Here’s the Scoop–Dec. 8, 2017

A message from Keith Forrest, associate professor of communication:

woman and man speak to class

We had a great visit Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Communication Club meeting from two communication alumni Katie O’Malley and Kaleef Lloyd. They both talked about how the communication program had helped them succeed in life. Katie left here and went on to get a photography degree and now is doing work for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is planning on getting a master’s in anthropology. Kaleef is now a marketing/communication manager with Kramer Beverage. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rowan University and a master’s from Full Sail University. Kaleef was one of the original communication students at Atlantic Cape, graduating in 2007. Both said the lessons they learned here have stuck with them and helped them succeed. Both said that the rigorous classes here and the hard work they were required to do made their careers possible.


On Friday, Dec. 1, Leila Crawford, associate professor of English, presented workshops on creative nonfiction to students at Ocean City High School. This was the last in a series of fall writing workshops that were coordinated with the help of OCHS librarian Joan Vicari and taught by Atlantic Cape English and Communication faculty.

woman speaks to students in library


The Instructional Resource Committee (IRC) sponsored a Brown Bag discussion of the TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Writer Chimamanda Adiche speaks about how having a single story of any people creates a stereotype, which limits the identity of the people and creates barriers between groups. Thirteen members of faculty and staff discussed Adichie’s ideas, how they are relevant in our current culture, and how to Increase student awareness. Stephanie Natale-Boianelli and Maryann Flemming-McCall discussed how they use the video in their classes, and the positive reception it receives from the students.

Participants were Marilyn Keiner, Ravi Manimaran, Donna Marie McElroy, Vickie Melograno, Leslie Murtha, Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Abbasali Nouri, John Percy, Valerie Stirm, Connie Walton, and IRC co-chairs Bill Lemons and Maryann Flemming-McCall.

Special thanks to Technical Support Staff on all three campuses who made the broadcast and discussion possible.


Our condolences to Gorgianne Giordano on the unexpected loss of her beloved brother, Salvador Perez of Orlando, Florida.

Expressions may be sent to Gorgianne at 5930 Mulberry Drive, Mays Landing, NJ 08330.

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