant of up to $225,000, total over two years, over the anticipated term of June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020.

— Approved the application as a partner of Rutgers University CAIT to the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, with the college being responsible for developing a UAS Infrastructure Inspection Training Program and to receive up to $30,000 each year over six years, with an anticipated start date of Nov. 30, 2017 through September 30, 2023. Continue reading

Dr. Gaba Featured in ‘Dean & Provost’ Publication

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, was featured in the July 2017 Dean & Provost newsletter regarding leadership.

See Page 12 of Publication Here to Read Article. 

The Traveling Adjunct–July 27, 2017

Ugh!  10 Tips to Deal with Jetlag!

You’re all packed and ready to go on your dream vacation to _________(fill in the blank)! You’re so excited!! Itinerary. Check. Passport.Got it. Emergency contacts written multiple places. Yup. You’re ready for everything…. except jet lag. You need a game plan, but you don’t have one. So, whaddaya do? Well, I’m no doctor, but I’ve read a ton about jet lag to learn how to minimize my own suffering and a while back, in, I wrote about surviving a really long flight.  So, I thought it would make sense to talk about what happens AFTER that really long flight. I’m passing along what I learned from reading and from personal experience and I hope it helps if you’re gearing up for your own travels to a far off place!  

reflection of plane in window with woman standing

So what exactly is jet lag?

Before figuring out what to do about jet lag, it helps to know exactly what it is. Also known as desynchronosis, or jet lag disorder, jet lag is a physiological condition that messes with our body’s circadian (daily) rhythms. Continue reading

Progress Continues on Student Center


Progress continues on the two-story 20,000-square-foot Student Center Building on the Mays Landing Campus. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new building was held back on Sept. 29, 2016. Progress continued throughout 2016-17 with the installation of Geopiers in December 2016, concrete footings in January 2017, steel columns and beams went up in February 2017, followed by concrete pours of the second and third floors in March 2017. This summer the building has really started to take shape with the installation of the sheet rock, windows and stonework. The expected completion date is late November/early December of 2017. The anticipated grand opening of the new space is projected for spring semester 2018. Continue reading

Accomplishments–July 27, 2017

Glenda Stogel, college recruiter, shared the following: 

Yesenia Martinez attends Atlantic Cape majoring in Nursing: she competed for entry to the nursing program and has been selected to begin Nursing 1 this fall. She gained work experience via work-study as an office assistant in the Counseling & Support Services office at the Mays Landing Campus during the spring semester. Yesenia was chosen by AtlantiCare to participate in the AtlantiCare Minority Management Internship and Scholarship Program. AtlantiCare, a member of the Geisenger Health System, designed this opportunity for traditionally under-represented students to experience the diversity and scope of management career opportunities available in the healthcare environment.

The internship includes paid on-the-job training and learning experiences from the AtlantiCare management team. Through a rotation process, the intern will be exposed to various operational areas within the health system, gaining insight into skills, behaviors and experience required to become a leader in healthcare management. Areas of work may include: diversity, finance, marketing, human resources, IT, education, customer experience, finance and risk management. Yesenia is engaged full time for nine weeks this summer and again next next summer. Upon successful completion of the first summer program, she will receive a $500 scholarship toward her first year of the nursing program.  Upon successfully completing a second summer program in 2018, the scholarship award increases to $1500 toward completing her degree.

AtlantiCare selected two students this year including Yesenia from Atlantic Cape and one student attending Cornell University.  Congratulations Yesenia!


August Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

David Moderski, Russell Waugh, Aug. 4; Eric Stewart, Aug. 5; Bryant Brown, Aug. 8; Susan DePhilippis, Aug. 9; Myrna Morales-Keklak, Aug. 12; Michelle Perkins, Aug. 13; Vincent Tedeschi, Aug. 15; Rita Michalenko, Valerie Reed, Aug. 16; Nancy Hand, Victor Moreno, Aug. 18; Jay Peterson, Aug. 20; John Taggart, Aug. 22; Barbara Clark, Aug. 25; Patricia Kubaska, Aug. 27; Terri-Lynn Hamby, Aug. 29; Stephanie Davies, Aug. 30.

Finance Hosting ‘Bank Days’ at Each Campus

The Finance department is holding “Bank Days” in conjunction with the New Student Orientations at each campus.

Employees and students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit with a bank, learn about their services and products or open an account. Banks represented will include: Ocean First Bank, Bank of America, PNC, Towne Bank and Wells Fargo.

Ocean First Bank (the College’s bank), is offering incentives up to $200 to our employees who opens an account with them.  Please stop by their table for more information.

Banks will be present from approximately 10 a.m.-12 p.m. the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, Aug. 2—Mays Landing Campus, near gym

Tuesday, Aug. 8— Cape May County Campus, first floor

Thursday, Aug. 10—Atlantic City Campus, Cafeteria

For more information, contact Mike Kernan at

Oct. 13 Golf Tournament to Benefit Atlantic Cape Students

GolfThe 2017 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 13, at the Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to support student scholarships and Foundation operations.

The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at 11:30 a.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000. Continue reading

Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape

There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Register online at or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

First-time Atlantic Cape students applying for fall semester are encouraged to inquire about Atlantic Cape’s Conditional Dual Admission agreements with Stockton, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rutgers universities. Continue reading