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!)

All nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 30, for the 2018 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.

This $300 award recognizes distinguished adjunct faculty team members for their contributions to the classroom and to Atlantic Cape.

Award details and the nomination form can be viewed and downloaded here: AdjunctTeachingExcellenceAward2018

Send completed nomination forms to Heather Fischer at hfischer@atlantic.eduin Academic Affairs.

For questions, contact Josette Katz at or Heather Fischer at

On March 17, Atlantic Cape was represented at the 43rd Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair held at Stockton University. Sixth- through twelfth-grade students from Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties competed for prizes and a chance to move on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair. Project categories included: behavioral and social science, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental, math, medicine, microbiology, physics, zoology, team and consumer and woman smiling

The following from Atlantic Cape served as judges: Adjunct James Eberwine, Adjunct John Livezey, Adjunct Valerie Stirm, Adjunct Michael Hackett, Professor Deborah Seaman, Professor Bojan Zilovic, Dean Ravi Manimaran, student Elvin Torres and Chief Judge Adjunct Rosanne Weiss.




Information Systems Adjuncts Rosanne Weiss and John Livezey participated in the Computer Science Teachers Association South Jersey Chapter’s programming competition that was held on March 16 at Stockton University. Students from all across New Jersey competed in this event. John served as a judge for the student programs while Rosanne served as a proctor for seven teams of student programmers.

Members of the Behavioral Assessment Team and Counseling Staff (Ellen Splaver, Nancy Porfido, Paula Davis, Michael Barnes, Stacey Zacharoff, Lucy McGlynn, Krista Schmidt, Lynette Ingram and Michael Forest) attended a two-day training on Mental Health First Aid, sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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Participants are certified to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health problems. Also certified, but not pictured; Dennis Jones and Anita Polanco.

A note of thanks from Donna Vassallo, dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, and Career Education and Workforce Development:

“Colleagues, my sincerest thanks for the many cards, emails, notes and scholarship donations you sent to extend your sympathies to me.  I was truly touched by each and every one of them.  It is in difficult times like these when I realize just how lucky I am to work with such caring colleagues.  Thank you for every kind word written and prayer shared.”


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