Monthly Archives: November 2017

December Birthdays

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

Josette Katz, Linda Palmer, Dec. 3; Richard Benner, Dec. 6; Karen Zaniewski, Dec. 9; Dolores Giannini, Jolie Masters, Dec. 10; Edwin Nieves, Harry Whitelam, Dec. 11; Tonya Cooper, Dec. 12; Leslie Atherholt, Michelle Andrews, Dec. 13; Matthew Miller, Dec. 14; Tammy DeFranco, Michele Leacott, Charita McClain, Pam Baker, Virginia Macrie, Dec. 16; Crista Golden, Dec. 20; Cheryl Ann Garwood, Dec. 22; Lisa Stein, Dec. 27; Carolyn Coulter, Maria Giordano, Dec. 28; Mandee McCullough, Dec. 29.

Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees approves Dave Coskey as Board Chair for a Second Term and Honors Trustee Mary Long for Two Decades of Service

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees appointed officers at its annual reorganization meeting on Nov. 28. The Board unanimously reappointed Chairperson Dave Coskey, Vice Chairperson Maria Mento,

Treasurer James Kennedy and Board Secretary Jean McAlister. Their terms run until November 2018. The Board also approved their regular meeting schedule for 2017-2018 and set official banking depositories.

The addition of Hospitality Management Certificate program and the drop of Paralegal Studies, A.S. degree, both effective Fall 2018, was approved by the Board. The Board also approved the FY 17 Draft Financial Statement and the FY 18 Financial Statement through October 31, 2017. Continue reading

Cape May County Campus offers Seasonal Semester this Spring

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Atlantic Cape Community College’s Cape May County Campus is launching the “Cape May Seasonal Semester,” a pilot semester that “works around your schedule,” beginning this spring.

The classes being offered run from Jan. 16-April 14, accommodating those with work schedules that reflect the summer tourism industry in Cape May County. Classes offered include Public Speaking, U.S. History II, Computers, Biology, Statistical Methods, Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing. Continue reading

Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Visits Atlantic Cape, Meets President on Nov. 27

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John Risley III of Egg Harbor Township, left, with Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, during a visit at the college’s Mays Landing Campus on Monday, Nov. 27.

Boy Scout John Risley III of Egg Harbor Township got the opportunity to meet with Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, as well as tour the Mays Landing Campus, on Monday, Nov. 27, after recently being recognized in the Current of Egg Harbor Township for his service project that benefits military serving overseas. Continue reading

Grand Opening of the Nonprofit Resource Center at Cape May County Campus Dec. 1

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Atlantic Cape Community College’s Cape May County Campus will host a grand opening of the Nonprofit Resource Center at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1.

The Nonprofit Resource Center is located in the Mullock Family Library of the Cape May County Campus, and is sponsored by the Mullock Family and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
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Gala 50/50 Raffle Tickets Available for Purchase Now; The Perfect Holiday Gift Benefits Atlantic Cape Students

Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2018 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and will provide emergency funds for students with unforeseen financial needs.

Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each and are available now just in time for holiday gift giving. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 28 Restaurant Gala at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Hosts Open House Dec. 8

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a culinary career, 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, Dec. 8, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M Building. The ACA was named No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.

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

Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 22, 2017

Student Tatiana Morales and her family are no longer in need of clothing (they are very appreciative of all of the donations they have received from the college community.)

They now just need the following items:

Coats: (ex large) men, (ex large) women (size 7-8) boys

Jackets: (ex large) men, (ex large) women, (size 7-8) boys

Shoes & boots- men’s (8.5) women’s  7,7.5,8.5, 10, 11, boy’s (size 13)

Also needed: towels, and sheets, scarfs, gloves and hats. Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–Nov. 22, 2017

6 Fun Thanksgiving Facts
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Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  And while most of us look at it as a day of eating and watching sports, here are six quirky factoids to mull over while you’re recovering from your turkey coma!
Just a note about Thanksgiving in the United States…
In the United States, we trace Thanksgiving back to the Pilgrims who came from England in 1621 and settled in Massachusetts. The “first” Thanksgiving celebrated the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World. It’s been a national holiday in the U.S. since 1863, and is celebrated on the last Thursday of November.
1.  Oh, Canada!
Yup, our neighbors to the north celebrate Thanksgiving, too! In Canada, it’s celebrated on the second Monday of October.
And just in case you thought only countries in North America celebrated Thanksgiving – think again! Germany celebrates Thanksgiving on the first Sunday of October. Japan does it every Nov. 23. Grenada’s Thanksgiving is on Oct. 25 and Norfolk Island (in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand) celebrates Thanksgiving on the last Wednesday of November!

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Two Academy of Culinary Arts Students Receive Scholarships from the Somers Point Restaurant Association

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From left to right, academy student Ony Randrasana of Somers Point, Pat Hurst of Egg Harbor Township, owner of Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse; academy student Briana Husak of Vineland, and Bill Hurst of Egg Harbor Township, owner of Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse.

The Somers Point Restaurant Association awarded two $500 scholarships to Academy of Culinary Arts students, Ony Randrasana of Somers Point and Briana Husak of Vineland, for their academic achievements and participating in this year’s Somers Point “Sip & Savor” Restaurant Week Kick-Off event that was held on Sunday, Oct. 29.  Continue reading