Category Archives: From the President’s Office

Coffee with the President

Dr. Gaba invites faculty and staff to join her for “Coffee with the President”.

Three sessions have been planned at our campuses:

  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m., Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Room 204
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m., Cape May County Campus, Room 103
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m., Mays Landing Campus, J 202

Dr. Gaba looks forward to meeting and conversing with all.

Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates Dr. Barbara Gaba as the Ninth President

Dr. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the institution

woman smilingAtlantic Cape Community College celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the college’s ninth president today. Dr. Gaba is the first woman and first African American in office and will preside over the college’s three campuses in Atlantic City, Cape May County and Mays Landing.

Maria Mento, vice chairperson of the board of trustees, presented Gaba with the presidential medallion, representing the beginning of Dr. Gaba’s term. Continue reading

Dr. Gaba Hosts College-Wide Meeting Sept. 28

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Dr. Barbara Gaba, college president, hosted a college-wide meeting with the college community on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Walter Edge Theater of the Mays Landing Campus. The meeting was simulcasted to the Cape May County Campus in Room 113 and the Worthington Atlantic City Campus in Room 160.

The meeting highlighted an update on college priorities and student success initiatives, and concluded with a Q&A.

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Message from Dr. Gaba regarding Puerto Rico and Mexico Natural Disasters

To Our College Community:

Just two weeks ago, I sent an email to the college community regarding the devastation in Texas and Florida because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Recovery is ongoing and many continue to be without electricity and basic needs.
Today, our thoughts and prayers also go out to the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico because of the devastation due to the recent natural disasters.

The New York Times reported that “five days after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island, the U.S. territory is in the grips of a serious, life-threatening crisis, with humanitarian aid getting in far more slowly than is needed. The island is running short on food, fuel, and access to clean water and there’s limited communications, which means some communities have received no information about the rescue efforts underway. Among the greatest threats is the continuing lack of power throughout much of the island, after nearly the entire power grid was knocked offline during the storm (about 80 percent of the transmission infrastructure was destroyed)”.

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College-Wide Meeting Sept. 28 with President Gaba

The college community is invited to attend “A College-Wide Meeting with Dr. Gaba” at 3 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 28.

The session will include an update on college priorities and student success initiatives, as well as a Q&A.

All college employees are encouraged to attend; however, directors should ensure adequate coverage for their offices. The session will be recorded and available for viewing for those unable to attend.

The College-Wide will be held in the Walter Edge Theater and will be simulcast to the Cape May County Campus room 113 and the Worthington Atlantic City Campus room 160.

Message from Dr. Gaba Regarding Stockton at Atlantic Cape Signing

To Our College Community:

Atlantic Cape takes great pride in the official partnerships we’ve established with Stockton, Rutgers and FDU with the aim of providing pathways for our students to achieve their educational goals. Our partnerships are strong, with each institution providing opportunity and choices for students who wish to transfer. These partnerships are featured on the College’s webpage.

As we move forward to “get the word out” and “tell our story,” more emphasis will be placed on promoting and marketing these agreements so the College community and the public are more aware of the great opportunities we provide for our students.

As these initiatives are reintroduced, I will be inviting you to attend any public announcements that are scheduled.  On Friday, I sent our College community an invitation to a Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Partnership Signing.  Continue reading

Invitation to the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba

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The Board of Trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College requests the honor of your presence at the inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the 9th President of Atlantic Cape Community College Friday, October 27, 2017

Inauguration – 2 p.m.

Walter Edge Theater, Mays Landing Campus

Faculty: If you wish to march in the procession and need academic regalia, please order at (Customer number: 29003916000, Order number: 4032132).

If your name appears in the drop-down menu, please select it and verify or edit your information. If your name is not on the drop-down menu, select “new” and follow the steps.
Deadline to order regalia is Oct. 6.

Celebratory Dinner – 6 p.m.

$65 (for employees and students only – regular price $100)

Greate Bay Country Club

901 Mays Landing Road

Somers Point, NJ 08244

Proceeds from this fundraising event will underwrite the inauguration, student scholarships, and Atlantic Cape Foundation events.

If you cannot attend but wish to donate, click here or make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Foundation.

Information on sponsorship and advertisement opportunities can be found here.

RSVP by Oct. 17 at:

Registration is required for both events!

Inquiries should be directed to Gracellen Etherton at or 609-343-5671.

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A message from Dr. Gaba regarding Hurricane Disaster Relief

To Our College Community:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleagues, friends and families who have been impacted by hurricanes in both Texas and Florida. Many have suffered heartbreaking losses. It will take quite some time for many communities to rebuild as they are still assessing the horrific devastation. Many families and students are now homeless, and many are unable to continue to go to college at this time.

There are a number of organizations that are helping people through this difficult time such as The American Red Cross. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Receives $2,500 for Scholarships from Rio Auto Body

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Louis Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body, presents the final installment of $2,500 to Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Lou Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body of Rio Grande, recently. This was the fifth and final installment of a $12,500 pledge to Create Opportunity—The Capital & Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape.

The Rio Auto Body Scholarship is presented annually to a second-year Cape May County resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a full-time business major with financial need. Continue reading

Dr. Gaba Featured in ‘Dean & Provost’ Publication

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, was featured in the July 2017 Dean & Provost newsletter regarding leadership.

See Page 12 of Publication Here to Read Article.