Monthly Archives: December 2017

Here’s the Scoop–Dec. 22, 2017

Heather Fischer, the 2018 Atlantic Cape Community College Employee of the Year, was recognized for her achievement at the Dec. 19 Board of Trustees meeting. She is pictured with Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape, and Dave Coskey, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

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Our deepest condolences to Nancy Hand on the loss of her beloved husband Jeff.  He was 63.

A Celebration of Jeff’s life will be held on Friday, December 22nd, from 2-4 p.m. at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing.  Services will be held at 4 p.m.

Expressions may be sent to Nancy at 1112 12th Avenue, Dorothy, NJ  08317.

It is with great sadness we share the unexpected passing of Sandi Greco’s beloved brother Joseph “Joe” McGowan of Absecon.  Joe is also the son of Atlantic Cape retiree, Kathy McGowan.

Joe and his band entertained everyone at the ACCCEA holiday party on Saturday, December 9.
Information regarding the services will be shared as soon as the information becomes available.
Expressions may be sent to Sandi at 7426 Driftwood Lane, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 and to Kathy at 910 Elm Street, Absecon, NJ 08201.

 The winner of the 2017 Atlantic Cape Holiday Decorating contest is…. Institutional Research! They received 270 votes as of 1 p.m., Dec. 21.
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Thanks to all who participated!

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Dec. 22. 2017

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Therapy Dogs Provide Joy to the Worthington Campus World During Finals Week

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Stress relief comes in many forms, especially during the therapy dog’s visit to the Atlantic City Campus on Dec. 19.

In the Worthington Atlantic City Campus student lounge, students, faculty and staff relaxed with four furry friends from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs on Tuesday, Dec. 19, during final exams week. Student Activities sponsored the event, which was a welcome sight on the branch campus. Continue reading

The Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees recognize Atlantic Cape Employee of the Year, Approve Personnel Changes and Awards Contracts

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Mays Landing Campus and approved the following resolutions.

The Board approved the following contracts:

  • Bid Ex. 792-Software purchase plus 5 year support contract $308,173.00, FY18-FY23, Ellucian Company, Fairfax, VA;Bid Ex. 793-Desktop computers, state contract, $47,225.00, FY18 Perkins Funds, Ocean Computer Group, Matawan, New Jersey; Bid Ex.795-Labor Negotiations, $25,000.00, Blaney & Karavan, Avalon, New Jersey; RFP 212-Consulting Services, $70,800.00(not to exceed), FY18 Consent Decree, Interactive Accessibility, Sudbury, Maryland.
  • Extending the contract to U. S. Security Associates, Inc. to June 30, 2018 at a total cost not to exceed $1,045,000.00 including an increase of $195,000.00 for this extension and a total of $420,000.00 for fiscal year 2017-2018.

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Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Medals To New Chefs at Dec. 21 Ceremony

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Valedictorian Katherine Jensen of Brick addresses his fellow graduates and the audience at the Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Ceremony Dec. 21.

The Academy of Culinary Arts awarded culinary medals and certificates to 10 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Five graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and two completed the Baking and Pastry program. One short-term specialization certificate in Baking and Pastry was awarded, as well as one short-term specialization certificate in Food Service Management and one short-term specialization certificate in Catering Specialization.

The awards ceremony was held in Careme’s Restaurant located in the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion. A reception at Careme’s, the on-campus, student-run gourmet restaurant, followed the ceremony.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, spoke at the ceremony and said, “To earn a credential from the Academy of Culinary Arts, you have demonstrated hard work, discipline and focus. These qualities are essential to your success in the culinary industry, and we are all confident that you will achieve your goals.”

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January Birthdays

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

Imtiaz Chowdoury, Jan. 1; Nicholas Alexander, Shawn Gorman, Marilyn Keiner, Jan. 3; Anna Simmons, Jan. 5; Eileen Bakley, Jan. 7; Al Ebinger, Bruce Johns, Jan. 8; Barbara Long, Jan 9; Loretta Dicker, Jan. 12; Michael Forest, Lori Monzo, Deborah Rogers, Linda Wohlman, Jan. 13; Anthony Booker, Jan. 14; Charles Mettille, Jan. 16; Annmarie Chelius, Jan. 17; Nelson Bugas, Leslie Murtha, Jan. 19; Laura Batchelor, Jan. 21;Maria Kellett, Jan. 24; Barbara Kozek, Angela Stewart, Jan. 25; Susan DeCicco, Jan. 26; Jennifer Lashkari, Colin Mc Fadden, Jan. 27; Michael Sargente, Jan. 30; Liriana Samuel, Jan. 31.

Register for Spring Classes at Atlantic Cape Community College

Registration is underway for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 16. Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.

Normal registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The college will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1 for winter break. The last day to register in person is Jan. 12. To register online through Jan. 15, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Students’ Birdhouse Centerpieces, ‘Tweeterville Village,’ Showcased at Smithville Inn

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Sharon Maurer of Egg Harbor Township with her “Tweeterville” birdhouse representing the Smithville business, Paw Dazzle.

Twelve Academy of Culinary Arts students in Chef Educator Tree McCann’s Centerpiece Artistry Class worked on several projects during their final class, including designing birdhouse centerpieces that each represent a Historic Smithville business. The students had to make pastillage to create their birdhouses, which is a sugar-based dough used in decorating and creating decorations for pastry, showpiece work and decorative molded forms. “Tweeterville Village” is on display at the Smithville Inn, Dec. 21 through mid-January. Other mediums the students worked with in the advanced baking class were tempered chocolate, sugar and marzipan.

Kelly McClay of Mays Landing, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, said, “The Tweeterville project is a great way for the students to learn the processes behind designing a centerpiece for display. Having the opportunity to meet with the shop owners and learn what motivated them to want their own business, what their perception is and how it plays out in the look of their store allows the student to not just see, but feel the commitment needed to have your own business.” Continue reading

Nominations for Atlantic Cape Distinguished Alumni Award Due Jan. 26

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Alumni Association Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for the Atlantic Cape Community College President’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes Atlantic Cape graduates who have distinguished themselves through professional, personal, public or community-based accomplishments.

This prestigious award demonstrates Atlantic Cape’s dedication to strengthening its alumni relations. Visit to nominate an Atlantic Cape graduate for this honor by Friday, Jan. 26. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered with next year’s group of nominees. Continue reading

Grants Office News

The Grants Office, which is part of the Resource Development Department, works with faculty and staff to submit grant proposals seeking funding for a diverse range of priority Atlantic Cape projects. We are pleased to collaborate with all departments of the college in pursuing grants that help to fulfill Atlantic Cape’s mission.  Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Welcome Tables for Spring 2018 Semester

A message from Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:

Good morning all,

We would like to help and assist students during the first week of classes (January 16 – 19) for the spring semester. Once again we ask for volunteers to be at welcome tables. Please sign up for date/times you can participate. We will send everyone specific location assignment in the new year.
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