Monthly Archives: June 2018

Here’s the Scoop–June 28, 2018

Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba sits down with Comcast Newsmakers and talks college affordability, articulation agreements, a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for drone maintenance and the new Student Center in this recent video clip.

Donna Vassallo, dean of the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, shared the following:

Our Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus hosted artist Rob Rossiello this weekend, as we were “Block #44” of the “48 Blocks Atlantic City” Art Festival. 48 Blocks AC is a celebration of the artistic talents, creativity, community, culture and history of Atlantic City. This was their second year hosting this event, and the first year Atlantic Cape participated. It is also an initiative by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Continue reading

July Birthdays

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

Dennis Price, Daniel Sweeney, July 4; Jesus Del Valle, July 5; Donna Marie McElroy, Heather Peterson, July 6; Chad Bullock, July 7; Doug Hedges, Rahshana Davis, July 8; Lynda Phommathep, July 10; Michael Rennick, July 11; Automne Bennett, Denise Coulter, July 13; Lisa Givens, July 14; Ellen Splaver, July 16; Daniel Matt, July 17; Linda DeSantis, July 18; Mark Camma, Robert Townsend, July 20; Maryann McCall, July 21; Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, Anita Polanco, July 23; Kenneth Selwood, July 25; William Osler, July 29; Michael Bolicki, Shirley Shields, Joseph Sheridan, July 30; Sandi Greco, July 31.

In The News–June 28, 2018

newspaperThe Cape May County Herald posted here about the college’s 51st Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony that was held May 15.

Atlantic Cape inducting 121 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was posted here by the Cape May County Herald.

SNJ Today featured the June 25 signing between the college and the Pleasantville School District for the Early College High School Initiative here.

Atlantic Cape archers competing nationally were featured here by the Cape May County Herald.

The May 22 Board of Trustees meeting was posted about here by the Cape May County Herald.

SNJ Today posted here about the farmers market kicking off at the Cape May County Campus on June 28.

The ability for new students to apply for scholarships to Atlantic Cape online was posted here by the Press of Atlantic City, and here by the Cape May County Herald.’

The Press of Atlantic City posted a photo gallery from the college’s June 2 beer festival here.


Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees Awards Contracts, Approves Grants and Personnel Matters at the June 2018 Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at the Mays Landing Campus.

The following motions were approved by the Board of Trustees: Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–June 28, 2018

Road Trip:  Spokane

sculpture in grass

Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! This month’s post is the first in a series about the fun and unique places I visited on my summer vacation! For our trip this year, my husband and I decided to go to Montana. Montana?  Isn’t this post about Spokane, Washington? Yeah, but like most of our trips, this one “evolved” into an awesome road trip taking us through the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, covering 1,400 miles. This month’s Traveling Adjunct is on our afternoon in Spokane. So fasten your seatbelts and let’s get going! Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College and Pleasantville School District Sign Early College High School Agreement on June 25

three women and two men sit at table facing students

From left, Dr. Josette Katz, interim vice president of academic affairs at Atlantic Cape Community College; Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape; Dr. Clarence Alston, superintendent of Pleasantville Public Schools; Edward Bonek, principal of Pleasantville High School; and Kelsey Shockley, academic chairperson of Pleasantville High School, during the signing on Monday, June 25, at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

Atlantic Cape Community College signed an agreement with Pleasantville School District to formally partner in the Early College High School initiative, which is also made possible by the George Washington Carver Education Foundation, on Monday, June 25, at the college’s Mays Landing Campus.

“Early College High School allows students of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn postsecondary credentials while in high school, substantially shifting the trajectory of potential in college, career, and in life,” remarked Dr. Jerome Taylor, executive director of George Washington Carver Education Foundation.

The Early College High School initiative is a national program started by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2002. The program allows students to obtain college credit before graduating high school and helps remove major barriers to postsecondary education access and success. The program will be open to Pleasantville students in grades sixth-12th. Continue reading

Time is Running Out to Earn College Credit This Summer at Atlantic Cape

Time is running out to register for summer classes at Atlantic Cape Community College. The final six-week summer session runs July 9-Aug. 16. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree this summer.

A variety of credit courses beginning Monday, July 9, include: Introduction to College Chemistry, Composition II, Statistical Methods, General Psychology, U.S. History II, Microbiology, Public Speaking, Criminal Law, Elementary Spanish I and many more.

Classes are available online or at the 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 Scholarships Available for New Students; Application Deadline Fast Approaching

For the first time, new students can apply online at for incoming scholarships for Fall 2018 at Atlantic Cape Community College. The deadline to apply is June 30.

There is currently $106,000 total in scholarships available for incoming new students to help reduce college expenses. To learn about the many scholarships being offered or to apply, visit

For additional scholarship information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 609-343-5082 or 625-1111, ext. 5082, or email In Cape May County, call 609-463-4774, ext. 6788.

Time is Running Out to Register for Atlantic Cape’s Second Summer Session

Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit courses online and in person this summer to accommodate a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree during Atlantic Cape’s summer sessions. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more. The second session runs June 25-Aug. 16 and the in-person registration deadline is June 21. Students can still register online, by fax or mail through June 24.

Students can register at the college’s 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’s Weekly Farmers Market Kicks Off on June 28 with American Idol Contestant Maddie Hogan

For the first time, Atlantic Cape Community College will host a farmers market from 2:30-6 p.m. on ten Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 30, at the college’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road. The weekly market aims to support local growers and businesses by bringing the community together to shop, talk, eat and cultivate new connections. Patrons will also enjoy live music from local musicians while they shop. Maddie Hogan, a contestant on the 2016 season of American Idol, will perform at the first market on June 28.

The market will host a wide array of local vendors including Air Plant Artistry, Busy Bees NJ, Kona Ice Cape May, Mermaid Mutineer, Rea’s Farm and Rosa de Oro Mexican Food Truck.

For more information or to become a vendor, contact Mari Zgombic at 609-463-3619 or or visit