Category Archives: Accomplishments

2nd Annual Baseball Commitment Ceremony

The Athletics Department held its second annual Baseball Commitment Ceremony. Letters of Intent were signed by local high school seniors who will attend Atlantic Cape in the Fall.
This year seven commits and their families attended the ceremony. The keynote speaker was Stephen Nehmad, Atlantic Cape Alumni and former baseball player. These promising players come from surrounding area high schools.
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Professor Effie Russell Receives 2019 Governor’s Award in Arts Education

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 leaders and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts.

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The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state. The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government. For More Information Visit:

Two Hospitality Students Receive Scholarships at AC Host Awards

Congratulations to Artesha Lewis and Mackenzie Smith, two Atlantic Cape Hospitality students who received scholarships from the Atlantic City Concierge Association! The awards were presented at the AC Host Awards which honors employees in the tourism/hospitality industry who enhance the experience for Atlantic City visitors.


The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) recognized 25 individuals in the hospitality and tourism industry during the 22nd annual Atlantic City Host Awards, held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Adrian Phillips Theater at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.

The Host Awards salute and encourage outstanding customer service by employees in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries who contribute to Atlantic City’s success as a friendly, world-class destination.

Each winner received a keepsake commemorative box containing a gold lighthouse lapel pin as a symbol of their beacon of hospitality, an award certificate, assorted sweets and a $250 cash gift card.

Host Award winners were nominated for their enthusiasm, exemplary customer service and ability to enhance the overall experience of the visitors they serve. They were chosen from more than 100 nominees by a selection committee consisting of educators and representatives from Stockton University, Atlantic Cape Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Greater Atlantic City Chamber, Local 54, Meet AC and the Bacharach Scholarship Committee.

Atlantic Cape Inducts Students Into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Congratulations to the 2019 Atlantic Cape Phi Theta Kappa inductees and new officers! Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth.

Candidates must meet this criteria for induction: be a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape; have earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college; and hold a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

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Center for Student Success Holds Graduate Award Ceremony

The Center for Student Success held their annual Graduate Award Ceremony on May 3rd in the Walter Edge Theater. Graduates involved in a variety of programs were recognized for their achievements.

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Counselor‘s Award:

Kenya Andrews

Bryan Liang

Makenna Hass

Juan Alvarez Award:

Liliana Martinez

Director’s Award:

Juliana Torres-Santiago
Ivy Gyemfua
Amy Depietro
Samera Bishop

Outstanding Academic Achiever:

Jessica Holloway
Laura Gould
Delano Hendrix
Tori Alexis Tomlin
Tatiana Morales

2019 Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society Inducts New Members

Congratulations to the 2019 Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society Inductees!

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This year’s inductees are: Gabrielle Cataldi, Rhys Ancheta, Fernand Marrero-Guido, Rainey Ruberton, Kayla Rosen, Caitlin Richardson, Sara Conover, Makena Olson and Joseph Dougherty.

SKD is the English honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify, students must have:

  • at least 12 college credits
  • at least two college-level English courses
  • a GPA of at least 3.0

A Sigma Kappa Delta chapter is more than just another college club. It is a unique entity that opens the doors of opportunity for its members and facilitates academic, professional, and personal growth. There are more than 100 active chapters across the country, each defined by its location and membership, yet bound to the rest by the common goal of promoting excellence in the disciplines of the English language.

With over 100 active chapters located in the United States, approximately 2500 members are inducted annually. Sigma Kappa Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies.

Members of every chapter have the opportunity to share their love of literature and linguistics with like-minded peers, participate in rewarding activities, and be recognized for their accomplishments. They may also apply, or in some cases instantly qualify, for one or more of the Society’s numerous awards and scholarships.

12th Annual Communication Awards Held on May 3rd

The 12th annual Communication Awards was held Friday, May 3, in the
Walter Edge Theater at Atlantic Cape Community College. The Oscar-style event featured
student-produced videos and performances by five “Communication Major of the Year”
nominees: Evan Fisher, Gianna Malgieri, Rachel Dougherty, Maria Gonzalez and Jalen Hudgins. The 2019 Communication Major of the Year award was presented to Jalen Hudgins.

The event featured 107 awards handed out in more than 40 categories including
journalism, public relations, public speaking, performing arts, film and television. Individual students, alumni, faculty and media professionals will be awarded for their work in the field.

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The show also featured remarks by Pete Thompson, local sports radio host and former NBC-40 sportscaster. Ken Kin will be honored as Communication Alumni of the Year. Kin, of Galloway, graduated in 2014 and was the only student to ever receive the Volunteer Service Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and serve as Communication Major of the Year in the event’s history. He is a recent graduate of Stockton University.

For more information about this event contact Associate Professor of Communication Keith Forrest at (609) 343-4994 or

Atlantic Cape professors present at Association of Unmanned Systems International’s 2019 Exponential Conference

As part of their work of their National Science Foundation grant Jim Taggart ISAS and Al Jou Mathematics conducted a Business Industry Leadership Team meeting at the Association of Unmanned Systems International’s 2019 Exponential Conference in Chicago. The purpose of the meeting was to get industry input on indented program learning outcomes for the College’s new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Field Technician A.A.S. degree program.

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Organizations represented included:
Draganfly Innovations
Easy Aerial
Apex Imagery
Aerial Photography of NJ
Osprey Drones
Precision Hawk
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Delmar College
Palomar College
NJ American Water
Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology
Terrestrial Images
American Aerospace
FAA William J Huges Technical Center

Atlantic Cape Students Present Work at the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium

Atlantic Cape students Amanda Brady, Kiera Quade, and Jennifer Johnston (pictured left-right) presented work at the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Colloquium held on March 29 at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus.


Amanda presented her research paper on rape culture written for Composition II; Kiera, an explication of trans poet Justice Ameer’s poem “body without the d” written for Introduction to Literature; and Jennifer, a monologue about sexual assault titled “The Time Is Now” written for Creative Writing. Also in attendance were Associate Professor of Social Sciences Heather Boone, Professor of English Effie Russell, and Assistant Professor of English Rich Russell, who moderated the panel on Gender and Genre.

The mission of the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium is “to ensure the continued strength, visibility and development of interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies at universities and colleges in New Jersey.”

Student Support Services Annual Day of Service – 2019

This year, the Student Support Services program sponsored their Annual Day of Service at the Community Food Bank on March 15, 2019.

They were a small group but were told that they were one of the best performing groups they’ve seen by one of the Food Bank’s regular volunteers. They managed to put away almost 70 boxes of food and miscellaneous items in two hours!