Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Atlantic Cape is closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) about the Coronavirus. Administrators are working closely with both Atlantic County and Cape May County Health Departments to monitor any local virus activity and to prepare for cases that could potentially be found in our area. 

This is an evolving situation and we will provide updates as information becomes available. 

As of this site’s last update (see timestamp above), there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving Atlantic Cape students, faculty, or staff

For the latest information please refer to the links below:

Atlantic Cape Coronavirus Task Force Update:

A Message to Students: Succeeding in an Online Environment:

Coronavirus CDC Recommendations:

A Message from Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba:

The Novel Coronavirus 2019:

“Our Journey Becoming Leaders” Panel Complete BHM on Worthington Campus

Worthington Campus welcomed Atlantic City Mayor Smarty Small, Attorney, Cooper Levenson, P.A. and President, National NAACP NextGen Alumni Leadership Council, Yolanda Melville and Executive Director, Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office, Michael Epps, Esq. to participate in a Professional Panel for Black History Month.

The theme: “Our Journey Becoming Leaders.” Cynthia Correa and Vita Stovall acted as moderators while the panel answered a series of questions including, what Black History meant to them?

The panel was created to augment student’s Black History educational experience from the perspective of successful prominent Atlantic City residents. Students enjoyed having the opportunity to meet three African American professionals that are making a substantial difference in the Atlantic City community. 

Student Services would like to thank Dean Natalie Devonish for providing refreshments, and Silvia Schottinger for attending with her ESL Civics Grant class. 


Career Teams On The Go…

Dr. Tammy DeFranco, Director of Cape May Student Services, provided a “Career Exploration Workshop” to Professor Ashely Sardoni’s class which is taught at Lower Cape May Regional High School. Students were impressed by how much information they found using the Career Coach and Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Dr.DeFranco and the career team Monica DeLaTorre – Keenan, JaNay Johnson, and Anisha Chhotalal (part-time advisors) were introduced to Professor Suzanne Haggerty’s class. Monica and JaNay provided a “Career Exploration and Time Management Workshop” to the students. Students got involved and participated in learning about their career path. Thank you, Professor Haggerty and Professor Sardoni for inviting the team to visit. We wish all the students success in the future.

“Rogue” Author Speaks at Cape May Campus

Atlantic Cape welcomed author Wes Swain last week to our Cape May Campus. Professor Susan Van-Rossum invited the guest speaker and author of “Rogue” to her class to discuss the importance of writing, listening, and critical thinking. Wes spoke about his career path and how to transform an essay to a book. “Rogue” is an educating story about the military and its procedures, it brings the suspense on how ocean life plays such an intriguing and important role in our safety. Excellent speaker and topic…thank you Professor VanRossum.

Cape May Campus Ends Black History Month on Good Note

Cape May Student Services presented, “Harriet Tubman Tales from the Cape,” to honor Black History Month. Master Storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson told the story when Harriet Tubman worked in Cape May, New Jersey. It was here she would raise funds needed for shelter and aid for the escaped slaves, as part of her Underground Railroad. Mesmerizing Soulful vocalist Barbara Yates provided music that reflected on the signs of the times. Over fifty people were in attendance as student services presented poetry. Poetry readers, Monica DeLaTorre- Keenan, Anisha Chhotalal, JaNay Johnson, Benessa Harrison, Brianna DeHainaut, and Dr. Tammy DeFranco provided the spoken word   Lynda Towns from the Harriet Tubman Museum spoke to the crowd about the museum’s future opening this June 2020. 

Students responded that they truly enjoyed the program and did not want it to end, and also found out many interesting facts about Harriet Tubman. Thank you to S.G.A. for funding the program. Thank you Professor Helen McCaffrey for bringing in your students and to all of the employees who supported this program.