Monthly Archives: January 2018

Atlantic Cape to Offer Front Desk Representative Professional Training at Cape May County Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to offer the Certified Front Desk Representative training program. This 48-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 20 – April 12, at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The fee is $489.

Participants will learn the important foundations to work the front desk in a hotel or motel. This certification will cover room reservations and assignments, registering guests, key controls, assisting with guest requests. This program will also provide training in The Power of the Guest Story; Guest Service Factoids; Exploring the Seven Elements; Authenticity: Keep It Real!; Intuition: Read the Need!; Empathy: Use Your Heart!; Champion: Be a Guest Hero!; Delight: Provide a Surprise!; Delivery: Follow Through!; Initiative: Make the Effort!; and The GOLD Elements. Continue reading

Gala 50/50 Raffle Tickets Available for Purchase Now; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes

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

Strudels Bakeshop is Open for Spring Semester

Strudels Bakeshop, located in M Building across from Careme’s, has reopened for spring semester.

Hours are 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Items available for purchase today are:

  • Orange Chocolate Angel Food Cake $6
  • German Chocolate Cake (contains nuts) $8
  • Vanilla Pound Cake $4

Cash or checks accepted.

 Check http://www.atlantic.edu/strudels daily for specials.

Late-start Classes Begin Feb. 5 at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer “late-start” classes beginning Feb. 5 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.

Classes include: CISM125-Introduction to Computers, ENGL101-Composition I, ENGL102-Composition II, ENGL080-Reading/Writing II, PSY135-Child Psychology, COMM110-Interpersonal Communication, MATH073-Introduction to Algebra I-Pre Algebra, MATH074-Introduction to Algebra II, ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology, THEA110-Introduction to Theater and RELG110-World Religions. Classes run through mid-May. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Jan. 19, 2018

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Academy of Culinary Arts student Briana Husak is hosting a five-course Southern-inspired pop-up dinner featuring guest sommelier Drew Love on Friday, Jan. 26, at Careme’s Restaurant located in M Building of the Mays Landing Campus.

Cost is $50 per person and benefits Briana being able to attend the Academy of Culinary Arts trip to Italy where students receive hands-on cooking experiences. Checks can be made payable to Briana Husak and must be received by Jan. 24. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Jan. 19, 2018

Submitted by Vita Stovall and Linda Palmer

Sock Drive Provides Comfort for our Neighbors

woman holding pairs of socks in front of box filled with socks

Vita Stovall helped with distribution and coordination of the college-wide sock drive at the end of the year.

During this past holiday season the Worthington Campus sponsored a sock drive for the homeless. Collection boxes were distributed to all three campus locations. Thanks to the most gracious staff and students, the Atlantic Cape community donated approximately 280 socks to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission on Dec. 19. A special thank you to Cynthia Correa, director, WACC Student Services and Institutional Career Services, for that amazing idea: socks are the most needed item among the homeless, yet the least donated. Thanks again, your compassion enriched so many lives in more ways than you’ll ever know.

 

The Traveling Adjunct–Jan. 19, 2018

Travel Stories of 2017

With 2018 here, I thought now would be a good time to reflect on some of the big travel stories we heard about in 2017 and what’s coming up in 2018!

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 The 747 Retires

As a former flight attendant, I’m nostalgic for the end of an era. I mention this first since the 747 has had such a huge impact on commercial flight. Not only could it carry more passengers, but it could also fly farther and more efficiently than other aircraft. In 1970, the 747 began flying commercially (Pan Am christened its first 747 at Dulles International Airport). The “hump” always made the 747 one of the most recognizable planes. It’s carried more than 3.5 billion passengers over the years, with more than 400+ passengers per flight. In November of last year, United’s 747 made its last flight. And Delta flew its last 747 commercially in December. Continue reading

Careme’s Restaurant Reopens for Lunch for Spring Semester Jan. 25; Farm-to-Table Cuisine Featured

inside of restaurant with three small drinks

Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, will reopen Jan. 25.

The restaurant offers an a la carte lunch menu with items including black bean and sweet potato soup; garden salad with crispy bacon lardons, dried cherries, ranch dressing and spiced corn tortillas; Brussels sprout salad with baby kale, green apples, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette and candied almonds; shrimp po’boy, Cajon remoulade, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion; biscuits and gravy; seasoned pan seared catfish, with lime cilantro brown butter; southern fried chicken, sweet tea marinated; grilled maple and fresh herb marinated pork medallions with apricot demi-glace; and bacon and sweet potato pea risotto. Desserts include praline crème brûlée; warm apple pie with sharp cheddar cheese and vanilla ice cream; and butter cake with double chocolate ice cream and toffee sauce. 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 http://atlantic.edu/alumni/ 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

Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Spring Open House Dates

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this spring for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.

The open houses are planned for 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 19; 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21; 1-3 p.m. at the college-wide open house, Sunday, April 8; and 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M Building. Continue reading