Category Archives: News You Need to Know

Atlantic Cape Community College Students Receive Over $250,000 in Scholarships

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Recent Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Emely Wapnik of Pleasantville discusses what it means to her to be a scholarship recipient at the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on May 15. She shared her story of being a Covenant House resident in Atlantic City and her journey of how she has persevered.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 250 scholarships totaling $253,983 at its 51st Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on May 15. Together the Atlantic Cape Foundation and the college pledged $688,549 in scholarship support for returning and incoming students. This is the largest pledge in the history of the college.

The event included scholarship recipient and donor presentations, a donor reception and light refreshments. Past President’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Raymond Davis, ’92, and Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, ’82, spoke about their experience as students at Atlantic Cape and the important role that education has played in their professional and personal development. Mr. Don Guardian, former mayor of Atlantic City, also spoke about the importance of scholarship funding and educational attainment.

The event allowed scholarship recipients to have the opportunity to meet their respective donors. To learn more about scholarship opportunities at Atlantic Cape, visit

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See more photos from the ceremony HERE.

In the News–May 25, 2018


The college was mentioned in this Press of Atlantic City story about Pleasantville School District’s  Early College High School program. posted here about the Atlantic Cape Nursing Club throwing SimMom a baby shower on April 16. The Cape May County Herald posted about it here.

The Cape May County Herald posted here about the April 24 Board of Trustees meeting. Continue reading

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: 

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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

Accomplishments–May 25, 2018

Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations, has been named the 2018 Power of the Purse honoree by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

This award recognizes an outstanding local female leader, advocate and philanthropist whose professional and personal accomplishments have made a positive impact on our community.

McAlister will be honored at the Power of the Purse luncheon and workshop being held from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Smithville Inn. Learn more or register for the event here.


Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees Awards Contracts; Approves Key Grant Submissions at May Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 22, at the Cape May County Campus.

The following motions were approved by the Board of Trustees: Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Hosts STEM Careers Event for Teen Girls on May 23

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More than 100 visiting high school students spent a full day in hands-on, science-based workshops during the second Teentech event to be held at Atlantic Cape Community College on May 23.

The event, sponsored by the American Association of University Women­’s (AAUW) Cape May and Atlantic County branches, South Jersey Industries and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, was aimed at encouraging young women in grades 9-11 to further their education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Jobs in the STEM fields are among the fastest growing, and generally have higher salaries than jobs traditionally held by women. Continue reading

Derek Crider to headline at the Second Annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival June 2


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The second annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, sponsored by Cat Country 107.3 Joe & Rachel Morning Show, is excited to announce Derek Crider as the live country entertainment at the festival happening June 2, at the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Crider is an Atlantic Cape alumnus and Nashville/Mays Landing resident.

Combining elements of country, rock and soul, Derek Crider has forged a sound all his own. Hailing from Southern New Jersey, Crider started playing the guitar and writing songs at 13 years old, and was influenced by everything ranging from Motown to country. Continue reading

Earn Your Degree Online at Atlantic Cape Community College this Fall

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer more than 100 courses online this fall as an option for those unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The college offers 15 associate degree programs entirely online, as well as credits toward any of the college’s 46 degree programs. Fall classes begin Sept. 4.

Register online at or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Awards 748 Degrees at Commencement

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Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, stands with High Honors Speaker My Nguyen of Atlantic City prior to the college’s 51st commencement on Thursday, May 17.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 748 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees at the school’s 51ST commencement, Thursday, May 17. Lori Herndon, president and CEO of AtlantiCare, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape, presented an honorary associate in science degree to keynote speaker Lori Herndon, and honored former Atlantic Cape employee Robert Benner with a posthumous associate in science degree. Professor Keith Forrest was recognized for receiving the Faculty Member of the Year award for the fifth time, and Jody Davis was honored as the recipient of the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Emerita Louise Kaplan was also recognized by Dr. Gaba. Continue reading