Monthly Archives: May 2018

Atlantic Cape Hosts STEM Careers Event for Teen Girls on May 23

eight girls outside learning about drone from male professor

More than 100 visiting high school students spent a full day in hands-on, science-based workshops during the second Teentech event to be held at Atlantic Cape Community College on May 23.

The event, sponsored by the American Association of University Women­’s (AAUW) Cape May and Atlantic County branches, South Jersey Industries and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, was aimed at encouraging young women in grades 9-11 to further their education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Jobs in the STEM fields are among the fastest growing, and generally have higher salaries than jobs traditionally held by women. Continue reading

Derek Crider to headline at the Second Annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival June 2

The second annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, sponsored by Cat Country 107.3 Joe & Rachel Morning Show, is excited to announce Derek Crider as the live country entertainment at the festival happening June 2, at the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Crider is an Atlantic Cape alumnus and Nashville/Mays Landing resident.

Combining elements of country, rock and soul, Derek Crider has forged a sound all his own. Hailing from Southern New Jersey, Crider started playing the guitar and writing songs at 13 years old, and was influenced by everything ranging from Motown to country. Continue reading

Earn Your Degree Online at Atlantic Cape Community College this Fall

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer more than 100 courses online this fall as an option for those unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The college offers 15 associate degree programs entirely online, as well as credits toward any of the college’s 46 degree programs. Fall classes begin Sept. 4.

Register online at or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Awards 748 Degrees at Commencement

two women in commencement regalia

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, stands with High Honors Speaker My Nguyen of Atlantic City prior to the college’s 51st commencement on Thursday, May 17.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 748 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees at the school’s 51ST commencement, Thursday, May 17. Lori Herndon, president and CEO of AtlantiCare, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape, presented an honorary associate in science degree to keynote speaker Lori Herndon, and honored former Atlantic Cape employee Robert Benner with a posthumous associate in science degree. Professor Keith Forrest was recognized for receiving the Faculty Member of the Year award for the fifth time, and Jody Davis was honored as the recipient of the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Emerita Louise Kaplan was also recognized by Dr. Gaba. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Recognizes 85 Nurses with Pinning Ceremony

nurse graduates on stage applauding man

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded nursing pins to 85 new nursing graduates at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony, May 16, at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center in Cape May Court House. The pins signify the completion of the nursing degree program at Atlantic Cape. Graduates include: Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Host Emergency Medical Services Career Open House on May 23

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host an Emergency Medical Services Career Open House from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the college’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd, just in time for next week being National Emergency Medical Services Week. The open house is for anyone interested in becoming a paramedic or emergency medical technician.

The open house will allow attendees to meet with students and educators, tour classrooms, experience our simulation lab and get answers on how to begin this career path. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register, call Rick Luderitz at 609-343-4819 or

Academy of Culinary Arts Awards Medals To New Chefs at May 14 Ceremony

men and women chefsThe Academy of Culinary Arts awarded culinary medals and certificates to 35 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge on Monday, May 14.

Twenty-three graduates honed their skills in the Academy’s Culinary Arts program, and 12 completed the Baking and Pastry program. One short-term specialization certificate in Baking and Pastry was awarded.

The awards ceremony was held in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion. A reception at Careme’s, the on-campus, student-run gourmet restaurant, followed the ceremony. Continue reading

Fourth Annual Atlantic Cape Alumni Bash Scheduled for June 17

Atlantic Cape Community College alumni, family and friends are invited to the fourth annual Atlantic Cape Community College Alumni Bash on Sunday, June 17, at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Check-in will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rendezvous Beach Picnic Pavilion located at Mariner’s Landing Pier.

Attendants will enjoy admission to all three amusement parks and Raging Waters Water Park, as well as an all-you-can-eat lunch, provided by the Atlantic Cape Alumni Association.

To purchase alumni-priced tickets, visit In the case of inclement weather, rain tickets will be issued and valid for use on any day through Sept. 1, 2018. For more information, contact Kristin Jackson at 609-463-3621 or

Here’s the Scoop–May 11, 2018

Cape May County Campus Gets New Signage

front of building

Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus had a brand new sign installed on Friday, May 4, just in time for the inaugural Farmers Market that will be taking place there beginning June 28.  Learn more about the market here.

Dr. Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies, shared the following:
group of students standing on stage

Inductees present for the ceremony, Michael Adams, Sajida Akhtu, Samantha Carey, Jordan Clark, Yadira Delgado, Alicia Riddick, Andre Robinson, Carissa Roselli, Idalis Santana, Leslie Serrano, Melissa Trinh and Joseph Venezia.

The Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony was held on Thursday, May 3, in the Walter Edge Theater of Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus.

Continue reading

Employee Discount for South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival June 2

Employees will receive $10 off their June 2 South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival admission by purchasing tickets here, and placing discount code Staff2018 in the “Enter Promotional Code” box before selecting the number of tickets. The code brings the cost from $35 per ticket to $25 per ticket.

Employees can purchase up to four tickets at this price.

Atlantic Cape alumnus and Nashville/Mays Landing resident Derek Crider will headline the event as the live country entertainment. Other highlights include 14 breweries, food and beer pairings, crafters, a LuLaRoe vendor, a homebrew competition by Eastern Homebrew of Northfield, and much more. Continue reading