Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

The Traveling Adjunct–Sept. 21, 2018

Get Away to Nantucket

lighthouse with boat in water in backgroundNantucket.  The name makes you think of grey shingled cottages with white trim and overflowing flower boxes.  I’ve visited a number of times over the years, and it’s always just as beautiful.  While Nantucket is a great day trip, it’s also a great weekend trip and I recently returned for a quick getaway.  Here’s where we stayed and what we did–

If you’re not familiar with Nantucket, here are some quick facts:

It’s the boomerang-shaped island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It’s 14 miles (20 km) long and 3 – 5 miles (2-3 km) wide.

The year-round population is around 11,000, but during the summer, the population swells to somewhere between 50,000-60,000! Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Announces Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ as Official College Book

shutterstock_325550759.jpgIn honor of the 200th anniversary of its publication, Atlantic Cape Community College is adopting Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as its official college book for the 2018-19 school year. Students, faculty and staff will commemorate it with a series of events beginning in October.

Faculty members have also incorporated the famous text into their courses to illustrate how it still speaks to modern-day themes and values in today’s society. Continue reading

Thank an Officer during National Security Officer Appreciation Week Sept. 16-22

security-officer-appreciation-logo.jpgPlease 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.

Register to Play in Scramble ‘Fore’ Scholarships Golf Tournament; Variety of Raffle Prizes include Overnight Stays, Rounds of Golf and Gift Cards

GolfThere’s still time to register a four-person team to participate in the 2018 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cape May National Golf Club.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a scramble format, with a shotgun-start at 11:30 a.m.

Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person or $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $150 to $5,000. Last year’s tournament raised over $40,000 for student aid and Foundation operations. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 7, 2018

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, was the featured keynote speaker at the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro 30th Anniversary and Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Martin Luther King Center in Whitesboro.

Dr. Gaba spoke about how she came to be president of Atlantic Cape, as well as her vision for the local community and the many benefits offered at the college’s Cape May County Campus.

Oprah Winfrey made a surprise appearance alongside her longtime partner Stedman Graham at the event.

See more photos from the event HERE.


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Here’s the Scoop–Aug. 31, 2018

We regret to report the passing of retiree, Betty Ramsey.  She was 81.
Betty worked at Atlantic Cape from 1973 – 1998,  serving as a bookkeeper until her promotion to payroll supervisor.  Betty’s biggest contribution to the college, aside from her delicious pumpkin bread at the holidays, may have been her kindness and guidance in working with new employees on the college’s financial and human resources computer systems.  She was always willing to take time out to guide others and help them rectify errors.
She is survived by her children, Pamela, Suzanne and Thomas E. Ramsey.
Visitation will be held from 10 am.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon.  A service will begin at noon.

Expressions may be sent to the family in care of Pamela Ramsey 159 Muirfield Court, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–Aug. 31, 2018

See Seattle in 12 Hours

This summer, my husband and I road-tripped from Seattle to Montana. We flew into Seattle and ended our trip with a (very) short visit to the city, so our time was limited to about 12 hours (Yikes!).  It was a beautiful day in Seattle, so we decided to go for a stroll.

Here’s what we did and other things we would have like to have done!

But first, a few Seattle tidbits…  

While we may all know Seattle as the birthplace of grunge music or Jimi Hendrix, here are some things about Seattle you might not know.

Where is it? 

Seattle lies between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. To the west is the Olympic Mountain range and to the east are the Cascade Mountains. It covers about 142.5 square miles (wow!) and as of 2016, Seattle’s population was 704,352 Continue reading

September Birthdays

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

Tammy Taylor, Sept. 2; Richard Gibbons, Virgilio Yray, Sept. 3; Michael Kammer, Kelle Venturi, Sept. 4, Sept. 4; Dennis Jones, Jeff Wenzel, Sept. 6; Michael Barnes, Nancy Porfido, Sept. 7; Caesar Niglio, Sept. 9; Donald Tietje, Emily Smykla, Sept. 11; Paula Manns, Sept. 12; Paula Davis, Sept. 13; Kenyatta Collins, Joseph Rooney, Sept. 20; Barbara Warner, Barbara Heard, Sept. 22; August Daquila, Marge Mettille, Amy Shelton, Sept. 24; Lewis Miller, Sept. 29; Deborah DaGrosa, Sept. 30.

Here’s the Scoop–July 26, 2018

woman speaking at podium

Paula Davis, dean of student support services and enrollment management, spoke at Stockton University’s 50th anniversary celebration of the signing of the legislation that created EOF. The program highlighted a Stockton EOF participant from each of the five decades and Davis represented the 1970s. She shared about her parents not graduating from high school, but that they had aspirations their children would. Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–July 26, 2018

 Road Trip:  Historic Wallace, Idaho

old boat

I’m continuing with my summer road trip series in the Traveling Adjunct this month with a stop in northern Idaho.  Specifically, Wallace, Idaho.  How did I decide to visit Wallace?  I read about it in a news article and since it was along our drive between Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Whitefish, Montana, I thought it would make a fun stop. It didn’t disappoint so here we go! Continue reading