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2nd Annual Baseball Commitment Ceremony

The Athletics Department held its second annual Baseball Commitment Ceremony. Letters of Intent were signed by local high school seniors who will attend Atlantic Cape in the Fall.
 
This year seven commits and their families attended the ceremony. The keynote speaker was Stephen Nehmad, Atlantic Cape Alumni and former baseball player. These promising players come from surrounding area high schools.
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Atlantic Cape Inducts Students Into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Congratulations to the 2019 Atlantic Cape Phi Theta Kappa inductees and new officers! Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth.

Candidates must meet this criteria for induction: be a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape; have earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college; and hold a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

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Atlantic Cape Welcomes Local High School Students for College Awareness Day

Recently, we hosted area high school students who learned about the high quality, affordable programs we provide in STEM, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Healthcare, Criminal Justice, Aviation & more! Many will make the decision to begin at Atlantic Cape and we’re looking forward to welcoming them in the Fall!

Center for Student Success Holds Graduate Award Ceremony

The Center for Student Success held their annual Graduate Award Ceremony on May 3rd in the Walter Edge Theater. Graduates involved in a variety of programs were recognized for their achievements.

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Counselor‘s Award:

Kenya Andrews

Bryan Liang

Makenna Hass

Juan Alvarez Award:

Liliana Martinez

Director’s Award:

Juliana Torres-Santiago
Ivy Gyemfua
Amy Depietro
Samera Bishop

Outstanding Academic Achiever:

Jessica Holloway
Laura Gould
Delano Hendrix
Tori Alexis Tomlin
Tatiana Morales

2019 Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society Inducts New Members

Congratulations to the 2019 Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society Inductees!

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This year’s inductees are: Gabrielle Cataldi, Rhys Ancheta, Fernand Marrero-Guido, Rainey Ruberton, Kayla Rosen, Caitlin Richardson, Sara Conover, Makena Olson and Joseph Dougherty.

SKD is the English honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify, students must have:

  • at least 12 college credits
  • at least two college-level English courses
  • a GPA of at least 3.0

A Sigma Kappa Delta chapter is more than just another college club. It is a unique entity that opens the doors of opportunity for its members and facilitates academic, professional, and personal growth. There are more than 100 active chapters across the country, each defined by its location and membership, yet bound to the rest by the common goal of promoting excellence in the disciplines of the English language.

With over 100 active chapters located in the United States, approximately 2500 members are inducted annually. Sigma Kappa Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies.

Members of every chapter have the opportunity to share their love of literature and linguistics with like-minded peers, participate in rewarding activities, and be recognized for their accomplishments. They may also apply, or in some cases instantly qualify, for one or more of the Society’s numerous awards and scholarships.

12th Annual Communication Awards Held on May 3rd

The 12th annual Communication Awards was held Friday, May 3, in the
Walter Edge Theater at Atlantic Cape Community College. The Oscar-style event featured
student-produced videos and performances by five “Communication Major of the Year”
nominees: Evan Fisher, Gianna Malgieri, Rachel Dougherty, Maria Gonzalez and Jalen Hudgins. The 2019 Communication Major of the Year award was presented to Jalen Hudgins.

The event featured 107 awards handed out in more than 40 categories including
journalism, public relations, public speaking, performing arts, film and television. Individual students, alumni, faculty and media professionals will be awarded for their work in the field.

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The show also featured remarks by Pete Thompson, local sports radio host and former NBC-40 sportscaster. Ken Kin will be honored as Communication Alumni of the Year. Kin, of Galloway, graduated in 2014 and was the only student to ever receive the Volunteer Service Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and serve as Communication Major of the Year in the event’s history. He is a recent graduate of Stockton University.

For more information about this event contact Associate Professor of Communication Keith Forrest at (609) 343-4994 or kforrest@atlantic.edu.

April & May 2019 Birthdays!

April 2019

Lynette Ingram, April 1; Suzanne FiedlerRavi Manimaran; April 2; Christine Gamboa, April 3; Millie Ciraolo, April 5; Rhonda Petruzzi, Erin Mercer April 8; Norman McKiverVickie Melograno, April 9; Dorothy FilomenaBrenda Kuhar, April 10; Aline Milligan, Keith Forrest, April 12; Laurie Lemons, April 14; Judy DeSalvoNeera Desai, April 17; Jennifer Martucci, April 21; Joseph Krafft, April 26; Dorie Keener, April 27; Stephanie Natale, April 28; Edward Perkins, April 29.

May 2019:

Rachel Dieterly, Carolyn Messina, Kimberly Weber, May 1; Ken Richter, May 2; Miriam Mast, May 4; Daniel Mascione, May 5; Jennifer Campbell, Marcia Lasasso, May 6; Larisa Platt, May 7; David Capelli, May 8; Kenneth Dieterly, Afton Koontz, Joseph O’Neil, May 11; Myra Caplan, May 13; Caroline Espinal Bueno, May 14; Maryann Correll, Sandra Montanez, May 18; Tara Yard, May 19; Kevin Barnes, Stephen Reynolds, Sasigala Satiyanesan, May 20; Ian O’Neill, May 21; Gail MacBurnie, May 23; Maryann McGhee, May 25; Anne Bracarello, Mari Zgombic, May 26; Elsamma Varghese, Jenna Williamson, May 29; Nicholas Leonetti, May 30.

