Here’s the Scoop–April 13, 2018

As part of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC), we are participating in a promotional initiative to demonstrate the value of community colleges in the state of New Jersey.  NJCCC has asked each of the 19 colleges to provide them with “student ambassadors” that they will then profile in social media, traditional media and in newsletters. Plus, the students may be invited to Trenton as part of the NJ Community College Student Ambassador Day Event in June to meet with our state legislators.

If you know of a student who you feel would represent the college well, please ask them to respond to the following questions and send a color photo of themselves to accompany it.  We will not edit responses but will check them for spelling.  Depending on the number of entries we receive will determine if the student is selected to be profiled by the NJCCC. 




Email address (for NJCCC communications only)


Answer the following questions or write a testimonial that addresses these questions:

  • Why did you attend your community college?
  • What kind of opportunity has your community college provided to you, and what does it mean to you?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How has the community college made that future possible?

The deadline for any submissions is Tuesday, April 17, at noon.  Please email directly with the entries.

 2018 SimMom Xibo.jpgYou’re invited to attend a “Baby Shower” for SimMom!

 The Student Nurses Club is hosting a baby shower for SimMom at 1 p.m. on April 16 in H108. The event will include pastries courtesy of the Culinary Student Association, fun shower games and more!

The club is collecting newborn and maternity gifts that will be donated to Atlantic County’s The Women’s Center.

For more information, contact Myrna Keklak at

“Planned Summer Vacation” is designed for 12-month employees who, because of work responsibilities, may have difficulty using excess vacation hours before June 30.  If your vacation balance is above the allowed balance, you must submit a leave request form to the Human Resources office by Friday, June 8, 2018.  Please mark “PSV” box on the leave request form.

35 Hour/Week Support Staff – 182 hours (26 days)
40 Hour/Week Support Staff – 208 hours (26 days)
Administrative/Supervisory Staff – 272 hours (34 days)
Deans/Vice Presidents – 320 hours (40 days)
Counselors/Librarians – 256 hours (32 days)

If you do not use excess time, it will automatically be deducted and you will lose it.

Your vacation time balance is available on your check stub and WebAdvisor or you may call Gorgianne Giordano at ext. 4906.

On March 20, the Faculty Instructional Resource Committee hosted a discussion of “The Constitution: Checks, Balances, and the Federal Government.” Professor Marilyn Malerba Keiner provided an overview of the structure and functions of the branches of the government and the responsibilities and limits of each. Though primarily focusing on the original intent of the Constitution, the discussion highlighted the interpretation of and challenges to it throughout American history, from its inception to the present. IRC member, Chef Tree McCann, supplied “patriotic cookies” for the event.

Participating in the discussion were Rich Gibbons, Barbara Heard, Jesse Kurtz, Dr. Ron McArthur, Helen McCaffrey, Leslie Murtha, Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Nancy Purcell, Christine Scarpa, Lenora Sheppard, Jed Soifer, Barbara Warner, Robert Wells and Maryann Flemming-McCall.

Join her colleagues, friends and family as they honor Anna Simmons, College Relations, on her upcoming retirement 5:30 p.m., ThursdayMay 24 at Ron Jaworski’s Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 Country Club Dr., Egg Harbor City.

 $41 includes dinner and gift

 RSVP by FridayMay 11with menu choice to Amanda McCullough or Kathy McGowan.

See invitation for more details here.

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