PICTURE: NJCCC Chair Helen Albright, ACCC President Barbara Gaba, Ph.D., ACCC Associate Professor Karl Giulian, and NJCCC President Aaron Fichtner, Ph.D.
TRENTON, N.J.—On Friday, Nov. 16, as part of the Vision 2028 Leadership Summit, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the statewide Community College Distinguished Faculty Award to Atlantic Cape Community College Area Coordinator and Associate Professor of Business Karl Giulian.
The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented annually to a New Jersey community college faculty member who has had a profound influence on students academically and professionally inside and outside the classroom.
Giulian has taught at Atlantic Cape Community College for eight years. A student-centric educator and pioneer in online instruction and experiential learning, Professor Giulian embodies the spirit of a true community college educator. He does not hesitate to teach credit courses in area high schools, present to local businesses and mentor adjunct faculty members.
Recognizing the impact he can have on his students’ professional lives, he proudly helps students find jobs with local employers. He works closely with students on résumé and interview techniques, and works with employers to find the right candidates to fit their needs. Professor Giulian also engages in education for adult learners at area businesses.
The award, a glass acorn atop a metal base, was designed and created through a partnership between Salem Community College and Camden County College. Salem Community College has one of the most innovative glass programs in the country and Camden County College has been a leader in New Jersey in training and educating students to work in the metal fabrication and advanced manufacturing industries. The award embodies the commitment of New Jersey’s community colleges to creativity, knowledge, innovation, and collaboration.
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is a resource that strengthens and supports the state’s 19 community colleges.