Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

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

August Birthdays

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

David Moderski, Russell Waugh, Aug. 4; Eric Stewart, Aug. 5; Bryant Brown, Aug. 8; Susan DePhilippis, Aug. 9; Myrna Morales-Keklak, Aug. 12; Michelle Perkins, Scott Griffin, Aug. 13; Vincent Tedeschi, Aug. 15; Rita Michalenko, Valerie Reed, Aug. 16; Nancy Hand, Victor Moreno, Aug. 18; Lorraine Luderitz, Aug. 19, Jay Peterson, Aug. 20; John Taggart, Aug. 22; Barbara Clark, Aug. 25; Patricia Kubaska, Aug. 27; Sean Leidy, Aug. 28; Terri-Lynn Hamby, Aug. 29; Stephanie Davies, Aug. 30; Warren Burton, Aug. 31.

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; 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