Congressman Jeff Van Drew and Senator Bob Andrzejczak visited our Cape May Campus to speak with students Matthew, Torey and Zhanna about the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant. This Free Community College initiative made it possible for many students to attend Atlantic Cape who thought higher education was out of their reach. Thank you to Congressman Van Drew and Senator Andrzejczak for your time and support!
This event coincided with National Community College Month, which is a time to recognize and spread awareness of the hard work and achievement happening every day on community college campuses. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, there are more than 12 million students enrolled at community colleges across the country, institutions that serve an incredibly diverse student population and put millions of people’s educational and career goals within reach.
On March 28, Stedman Graham joined 25 other workshop attendees for a training on how to use the Funding Information Network. Mr. Graham attended as representative of the nonprofit called Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. The FIN is an online directory of grant making organizations, institutions and agencies in the United States and around the world. The FIN is available for free to the Atlantic Cape community and the general public. It is located at the Nonprofit Resource Center in the Cape May County Campus library. Periodic workshops are conducted by Resource Development and library staff and individual FIN training sessions can be arranged by appointment.
Janet Hauge, Director of Academic Support Services, oversees activities at all three campus libraries and was instrumental in coordinating the delivery of the FIN workshops. The training was conducted by a Senior Librarian, Susan Shiroma, from the Foundation Center in New York City. She spent two days in Cape May training nonprofit organizations as well as faculty and staff on how to research grant opportunities using the FIN. She also presented workshops on the elements of basic grant proposal writing.
Additionally, Mike Rennick, Senior Manager of Grants, presented the Grants 101 workshop in March 13 to interested Atlantic Cape faculty and staff. Mike’s presentation covers the how the Resource Development Department can assist in the research, development and writing of grant proposals at the college. Mike is available to offer this presentation to other faculty and staff members at department meetings. Please contact Mike directly if you are interested in learning more about the grant development process or researching potential grant opportunities at Atlantic Cape. Mike can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at x4516.
To schedule individual FIN training sessions please contact Dorothy Pearson, part-time Cape May Campus library. Dottie can be reached at email@example.com or by emailing FIN@atlantic.edu.
The Nonprofit Resource Center and the FIN are made possible through a generous donation from the Mullock Family.
Pictured in the photograph from left to right:
Stedman Graham, Janet Hauge, Susan Shiroma, Maria Kellett and Bob Mullock
– Article by Maria Kellett, Dean, CMCC
Hate Crime Symposium – Cape May Campus
On Thursday, February 21, Cape May County Campus hosted a Hate Crimes Symposium conducted by the FBI and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Over the course of three hours several speakers discussed issues and laws related to hate crimes.
Vernon Addison, Special Agent, FBI reviewed the Federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act, it’s 2010 expansion to include more protected classes and how it applies to crimes committed on the basis of a person’s protected characteristics such as race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or disability. Agent Addison effectively engaged the crowd by quizzing them on their understanding of what would be considered a hate crime using real life cases.
He was followed by Dave D’Amico, Chief Investigator, Middlesex County Dept. of Corrections, who reviewed bias incidents and their investigation, how to respond to and report a hate crime. The symposium was attended by more than 60 people from local law enforcement agencies, churches, schools and municipal governments. Lieutenant. Joseph Landis with the CM Co. Prosecutors office expressed much appreciation for college hosting the event and looks forward to working with us on future projects.
Registration for winter and spring sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College will be offered earlier to help students plan and take advantage of the delayed payment.
Registration begins at Atlantic Cape:
- Oct. 29 for students with at least 32 credits at time of registration
- Oct. 30 for students with at least 17 credits at time of registration
- Oct. 31 for all returning students
- Nov. 1 for all students
Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There is an express 11-day Winter Term class schedule that will be held Monday-Saturday, Jan. 2-16. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 22. To view a list of important registration deadlines, visit Atlantic Cape’s academic calendar at http://bit.ly/CapeSchedule. Continue reading
Submitted by Tammy DeFranco
9/11 Memorial Tribute at CMCC
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.
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.
Please join us in thanking our officers– full time, part time and armed, for a job well done by writing a note of acknowledgement and appreciation during National Security Week, Sept. 16-22.
“Thank You” notecards will be available at the main desks of the Worthington Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses, and in the Student Center (G Building), the library and the Public Safety reception desks at the Mays Landing Campus.
Atlantic Cape Community College will offer “late-start” classes beginning Sept. 24 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.
Classes include: ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology, online; ARTS103-Art Appreciation, meets 5-8:50 p.m., Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ARTS-128-Introduction to Photographic Methods, online; CISM125-Introduction to Computers, meets 2-5:20 p.m., Mondays, Atlantic City Campus; CISM125-Introduction to Computers, meets 7-8:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ENGL080-Reading/Writing II, meets 5-6:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ENGL101-Composition I, meets 5-6:50 p.m., Tuesdays/Thursdays, Mays Landing Campus; HIST102-Western World II, meets 7-8:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; MATH073-Introduction to Algebra I-Prealgebra, online; PSYC135–Child Psychology, online; and SOCL101-Principles of Sociology, online. Classes run through mid-December. Continue reading
Current students can add classes to their fall schedules starting Sept 5, at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.
Add a class takes place at all three campuses, Sept. 4-10, during normal office hours, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and online until Sept. 10.
The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, checks and money order. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.
Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of September:
Sept. 4: Fall semester begins at Atlantic Cape.
Sept. 4: Careme’s Restaurant, located at the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus, opens for lunch service for fall semester.
Sept. 5-26, 6-9 p.m.: The Academy of Culinary Arts offers Buttercream Bootcamp, a four-week workshop that runs 6-9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts. Cost is $279. For more information or to register, call 609-343-5655. Continue reading
This summer, Atlantic Cape Community College received two prestigious grants that will turn it into a resource and lead institution for drone technology in the tri-state area. Few community colleges are awarded such accolades.
In July 2018, Atlantic Cape was awarded a grant of $224,761 from the National Science Foundation for the college’s “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations and Maintenance Education and Training Project.” This grant’s term is from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 and will provide funding for advance technician training in the rapidly evolving field of small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones.” Continue reading