Category Archives: News You Need to Know

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.

Registration for Spring Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts Begins Oct. 29

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for spring 2019 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students who take advantage of early registration can delay their payment until Dec. 4. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students. Continue reading

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

Eight-Week Affordable Online Semester Begins Oct. 29 at Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College’s second “late-start” online semester begins Oct. 29 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education with the convenience of not having to leave home. Atlantic Cape was recently ranked a Best Online Community College in New Jersey, and a Top Online Community College in 2015 and 2016.

Classes include: Bioethics/New Millennium, Introduction to Computers, Interpersonal Communication, Composition I, Composition II, Introduction to Literature, Western World II, Statistical Methods, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Ethics, General Psychology, Human Development, Principles of Sociology, Elementary Spanish II and Introduction to Theater. The classes run for just eight weeks and only cost $163 per credit. Continue reading

In The News–Oct. 5, 2018

newspaperA cooperative program between Atlantic Cape Community College and Mercer County Community College that offers a Medical Laboratory Technology Program for students was featured here by the Cape May County Herald, and here by

The college’s Oct. 14 open house was posted here by the Cape May County Herald.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape, was quoted in this Cape May County Herald feature about the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro Reunion where she was the featured keynote speaker, and here by the Press of Atlantic City.

The college was mentioned in this Press of Atlantic City article about Atlantic County being selected by the government to be a recipient for innovation project grant money. Continue reading

Hugh Turner Joins Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board of Trustees

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Hugh Turner

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board of Trustees welcomed Hugh Turner of Egg Harbor Township as a new member on Sept. 19.

Since 2006, Turner has held the position of vice president of finance at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Previous to his work at Borgata, he worked in both operational and corporate roles within the gaming industry and has lived in Tennessee, Missouri and Louisiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $5 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides nearly $500,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.

Registration Dates Announced for Winter and Spring Sessions at Atlantic Cape Beginning Oct. 29

two men and woman walking and talking in front of buildingRegistration for winter and spring sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College will be offered earlier to help students plan and take advantage of the delayed payment.

Registration begins at Atlantic Cape:

  • Oct. 29 for students with at least 32 credits at time of registration
  • Oct. 30 for students with at least 17 credits at time of registration
  • Oct. 31 for all returning students
  • Nov. 1 for all students

Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is an express 11-day Winter Term class schedule that will be held Monday-Saturday, Jan. 2-16. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 22. To view a list of important registration deadlines, visit Atlantic Cape’s academic calendar at 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

Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Sept. 28, 2018

Submitted by Tammy DeFranco
9/11 Memorial Tribute at CMCC
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Dr. Tammy DeFranco, director of the Cape May County Campus, presented a 9/11 memorial tribute.  A big thank you to Professor Helen McCaffrey who provided an educational and heartwarming speech and her class who participated in remembering the children whose lives were lost on this day. Also, thank you to Professors Mast and Palmer for involving their students. Thank you, Student Government Association for your support.

Welcome back to the Cape May County Campus
Students were happy to receive the snacks and the tools (notebooks and pens — thanks to the SGA and the NJEA Union) for a great beginning to their semester.
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Dr. Tammy DeFranco presented a career workshop to the Work First students in Rio Grande on Thursday, Sept. 20. Students received information on our college and the choices of degrees or continuing education paths.

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Atlantic Cape to Offer Free College to Eligible Students Beginning Spring 2019

group of men and women standing in front of table Atlantic Cape Community College has been selected as one of 13 community colleges to participate in Governor Phil Murphy’s “Community College Innovation Challenge (CCOG),” a pilot program that will launch in the spring semester, January 2019. The program supports making higher education more attainable for New Jersey residents by providing additional funding above federal, state or institutional financial aid money to effectively make college “free” for qualifying students.

Students who make an adjusted gross income of $45,000 or less, are taking six or more credits and have applied for federal and state grant aid may be eligible to have the remainder of their tuition and educational fees balance paid for through this program. Current students who have already completed a financial aid application for the fall 2018 semester will be automatically considered for eligibility if they enroll for at least six credits in the spring 2019 semester. Students who have not yet filed for financial aid for academic year 2018-19 will have until Feb. 15, 2019 to apply for CCOG awards. Potential students are encouraged to enroll for the spring semester starting Nov. 1 either online or visiting one of the college’s three campuses. Continue reading