Worthington campus welcomed Vanessa Julye on Tuesday February 19, 2019 as a guest speaker for Black History Month. She is a graduate of Temple University, a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and serves as the Committee for Ministry on Racism Coordinator with Friends General Conference, based in Philadelphia. She has published numerous articles on Quakers and racism and travels throughout the United States and abroad speaking and leading workshops on related issues. Vanessa lectured to an audience of students, faculty and staff. She was very informative as she spoke to the racial injustice in the Quaker African American community. The Religious Society of Friends has been reputed to have opposed enslavement and later racial injustices. Many members, however, enslaved people of African descent, and Quaker attitudes toward African Americans since have generally reflected the culture at large. To some extent, then, the Quaker story has lessons for us all.
The student audience received Vanessa’s book “Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship” which she co-authored with Donna McDaniel. The book documented three centuries of Quakers who were committed to ending racial injustices yet, with few exceptions, hesitated to invite African Americans into their Society. Addressing the insidious and complex racism among Quakers of yesterday and today, the authors believe, is the path toward a racially inclusive community. Vanessa was excited to personally autography her book as students lined up to greet her after her presentation.
Thank you to Dr. Nancy Purcell and Afton Koontz, for allowing their English classes to support this event: and SGA for the purchase of the books and light refreshments.
Vita Stovall, Advisor & Social Science Instructor
The Worthington campus continued their celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday February 26, 2019. The Honorable Mayor Albert Kelly of Bridgeton, NJ spoke to an audience of more than 65 students. He spoke about how proud he is of Cumberland County and the partnership they have with the George Washington Carver Education Foundation, which opened the first Carver Early College High School cohort on Cumberland County College’s campus in 2017 with 50 students from Bridgeton High School. Mayor Kelly referenced that students throughout Cumberland County have been provided with a pathway to a brighter future by being able to earn their high school diploma and a college degree simultaneously. Additionally, the mayor spoke about his incentives to bring more business properties to Bridgeton and how the residents are anticipating a new Wawa coming soon. He was extremely proud of Bridgeton’s Gateway’s Emergency Assistance Food Pantry which distributes bulk food supplies free of charge to needy residents. He shared an interesting fact that the meatballs in a subway sandwich are made in his city. Mayor Kelly is so proud of his administration and his accomplishments that he calls his city “The Great City of Bridgeton”.
In addition, Mayor Kelly spoke about what Black History Month meant to him. He referenced he is the first Black mayor of Bridgeton and served as the president of all the mayors in the State of NJ. He provided a picture of his great, great, great grandmother and other relatives born in the eighteenth century. He spoke about his great, great grandfather, Dr. Benjamin Pitts Wright a Captain in the confederate army in 1907. He informed the audience that Cumberland County played a large role in South Jersey’s efforts to help runaway slaves seek their freedom. Mayor Kelly stated that Harriet Tubman passed through Bridgeton as an Underground Railroad route running from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Canada.
A gigantic thank you to Dean Donna Vassallo for providing refreshments, Cynthia Correa, Director Student Services and Institutional Career Services for welcoming the students and sharing thoughts on Black History Month, Gwen McIntyre, ESL Coordinator and Modern Languages, Dr. Nancy Purcell and Afton Koontz, English and Katie Hetu, Jessica Kalisa, and Gabby LaMonaca, College Pathways for encouraging their students to support this event.
Vita M. Stovall, Advisor and Social Sciences Instructor
Students from the Worthington campus ended their Black History Month celebration being entertained with an Open Mic competition on Wednesday 27, 2019. The activity was created to complement their academic curriculum and to augment the student’s Black History educational experience. Vita Stovall, Student Services Advisor understands extracurricular activities provide a setting to become involved and to interact with other students, thus leading to increased learning and enhanced development. Taking part in these out-of-the-classroom cultural activities helps students to mature socially by providing a setting for student interaction, relationship formation, and discussion.
