Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees Honors Dr. Louise Kaplan as Professor Emerita, Approves Contracts

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. The highlight of the March meeting was the resolution bestowing Dr. Louise Kaplan of Mays Landing with the rank of Professor Emerita.

In Board business, the following motions were approved:

Contracts and Purchases:

  • Sim View System, $89,730.18, FY18 Perkins Funds, Laerdal Medical Group, Wappingers Falls, New York
  • Architectural Services, Building A, $69,640.00, Chapter 12 Funds, Spiezle Architectural Group, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Architectural Services, Building C & Library, $12,000.00 Repair and Replacement Funds, Michael W. Kolchins, Architect, Mays Landing, New Jersey
  • Architectural Services, Building C Roof, $45,000.00, Chapter 12 Funds, CB Architect, Ventnor, New Jersey
  • Engineering Services, Signage, $24,900.00, Chapter 12 and Renovation & Repair, Spiezle Architectural Group, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Electric power contracts for the period Aug. 1, 2019 to July 31, 2021
    • South Jersey Electric, Primary Account – $0.05564 per kWh (24 months)
    • Constellation New Energy, Secondary Accounts – $0.07200 per kWh (24 months)

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Restaurant Gala Raises $214,400 for Student Scholarships; 50/50 Raffle Winners Announced

Here’s the Scoop–March 29, 2018

On Friday, March 23, Atlantic Cape hosted its fifth annual Student Success Retreat. Participants came from all areas of the college and engaged in a “Capacity Cafe,” focused on data from the ICAT survey.

Each table of the cafe focused on a capacity component of the assessment tool –Leadership & Vision; Data & Technology; Equity; Teaching & Learning; Engagement & Communication; Strategy & Planning; and Policies & Practices.

Participants rotated to four different tables to engage in discussion and analysis of the data relative to that capacity. At the conclusion of the event, table hosts reported findings from the discussion relative to strengths, weaknesses and recommended action steps. This information will be compiled in a report and considered for future planning.

Dr. Gaba addressed the group and was an active participant in the exercise. Dr. Ted Wright and Dr. John McGuire facilitated the activity and both are coaches with Achieving the Dream. Much appreciation to all who planned the event and to the participants for spending most of their Friday to contribute to this activity. A special thanks goes to Aline Bennett, who coordinated and created a spiffy cafe setting with colorful tablecloths and flowers! Continue reading

April Birthdays

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

Lynette Ingram, April 1; Suzanne Fiedler, Ravi Manimaran; April 2; Christine Gamboa, April 3; Millie Ciraolo, April 5; Rhonda Petruzzi, April 8; Norman McKiver, Vickie Melograno, April 9; Dorothy Filomena, Brenda Kuhar, April 10; Aline Milligan, Keith Forrest, April 12; Laurie Lemons, April 14; Judy DeSalvo, Neera Desai, April 17; Jennifer Martucci, April 21; Joseph Krafft, April 26; Dorie Keener, April 27; Stephanie Natale, April 28; Edward Perkins, April 29.

Upcoming Events at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of April:

April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Atlantic Cape will host its annual Career Fair 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the new Student Center (Building G) of the Mays Landing Campus. Come and meet employers from South Jersey and surrounding areas as they look for employees for seasonal, part-time and full-time employment. Contact Eric Stewart at 609-343-5085 or for more information.

April 8, 1-3 p.m.: A fall registration open house will be held 1-3 p.m., April 8, to provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills, in the new Student Center (Building G) of the Mays Landing Campus. The Academy of Culinary Arts will also host an open house during these hours for anyone interested in learning about the culinary and baking programs offered by the ACA. Registration for the April 8 open house is required at Continue reading

Registration for Summer and Fall Sessions is Underway at Atlantic Cape

Early registration for summer and fall sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College began March 5 to help students plan and take advantage of the delayed payment option.

Normal registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first summer session is six weeks, May 21-June 28; the second session is eight weeks, June 25 – Aug. 18; and the third session is six-weeks, July 9 – Aug. 16. A full session meets May 21 – Aug. 16, and an accelerated session runs May 21 – June 7. Fall semester classes begin Sept. 4.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students may also be eligible to receive a Pell Grant for their summer or fall classes. Visit to learn how to apply. Continue reading

Gala 50/50 Raffle Tickets Available for Purchase

Time is running out to be one of three lucky winners who 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. 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.

Departments can also go in on a ticket purchase and split the winnings!

Now in its 35th year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships. This year’s gala theme is “Culinary Magic,” showcasing the extraordinary talent and cooking expertise of the students and alumni of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

To order raffle tickets, contact Jean McAlister at ext. 4901 or

Here’s the Scoop–March 23, 2018

The Nonprofit Resource Center, an initiative of the Cape May County Campus Library, invites faculty, adjuncts and college staff to free grantseeking training from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Cape May County Campus library.

Via an interactive workshop, participants will learn how to use the Funding Information Network databases to identify potential grant funders for priority projects at the college. An orientation to grantseeking at Atlantic Cape will also be provided. RSVPs are required. Please email to reserve your spot for this valuable training.

Staff members planning to attend should please have their participation approved by supervisors as necessary.

(You may recall that this training was originally scheduled for Friday, March 23, but this conflicted with another training priority for faculty, so we have rescheduled this training to April 13. We hope that you will be able to attend!)
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The Traveling Adjunct–March 23, 2018

6 Awesome Places in the U.S. to See “Spring” Flowers!
Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! With the recent storms in our area, we’re all probably ready for spring to be here and to see flowers instead of snow!  And while spring will be here soon enough (we hope!), did you know that starting as early as February and going through August, there are so many places to see flowers in bloom throughout the States? Here are just six! Enjoy!

Washington, D.C.

flowers in bouquets

This year, the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 through April 15.  The website even has a “watch page” dedicated to tracking the progress of the cherry blossoms! The festival includes the Blossom Kite Festival, a parade and a party known as “PetalPalooza.”  For all the festival details, including where to stay, and even how climate change is affecting cherry blossoms, go to the link!



Carlsbad:  What began as horticulturalist Luther Gage ’s simple flower plantings nearly 100 years ago, has developed into the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Located in San Diego County, the Flower Fields is a working ranch and as well as a tourist attraction. This year, it will be open from March 1 through May 13, 2018. So, what types of flowers grow here?  The ranunculus – it’s in the buttercup family and is actually native to Asia Minor. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offers Substitute Teacher Certification

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new certification program for those interested in becoming substitute teachers. This 10-hour program provides an overview of the role and expectations of the substitute teacher, as well as the application and certification process. Upon completion, students will receive one Continuing Education Unit.

Training includes:

  • The role of the substitute teacher
  • Growth and development by age level
  • Appropriate teaching strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Practical ideas and resources
  • Application process
  • Professionalism in and out of the classroom
  • Health and safety issues

The class will be offered 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 7 and 14, at the Mays Landing Campus.

Cost is $109. For more information, call 609-343-5655 or visit An unofficial college transcript indicating a minimum of 60 college credits earned is required the first day of class. The Mays Landing Campus is located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.