Monthly Archives: December 2017

Earn College Credits in 11 Days; Last Chance to Register for 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, Cultural Geography, Public Speaking, Introduction to Computers, U.S. History II, Introduction to Algebra II, College Algebra, Statistical Methods, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Western World II and Food Service Sanitation. Continue reading

Last Chance to Buy Advance Tickets for the March 28 Restaurant Gala; A Perfect Last Minute Stocking Stuffer

Time is running out to purchase the “advance ticket” special for those interested in attending South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event, the 35th Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala. Individual tickets are available for $200 each, a $25 savings, and make great gifts for the foodie on your holiday list. The award-winning 35th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala takes place Wednesday, March 28, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The annual event highlights food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offices Close Dec. 25-Jan. 1 for Holidays

Registration for Winter, Spring Classes Continues

Atlantic Cape Community College offices will close for the holiday break at the close of business Friday, Dec. 22, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan 2.

During the break, students can register for winter and spring classes by mail, fax at 609-343-4914, and online at

Winter term classes will be held Jan. 2-13. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 16. Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Atlantic Cape!

The College Relations department created an electronic holiday card for faculty and staff to share. You can send the link to your contacts with holiday greetings.
Happy Holidays!

2017 Atlantic Cape Holiday Decorating Poll

Voting has closed. The winner is Institutional Research! They received 270 votes as of 1 p.m., Dec. 21.

A. Temporary Student Life Center

christmas tree with two wreaths hanging on window and five stockings

B. B144 (Rich Russell’s office)

small christmas tree, lit up small village









C. College Relations


D. Academic Affairs

collage of holiday decorations

E. Institutional Research

pole with darth vadar

F. Faculty Support, Cape May County Campus

collage of holiday decorations in office

G.  Instructional Technology Department


H. The Financial Aid Department



The Traveling Adjunct–Dec. 15, 2017

48 Hours in Iceland


Aah, Iceland…. This cool island is very hot right now, but when I visited the first time in 2000, people thought I was crazy.  It was “so off-the-beaten-path,” and where exactly was it anyway?  Nowadays, travelers are beating a path just to get there.  Last year alone, the country had 325,000 American visitors and about 1.3 million from across the globe!  The entire Icelandic population is only 332,000!  Well, we returned for a quick 48-hour visit, so here’s where we stayed, what we did and how we got around!

$$Warning$$:  Don’t be misled thinking that Iceland is a “budget” destination. It was expensive in 2000, and it is (in my opinion) even more expensive now.  I’m not saying it’s not worth it, I’m just saying, be prepared. As an example, two takeout sandwiches were about $25! Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Dec. 15, 2017

The Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule and Committee Meeting Schedule have been updated and can be found here.

Be advised, the Mays Landing Campus cafeteria will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18-21, and closed on Friday, Dec. 22.

On Nov. 30, Chris Weisbecker who is an adjunct in the history department came as a guest speaker to Judith Otterburn-Martinez’s ESLN 090 class in Atlantic City.

man speaking to students in class

Weisbecker spoke to the students about the Holocaust. He brought a number of resources such as examples of photographs and items of Nazi propaganda. The students have been reading the novel Briar Rose which is about the Holocaust. The students were very thankful for Professor Weisbecker’s time and knowledge.

The Admissions Office is still seeking faculty and staff to volunteer for the following Spring 2018 Open Houses:

5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28
Cape May County Campus

5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6
Worthington Atlantic City Campus

1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 8
Mays Landing Campus

The Admissions Office greatly appreciates your participation in our college-wide open houses. We are grateful for the continued support of faculty and staff in our recruitment efforts and hope you will consider getting involved in these wonderful events!

Confirm your participation with Carol Fraone, ext. 5009 or, as soon as possible.

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Dec. 15, 2017

Submitted by Dr. Tammy DeFranco

Student Focus Groups at Cape May County Campus

Maria Kellett, dean of the Cape May County Campus, invited students to the three Student Focus groups that were very well attended. Students shared ideas, provided feedback, and spoke very positive about their experience at the college. Some of the feedback from the students was that Dean Kellett listened to them and were very happy that she had these meetings.

CMCC’s Career Corner

Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director, of Student Services at the Cape May County Campus, coordinated and presented a workshop to Cape Assist’s Peer Leadership program. The workshop was “Find the Leader Within” where about 60 students participated in learning about empowerment and the importance of being a leader when deciding on their career and college.

Dr. DeFranco presented a Career Exploration and Degree Planning Workshop to O.D.O.S.Y. (Opening Doors for Out of School Youth) students working on their high school diploma and providing information about our college to the group. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Dec. 15, 2017

Submitted by Vita Stoval

Energy & Excitement during Open Mic Event

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Open Mic contest judges Kenyatta Collins, Monica Holland and Alexandria Panis.

Students from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus were entertained with an Open Mic competition on Dec. 6. The activity was created to complement their academic curriculum and to augment the student’s educational experience. Vita Stovall, Student Services adviser, understands extracurricular activities provide a setting to become involved and to interact with other students, thus leading to increased learning and enhanced development. Taking part in these out-of-the-classroom activities helps students to mature socially by providing a setting for student interaction, relationship formation and discussion. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape’s Art Gallery Features ‘One Space, Two Artists’ Exhibit Dec. 14-Feb. 3

wooden sculpture

African headrest sculpture by Lennox Warner.

Atlantic Cape Community College’s art gallery will host “One Space, Two Artists,” an exhibit showcasing artwork by painter Tyrone Hart and sculptor Lennox Warner, both of Atlantic City, Dec. 14-Feb. 13.

There will be a reception from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Continue reading