Monthly Archives: October 2017

Academy of Culinary Arts to Host 21st Annual Food & Wine Festival Nov. 17 Benefiting Culinary And Hospitality Students at Atlantic Cape

culinary student serving food to female customerThe word, “festival,” originated in the 14th century and is derived from the word, “feast.” What better way to celebrate food and wine than with a festival shared with friends? Wine and food enthusiasts can do just that at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. In conjunction with the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the academy hosts this celebration where guests will be treated to authentic French country food “live cooking stations” operated by culinary students, complemented by selection of international wines, and topped off with a delectable dessert reveal to end the night.

The event takes place in the working kitchens of the academy offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how our area’s top culinary and hospitality students prepare for such a unique event. In the past, it was known as a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting open only to Chaîne members and their guests, but last November the event was reimagined as the Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival, now includes wines of many different origins to complement the students’ preparations, and is open to the public. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape’s Art Gallery Features ‘Abstract Views’ Exhibit Nov. 3-Dec. 9

Marcus 1Atlantic Cape Community College’s art gallery will host “Abstract Views,” an exhibit showcasing artwork by artists Chung-Fan Chang of Sewell, Valeria Marcus of Atlantic City, Robin Wesner of Linwood and MudGirls Studios of Atlantic City, Nov. 3-Dec. 9.

The gallery is located inside the William Spangler Library, D Building, at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Gallery hours are: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday; and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Hosting Fall Open Houses in November and December

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

The open houses are planned for 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15; and 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, Dec. 8, 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. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Will Offer Social Media Workshops for Businesses and Nonprofits

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer four separate workshops focused on using social media effectively in business or the nonprofit sector. Each workshop will meet 6-9 p.m. on an upcoming Tuesday or Thursday at the Mays Landing Campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike. The following workshops will be offered:

Social Media for Professional Business (Nov. 2) focuses on using social media to engage customers and market your business and on discovering which social media tools potential customers favor.

Social Media: Using Twitter and Instagram (Nov. 14) is geared toward beginners and provides information and guidance on cultivating followers, creating an editorial calendar, defining the theme of your Twitter or Instagram, and balancing fun, interactive elements like pictures and videos. Continue reading

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

Submitted by Dr. Tammy DeFranco

Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director of CMCC, and Wendy Gray, program officer, have been presenting many career workshops to students. Students stated that the workshops have been informative and have learned that there are many choices for them as well as finding out which degree is going to help towards their career goals.

Clothesline Project

woman standing in front of table with information on domestic violence

Dr. Tammy DeFranco would like to give a special thank you to Cape Assist and their information table and clothesline project for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness.

Clothesline Projects all over the world remind people of the real meaning of violence statistics that are often ignored. It originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 when a member of the Cape Cod’s Women’s Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates Dr. Barbara Gaba as the Ninth President

Dr. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the institution

woman smilingAtlantic Cape Community College celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the college’s ninth president today. Dr. Gaba is the first woman and first African American in office and will preside over the college’s three campuses in Atlantic City, Cape May County and Mays Landing.

Maria Mento, vice chairperson of the board of trustees, presented Gaba with the presidential medallion, representing the beginning of Dr. Gaba’s term. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Oct. 27, 2017

A message from Kristin Jackson, senior manager, resource development, alumni and foundation events:

After working in the Atlantic Cape Admissions Office for nearly ten years, most recently serving as the director of Admissions and College Recruitment,  I decided to pursue an exciting opportunity available in the Resource Development Office at the Cape May County Campus. I’m really looking forward to taking on different challenges, gaining new knowledge and becoming a part of the Cape May County Campus team! Thank you to the faculty and staff here at the CMCC for such a warm welcome and my deepest gratitude to my Admissions and extended Student Affairs family for their support and well wishes.

Office Location: CMCC, Third Floor, Room 323

Phone Number: (609) 463-3621 or x3621 if calling internally

Email Address: Same,

Title: Senior Manager, Resource Development, Alumni, and Foundation Events

Elinor Mattern retired from the English department last year, but she doesn’t call it retirement; she calls it freelancing. She’s writing and teaching creative writing here and there.

She recently had three poems published in The Red Wheel Barrow, one in the prosimetric travelogue, Beyond the Saguaros, and one coming out in Challenges for the Delusional: Prompts & Poems.

She will be giving a poetry reading in Bridgewater on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

She is also coordinating a program in which she and five other teachers will teach English at an engineering university in Prague next summer and took a training for teaching expressive dance.

The house of student Tatiana Morales was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning, and she and her family are in desperate need of clothing and donations.

Clothing types and sizes needed are listed below:

women’s shirts: L, XL, 2X, 3X

women’s pants: 3X, XL, L

women’s shoes: 7,7.5,8.5, 10, 11

men’s shirts: L, XL

men’s pants: L

men’s shoes: 8.5

boy’s shirts: 7-8

boy’s pants: 7-8

boy’s shoes: 13

Donations can be dropped off at the Counseling Office located in J Building of the Mays Landing Campus.If you wish to donate monetarily, a Go Fund Me page is available here.

If you have questions, email Lynette Ingram at or call ext. 5667.

The Traveling Adjunct–Oct. 27, 2017

5 Places to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween will soon be upon us! Are you looking for somewhere to get your fright on?  Ever wonder how other places celebrate the spooky holiday?  Well here are five places and ideas to satisfy your ghoulish trip cravings!

1.  Finger Lakes Region, New York – Many people think of the Finger Lakes for wine tasting or a romantic getaway, but at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, New York, they have Scaerial Adventures where you can ride haunted zip-lines. It looks awesome!

2.  Estes Park, Colorado – The Stanley Hotel.  Yup, the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining, is supposedly really haunted and the hotel takes advantage of its reputation at Halloween! They celebrate the Twin Terror Weekends that include a murder mystery dinner, The Shining Ball and the Halloween Masquerade Party. So, if seeing or reading The Shining didn’t creep you out enough, you have another option. Continue reading

November Birthdays

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

Bo Zilovic, Nov. 1; Eileen Curristine, Nov. 3; Kasey Dunlap, Nov. 4; Gorgianne Giordano, Nov. 5; Stephen FiskJesse Kurtz, Nov. 6; Jean McAlister, Nov. 10; John Kyere, Nov. 11; Gwen McIntyre, Nov. 13;  Christopher Vallese, Nov. 16; Danays Hernandez, Nov. 17; Maurice CallawayRegina Van Epps, Nov. 19; Darick Garrison, Nov. 22; JoAnna Johns, Heather Boone, Nov. 23; Deborah Seaman, Nov. 28; Luis MontefuscoAugustine Nigro, Nov. 29.

New Trustee White-Coursey Joins the Atlantic Cape Trustees; Resolutions and Contracts Approved at October Board Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees meeting was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

The board was joined by its new trustee, Leslie White-Coursey, an educator for over 16 years and the vice principal at Martin Luther King Jr. School in Atlantic City. Continue reading