Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Traveling Adjunct–April 20, 2018

10 Things to know about the Azores

Welcome to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! I spent an amazing week in the Azores! And if you’re thinking of going, here are 10 things to know before you go!

But first, a bit about the Azores:

It’s an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal and about 935 miles off the coast of Morocco. The official name is the Autonomous Region of the Azores and it’s part of Portugal. You’ll also see the Portuguese name written – Açores.

The nine islands are Flores, Corvo, Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, São Miguel, Santa Maria and the islands’ volcanic beginnings are apparent everywhere, from the landscape to the lava stone fences Continue reading

‘James R. Fitzgerald: How Language Analysis Helped ID, Arrest and Convict the Unabomber’ Lecture at Atlantic Cape on May 1

manThe Atlantic Cape Community College-Rutgers University Lecture series presents “James R. Fitzgerald: How Language Analysis Helped ID, Arrest and Convict the Unabomber” at 2 p.m. on May 1 in the Walter Edge Theater of Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Fitzgerald is an American criminal profiler, forensic linguist and author. He is also a retired FBI agent and best known for his role in the Unabomber investigation, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Ted Kaczynski.

Fitzgerald’s career in law enforcement began in 1976 when he was hired as a police officer by the municipality of Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania. In 1987, after 11 years of local police work culminating in his promotion to the rank of sergeant, he was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Fitzgerald was assigned to the New York Field Division Joint Bank Robbery Task Force. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Nursing Students Throw SimMom a Baby Shower; Donations Raised for The Women’s Center in Linwood

five female and two male nursing students smile behind baby shower table

Student Nurses Club members from left, Shannon Tarby of Somers Point, Jessica Tarves of Ocean City, Jennifer Lospinoso of Brigantine, Alicia Cibotti of Brigantine, Katherine Melo of Mays Landing and Chris Ceruzzi of Brigantine, during SimMom’s Baby Shower on April 16.

The Student Nurses Club at Atlantic Cape Community College invited the college community to a “baby shower” for SimMom on April 16 at the college’s Mays Landing Campus. SimMom is an advanced birthing simulator the nursing program acquired in 2015 to give students a hands-on learning experience in labor and delivery. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Open House on May 9

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 9 for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field. The event will take place in M Building of the May Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.  Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–April 13, 2018

Submitted by Vita Stovall

two women smiling in front of jeans hanging on line

The Women’s Center located in Linwood brought Sexual Assault Awareness to the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus on Tuesday, April 10.

They provided an activity for students and staff, “The Denim Day Project,” where students decorated jeans to tell the stories of survivors. Its origin came from a case in Italy when a woman was forced to remove her jeans by her rapist and because she removed her own jeans, the courts determined consent and set her rapist free. Protestors assembled on the steps of the court and wore jeans in objection to that decision and in support of the survivor. The Clothesline Display Project is an activity where victims of sexual assault tell their story on jeans or represent memories of those who passed away from sexual assault. Thanks to Monique Corbitt and JuWana McNear, Sexual Assault staff at the Women’s Center, for bringing their team to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

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.  Continue reading

In the News–April 13, 2018

newspaperSNJ Today featured Dr. Louise Kaplan being named Professor Emerita at the March 27 Board of Trustees meeting, here.

The new scholarship program offered to Atlantic Cape graduates in Fall 2018 through Rutgers University-Camden was posted here by the Cape May County Herald. featured the recognition of professors Ethel “Effie” Russell and Svetlana Marzelli by the Board of Cape May County Freeholders, here.

The college was mentioned in this Press of Atlantic City article about the free community college proposal by Governor Phil Murphy. Continue reading

Register Now for Summer Sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College

Get ahead in your college career with summer classes at Atlantic Cape Community College. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

The last day to register in person for Atlantic Cape’s first summer sessions is Friday, May 18. Online, mail and fax registrations will be accepted through Sunday, May 20. These deadlines pertain to in-person and online courses for Atlantic Cape’s full session, May 21-Aug. 16; six-week session, May 21-June 28; and the 11-day accelerated session, May 21-June 7. Continue reading

11th Annual Communication Awards to Recognize 84 Winners, Honor Dr. Joy Jones-Carmack

The eleventh annual Communication Awards will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, in the Walter Edge Theater at Atlantic Cape Community College. The Oscar-style event will feature student-produced videos and performances by five “Communication Major of the Year” nominees: David Bauder of Egg Harbor Township, Niko Berardo of Absecon, Megan Nickerson of Galloway, Nick Rollins of Egg Harbor Township and Jake Vitale of Linwood. Individual students, alumni, faculty and media professionals will be awarded for their work in the field.

In a special tribute, Dr. Joy Jones-Carmack of Egg Harbor Township, now a Stockton University business professor, will be honored for the impact she made on the Communication Program during her 11 years with Atlantic Cape Community College. Nick “NorEaster” Pittman of SNJ Today and Heather DeLuca of SOJO 104.9 will host the show. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–April 6, 2018

A message from Wendy Gray, program officer, CMCC Student Services:

Stockton University Instant Decision events (by appointment only), for graduating students interested in transferring for Fall 2018: April 17 on the Mays Landing Campus.  Contact Wendy Gray at wgray@atlantic.edufor information or to schedule.  Upcoming Transfer Visits can be found by searching for “Transfer Events” on the college home page, visiting   or checking the college Events Calendar.

Instructional Technology and the Center for Accessibility are offering six accessibility training sessions in the month of April:
Accessibility 100: Introduction to Accessibility
  • Tuesday, April 10, 12:30-1:30pm – Mays Landing Campus, Room K133
  • Friday, April 13, 10-11am – Webinar
Accessibility 101: Creating Accessible Content
  • Tuesday, April 3, 12:30-1:30pm – Mays Landing Campus, Room K133
Accessibility 102: Universal Design for Learning
  • Tuesday, April 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Mays Landing Campus, Room K133
  • Friday, April 27, 10-11 a.m. – Webinar
Accessibility 103: Selecting & Adopting 3rd Party Accessible Materials
  • Friday, April 6, 10-11am – Webinar
These training sessions are open to both faculty and staff and all are encouraged to attend.
You can view our full training schedule and descriptions of each accessibility workshop at by clicking on “Instructional Technology Workshops.”
Registration is required! If you would like to register for one of these workshops, please email

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