Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

December Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating in December:

Josette Katz, Dec. 3; Denise Petro, Dec. 7; Karen Zaniewski, Dec. 9; Dolores Giannini, Jolie Masters, Dec. 10; Edwin Nieves, Harry Whitelam, Dec. 11; Tonya Cooper, Dec. 12; Leslie Atherholt, Michelle Andrews, Dec. 13; Matthew Miller, Dec. 14; Tammy DeFranco, Michele Leacott, Charita McClain, Pam Baker, Virginia Macrie, Dec. 16; Crista Golden, Dec. 20; Cheryl Ann Garwood, Dec. 22; Lisa Stein, Dec. 27; Carolyn Coulter, Maria Giordano, Dec. 28.

Happy birthday to the part-time faculty and adjunct professors celebrating in December:

Monique JohnsSilvia Schottinger Dec. 2; Linda FichetolaErnest Gratz, Dec. 4; Brandie Cesari, Dec. 6; Aida Colon, Douglas Dimeler, Dec. 7; Cheryl Crews-Lynch, Susan Elmer, Dec. 9; Michael Seidenstricker, Dec. 10; Raymond Lopez, Kathleen McCabePeggy McFarlane, Dec. 11; Maxine Patroni, Dec. 13; Thomas Kluxen, Mary Miklasz, Dec. 14; Michael Rowan; Dec. 17; Dorothea DunayerLester Keeper, Dec. 18; Jen Lee, Dec. 19; Eddy Demosthene, Dec. 21; Ralph IvieKevin Garcia-Rios, Dec. 22; Sherry Jurasinski, Dec. 23; Michael JohnsonAllison KellySusan OlaschinezDonna Szemcsak, Dec. 24; Scott ChernoffChristina Michalowski, Dec. 25; Debra Scott, Dec. 28; Keith Carmack, Dec. 29; Edward DormerPatricia Kennedy, Dec. 30; Frederick Daniel, Dec. 31.

Here’s the Scoop – Nov. 21

A message from Donna Vassallo, Dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus: 

The Worthington Atlantic City Campus was proud to participate in “Chalk About AC,” an event hosted today by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation held on Saturday, Oct. 14.  The chalk effort, in its third year, is one of several the foundation has been working on in the city to foster art and inspiration. Over 120 students worked alongside local artists in beautifying Brown’s Park and other AC locations with chalk art.  Atlantic Cape was the host site for registration and lunch.


A message from Susan DePhilippis, Associate Professor of ESL and Chair, General Studies Degree Program Advisory Committee:

The ESL and Modern Languages Department is grateful to its new partners who have formed an advisory board for the General Studies Program. At its inaugural meeting on October 17, 2018, the committee offered a variety of practical, useful ideas for application to the program, particularly advising strategies for students to stay on track toward graduation.

The committee is a combination of representatives from the EHT Chick-Fil-A (Josh Maxwell, Mina Kim and Rick Paton); ACUA (Harry Gallagher); the United States Air Force (TSgt Christina Noriega); Stockton University (Dr. Rob Gregg); Rutgers University (Elizabeth Moore and Jason Jankowski); and Atlantic Cape administrators and faculty (Dr. Denise Coulter, Gwen McIntyre, Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Dr. Curtis Andrews, Dr. Augie Nigro, Susan DePhilippis).

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PICTURE:  Dr. Gregg, Harry Gallapgher, Mina Kim, Rick Paton, Stephanie Natale-Boianella,  Dr. Nigro, Dr. Coulter, Dr. Andrews, Susan DePhilippis, Jason Jankowski, Elizabeth Moore, TSgt Christina Noriega, Gwen McIntyre


A message from Denise-Marie Coulter, Dean of Liberal Studies:

Professor Tony DeLuca had guitarist Teddy Royal visit his Music Appreciation class at Worthington Center to discuss with students his experience as a professional musician. Royal, a guitarist, was born in New York, but he traveled the world playing jazz, blues and rock and roll with a number of artists, including the Four Pennies, the Nevill brothers and Fats Domino. He said the latter was like a father figure to him and a terrific cook, let alone an amazing musical artist. Royal demonstrated his talent for the students and answered their questions. Here is a photograph of Mr. Royal and Mr. DeLuca with the class.

