Monthly Archives: November 2017

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Awards Four Scholarships to Culinary and Hospitality Students at Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival Nov. 17

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From left, Khoi Bui of Atlantic City, hospitality scholarship recipient; Morgan Markee of Millville, culinary scholarship recipient; Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Ashley Vassallo of Williamstown, culinary scholarship recipient; Isabella McLaughlin of Brigantine, culinary scholarship recipient; and Dr. Scott Strenger, Atlantic City chapter Chaîne des Rôtisseurs member and sponsor of the students’ Chaîne des Rôtisseurs memberships.

The Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival held Friday, Nov. 17, welcomed nearly 120 attendants to the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus where they dined on authentic French country food and desserts prepared and served by ACA students, as well as sampled international wines.

The event took 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. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Invites Students to Hands-On FAFSA Sessions in December

Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sessions will be held at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on the following dates in Lab 132:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

Financial aid specialists will provide information, answer questions and help students complete a 2018-2019 online FAFSA form. Students must bring their own and their parents’ 2016 tax returns, all W-2 forms and all Social Security numbers. Students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo ID (student ID or a state-issued ID.) Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 17, 2017

Our condolences to Athena Kramvis of Career and Academic Planning on the loss of her beloved grandmother, Amalia Trupos.

Expressions may be sent to Athena at 123 S. Ridgeway Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

A message from Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations:

Atlantic Cape and the Community FoodBank of NJ partnered to provide free food to students in need at all three campuses on Nov. 14. Thank you to the Community FoodBank of NJ  college committee. Special thanks to AAUW members from Atlantic and Cape May counties who volunteered their time to distribute food to students. Thanks to Linda Palmer and Tammy DeFranco for coordinating distribution at Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses. Thanks to Tommy Hughes for coordinating deliveries at the Mays Landing Campus, as well as Paula Davis and her team for their support in distribution in student services. There were 150 boxes distributed.  A true team effort for students.

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Ann Marchesani (AAUW-AC branch), left, and Debbie Walker (AAUW-CM Branch) at the Cape May County Campus.

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Pictured are volunteers Lynne Walters, Beverly Schechtman and Helen Walsh at the Atlantic City Campus.

Two women in front of boxes.

Gail Davis and Linda Harmon staffing the donation box pick-up at the Mays Landing Campus.

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Nov. 17, 2017

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Stockton University Student Tour

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Vita Stovall and Charmaine Hall during the tour of Stockton University.


Students from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus visited Stockton University on Nov. 10. Vita Stovall, adviser and adjunct professor of social science, took 17 students to experience first-hand the atmosphere at a four-year university. Steven Phillips, assistant director of Admissions, greeted the students and spoke to them about the admissions process. He gave them a great idea of what it would be like to transfer to Stockton University. Continue reading

Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation Gives Money To Support Nursing Scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College

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Back row from left, Myrna Keklak of Egg Harbor Township, associate professor of nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College; Paige Fenton of Hammonton, Christine Zolna of Rio Grande, Ani Tovmasian of Galloway Township, Summer Henson of Absecon, Mary Ruga of Dorothy, Bisma Munir of Absecon and Romeo Cabinian of Mays Landing. Front row from left to right: Christopher Ceruzzi of Brigantine, Hollander representative; Dr. Barbara Gaba of Mays Landing; president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Lauren D’Angelo of Galloway Township and Kelly Freeman of Somers Point.

The Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation donated $25,000 from the Pauline Hollander Scholarship Foundation toward nursing scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College, Monday, Oct. 9. Through the donation, ten $2,500 scholarships were awarded to the top ten second-year students enrolled in the nursing program at the college.

For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, associate dean of resource development, at 609-463-3670 or, or visit

Academy of Culinary Arts Enrolling for Spring Classes Now

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who take advantage of early registration can delay their payment until Dec. 4. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students. Continue reading

Culinary Students Prepare ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Dec. 2 at Hamilton Mall

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The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will sponsor “Breakfast with Santa” at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. The event is planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, in the mall food court.

The chefs and students at the Academy will prepare pancakes, bacon, sausage, muffins and Danish. In addition to meeting Santa, children can enjoy a visit from Mrs. Claus and other favorite holiday characters. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Host ‘Tapestry of Peace’ Performing Arts Event Featuring Current Students and Faculty Dec. 1-2

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The Atlantic Cape Community College Theater Arts Guild, fondly known as #TAG, invites students, faculty, staff and community members to attend, “Tapestry of Peace,” an original performing arts event, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; and 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Walter E. Edge Hall Theater located in C Building of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Continue reading

Earn College Credits in 11 Days During Atlantic Cape’s Winter Term

Atlantic Cape Community College offers students an opportunity to earn college credits in less than two weeks, Jan. 2-13. Classes are offered online and at Atlantic Cape’s campuses in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

Classes include: Poetry Workshop, Business Ethics, Comprehensive Medical Terminology, Public Speaking, Introduction to Computers, U.S. History II, Cultural Geography, Introduction to Algebra II, College Algebra, Statistical Methods, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Western World II and Food Service Sanitation. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 10, 2017

Our condolences to Therese Halscheid, senior adjunct of English, on the loss of her beloved mother, Mary, on Nov. 2.

A visitation and mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 901 Hopkins Rd. in Haddon Township.

The visitation will be at 10 a.m. followed by a mass at 11 a.m.

A message from Chad Bullock, senior manager, Adaptive Technology Specialist, The Center for Accessibility:

The Center for Accessibility represented Atlantic Cape Community College at the 9th Annual Cape May County Disabilities Awareness Day on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event was held at the Avalon Community Center and offered information about the agencies and organizations that serve the citizens of Cape May County.

Exhibitors at this annual event include representatives from over 50 local and state service agencies, civic organizations, support groups, and commercial vendors specializing in products and services of particular interest to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

The theme of the event summarizes its purpose: Opening doors and dialogue . . . so that all are welcome in the Cape May County community.

This event had been planned by representatives from the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services, the CMC Human Services Advisory Council, the ARC of Cape May and several community disabilities advocates. For more information, contact Krista Fitzsimons at the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services: 609-886-2784.