Fall Registration Is Underway at the Academy of Culinary Arts; ‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Deadline Approaching

If you’ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, now is the time to register for fall 2018 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, ranked by Best Choice Schools as the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey. Fall classes begin Aug. 27.

New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the first time ever, the ACA is also hosting a “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest on Facebook and Instagram where two lucky winners will each be awarded an $18,000 scholarship to attend the academy for a Baking and Pastry or Culinary certification. This amounts to a full-time ACA student’s first year of tuition and fees. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Archers Compete in the 2018 United States National Collegiate Championships in Florida

The Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team competed in the 2018 United States National Collegiate Championships, May 17 – 21, on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. More than 500 archers representing 50 different colleges from across the country participated in the competition.

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Kerri Byrne of Egg Harbor Township, All East Female Compound Archer, finished in 12th place after scoring several victories in individual elimination competition. Byrne, together with teammate Matthew Schreiber of Mays Landing who finished in 20th place in the Male Compound Division, finished in 4th place in the Mixed Compound Team competition, losing a tight back and forth battle with Emmanuel College in the Bronze Medal match. Atlantic Cape defeated Michigan State University in the Quarterfinals, and lost to Hocking College in the Semifinals.  Continue reading

Rear Entrance of C Building Closed June 4-11

Be advised, the rear entrance of C Building (where the brick walkway is located) will be closed beginning June 4 and will not reopen until June 11 due to renovation and asbestos work being conducted in C 125.

Everyone is urged to access C Building via the quad side entrance. If anyone has any question or concerns, please contact Ed Perkins, construction manager, at 609-343-6811 or eperkins@atlantic.edu.

 

Atlantic Cape Inducts 121 Students Into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Atlantic Cape Community College welcomed 121 inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society May 4, in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus. Speakers at the induction were: Dr. Josette Katz, interim vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape; John Ortiz, associate coordinator of Middle States/New Jersey; and Courtney Rice, former Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Region New Jersey president and Atlantic Cape alumna. Outgoing officers for the 2017-18 year were David R. Smith, president; Orsalia Parasalini, outgoing executive vice president; Joseph Merlo, outgoing treasurer. New officers for 2018-19 were also inducted: Carissa Roselli, president; Joseph Merlo, executive vice president; Samantha Carey, vice president of leadership; and Andre Robinson, treasurer.

Established by two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education today, with more than 2 million members in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Atlantic Cape’s Upcoming Summer Sessions

Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit courses online and in person this summer to accommodate a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree during Atlantic Cape’s summer sessions. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more.

Students can register at the college’s 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 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 atlantic.edu/scholarship.

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See more photos from the ceremony HERE.

In the News–May 25, 2018

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The college was mentioned in this Press of Atlantic City story about Pleasantville School District’s  Early College High School program.

ShoreNewsToday.com 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.