Seven students sign-up to compete in the Open Mic activity and six actually performed. Marc Desir, played the Congo, Jerry Grasty, sang a capella at times singing in an African dialect, Precious McCoy, recited poetry, Amna Malik, performed Henna Art on the hand of student Clenmari Almeida-Aquino , Songan Bazemore, wrote an original Blues rendition he played on the saxophone, and Quran Dabney took to the stage and showed off his African dance moves. The students performed in front of a crowded audience that cheered them on in support. The judges had to collaborate to break a tie between the saxophone and dance performances. The winner was announced: a General Studies major who performed an original dance piece, Quran Dabney. He received ovations from the screaming crowd. Quran won a Dell Chrome Book. The Worthington students found the experience of an Open Mic competition very exciting and uplifting.
Student Services would like to thank the judges for volunteering their time: Kenyatta Collins, Asst. Professor, Psychology, Dr. Susan DeCicco, Program Coordinator Workforce Development, and SGA for sponsoring the activity.
Vita M. Stovall, Advisor and Social Science Instructor
Registration 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 http://bit.ly/CapeSchedule. Continue reading
Welcome Students Day at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus
The Charles D. Worthington Campus welcomed students on Wednesday, Sept.19, with a Pizza Party and school supply giveaways. The students enjoyed delicious cheese or veggie pizza cooked fresh by Chef Hector Sandebal of Hannah G’s. Additionally, students were treated to desserts including brownies or assorted cookies along with a variety of many other healthy snacks. Students received a notebook, folder, pen and highlighter to help with their school supplies so they can be better prepared for academic success. Many students graciously said thank you for free food and the school supplies.
A gigantic “thank you” to Dean Donna Vassallo, career education and workforce development; students Quran Dabney and Songan Bazemore for volunteering and greeting the students with a smile and kindness; the Student Government Association for sponsoring the activity; Vita Stovall, specialist, student services, and adjunct professor of social sciences for coordinating Welcome Students Day.
Please join us in thanking our officers– full time, part time and armed, for a job well done by writing a note of acknowledgement and appreciation during National Security Week, Sept. 16-22.
“Thank You” notecards will be available at the main desks of the Worthington Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses, and in the Student Center (G Building), the library and the Public Safety reception desks at the Mays Landing Campus.
Atlantic Cape Community College will offer “late-start” classes beginning Sept. 24 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.
Classes include: ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology, online; ARTS103-Art Appreciation, meets 5-8:50 p.m., Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ARTS-128-Introduction to Photographic Methods, online; CISM125-Introduction to Computers, meets 2-5:20 p.m., Mondays, Atlantic City Campus; CISM125-Introduction to Computers, meets 7-8:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ENGL080-Reading/Writing II, meets 5-6:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; ENGL101-Composition I, meets 5-6:50 p.m., Tuesdays/Thursdays, Mays Landing Campus; HIST102-Western World II, meets 7-8:50 p.m., Mondays/Wednesdays, Mays Landing Campus; MATH073-Introduction to Algebra I-Prealgebra, online; PSYC135–Child Psychology, online; and SOCL101-Principles of Sociology, online. Classes run through mid-December. Continue reading
Current students can add classes to their fall schedules starting Sept 5, at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the 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.
Add a class takes place at all three campuses, Sept. 4-10, during normal office hours, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and online until Sept. 10.
The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, checks and money order. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email email@example.com or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.
Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of September:
Sept. 4: Fall semester begins at Atlantic Cape.
Sept. 4: Careme’s Restaurant, located at the Academy of Culinary Arts at the Mays Landing Campus, opens for lunch service for fall semester.
Sept. 5-26, 6-9 p.m.: The Academy of Culinary Arts offers Buttercream Bootcamp, a four-week workshop that runs 6-9 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Kitchen 1 of the Academy of Culinary Arts. Cost is $279. For more information or to register, call 609-343-5655. Continue reading
Time is running out to register for fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. The last day to register in person is Friday, Aug. 31. Registration continues online through Monday, Sept. 3. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Students can also register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, weekdays, 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.
First-time Atlantic Cape students applying for fall semester are encouraged to inquire about Atlantic Cape’s Conditional Dual Admission agreements with Stockton, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rutgers universities. Continue reading