Monthly Archives: September 2018

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 28, 2018

The JCPenney Suit Up event held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hamilton Mall gave students the opportunity to shop for professional dress at discounted prices not available to the public as they prepare for career fairs, internships, graduation and future job interviews.

The event was open to current students and alumni. Atlantic Cape collaborated with Stockton University Career Services Department to participate in the event.

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Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director, Cape May County Student Services and Campus Management and; Cynthia Correa, director, Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus Student Services & Career Institutional Services represented Atlantic Cape at the event. Continue reading

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Sept. 28, 2018

Submitted by Tammy DeFranco
9/11 Memorial Tribute at CMCC
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Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director of the Cape May County Campus, presented a 9/11 memorial tribute.  A big thank you to Professor Helen McCaffrey who provided an educational and heartwarming speech and her class who participated in remembering the children whose lives were lost on this day. Also, thank you to Professors Mast and Palmer for involving their students. Thank you, Student Government Association for your support.

Welcome back to the Cape May County Campus
Students were happy to receive the snacks and the tools (notebooks and pens — thanks to the SGA and the NJEA Union) for a great beginning to their semester.
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Dr. Tammy DeFranco presented a career workshop to the Work First students in Rio Grande on Thursday, Sept. 20. Students received information on our college and the choices of degrees or continuing education paths.

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Atlantic Cape to Offer Free College to Eligible Students Beginning Spring 2019

group of men and women standing in front of table Atlantic Cape Community College has been selected as one of 13 community colleges to participate in Governor Phil Murphy’s “Community College Innovation Challenge (CCOG),” a pilot program that will launch in the spring semester, January 2019. The program supports making higher education more attainable for New Jersey residents by providing additional funding above federal, state or institutional financial aid money to effectively make college “free” for qualifying students.

Students who make an adjusted gross income of $45,000 or less, are taking six or more credits and have applied for federal and state grant aid may be eligible to have the remainder of their tuition and educational fees balance paid for through this program. Current students who have already completed a financial aid application for the fall 2018 semester will be automatically considered for eligibility if they enroll for at least six credits in the spring 2019 semester. Students who have not yet filed for financial aid for academic year 2018-19 will have until Feb. 15, 2019 to apply for CCOG awards. Potential students are encouraged to enroll for the spring semester starting Nov. 1 either online or visiting one of the college’s three campuses. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees Approves Bids and Personnel Actions at the September Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Mays Landing Campus.

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

October Birthdays

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

Daymis AliceaRichard LuderitzJohn Thompson, Oct. 3; Karl Giulian, Oct. 6; Sherwood Taylor, Oct. 7; Tree McCann, Oct. 9; Vita Stovall, Oct. 11; Patricia HellerBeth Sanders, Oct. 12; Richard Kalman, Oct. 13; Leslie Jamison, Oct. 22; Thomas DiPietro, Oct. 24; Kim Oliveto, Oct. 25; John HeenanJoy Little, Oct. 27; Effie Russell, Oct. 29; Camille Levy, Oct. 30.

Last Chance to Register for Oct. 12 Golf Tournament; Hole-in-One Prizes include $25,000

GolfTime is running out to participate in the 2018 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cape May National Golf Club.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a scramble format, with a shotgun-start at 11:30 a.m.

Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person or $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $150 to $5,000. Last year’s tournament raised over $40,000 for student aid and Foundation operations. Continue reading

Upcoming Events at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of October:

Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m.: Academy of Culinary Arts French Desserts workshop, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Kitchen 1 of the ACA. For more information or to register, call 609-343-5655.

Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Academy of Culinary Arts Finishing Up the Garden workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Kitchen 1 of the ACA. For more information or to register, call 609-343-5655. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Sept. 21, 2018


Welcome Students Day at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus

The Charles D. Worthington Campus welcomed students on Wednesday, Sept.19, with a Pizza Party and school supply giveaways. The students enjoyed delicious cheese or veggie pizza cooked fresh by Chef Hector Sandebal of Hannah G’s. Additionally, students were treated to desserts including brownies or assorted cookies along with a variety of many other healthy snacks. Students received a notebook, folder, pen and highlighter to help with their school supplies so they can be better prepared for academic success. Many students graciously said thank you for free food and the school supplies.

A gigantic “thank you” to Dean Donna Vassallo, career education and workforce development; students Quran Dabney and Songan Bazemore for volunteering and greeting the students with a smile and kindness; the Student Government Association for sponsoring the activity; Vita Stovall, specialist, student services, and adjunct professor of social sciences for coordinating Welcome Students Day.

The Traveling Adjunct–Sept. 21, 2018

Get Away to Nantucket

lighthouse with boat in water in backgroundNantucket.  The name makes you think of grey shingled cottages with white trim and overflowing flower boxes.  I’ve visited a number of times over the years, and it’s always just as beautiful.  While Nantucket is a great day trip, it’s also a great weekend trip and I recently returned for a quick getaway.  Here’s where we stayed and what we did–

If you’re not familiar with Nantucket, here are some quick facts:

It’s the boomerang-shaped island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It’s 14 miles (20 km) long and 3 – 5 miles (2-3 km) wide.

The year-round population is around 11,000, but during the summer, the population swells to somewhere between 50,000-60,000! Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Announces Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ as Official College Book

shutterstock_325550759.jpgIn honor of the 200th anniversary of its publication, Atlantic Cape Community College is adopting Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as its official college book for the 2018-19 school year. Students, faculty and staff will commemorate it with a series of events beginning in October.

Faculty members have also incorporated the famous text into their courses to illustrate how it still speaks to modern-day themes and values in today’s society. Continue reading