IMG_9919.JPGPICTURE: Enoch Grigsby, Amy Aikens,Brandon Phan, Sierra Honeycutt, Mr. Teddy Royal, Professor DeLuca, Riley Gersham (also in first picture with Teddy and Prof. DeLuca), Quran Dabney, Karen Balderas, Jeremiah Lazorko,  Anirah Rex, Eden Lazorko.

Dr. Nancy Purcell’s Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) students recently collaborated on a research project focused on the causes of procrastination. They reported their findings on a bulletin board outside of their classroom for public consumption. Here is a picture of Dr. Purcell and the students who created the bulletin board.

IMG_9922.JPGPICTURE: Brett Cook, N’yak Bradley, Marc Depiero, Michelle Escoto, Aasia Muhammad, Sadaat Taylor, Hasib Ullah, Jennifer Asencio, Gabriella Taylor, Mohammed Khan and Atiyah Brooks.


A Message from Judy DeSalvo, Office Assistant, Academy of Culinary Arts:

I would like to thank the college community and my culinary family for the cards, prayers and condolences I received for the recent loss of my father.  It was truly appreciated.

 


Carol Fraone, College Recruiter, shared the following admissions and recruitment updates:

Egg Harbor Township Branch Library visit on Nov. 19:

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Career Fair at Schalick High School on Nov. 15:

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Winslow Township High School on Nov. 12:

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Fall Festival in Mays Landing on Nov. 10:

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NACAC National College Fair on Nov 1:

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Perth Amboy Recruitment Fair on Oct 26:

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Career Council at Riverwinds on Oct. 25:Career Council @riverwinds 10_25

Pennsauken High School College Fair on Oct. 17

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Camden Technical School College Fair Oct. 16: Camden Technical School College Fair

Life in the City Unity Day in Egg Harbor City on Oct. 13:

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November Birthdays

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

Bo Zilovic, Nov. 1; Eileen Curristine, Nov. 3; Gorgianne Giordano, Nov. 5; Stephen FiskJesse Kurtz, Nov. 6; Clifton Sudler, Nov. 7; Jean McAlister, Nov. 10; Gwen McIntyre, Nov. 13; Christopher Vallese, Nov. 16; Danays Hernandez, Nov. 17; Regina Van Epps, Nov. 19; Darick Garrison, Nov. 22; JoAnna Johns, Heather Boone, Nov. 23; Polly Thierler, Nov. 25; Luis MontefuscoAugustine Nigro, Nov. 29.

Here’s the Scoop–Oct. 5, 2018

Joseph F. Berenato, senior adjunct professor of English, was invited by the Hammonton Historical Society to speak on the history of the Berenato Family in Hammonton on Oct. 4 at the Canoe Club in Lake Park of Hammonton.


Michael Hogan, Atlantic County Friends of the Parks, Inc., is hosting a talk, “How to Photograph Birds,” at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in the art gallery located inside the William Spangler Library, D Building, at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus. Light refreshments will be provided. Hogan is one of the featured artists in the gallery’s current exhibit, “Atlantic County Parks,” at the gallery. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 28, 2018

The JCPenney Suit Up event held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hamilton Mall gave students the opportunity to shop for professional dress at discounted prices not available to the public as they prepare for career fairs, internships, graduation and future job interviews.

The event was open to current students and alumni. Atlantic Cape collaborated with Stockton University Career Services Department to participate in the event.

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Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director, Cape May County Student Services and Campus Management and; Cynthia Correa, director, Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus Student Services & Career Institutional Services represented Atlantic Cape at the event. Continue reading

October Birthdays

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

Daymis AliceaRichard LuderitzJohn Thompson, Oct. 3; Karl Giulian, Oct. 6; Sherwood Taylor, Oct. 7; Tree McCann, Oct. 9; Vita Stovall, Oct. 11; Patricia HellerBeth Sanders, Oct. 12; Richard Kalman, Oct. 13; Leslie Jamison, Oct. 22; Thomas DiPietro, Oct. 24; Kim Oliveto, Oct. 25; John HeenanJoy Little, Oct. 27; Effie Russell, Oct. 29; Camille Levy, Oct. 30.

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