Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

Here’s the Scoop–June 28, 2018

Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba sits down with Comcast Newsmakers and talks college affordability, articulation agreements, a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for drone maintenance and the new Student Center in this recent video clip.


Donna Vassallo, dean of the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, shared the following:

Our Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus hosted artist Rob Rossiello this weekend, as we were “Block #44” of the “48 Blocks Atlantic City” Art Festival. 48 Blocks AC is a celebration of the artistic talents, creativity, community, culture and history of Atlantic City. This was their second year hosting this event, and the first year Atlantic Cape participated. It is also an initiative by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Continue reading

July Birthdays

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

Dennis Price, Daniel Sweeney, July 4; Jesus Del Valle, July 5; Donna Marie McElroy, Heather Peterson, July 6; Chad Bullock, July 7; Doug Hedges, Rahshana Davis, July 8; Lynda Phommathep, July 10; Michael Rennick, July 11; Automne Bennett, Denise Coulter, July 13; Lisa Givens, July 14; Ellen Splaver, July 16; Daniel Matt, July 17; Linda DeSantis, July 18; July 19; Mark Camma, Robert Townsend, July 20; Maryann McCall, July 21; Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, Anita Polanco, July 23; Kenneth Selwood, July 25; William Osler, July 29; Michael Bolicki, Shirley Shields, Joseph Sheridan, July 30; Sandi Greco, July 31.

The Traveling Adjunct–June 28, 2018

Road Trip:  Spokane

sculpture in grass

Welcome back to another edition of the Traveling Adjunct! This month’s post is the first in a series about the fun and unique places I visited on my summer vacation! For our trip this year, my husband and I decided to go to Montana. Montana?  Isn’t this post about Spokane, Washington? Yeah, but like most of our trips, this one “evolved” into an awesome road trip taking us through the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, covering 1,400 miles. This month’s Traveling Adjunct is on our afternoon in Spokane. So fasten your seatbelts and let’s get going! Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–June 7, 2018

woman speaking at podiumDr. Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies served as the keynote speaker for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Graduating Ambassador Event held at the GSJS PAC center in Farmingdale in May 2018. Approximately 30 graduating seniors were in attendance along with family members and trustees and employees of the GSJSCoulter encouraged the Ambassadors to pursue their dreams while keeping an open mind about pursuing unexpected opportunities when they arise. She discussed how the skills women acquire in Girl Scouts — leadership, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking — can be beneficial in navigating an ever-changing job market.


A message from Anna Simmons, College Relations: 

To all my colleagues and friends,

My heart is overjoyed with the love that was shown to me at my retirement party. I will always remember the kindness, laughter, tears, smiles and kind words. You all are my extended family and this is the beginning of my new life but I will never forget all that I’ve learned and experienced during my time at Atlantic Cape.  All my love. I wish you all good health. Thank you. Continue reading

Gerald Fox Named 2018 Part-time Employee of the Year at Atlantic Cape

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Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, congratulates Gerald Fox on his award of being named the 2018 Part-time Employee of the Year at Atlantic Cape.

Gerald “Gerry” Fox of Egg Harbor City has been named the 2018 Part-time Employee of the Year at Atlantic Cape Community College. He has a bachelor’s degree from Stockton University in communication studies with a minor in business studies; and was hired at Atlantic Cape on Feb. 9, 2015.

Since being nominated in April for the award, Fox was transferred to the Instructional Technology Department at the college’s Mays Landing Campus under the supervision of Michelle Perkins, director, Instructional Technology. Prior to the transfer, he worked in the Faculty Support Office, reporting to Dr. Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies.

“Gerald is an exceptional employee with good humor and stalwart work ethic which makes him an invaluable part of the Atlantic Cape family,” was a quote from one of the many nominations he received.

June Birthdays

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

Apisit Vichienrat, Connie Walton, Zhe Xu, June 1; Thomas Hughes, June 2; Joshua Carroll, June 3; Timothy Cliggett, June 5; Norman Gray, June 6; William Smith, June 9; Michael Bates, Patrice Leatherberry, June 11; Svetlana Marzelli, June 12; Donna Vassallo, June 15; Michael McHale, June 16; Edner Brevil, June 22; Valerie Weller, June 24; Kristin Jackson, June 25; John Feldbauer, June 27.

The Traveling Adjunct–May 25, 2018

A weekend in the Finger Lakes

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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

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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