Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

The Traveling Adjunct–May 25, 2018

A weekend in the Finger Lakes

countryside with lake

Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct!  Well, the semester is over and that means time to think about a getaway! Many people may think of the Finger Lakes of New York as strictly a wine region, but there’s so much to do in addition to wine tasting, like kayaking and cycling! So, for this edition of the Traveling Adjunct, I’m writing about my recent outdoorsy trip to “FL” – where I stayed, where I ate and discounts I scooped up! Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–May 25, 2018

Bert Rosica, assistant coach of the Buccaneers Baseball, shared the following: 

baseball players smiling inside building

On Wednesday, May 9, in the formal vestibule of the beautiful new state-of-the-art STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Building located on its Mays Landing Campus, the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers Baseball Team officially welcomed its 2018-19 season recruiting class – its largest to date – during its annual Commit Ceremony.

 The ceremony was held in Atlantic Cape’s STEM building rather than the more traditional venue of Surf Stadium in Atlantic City to highlight the Buccaneers Baseball Program’s commitment to academic excellence and to celebrate the fact this year’s recruiting class includes no less than three engineering candidates: Richard Almonte from Pleasantville, architecture/structural engineering; Brian Dickson from Egg Harbor Township, mechanical engineering; and Mike Graziano from Atlantic County Insitute of Technology, civil engineering.  Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–May 11, 2018

Cape May County Campus Gets New Signage

front of building

Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus had a brand new sign installed on Friday, May 4, just in time for the inaugural Farmers Market that will be taking place there beginning June 28.  Learn more about the market here.

Dr. Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies, shared the following:
group of students standing on stage

Inductees present for the ceremony, Michael Adams, Sajida Akhtu, Samantha Carey, Jordan Clark, Yadira Delgado, Alicia Riddick, Andre Robinson, Carissa Roselli, Idalis Santana, Leslie Serrano, Melissa Trinh and Joseph Venezia.

The Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony was held on Thursday, May 3, in the Walter Edge Theater of Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus.

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Here’s the Scoop–May 4, 2018

three women and two men
Three Atlantic Cape Community College Hospitality Management students were presented with scholarships by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Society at the Host Awards on May 2. The students are Khoi Bui, Artesha Lewis and Shahil Patel.

Pictured with them are Dr. Josette Katz, interim vice president of Academic Affairs and Donna Vassallo, dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, and Career Education and Workforce Development Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Hosts Cat Country 107.3 Joe & Rachel Morning Show South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival on June 2

Tickets are on sale for the second annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, sponsored by Cat Country 107.3 Joe & Rachel Morning Show, taking place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Tickets cost $40 at the gate and $35 online/advance through Eventbrite. Entry fee includes access to the event and samplings from 14 local breweries.

Atlantic Cape alumnus and Nashville/Mays Landing resident Derek Crider will headline the event as the live country entertainment. Other highlights include 14 breweries, food and beer pairings, crafters, a LuLaRoe vendor, a homebrew competition by Eastern Homebrew of Northfield, and much more.

Homebrew competition participants should drop off two 12-ounce bottles with $5 entry fee by May 26 to Eastern Homebrew at 331 Tilton Road in Northfield. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–April 27, 2018

Daniel Sauers won third place in the category of non-fiction in the New Jersey Association of Lifelong Learning 2018 Learner Writing Contest for his research paper titled “Internet Addiction: Invisible and Perpetual Effects,” written in Stephanie Natale-Boianelli’s Composition II class last spring.

Carol Fraone, college recruiter, shared the following admissions and recruitment updates: 

Earth Day at Cape May County Zoo on  April 21:


ACUA Earth Day, Sunday, April 22:

woman standing at desk

Riverwinds Career Council on April 24:

woman at desk

Please join us in celebrating the career of Dr. Richard Perniciaro who is retiring from Atlantic Cape after 18 years of outstanding service.
Friday, May 11, 2018
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Stop by at any time to offer Dr. Rich well wishes and enjoy light refreshments. No RSVP is required.

May Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Carmen Cabrera, May 1; Cynthia Correa, Michael Mettille, Penny Gardner, May 4; Kelly McClay, May 5; William Dougherty, James Sacchinelli, Marilou Trinh, May 7; Wendy Gray, May 10; Laura Campbell, George Taylor, May 12; Richard Perniciaro, May 14; Tiffani Harris, May 16; Richard Russell, May 18; Judith Otterburn-Martinez, May 21; Jennifer Botwin, May 22; Jennie Ayres, Robert Fischer, May 23; Patrick Sweeney, May 25; James Taggart, Melissa Hatty, Stacey Zacharoff, May 26; Barbara Gaba, May 29; Leila Crawford, May 30; Victoria DeLaurentis, May 31.

Upcoming Events at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of May:

May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: The 7th Annual Writers’ Colloquium will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Art Gallery (D building) of the Mays Landing Campus. Students receiving Communication Awards in creative writing and journalism, as well as select students in Honors Composition II and Honors Public Speaking, will be reading and discussing their work.  For more information, contact Professor Rich Russell at or 609-343-4971.

May 9, 5:30-7 p.m.: Academy of Culinary Arts open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 9 in M Building of the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus. Register online at

May 11, 2-3:30 p.m.: A closing reception for the “Faculty Selects 2018” art exhibit will be held from 2-3:30 p.m., May 11, at the gallery located in D Building of the Mays Landing Campus. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–April 20, 2018

A message from Human Resources: 

The college will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day.

Summer hours (flex time) will begin Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Support personnel normally working 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. will work 8 a.m.-4:37 p.m. or  8:30 a.m.-5:07 p.m.  During the four-day work week, support staff work 32.5 hours per week, a 2.5-hour reduction.

Facilities, non-office personnel, will work four 10-hour days.
Please consult with your supervisor regarding your precise reporting and dismissal times.

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The Traveling Adjunct–April 20, 2018

10 Things to know about the Azores

Welcome to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! I spent an amazing week in the Azores! And if you’re thinking of going, here are 10 things to know before you go!

But first, a bit about the Azores:

It’s an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal and about 935 miles off the coast of Morocco. The official name is the Autonomous Region of the Azores and it’s part of Portugal. You’ll also see the Portuguese name written – Açores.

The nine islands are Flores, Corvo, Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, São Miguel, Santa Maria and the islands’ volcanic beginnings are apparent everywhere, from the landscape to the lava stone fences Continue reading