Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

Heres’ the Scoop–March 16, 2018

Once nominated, the students will receive an invitation to interview with the L.E.A.D. Program Selection Committee. Selected students will have the opportunity to participate in leadership training and represent the college at various events throughout the year.

The L.E.A.D Committee will inform students of their nomination and check eligibility requirements.

The following is a list of eligibility requirements and qualities committee members will be looking for during the interview process:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Plan to return during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Display leadership roles in the classroom and /or on campus
  •  Demonstrate evidence of  being a team player
  •  Show enthusiasm for helping others

Please email your nomination with the student’s full name and college ID number to Anita Polanco at by Friday, March 30, 2018.

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Here’s the Scoop–March 9, 2018

Jody S. Davis, senior adjunct instructor, ESL and Modern Languages Department, shared the following: 
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Above, Advanced ESL students Loredana Grigoruta and Yilang Liu made a formal appeal to their classmates for Monopoly cash donations to help Hope, a child whose parent needed a liver transplant. They designed a custom collection box and special bracelets to support their cause.

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Here’s the Scoop–March 2, 2018


Matthew Schreiber (Male Compound) and Kerri Byrne (Female Compound) won individual New Jersey State Collegiate Archery Championships this past weekend.

Over 50 archers representing six different New Jersey colleges and universities took place in the event hosted at Atlantic Cape Community College this past weekend. Continue reading

Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Friday, March 30

All nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 30, for the 2018 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.

This $300 award recognizes distinguished adjunct faculty team members for their contributions to the classroom and to Atlantic Cape. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Feb. 23, 2018

Curtis Fitzpatrick, retired CMCC facilities employee, shared the following fundraiser for his daughter Jacqueline Ada Fitzpatrick: Go Green and Fight Adenocarcinoma Cancer Praying Fundraiser Dinner 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Rio Grande Fire Hall, 1120 Route 47 South. Cost is $25 for adults (12 years and older) and $9 per child (6-11 years old). Donations are welcome. For more information, contact Janelle at 609-408-9091 or Jackie at 609-500-2906.

CMCC Nonprofit Resource Center to Offer Free Training to Staff on March 23

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The Nonprofit Resource Center, an initiative of the Cape May County Campus Library, invites faculty, adjuncts and college staff to free grant seeking training from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Cape May County Campus library.

Via an interactive workshop, attendants will learn how to use the Funding Information Network databases to identify potential grant funders for priority projects at the college. An orientation to grant seeking at Atlantic Cape will also be provided.

RSVPs are required. Please email to reserve your spot in this valuable training.

Staff members planning to attend should please have their participation approved by supervisors as necessary.


Student Success Initiatives – Too Embarrassed to Seek Help Round Table Discussion

Submitted by Svetlana Marzelli

On Feb. 20, 2018, full-time and part-time faculty members from Cape May County and Mays Landing campuses had a roundtable discussion exploring the reasons students don’t engage with instructors to improve performance.

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Dr. Barbara R. Heard, MT(ASCP), associate professor of Biology, led the discussion. One participant said that “the topic was informative.” Others commented on “fantastic ideas from my brilliant colleagues,” “valuable suggestions provided by other more experienced faculty,” and “wonderful tips from fellow faculty on how to help students.”