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

Submitted by Tammy DeFranco
9/11 Memorial Tribute at CMCC
groups of people around tables inside

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.
students holding notebooks
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.

Cape May County Campus hosts Middle Township
Economic Development meeting on Sept.18
Rita Fulginiti, County Clerk of Cape May County and alumnae of Atlantic Cape, spoke about the history of industry in Middle Township. She shared stories, documents and pictures illustrating businesses that once boomed in our community including many glass factories.
woman at podium
Chris Leusener, Middle Township Police Chief, spoke about his work on ACEs, (Adverse Childhood Experiences), crisis in our community and how his police department is integrating this knowledge into how they approach juvenile offenders. Their intervention strategy starts with a change from the thinking of “what is wrong with this kid?” to “what happened to this person?”  He also made several suggestions for how business owners can make a difference in the lives of their employees that have experienced ACEs.


Students Enjoy Campus Life on Sept. 25

a male student and female student play on guitars inside

Professor Andrew Hink brought sunshine to a cloudy day by volunteering his time at campus providing guitar lessons, singing songs and playing the keyboard, Dr. Tammy DeFranco said.

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