Atlantic Cape professors present at Association of Unmanned Systems International’s 2019 Exponential Conference

As part of their work of their National Science Foundation grant Jim Taggart ISAS and Al Jou Mathematics conducted a Business Industry Leadership Team meeting at the Association of Unmanned Systems International’s 2019 Exponential Conference in Chicago. The purpose of the meeting was to get industry input on indented program learning outcomes for the College’s new Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Field Technician A.A.S. degree program.

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Organizations represented included:
Draganfly Innovations
Easy Aerial
Apex Imagery
Aerial Photography of NJ
Osprey Drones
Precision Hawk
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Delmar College
Palomar College
NJ American Water
Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology
Terrestrial Images
American Aerospace
FAA William J Huges Technical Center

The Traveling Adjunct – 12 of the Most Remote Places on Earth (Part 2)

For all of you who think the world is really small, this is post is for you! Last month in the Traveling Adjunct, I posted Part 1, this month, I’m covering six more remote places on the planet – Enjoy!

  7. McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A friend of mine was stationed at McMurdo when he was in the military and he took this photo in Antarctica. McMurdo is actually a research station and it’s operated by the United States, although technically, McMurdo is in the New Zealand part of Antarctica called the Ross Dependency. You’ll probably only go to McMurdo if you’re a scientist or in the military, but if you’re wondering how you get there…Uh, well you take a ski plane. Yup, that’s right, a plane equipped with skis – Crazy!

 

Antarctica 1985

8. Coober Pedy, Australia

I know Coober Pedy from a movie called, “The Adventures of Prescilla Queen of the Desert”, but Cooper Pedy is really known for being the “opal capital of the world.” Opals were first discovered in the outback town around 1915 and Cooper Pedy still relies on opal mining (and tourism – it gets around 150,000 tourists every year). Roughly 525 miles from Adelaide, Cooper Pedy has just over 1,700 residents.

9. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit is fairly young, having only been founded in 1925. Formerly named Scoresbysund, after the English Arctic explorer and whaler William Scoresby, it was later renamed “Ittoqqortoormiit” which is Greenlandic for “Big-House Dwellers”. As far as remote, Ittoqqortoormiit is about as remote as you can get, even for Greenland (and that’s saying something)! There aren’t many people there – only 450! And, to get to the town, you have to take a helicopter…from the airport! So, what’s there to do? Well, there are the Northern Lights, of course!

10. Oymyakon, Russia

Just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle in Siberia is Oymaykon, Russia. It’s the record holder for recording the coldest temperature ever -90 ! Yes you read that right NEGATIVE 90 degrees!  No. Thank. You. I mean, how do you even stay warm? Still, about 500 hard core people do live there. The most insane part – in winter, people just leave their cars running 24/7!

11. Changtang, Tibet

Changtang is in the high altitude Tibetan Plateau between 2.5 to 4 miles above sea level. Where the heck is that? Well, that would be in western and northern Tibet. The Changpa, the nomadic people of Changtang, rely on livestock for survival – not only for food, but also for their livelihood. Today, most of Changtang is protected nature reserves consisting of the Chang Tang Nature Reserve, the second-largest nature reserve in the world.

12. Socotra Island, Yemen

Sometimes called Soqotra, 37% of Socotra’s plant and animal species aren’t found anywhere on earth.  Socotra Island has been described as “the most alien-looking place on Earth” and was actually designated as a UNESCO world natural heritage site in 2008. The island is about 82 miles long and 31 miles wide and the thing I found interesting was that 145,000 people also live on the island!

Have you been to any of the places we’ve talked about over the last two posts?

Tina Vignali is an English as a Second Language adjunct at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. She writes a monthly travel-themed column for the CommuniCator. You can follow her trips around the block and journeys around the world in her travel blog Traveleidoscope.com.  Psst! You can also visit Traveleidoscope on Instagram,  Facebook and Twitter!  And guess what – she’s now a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association!

 

Media Productions Clubs Hosts Spring Gala

The Media Productions Spring Gala organized by the Media Productions Club (President Autumn Vasquez, Advisor Bo Zilovic) took place Friday, April 12th 2019. The Gala hosted around 90 students and their parents, the event featured a dinner party in the student cafeteria and a showcase of students work at the Walter Edge’s Theater.  The showcase included digital and traditional artifacts such as film, animation, digital design, oil on canvas paintings, written word and more.

Many student clubs came out to show their support at this event. The Art Club, The Atlantic Cape Review (school newspaper), and Rewrites (literary magazine) were there to showcase the work of their students. 107.9WRML, our student-run radio station live streamed music during the Art gala and dinner portion of the evenings schedule. Atlantic Cape Choir had several live performances during this event.